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The Thirteenth International Conference
Computational Structures Technology
Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
4-6 September 2018

This Civil-Comp Conference is organised by Elsevier and link to their site and abstract submission portal will be available soon

This is the Thirteenth Conference in the Computational Structures Technology series that commenced in 1991. Previous venues for the conference have included: Budapest, Edinburgh, Prague, Leuven, Lisbon, Gran Canaria, Athens, Valencia, Dubrovnik and Naples. The conference is concerned with the application of the latest computational technology to structural mechanics and engineering. Computational Technology encompasses both the latest hardware and software developments as well as algorithmic and theoretical techniques.

The conference is also concerned with both theoretical, mathematical and scientific developments as well as applications of established technology to new domains. The word 'structures' is interpreted in its widest sense.

The conference runs concurrently with the Tenth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology. Participants may attend sessions from either conference.

The themes for this conference will include (but are not limited to):

Computional Methods applied to all Engineering Disciplines including:

  • Computational Structures Technology (where Structures is interpreted in its widest sense.)
  • Computational Stochastic Mechanics
  • Integration of Computational Structures Technology and Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Nanomechanics
  • Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Computational Geotechnics
  • Computational Biomechanics
  • Static and Dynamic Analysis
  • Non-Linear Analysis
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Stochastic and Reliabilty Analysis
  • Fractional Methods
  • Methods for Chaotic Phenomena
  • Impact and Contact: Analysis and Simulation
Analysis: Methods and Techniques
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Boundary Element Methods
  • Discrete Element Methods
  • Particle Methods
  • Meshfree Methods
  • eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM)
  • Adaptivity
  • Isogeometric Analysis
  • Eigensolvers
  • Spectral and Wave Element Methods
  • Differential Quadrature Methods
  • Partial Differential Equations
Materials Modelling and Chrarcterisation
  • Material Models
  • Functional Graded Materials
  • Geomaterials
  • Smart Materials
  • Piezoelectric Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Fracture and Fatigue
  • Brittle Materials
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Poromechanics
Pre and Post Processing
  • Error Estimation, Verficiation and Validation
  • Visualization and Graphics
  • Mesh and Grid Generation
  • Tools for Post- and Pre- Processing
Optimization and Design
  • Computer Aided Design
  • The Role of Finite Element Method in Design
  • Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • Structural Re-analysis & Sensitivity Analysis
  • Shape and Topology Optimization
  • Computational Tools for Integrated Design
  • Reliability-based Optimal Design
  • Stochastic Optimal Structural Control
  • Stochastic Optimization Methods
  • Robust Design
Softare Development: Tools, Techniques and Issues
  • Software Standards and Quality Control
  • Verification and Validatiion
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Parallel, Distributed and Cloud Systems
  • Use of High Performance Computer Architectures
  • Supercomputing
  • Domain Decomposition and Partitioning
  • MIMD Architectures
  • Distributed Computing and Networking
  • Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Novel Software Tools and Development Environments
  • Virtual Reality and Immersive Systems
  • Algorithms for Vectorization and Parallelisation
  • Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Processes
  • Neural Networks
  • Object Oriented Methods
  • Data Mining
  • Solution Procedures for Large Scale Problems
  • Hardware and Software developments for HPC
  • Grid and Cloud Computing
  • WWW Applications
  • Large Scale Systems
  • Computational Steering
Areas of Application: include all aspects of aerospace, civil, mechanical, geotechnical, railway and offshore structures including:
  • Numerical Modelling of Foundations
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Structural Modelling
  • Damage Identification
  • Micro-Mechanics Models
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Smart Structures
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Large Scale Systems Computational Tools for Earthquake and Structural Dynamics Active Control
  • Damage Tolerant and Fail Safety Computer Design
  • Uncertainty and Probabilistic Analysis
  • Multi-Scale Modelling
  • Multi-Body Dynamics
  • Acoustics and Vibrations
  • Damping
Structural Types and Studies shall include but not limited to:
  • Plate and Shell Structures
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Offshore Structures
  • Membrane Structures
  • Lightweight Structures
  • Fabric Structures
  • Retractable Roofs
  • Steel Structures
  • Composite Structures
  • Concrete Structures
  • Timber Structures
  • Aluminium Structures
  • Brick, Blockwork and Masonry Structures
  • Geotechical Structures
  • Smart Structures
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Computer Simulated Demolition
  • Structures under Extreme Loading (e.g. Blast and Fire)
  • Protective Structures
  • Forming Problems
  • Coupled Problems
  • Inverse Problems
  • Human Induced Vibrations
Computational Engineering: Education and Training
  • Course Development
  • On-line Training Systems
Opening Lecture
The CST2018 Conference will be opened jointly with the ECT2018 Conference with a lecture presented by Professor K.J. Bathe of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA.

The conference opening lecture will commence at 9am on Tuesday 4th September 2018.

Special Sessions
A number of special sessions will be organised at this Conference. If you wish to participate in a special session please indicate this when you submit your paper proposal. Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date.

The list of special sessions is being assembled. Proposals for the organisation of a special session on your specialist topic including six or more papers are welcome.

Proposals for special sessions may be sent to the conference editor via: conf2018  AT

Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Editors are Professor B.H.V. Topping (University of Pécs, Hungary and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK) and Professor J. Kruis (Czech Technical University of Prague, Czech Republic)

The members of the editorial board for this conference will be announced in due shortly.

Conference Proceedings
Extended Abstracts of Paper accepted for presentation at the conference will be available for participants on the first day of the conference via the Elsevier Conference System.
Journal Special Issues
Papers presented at the CST2018 conference are eligible for submission to a special issue of the International Journal Computers and Structures after the conference. The details of the submission procedures will be given on this webpage early in 2018. The review process and submission process will start in June 2018 participants should start preparing their papers for publication as soon as their extended abstracts are accepted.
Conference Registration
Elsevier is responsible for all registrations and other financial matters. For registration fees and other related matters please see the Elsevier website.
Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is the Melia Sitges Hotel, Carrer de Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. The hotel is 30 km from Barcelona Airport and just 25 minutes by taxi.

All presentations, lunches and coffees will be at this location.

Accommodation is available at Melia Sitges Hotel. Further details about hotel bookings will be available on the Elsevier site soon.
Please check with your travel agent or the Spanish Embassy in your country whether you require a visa to enter Spain. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the visa in good time. If you require a letter of invitation, please submit your paper extended abstract soon.