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CST2010
The Tenth International Conference
on Computational Structures Technology
Valencia, Spain
14-17 September 2010
organised in association with

Call-for-Participation
Introduction
This is the Tenth 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 and Athens. 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 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 Seventh International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology. Participants may attend sessions from either conference.

Themes
The themes for this conference will include: Structural Analysis and Design - Non-Linear Analysis - Dynamic Analysis - Finite Element Analysis - Error Estimation, Verficiation and Validation - Boundary Element Analysis - Fast BEM - Energy BEM - Discrete Element Methods - Particle Methods - 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 - Computational Nanomechanics - Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics - Computational Stochastic Mechanics - Structural Reliability - Reliability Problems - Software Standards and Quality Control - Adaptivity - Mesh and Grid Generation - Shape and Topology Optimization - Multi-Disciplinary Optimization - Computational Tools for Integrated Design - Reliability-based Optimal Design (RBDO) - Stochastic Optimal Structural Control - Stochastic Optimal Control of Robots - Stochastic Optimization Methods - Complex Dynamics of Anomalous Processes - Fractional Models - Non-Locality - Dynamic Systems - Chaos - Partial Differential Equations - Stochastic and Reliabilty Analysis - Large Scale Systems - 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 - Numerical Modelling of Foundations - 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 and Probabilistic Approaches - Structural Health Monitoring - Computer Simulated Demolition - Robust Design - Acoustics and Vibrations - Damping - Computational Tools for Earthquake and Structural Dynamics - Active Control - Damage Tolerance and Fail Safety - Structural Health Monitoring - Verification and Validatiion - Multi-scale Modelling - eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM) - Smart Materials and Structures - Functional Graded Materials - Piezoelectric Materials - Computational Biomechanics - Multi-Body Dynamics - Structures under extreme loading (e.g. blast and fire) - Design of Protective Structures - Spectral and Wave Element Methods - Differential Quadrature Methods - Human Induced Vibrations - Railway Engineering.

Analysis, modelling and simulation of a wide range of structural types including: aerospace, civil, mechanical and offshore structures including: membrane structures, lightweight structures, fabric structures, retractable roofs, steel structures, concrete structures, timber structures, aluminium structures, brick structures, blockwork structures, geotechical structures.

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 and Cloud Computing - WWW Applications - Computational Intelligence - Evolutionary Processes - Autonomic computing.

Young Researcher Best Paper Competition
To encourage young researchers to attend the conference a 1000 Euro Young Researcher Best Paper Prize will be awarded to the best paper presented at the conference. To read the full terms and conditions of this competition, please click here.
Special Sessions
A number of 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.
  • CST2010-S01: Computational Structural Stability,
    organised by Prof. H.A. Mang, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (Herbert.Mang AT tuwien.ac.at)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S02: Random Heterogeneous Microstructures,
    organised by Prof. M. Grigoriu, Cornell University, USA (mdg12 AT cornell.edu)
  • CST2010-S03: New Trends in the Simulation of Multi-Body Systems with Contact,
    organised by Dr S. Dumont, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France (serge.dumont AT u-picardie.fr) and Prof. F. Lebon, Université de Provence, France (lebon AT lma.cnrs-mrs.fr)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S04: Eigenvalues of Continuous Systems,
    organised by Assoc. Prof. S. Ilanko, The University of Waikato, New Zealand (ilanko AT waikato.ac.nz)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S05: Simulations of Human and Robotic Movements,
    organised by Prof. A. Eriksson, KTH Stockholm, Sweden (anderi AT kth.se)
  • CST2010-S06: Composite and Adaptive Structures: Modeling, Simulation and Testing,
    organised by Prof. C.M. Mota Soares, IDMEC/IST, Portugal (cristovao.mota.soares AT ist.utl.pt)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S07: Probabilistic Approaches to Structural Mechanics,
    organised by Prof. A. Elhami, LMR/INSA-Rouen, France (aelhami AT insa-rouen.fr)
  • CST2010-S08: Modelling and Analysis of Concrete Structures,
    organised by Dr I. Paya-Zaforteza, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain (igpaza AT cst.upv.es) and Prof. J. Turmo-Coderque, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (jose.turmo AT uclm.es)
  • CST2010-S09: Recent Developments in the Mechanics of Layered, Functionally Graded and Piezoelectric Composite Laminates,
    organised by Prof. T. Kant, Indian Institute of Technology, India (tkant AT civil.iitb.ac.in)
  • CST2010-S10: Decommissioning of Structures: Simulation and Analysis,
    organised by Dr J.W Bull, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (john.bull AT ncl.ac.uk)
  • CST2010-S11: Adaptive Impact Absorption,
    organised by Prof. J. Holnicki-Szulc, Institute of Fundamental Technology Research, Poland (holnicki AT ippt.gov.pl)
  • CST2010-S12: Structural Optimization and Optimal Structural Control under Uncertainty,
    organised by Prof. K. Marti, Federal Armed Forces University, Munich, Germany (kurt.marti AT unibw.de), Prof. GI. Schuëller, Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria (mechanik AT uibk.ac.at) and Prof.Dr.-Ing. T. Vietor, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (vietor AT ikt.tu-bs.de)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S13: Timber Structures,
    organised by Prof. P.H. Kirkegaard, Aalborg University, Denmark (phk AT civil.aau.dk)
  • CST2010-S14: Damage Identification Methods,
    organised by Prof. J.V. Araujo dos Santos, IDMEC/IST, Portugal (viriato AT ist.utl.pt) and Prof. H.M.R. Lopes, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal (hlopes AT ipb.pt)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S15: Computational Analysis of Large-Scale Structures,
    organised by Dr R.Y. Xiao, Swansea University, UK (r.y.xiao AT swansea.ac.uk)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S16: The Treatment of Uncertainties in Large Scale Stochastic Systems,
    organised by Dr V. Papadopoulos, National Technical University Athens, Greece (vpapado AT central.ntua.gr) and Dr G. Stefanou, National Technical University Athens, Greece (stegesa AT mail.ntua.gr)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S17: Non-Gradient Methods in Optimization,
    organised by Prof. J.F. Aguilar Madeira, IDMEC/IST, Portugal (jaguilar AT dem.ist.utl.pt) and Prof. H. Pina, FCCN, Portugal (hpina AT dem.ist.utl.pt)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S18: Slender Structures: Analysis and Design,
    organised by Dr I. Doltsinis, University of Stuttgart, Germany (doltsinis AT ica.uni-stuttgart.de) and Prof. V. Dias da Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal (vdsilva AT dec.uc.pt)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S19: Railway Research: Vehicle Dynamics, Infrastructure Response and their Interaction,
    organised by Dr J. Pombo, IDMEC/IST, Portugal (jpombo AT dem.ist.utl.pt), Dr. L. Baeza, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain (lbaeza AT mcm.upv.es) and Prof. Z. Dimitrovová, FCT/Univ. Nova, Portugal (zdim AT fct.unl.pt)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S20: Assessment of Structures using Numerical Models,
    organised by Dr J.M. Adam, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain (joadmar AT cst.upv.es) and Dr F.J. Pallares, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain (frapalru AT fis.upv.es)
  • CST2010-S21: Numerical Modelling of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures,
    organised by Dr M.L. Romero, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain (mromero AT mes.upv.es)
  • CST2010-S22: Vibrations of Continuous Systems,
    organised by Prof. A.V. Singh, The University of Western Ontario, Canada (avsingh AT eng.uwo.ca)
  • CST2010-S23: Computational Models in Structural Health Monitoring,
    organised by Prof. Y. Petryna, Berlin, Germany (yuriy.petryna AT tu-berlin.de)
    More information about this special session.
  • CST2010-S24: Built Heritage Strengthened with Composite Materials,
    organised by Dr D. Oliveira, University of University of Minho, Portugal (danvco AT civil.uminho.pt) and Dr. C. Pellegrino, University of Padova, Italy (carlo.pellegrino AT unipd.it)
  • CST2010-S25: Smart Structure Theories motivated by Continuum Physics Formulations,
    organised by Professor H. Irschik, Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz, Austria (hans.irschik AT jku.at)
  • CST2010-S26: Differential Quadrature, Generalized Methods and Related Discrete Element Analysis Methods,
    organised by Prof. C.-N. Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (cchen AT mail.ncku.edu.tw)
  • CST2010-S27: Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures,
    organised by Prof. L.F. Costa Neves, University of Coimbra, Portugal (luis AT dec.uc.pt)
  • CST2010-S28: Control of Vibration in Civil Engineering,
    organised by Prof. R.C. Barros, University of Porto, Portugal (rcb AT fe.up.pt) and Prof. A. Baratta, University of Naples, Italy (alessandro.baratta AT unina.it)
  • CST2010-S29: Connections in Steel and Composite Structures,
    organised by Prof. L.F. Costa Neves, University of Coimbra, Portugal (luis AT dec.uc.pt)
  • CST2010-S30: Multi-Scale Modeling and Manufacturing Processes,
    organised by Prof. A.S. Milani, University of British Columbia, Canada (abbas.milani AT ubc.ca)
Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Editors are:
  • Prof. B.H.V. Topping (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary)
  • Dr J.M. Adam (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
  • Dr F.J. Pallares (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
  • Prof. R. Bru (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
  • Dr M.L. Romero (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)

The members of the editorial board for this conference are: Dr J.M. Adam, Spain; Prof. H. Adeli, USA; Prof. S. Adhikari, UK; Prof. Dr S.M.L. Adriaenssens, Belgium; Prof. C. Agelet de Saracibar, Spain; Prof. J.F. Aguilar Madeira, Portugal; Prof. E. Alarcon, Spain; Prof. M. Amabili, Canada; Dr L. Andersen, Denmark; Prof. C.A.C. Antonio, Portugal; Prof. T. Aoki, Japan; Prof. H.R. Arabnia, USA; Prof. J.V. Araujo dos Santos, Portugal; Dr R. Ardito, Italy; Prof. F. Armero, USA; Dr A.F. Ashour, UK; Prof. H. Askes, UK; Prof. N.O. Attoh-Okine, USA; Dr C.E. Augarde, UK; Prof. J. Awrejcewicz, Poland; Dr L. Baeza, Spain; Dr A. Bahreininejad, Iran; Prof. B. Balachandran, USA; Prof. J.R. Banerjee, UK; Prof. C.C. Baniotopoulos, Greece; Dr T.N. Baranger, France; Prof. A. Baratta, Italy; Prof. H.J.C. Barbosa, Brazil; Prof. Evgeny Barkanov, Latvia; Dr M.A. Barkhordari, Iran; Prof. R.C. Barros, Portugal; Prof. K.J. Bathe, USA; Prof. J.-M. Battini, Sweden; Prof. F. Bay, France; Dr R.G. Beale, UK; Prof. A.A. Becker, UK; Prof. G. Beer, Austria; Prof. T. Belytschko, USA; Prof. A.C. Benim, Germany; Prof. A. Benjeddou, France; Dr M. Betti, Italy; Prof. N. Bicanic, UK; Prof. M.L. Bittencourt, Brazil; Prof. Z. Bittnar, Czech Republic; Prof. J. Blachut, UK; Prof. P. Boisse, France; Prof. M. Bonnet, France; Prof. F. Bontempi, Italy; Assoc. Prof. B. Boroomand, Iran; Dr P.O. Bouchard, France; Prof. Ph. Bouillard, Belgium; Prof. M.A. Bradford, Australia; Prof. F.A. Branco, Portugal; Prof. A. Brencich, Italy; Prof. D. Briassoulis, Greece; Dr J. Brozovsky, Czech Republic; Prof. R. Bru, Spain; Dr M. Brunig, Germany; Dr J.W. Bull, UK; Prof. T. Burczynski, Poland; Prof. F. Buyle-Bodin, France; Prof. P.A. Calderon, Spain; Prof. D. Camotim, Portugal; Prof. E. Carrera, Italy; Prof. F. Casciati, Italy; Dr G. Cederbaum, Israel; Prof. A.H.C. Chan, UK; Dr S. Chandra, India; Prof. C.-N. Chen, Taiwan; Prof. W.F. Chen, USA; Prof. G.D. Cheng, China; Dr J.-R.C. Cheng, USA; Prof. J.L. Chenot, France; Prof. G. Chiandussi, Italy; Prof. F. Chinesta, France; Prof. C. Cinquini, Italy; Prof. H.B. Coda, Brazil; Dr J.P. Coyette, Belgium; Prof. J.J. Coz Diaz, Spain; Prof. A. Csebfalvi, Hungary; Prof. M. Cuomo, Italy; Prof. V.D. da Silva, Portugal; Prof. L. Damkilde, Denmark; Dr K. Davey, UK; Prof. S. De, USA; Prof. R. de Borst, Netherlands; Prof. J.A.T. de Freitas, Portugal; Dr M. De Giorgi, Italy; Prof. G. De Roeck, Belgium; Prof. G. de Saxcé, France; Prof. M. Di Paola, Italy; Prof. Z. Dimitrovová, Portugal; Prof. M. Doblaré, Spain; Dr M. Dolenc, Slovenia; Dr I. Doltsinis, Germany; Prof. M. Domaszewski, France; Dr S. Dumont, France; Prof. L. Dunai, Hungary; Prof. J. Eberhardsteiner, Austria; Prof. A. Elhami, France; Prof. A. Eriksson, Sweden; Prof. R.E. Erkmen, Australia; Dr J.M. Escobar Sánchez, Spain; Prof. C.A. Felippa, USA; Prof. A.J.M. Ferreira, Portugal; Prof. G. Ferro, Italy; Prof. F.C. Filippou, USA; Prof. A. Frangi, Italy; Prof. D.M. Frangopol, USA; Prof. M.I. Friswell, UK; Prof. M.B. Fuchs, Israel; Prof. G. Gambolati, Italy; Prof. V. Gattulli, Italy; Prof. P. Gaudenzi, Italy; Prof. L. Gaul, Germany; Prof. Dr-Ing. N. Gebbeken, Germany; Prof. J.-C. Gelin, France; Prof. R.I. Gilbert, Australia; Prof. D. Givoli, Israel; Prof. L. Godinho, Portugal; Prof. F. Gonzalez Vidosa, Spain; Prof. R.V. Grandhi, USA; Prof. D.E. Grierson, Canada; Prof. M. Grigoriu, USA; Prof. A.A. Groenwold, South Africa; Dr Z.W. Guan, UK; Prof. R.M. Guedes, Portugal; Prof. Dr K. Hackl, Germany; Prof. I. Hagiwara, Japan; Prof. Dr-Ing habil D. Hartmann, Germany; Dr E Haug, France; Prof. G.R. Heppler, Canada; Prof. S. Hernández Ibáñez, Spain; Prof. G. Hofstetter, Austria; Prof. M. Hoit, USA; Prof. J. Holnicki-Szulc, Poland; Prof. O.S. Hopperstad, Norway; Prof. N. Hu, Japan; Prof. T.J.R. Hughes, USA; Dr L. Iannucci, UK; Prof. A. Ibrahimbegovic, France; Assoc. Prof. S. Ilanko, New Zealand; Prof. G. Iovane, Italy; Prof. H. Irschik, Austria; Prof. I. Iskhakov, Israel; Prof. C.A. Issa, Lebanon; Prof. A. Ivankovic, Ireland; Dr P. Ivanyi, Hungary; Dr S. Ivorra, Spain; Prof. B.A. Izzuddin, UK; Dr A.D. Jefferson, UK; Prof. M. Kaliske, Germany; Dr E.S. Kameshki, Kingdom of Bahrain; Prof. M. Kaminski, Poland; Prof. T. Kant, India; Prof. J.D. Kaplunov, UK; Prof. D.L. Karabalis, Greece; Prof. A. Kaveh, Iran; Professsor D. Kennedy, UK; Dr A.I. Khan, Australia; Prof. P.H. Kirkegaard, Denmark; Prof. U. Kirsch, Israel; Prof. M. Kojic, Serbia; Dr P. Komodromos, Cyprus; Prof. L.Yu. Kossovich, Russia; Dr A.S.K. Kwan, UK; Prof. Y.W. Kwon, USA; Prof. P. Ladeveze, France; Dr N.D. Lagaros, Greece; Dr Z.Q. Lang, UK; Prof. K.L. Lawrence, USA; Prof. F. Lebon, France; Dr C.K. Lee, Singapore; Prof. U. Lee, Korea; Prof. W.-I. Lee, Korea; Dr C.J. Leo, Australia; Prof. A.Y.T. Leung, Hong Kong; Prof. R. Levy, Israel; Prof. R. Lewandowski, Poland; Prof. R.W. Lewis, UK; Prof. K.M. Liew, Hong Kong; Prof. A. Liolios, Greece; Prof. G-R. Liu, Singapore; Prof. S.H. Lo, Hong Kong; Prof. J. Logo, Hungary; Prof. H.M.R. Lopes, Portugal; Prof. P.B. Lourenco, Portugal; Prof. J. Maca, Czech Republic; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Prof. K. Maekawa, Japan; Prof. C.E. Majorana, Italy; Prof. H.A. Mang, Austria; Prof. S. Mariani, Italy; Prof. Dr K. Marti, Germany; Dr M.D. Martinez-Rodrigo, Spain; Dr E.A.W. Maunder, UK; Prof. I. May, UK; Prof. F.M. Mazzolani, Italy; Dr C.T. McCarthy, Ireland; Prof. T.J. McCarthy, Australia; Prof. G. McClure, Canada; Dr G. Mejak, Slovenia; Prof. R.V.N. Melnik, Canada; Prof. P. Miguel, Spain; Prof. A. Mikkola, Finland; Dr G. Milani, Italy; Assoc. Prof. E.S. Mistakidis, Greece; Prof. A. Miyamoto, Japan; Prof. F. J. Montans, Spain; Prof. R. Montenegro Armas, Spain; Prof. G. Montero, Spain; Prof. C.A. Mota Soares, Portugal; Prof. C.M. Mota Soares, Portugal; Prof. J. Murin, Slovakia; Prof. G. Muscolino, Italy; Prof. C. Navarro, Spain; Dr L.A.C. Neves, Portugal; Prof. L.F. Costa Neves, Portugal; Prof. G.P. Nikishkov, Japan; Prof. A.K. Noor, USA; Dr D. O'Dwyer, Ireland; Prof. R. Ohayon, France; Dr D.V. Oliveira, Portugal; Prof. E. Onate, Spain; Dr H.R. Ovesy, Iran; Dr L. Pallares, Spain; Dr F.J. Pallares, Spain; Prof. E. Papa, Italy; Dr V. Papadopoulos, Greece; Dr B. Patzak, Czech Republic; Dr I. Paya-Zaforteza, Spain; Dr C.J. Pearce, UK; Dr C. Pellegrino, Italy; Prof. M.S. Pereira, Portugal; Prof. J. Petrolito, Australia; Prof. Y Petryna, Germany; Dr Y.-L. Pi, Australia; Dr B. Picoux, France; Prof. H. Pina, Portugal; Prof. Peter M. Pinsky, USA; Dr J. Plesek, Czech Republic; Dr J. Pombo, Portugal; Prof. C.P. Providakis, Greece; Prof. J. Rakowski, Poland; Prof. F.G. Rammerstorfer, Austria; Prof. E. Rank, Germany; Prof. B.N. Rao, India; Prof. M. Raoof, UK; Dr Y. Ribakov, Israel; Dr P. Ribeiro, Portugal; Dr A. Riccio, Italy; Prof. H. Rodrigues, Portugal; Dr K. Rohwer, Germany; Prof. Dr -Ing. habil R. Rolfes, Germany; Prof. M.L. Romero, Spain; Prof. C.T.F. Ross, UK; Prof. G. Rozvany, Hungary; Dr D. Rypl, Czech Republic; Prof. M.P. Saka, Bahrain; Prof. E. Salajegheh, Iran; Prof. A. Samartin, Spain; Prof. L.M. Santos Castro, Portugal; Assoc. Prof. E.J. Sapountzakis, Greece; Prof. Dr E. Schnack, Germany; Prof. G.I. Schuëller, Austria; Prof. K. Schweizerhof, Germany; Prof. A. Shabana, USA; Dr O. Shai, Israel; Prof. S.K. Sharan, Canada; Dr M.H.B.M. Shariff, United Arab Emirates; Dr Y. Sheng, UK; Prof. J. Sienz, UK; Dr R.C. Silva, Brazil; Prof. L.M.C. Simoes, Portugal; Prof. L.A. Simoes da Silva, Portugal; Prof. L. Simoni, Italy; Prof. A.V. Singh, Canada; Prof. J. Sladek, Slovakia; Prof. S.W. Sloan, Australia; Prof. J.D. Sorensen, Denmark; Prof. J.E. Souza de Cursi, France; Dr R. Spallino, Denmark; Dr K.V. Spiliopoulos, Greece; Dr G. Stefanou, Greece; Prof. B. Stok, Slovenia; Prof. Y. Sugiyama, Japan; Dr C.C. Swan, USA; Prof. C.A. Syrmakezis, Greece; Prof. B.A. Szabo, USA; Dr K. Tai, Singapore; Prof. I. Takahashi, Japan; Prof. I. Takewaki, Japan; Prof. K.K. Tamma, USA; Prof. J.W. Tedesco, USA; Prof. R.A. Tenenbaum, Brazil; Dr A. Tessler, USA; Prof. G. Thierauf, Germany; Prof. J.R. Torregrosa, Spain; Dr J. Trevelyan, UK; Asst. Prof. Y. Tsompanakis, Greece; Prof. J. Turmo, Spain; Dr G.J. Turvey, UK; Prof. V. Tvergaard, Denmark; Prof. R.Veldman, USA; Prof. P. Venini, Italy; Prof. G. Venter, South Africa; Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Vietor, Germany; Prof. M. Walker, South Africa; Prof. X. Wang, USA; Prof. N.P. Weatherill, UK; Dr M.C. Weng, Taiwan; Prof. W. Wunderlich, Germany; Dr Q. Xiao, UK; Dr R.Y. Xiao, UK; Prof. Y.M. Xie, Australia; Prof. Y.-B. Yang, Taiwan; Dr Z.J. Yang, UK; Dr J.Q. Ye, UK; Dr W-D. Yu, Taiwan; Prof. A. Zingoni, South Africa; and Prof. T.I Zohdi, USA.

Opening Lectures
The CST2010 Conference will be opened jointly with the ECT2010 Conference by two lectures. These lectures will be given by Professor T. Hughes of the University of Texas Austin, USA and Professor P.B. Lourenço of the Universidade do Minho, Portugal.
Conference Proceedings
The conference proceedings, which will be available on the first day of the conference, will be published by Civil-Comp Press.

A selection will be made of the best papers presented at the conference, as chosen by the Conference Editors and members of the Editorial Board. The authors of these papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for publication in special issues of Computers & Structures and Advances in Engineering Software.

Important Dates
Please take note of these important dates when planning your participation to this conference:

Abstract submissionclosed
Full paper deadlineas advised by the editor in your abstract acceptance email
Last day for author registrations1 July 2010
Programme is released21 August 2010
The conference14-17 September 2010

Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is Buildings 6G and 7B of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.

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

Accommodation
Accommodation is available at several hotels in and around Valencia. Special Conference rates, however, have been arranged with four hotels, provided you make the booking using the procedure described here.