From July 23 to July 26, the 8th International Conference on Vibration Engineering (ICVE' 2021) was successfully held in Shanghai. Due to the pandemic, this event was organized in both live and virtual forms. The ICVE' 2021, which has been selected into the Guidebook of Important Conferences by the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, is under the guidance of Chinese Society for Vibration Society, National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. The organizing institutions of ICVE' 2021 include Shanghai Jiao Tong University, State Key Laboratory of Mechanical System and Vibration, Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology and Shanghai Institute of Aerospace System Engineering. The conference president is Professor Haiyan Hu from Beijing Institute of Technology, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the president of Chinese Society for Vibration Engineering. Professor Guang Meng from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the conference executive president, hosted the opening ceremony.