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The Seventh International Conference
on Computational Structures Technology

Lisbon, Portugal
7-9 September 2004

in association with the
Instituto Superior Tecnico - Technical University of Lisbon
National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC)

and sponsored by the
International Journal of Computers & Structures

Last Call for Participation

This is the Seventh Conference in the Computational Structures Technology series that commenced in 1991. Previous venues for the conference have included: Athens, Budapest, Edinburgh, Prague and Leuven. 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 developments.

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

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

The themes for this conference will include: Structural Analysis and Design - Non-Linear Analysis - Dynamic Analysis - Finite Element Analysis - Boundary Element Analysis - Computer Aided Design - Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization - Structural Re-analysis & Sensitivity Analysis - Geomaterials - Plates and Shells - Structural Modelling - Micro-Mechanics Models - Damage Identification - Material Models - Reliability Problems - Software Standards and Quality Control - Adaptivity - Mesh and Grid Generation - Shape and Topology Optimization - Visualization and Graphics - Impact and Contact Simulations - Post and Pre Processing - Smart Structures - Multi and Inter-Disciplinary Optimization - Composite Materials and Structures - Forming Problems - Poromechanics - Fracture and Fatigue - Brittle Materials - Eigensolvers - Education - Coupled Problems - Soil-Structure Interaction - Fluid-Structure Interaction - Simulation - Integration of CST and CFD - Inverse Problems - FEM in Design - Implementation of Computational Procedures - Computer Modelling - Materials Characterisation - Meshfree Methods - Uncertainty.

Papers concerned with the following aspects of structural engineering computation are particularly relevant to the conference: Parallel Processing - 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 - Algorithms for Vectorization and Parallelisation - Genetic Algorithms - Neural Networks - Object Oriented Methods - Data Mining - Solution Procedures for Large Scale Problems - Hardware and Software developments for HPC - Grid Computing - WWW Applications - Computational Intelligence - Evolutionary Processes.

Special Sessions
Several special sessions will be organised at this Conference. Papers may be submitted directly to the Conference Editor or to any of the special session organisers if you wish to participate in their session. Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date. Please also notice the important dates.

  • Composite and Adaptive Structures: Modelling and Simulation,
    organised by Professor A. Benjeddou, Saint Ouen, France (benjeddou@ismcm-cesti.fr) and Professor Cristovao M. Mota Soares, Lisbon, Portugal(cmmsoares@alfa.ist.utl.pt)
  • Stability of Inelastic Deformation Processes,
    organised by Professor I. Doltsinis, Stuttgart, Germany (doltsinis@ica.uni-stuttgart.de) and Professor V.D. da Silva, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Computational Stochastic Mechanics,
    organised by Professor G. Muscolino, Messina, Italy (muscolin@ingegneria.unime.it)
  • Hybrid-Trefftz Methods,
    organised by Professor J. Petrolito, Bendigo, Australia (j.petrolito@bendigo.latrobe.edu.au)
  • Wind Sensitive Structures,
    organised by Professor C.C. Baniotopoulos, Thessaloniki, Greece (ccb@civil.auth.g)
  • Tall Buildings,
    organised by Dr J.W. Bull, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK (john.bull@ncl.ac.uk)
  • Focus on Suspended Bridges,
    organised by Professor F. Casciati, Pavia (fabio@dipmec.unipv.it)
  • Differential Quadrature, Generalised Methods and Related Discrete Element Methods,
    organised by Professor Chang-New Chen, Taiwan, ROC (cchen@mail.ncku.edu.tw)
  • Meshfree Methods,
    organised by Professor S. De, Troy, USA (des@scorec.rpi.edu)
  • Biomechanical Simulations,
    organised by Professor A. Eriksson, Stockholm, Sweden (anderse@mech.kth.se)
  • Metal Forming: Optimization and Control of Processing,
    organised by Professor J.-C. Gelin, Besancon, France (jean-claude.gelin@univ-fcomte.fr)
  • Formulations and Computational Models for Finite Strains,
    organised by Dr J. Plesek, Prague, Czech Republic (plesek@it.cas.cz)
  • Non-Linear Dynamics of Structures and Mechanical Systems,
    organised by Dr P.L. Ribeiro, Porto, Portugal (pmleal@fe.up.pt)
  • Failure Analyses for Composites,
    organised by Dr R. Rolfes, Braunschweig, Germany (raimund.rolfes@dlr.de) and Dr J. Tessmer, Braunschweig, Germany (jan.tessmer@dlr.de)
  • Computational Stochastic Structural Analysis,
    organised by Professor G.I. Schueller, Innsbruck, Austria (mechanik@uibk.ac.at) and Professor Kurt Marti, Munich, Germany (kurt.marti@unibw-muenchen.de)
  • Discrete Mathematics in Structural Mechanics,
    organised by Dr O. Shai, Tel Aviv, Israel (shai@eng.tau.ac.il)
  • Materials Models and Finite Element Analysis,
    organised by Professor M.H.B.M. Shariff, United Arab Emirates (shariff@ece.ac.ae)
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction Techniques,
    organised by Professor A. Suleman, Victoria BC, Canada (suleman@uvic.ca)
  • Direct and Inverse Problems for Plates and Shells,
    organised by Dr A. Tessler, Hampton VA, USA (a.tessler@nasa.gov)
  • Seismic Design and Applications,
    organised by Dr Y. Ribakov and Dr I. Iskhakov, Ariel, Israel (ribakov@yosh.ac.il or yizhak@ycariel.yosh.ac.il)
  • The Application of Intelligent Systems to the Safety of Constructed Facilities,
    organised by Dr J. Duane and Professor F. Hadipriono, Ohio State, USA (duane.1@osu.edu or hadipriono.1@osu.edu)
  • Structural Damage Detection,
    organised by Dr Danh Tran, Victoria, Australia (danh.tran@vu.edu.au)
  • Computational Models for Multilayered Structures,
    organised by Professor Erasmo Carrera, Torino, Italy (erasmo.carrera@mail.polito.it)

Proposals for the organisation of a special session on your specialist topic including eight to sixteen papers are welcome. Please complete the following session proposal form and send it to the conference editor at the address below.

Conference Editorial Board
The members of the editorial board for this conference are:
Professor H. Adeli, USA; Professor S. Ahmad, Bangladesh; Professor E. Alarcon, Spain; Professor H. Altenbach, Germany; Professor T. Aoki, Japan; Professor E. Arantes e Oliveira, Portugal; Professor F. Armero, USA; Dr H. Askes, Netherlands; Dr C.E. Augarde, UK; Dr A. Bahreininejad, Iran; Professor J.R. Banerjee, UK; Professor C.C. Baniotopoulos, Greece; Dr T. Baranger, France; Professor A. Baratta, Italy; Professor H.J.C. Barbosa, Brazil; Professor R.C. Barros, Portugal; Dr F. Bartolozzi, Italy; Professor K.J. Bathe, USA; Professor J.-L. Batoz, France; Professor S. Baxter, USA; Professor A.A. Becker, UK; Professor A. Benjeddou, France; Professor N. Bicanic, UK; Professor M.L. Bittencourt, Brazil; Professor Z. Bittnar, Czech Republic; Professor P. Boisse, France; Professor M. Bonnet, France; Professor P. Bouillard, Belgium; Professor M.A. Bradford, Australia; Professor F.A. Branco, Portugal; Professor D. Briassoulis, Greece; Dr M. Brunig, Germany; Professor M.L. Bucalem, Brazil; Professor T. Bulenda, Germany; Dr J.W. Bull, UK; Professor O.S. Bursi, Italy; Professor A. Carpinteri, Italy; Professor E. Carrera, Italy; Professor F. Casciati, Italy; Professor J.M.A. Cesar de Sa, Portugal; Dr S. Chandra, India; Dr D. Chapelle, France; Professor C.-N. Chen, Taiwan; Professor W.F. Chen, USA; Dr. W. Chen, USA; Professor G.D. Cheng, China; Dr R.C. Cheng, USA; Professor J.L. Chenot, France; Professor Y.K. Cheung, Hong Kong; Professor G. Chiandussi, Italy; Professor C. Cinquini, Italy; Professor J.Y. Cognard, France; Professor M. Cuomo, Italy; Professor V.D. da Silva, Portugal; Professor S. De, USA; Professor R. de Borst, Netherlands; Professor J.B. de Paiva, Brazil; Professor G. De Roeck, Belgium; Professor C.S. Desai, USA; Prof. P.R.B. Devloo, Brazil; Dr M. Dhanasekar, Australia; Professor I. Doltsinis, Germany; Dr J. Duane, USA; Professor N.F.F. Ebecken, Brazil; Professor I. Elishakoff, USA; Professor A. Eriksson, Sweden; Professor H.A. Eschenauer, Germany; Professor M. Farshad, Switzerland; Professor C.A. Felippa, USA; Professor D.M. Frangopol, USA; Professor M.I. Friswell, UK; Professor M. Fuchs, Israel; Professor G. Gambolati, Italy; Professor L. Gastaldi, Italy; Professor J.-C. Gelin, France; Professor D. Givoli, Israel; Dr P. Gosling, UK; Professor P.L. Gould, USA; Professor R.V. Grandhi, USA; Professor D.E. Grierson, Canada; Dr A.A. Groenwold, South Africa; Professor F.C. Hadipriono, USA; Professor I. Hagiwara, Japan; Professor P. Hajela, USA; Professor H.-J. Hardtke, Germany; Professor G.R. Heppler, Canada; Professor J. Herskovits, Brazil; Professor H. Hikosaka, Japan; Professor G. Hofstetter, Austria; Dr M. Hoit, USA; Professor T.J.R. Hughes, USA; Professor A. Ibrahimbegovic, France; Professor H. Irschik, Austria; Dr I. Iskhakov, Israel; Professor T. Iwakuma, Japan; Dr E.S. Kameshki, Bahrain; Dr M. Kaminski, Poland; Professor T. Kant, India; Dr J.D. Kaplunov, UK; Professor B.L. Karihaloo, UK; Professor S. Kato, Japan; Professor J.T. Katsikadelis, Greece; Professor A. Kaveh, Austria; Dr A.I. Khan, Australia; Professor U. Kirsch, Israel; Professor E. Kita, Japan; Professor M. Kleiber, Poland; Professor L. Kossovich, Russia; Professor W.B. Kraetzig, Germany; Professor B.H. Kroeplin, Germany; Dr. J. Kruis, Czech Republic; Dr A.S.K. Kwan, UK; Professor Y.W. Kwon, USA; Professor R. Lackner, Austria; Professor P. Ladeveze, France; Professor K.H. Law, USA; Professor K.L. Lawrence, USA; Professor D. Le Houédec, France; Dr J. de Paulo Barros Leite, Japan; Dr. C.J. Leo, Australia; Professor A.Y.T. Leung, Hong Kong; Professor R. Levy, Israel; Professor R. Lewandowski, Poland; Dr X.K. Li, China; Professor A. Liolios, Greece; Professor S.H. Lo, Hong Kong; Dr P.B. Lourenco, Portugal; Mr J. Mackerle, Sweden; Professor I.A. MacLeod, UK; Professor G. Maier, Italy; Professor C.E. Majorana, Italy; Professor H.A. Mang, Austria; Professor Dr. K. Marti, Germany; Professor H. Matthies, Germany; Professor F.M. Mazzolani, Italy; Professor G. McClure, Canada; Professor S.A. Meguid, Canada; Professor C. Meyer, USA; Professor B. Moeller, Germany; Professor C.A. Mota Soares, Portugal; Professor C.M. Mota Soares, Portugal; Professor J.E. Mottershead, UK; Professor Z. Mroz, Poland; Prof A. Muc, Poland; Professor G. Muscolino, Italy; Professor R.M. Nieminen, Finland; Professor G.P. Nikishkov, Japan; Professor R. Ohayon, France; Professor E. Onate, Spain; Professor P.A. Pagliosa, Brazil; Professor E. Papa, Italy; Professor M. Papadrakakis, Greece; Professor P.Y. Papalambros, USA; Professor K.C. Park, USA; Dr. Ing. B. Patzak, Czech Republic; Professor M.N. Pavlovic, UK; Professor N.L. Pedersen, Denmark; Professor P. Pedersen, Denmark; Professor J. Petrolito, Australia; Dr. J. Plesek, Czech Republic; Professor C.P. Providakis, Greece; Dr E. Providas, Greece; Professor J. Rakowski, Poland; Professor C.V. Ramakrishnan, India; Professor E. Ramm, Germany; Professor O. Rand, Israel; Professor B.D. Reddy, South Africa; Professor J.N. Reddy, USA; Dr Y. Ribakov, Israel; Dr P.L. Ribeiro, Portugal; Dr. A. Riccio, Italy; Professor H. Rodrigues, Portugal; Dr. R. Rolfes, Germany; Professor C.T.F. Ross, UK; Professor H. Rothert, Germany; Professor G. Rozvany, Hungary; Dr. D. Rypl, Czech Republic; Professor K. Saanouni, France; Professor M. Saje, Slovenia; Professor A. Samartin, Spain; Professor L.M. Santos Castro, Portugal; Professor E. Schnack, Germany; Professor G. Schueller, Austria; Dr J. Scott, England; Professor H. Sekine, Japan; Dr O. Shai, Israel; Dr M.H.B.M. Shariff, United Arab Emirates; Professor L.M.C. Simoes, Portugal; Professor L.A. Simoes da Silva, Portugal; Professor L. Simoni, Italy; Dr. J. Sladek, Slovakia; Professor S.W. Sloan, Australia; Professor J.D. Sorensen, Denmark; Dr R. Spallino, Germany; Professor Y. Sugiyama, Japan; Professor A. Suleman, Portugal; Professor K.Y. Sze, Hong Kong; Dr K. Tai, Singapore; Professor I. Takahashi, Japan; Professor I. Takewaki, Japan; Professor T. Tarnai, Hungary; Professor J.W. Tedesco, USA; Dr A. Tessler, USA; Dr Ing J. Tessmer, Germany; Professor G. Thierauf, Germany; Dr D. Tran, Australia; Professor Em. P. Trompette, France; Dr G.J. Turvey, UK; Professor M. Utku, Turkey; Professor F. van Keulen, Netherlands; Professor P. Venini, Italy; Professor W. Wagner, Germany; Professor X.S. Wang, USA; Professor N.-E. Wiberg, Sweden; Professor M. Wiercigroch, UK; Professor M. Witkowski, Poland; Professor M. Xie, Australia; Professor Y.-B. Yang, Taiwan; and Professor A. Zingoni, South Africa.

Conference Proceedings
The conference proceedings (camera ready format) which will be available on the first day of the conference will be published by Civil-Comp Press. A selection of papers will be published in special issues of Computers & Structures and Advances in Engineering Software. The procedure for submitting papers for these journal special issues will be available at the conference.

Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is National Portuguese Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), 101, Av. do Brasil, 1799 Lisbon, Portugal. It is a very short taxi ride from the Airport. The nearest underground station is "Alvalade".

All presentations, lunches and coffees will be at this location. For information on how to get to the venue, click here.

More information about the city of Lisbon can be found on this page.

Accommodation is available at several hotels in and around Lisbon. Special conference rates have been negotiated with these hotels. For hotel descriptions and a information about the special conference rates, please look at this page. You may also book your accommodation directly with your travel agent.