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ECT2014
The Ninth International Conference
on Engineering Computational Technology
Naples, Italy
2-5 September 2014
Introduction
This is the Ninth Conference in the Engineering Computational Technology series that commenced in 1998. Previous venues for the conference have included: Edinburgh, Prague, Leuven, Lisbon, Gran Canaria, Athens, Valencia and Dubrovnik. The conference is concerned with the application of the latest computational technology to all aspects of engineering. Computational Technology encompasses both the latest hardware and software developments as well as algorithmic and theoretical developments. Contributors to this conference series have included engineers, mathematicians and scientists.

The conference is concerned with both theoretical, mathematical and scientific developments as well as applications of established technology to new domains.

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

Themes
The themes for this conference will include: Computer Aided Manufacture - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Computer Aided Design & Computer Aided Engineering - Computer Modelling - Simulation - Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments - Virtual Prototyping - Visualisation and Graphics - Multi-phase Problems - Multi-physics Problems - Thermal Problems - Geotechnical Problems - Multi-Scale Problems - Nanomechanics - Micromechanics - Mechanics of Granular Materials - Particle Methods - Computational Biomechanics - Process Simulation - Wave Propagation - Mathematical Modelling - Standards - Automative Applications - Software Reliability - Model Verification - Accoustics - Energy Systems - Fluid Transport - Active and Passive Control - Communications - Environmental Engineering - Mesh and Grid Generation - Design and Manufacture - Materials Processing - Optimal Design - Adaptive Procedures - Probabilistic Methods - Flow Simulation and Modelling - FEM and BEM - Chaos - Data Mining - Heat Transfer - CAD/CAM-Rapid Prototyping - Geometric Modelling - Mass Customization - Virtual Environments - Virtual Humans - Micro and Nano-Scale Problems - Multibody Dynamics - Geophysics - Information Systems - HPC & HPC Networking - Fluid-Structure Interactions - Multi-Scale Modelling - Computational methods driving their inspiration from nature - Soft computing - Multiscale modelling - Optimization and sensitivity analysis - Computational Geomechanics - Rock Mechanics - Computational Geo-Environmental Mechanics - Soil-Structure Interaction - Biomechnical Engineering - Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems - Quantification of Uncertainty in Simulations - Decision Making in Engineering Management - Numerical and Computational Linear Algebra - Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks - Gradient Elasticity - Gradient Plasticity - Flow and Transport Simulation and Modeling - Telematics, Tele-maintenance, Tele-diagnosis.

Papers concerned with the following aspects of engineering computation are particularly relevant to the conference: Parallel and Distributed 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 - Meshless Methods - Inverse Problems - Stochastic Mechanics - Data Mining - Evolutionary Algorithms - Neural Networks - Object Oriented Methods - Solution Procedures for Large Scale Problems - Hardware and Software Developments for HPC - Grid Computing - WWW Applications - Computational Intelligence - Evolutionary Processes - Embedded High Performance 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.
Opening Lecture
The ECT2014 Conference will be opened jointly with the CST2014 Conference with a lecture presented by Professor K.J. Bathe of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA.
Special Sessions
A number of special sessions will be organised at this Conference. (The list of special sessions is currently being prepared). Abstracts of proposed papers may be submitted using the procedure described here. If you wish to participate in a special session then you may elect to have your paper included in the session during the submission process.

Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date. Please also keep in mind the important dates.

Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Editors are Prof. B.H.V. Topping (University of Pécs, Hungary and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and Professor P. Ivanyi, (University of Pécs, Hungary)

The Editorial Board Members for this conference are:

The members of the editorial board for this conference are: Prof. E. Aifantis, Greece; Dr H. Akiba, Japan; Prof. H.M. Al-Humaidi, Kuwait; Dr N. Alexandrov, USA; Prof. M. Aliabadi, UK; Prof. C. Allen, UK; Dr M. Amato, Italy; Prof. J.A.C. Ambrósio, Portugal; Prof. X. Antoine, France; Dr S.J. Antony, UK; Prof. H.R. Arabnia, USA; Prof. A. Baratta, Italy; Prof. K. Bathe, USA; Dr J. Bayandor, USA; Dr E. Bellenger, France; Prof. A. Beltzer, Israel; Prof. A.C. Benim, Germany; Prof. D. Boffi, Italy; Prof. S. Bordas, UK; Prof. R.I. Borja, USA; Prof. R. Bru, Spain; Dr F. Cai, Japan; Dr P. Carlone, Italy; Assoc. Prof. O.S. Carneiro, Portugal; Dr C.F. Castro, Portugal; Prof. M. Cerrolaza, Venezuela; Dr A.P. Chassiakos, Greece; Prof. H.M. Chen, Taiwan; Prof. T.Y. Chen, Taiwan; Dr Y. Chen, UK; Prof. F. Chinesta, France; Prof. M.H. Chung, Taiwan; Asst. Prof. R. Citarella, Italy; Prof. P. Coorevits, France; Dr A. Cordero, Spain; Prof. J.R. Corney, UK; Dr V. Couaillier, France; Prof. E. Cueto, Spain; Prof. L. Damkilde, Denmark; Dr K. Davey, UK; Dipl Ing E. Deletombe, France; Dr C. Di Napoli, Italy; Prof. E. Dick, Belgium; Dr M. Dolenc, Slovenia; Prof. I.S. Duff, UK; Dr L. Eca, Portugal; Prof. D. Eyheramendy, France; Dr J.J. Fang, Taiwan; Prof. C.A. Felippa, USA; Prof. L. Ferragut Canals, Spain; Prof. J.D. Frost, USA; Prof. K. Fujii, Japan; PD Dr J. Geiser, Germany; Prof. W. Gentzsch, Germany; Dr D. Ginestar, Spain; Dr J. Gomba, Argentina; Prof. G.A. Gravvanis, Greece; Dr Y.M. Guo, Japan; Dr W. Habchi, Lebanon; Prof. P. Hajela, USA; Prof. O. Hassan MBE, UK; Dr M. Hirokane, Japan; Prof. T.J.R. Hughes, USA; Dr S.F. Hwang, Taiwan; Prof. S.R. Idelsohn, Spain; Prof. P. Iványi, Hungary; Prof. Y. Jaluria, USA; Prof. O. Jirousek, Czech Republic; Prof. G. Karniadakis, USA; Dr P. Kerfriden, UK; Prof. T. Kerh, Taiwan; Prof. P.H. Kirkegaard, Denmark; Prof. E. Kita, Japan; Dr L. Kong, Australia; Prof. V. Koumousis, Greece; Prof. J. Kruis, Czech Republic; Prof. B. Kumar, UK; Prof. L. Laemmer, Germany; Prof. K. Law, USA; Prof. S.W. Lee, USA; Dr M. Leps, Czech Republic; Prof. K.M. Liew, Hong Kong; Prof. R. Lohner, USA; Prof. J.W.Z. Lu, Hong Kong; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Prof. F. Magoulès, France; Dr J. Marin, Spain; Prof. D.C. Marinescu, USA; Prof. N.C. Markatos, Greece; Dr V. Markine, Netherlands; Prof. K. Matsuno, Japan; Prof. R.V. Melnik, Canada; Dr S. Mohasseb, Switzerland; Prof. R. Montenegro Armas, Spain; Prof. M. Mueller-Hannemann, Germany; Prof. D.T. Nguyen, USA; Prof. A.K. Noor, USA; Prof. R. Ohayon, France; Prof. P. Pagliosa, Brazil; Prof. M. Paidoussis, Canada; Prof. J.B. Paiva, Brazil; Dr S. Pananikolaou, USA; Prof. P. Pandey, India; Prof. M. Papadrakakis, Greece; Prof. B. Patzak, Czech Republic; Prof. C.D. Perez-Segarra, Spain; Prof. S. Pietruszczak, Canada; Prof. J. Pombo, UK; Dr H. Power, UK; Dr M. Rafiq, UK; Prof. M.M. Resch, Germany; Dr G. Rodriguez Sanchez, Spain; Dr C. Romanel, Brazil; Dr D. Rypl, Czech Republic; Prof. M.P. Saka, Kingdom of Bahrain; Dr S. Samarasinghe, New Zealand; Prof. R.L. Sani, USA; Dr J. Sarrate, Spain; Prof. M. Schaefer, Germany; Prof. R. Schaefer, Poland; Prof. K. Schilling, Germany; Prof. K. Schweizerhof, Germany; Prof. K. Seetharamu, India; Prof. A.A. Shabana, USA; Prof. J. Sienz, UK; Dr A. Simone, Netherlands; Dr D. Soares, Brazil; Prof. P. Spiteri, France; Dr I. Stroud, Switzerland; Dr R. Taboada-Vazquez, Spain; Prof. J. Telles, Brazil; Dr P. Tirado, Spain; Prof. B.H.V. Topping, UK; Prof. J.R. Torregrosa, Spain; Dr J. Trevelyan, UK; Prof. J.J. Trujillo Jacinto del Castillo, Spain; Prof. C.P. Tsai, Taiwan; Prof. V. Voller, USA; Dr C. Walshaw, UK; Dr G.N. Wells, UK; Prof. M. Wolfshtein, Israel; Dr Z. Yang, UK; Prof. J. Yates, UK; Prof. F.Y. Zhao, Germany;

Conference Proceedings
The conference proceedings, which will be available on the first day of the conference, will be published by Civil-Comp Press. The papers from this conference series are archived on CTResources where all papers are allocated DOIs.

Authors may submit extended and improved versions of their papers for review and possible publication in the conference special issues of Computers & Structures (CAS) (Elsevier), Advances in Engineering Software (ADES) (Elsevier) and the International Journal of Railway Technology (IJRT) (Saxe-Coburg Publications). Papers may be submitted to the journals listed above using the specified submission procedure. The review process will decide in which journal the accepted paper will be published. The details of the submission procedures and deadlines will be provided in the printed conference programme, as issued at the registration desk during the conference.

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

Abstract submission: Final Call for Papers 18 May 2014
Notification of abstract decision25 May 2014
Full paper deadlineas advised by the editor in your abstract acceptance email
Last day for author registrations15 June 2014
Programme is released15 August 2014
The conference2-5 September 2014

Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is the Hotel Royal Continental****, Via Partenope 38/44, Naples 80121, Italy. The Hotel Royal Continental is close to both the seaside and city center, the historical area of Naples, the Piazza del Plebiscito, the famous Teatro San Carlo and the harbor, which leads to the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts, as well as to the islands of Capri and Ischia. The Hotel is situated 9.5km from Naples Airport.

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 special room rates in the Hotel Royal Continental****, the conference hotel. These special room rates are available for conference participants provided room bookings are made following the procedure described here.
Visas
Please check with your travel agent or the Italian embassy in your country whether you require a visa to enter Italy. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the visa in good time. If you require a letter of invitation, you may contact the conference organisation. However, it is more usual for embassies to request proof that you have a firm booking for accommodation. Accordingly you should contact your hotel and if you make a booking using the procedure described here.