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LNEC


Castelo de São Jorge


Dom Jose 1 on
Plaça do Comércio


Elevador de
Santa Justa


Jardin Botanico


Funicular Railway
(Elevador da Bica)


Basilica de Estrela

The Fourth International Conference
on Engineering Computational Technology

Lisbon, Portugal
7-9 September 2004

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

and sponsored by the
International Journal of Computers & Structures

Call for Participation

Introduction
This is the Fourth Conference in the Engineering Computational Technology series that commenced in 1998. Previous venues for the conference have included: Edinburgh, Prague and Leuven. 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.

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

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

Topics
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 - 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.

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.

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.

  • Advances in Numerical Methods for Environmental Modelling,
    organised by Professor G. Montero, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (gustavo@dma.ulpgc.es)
  • Design of Base Isolation Systems,
    organised by Professor V. Koumousis, Athens, Greece (vkoum@central.ntua.gr)
  • Recent Trends and Challenges in Mesh Generation,
    organised by Dr M. Muller-Hannemann, Darmstadt, Germany (muellerh@algo.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de)
  • Reliable Computing,
    organised by Professor P. Neittaanmaki, Jyvaskyla, Finland (pn@mit.jyu.fi)
  • Geomechanics and GeoHydrology,
    organised by Dr R. Pusch, Lund, Sweden (pusch@geodevelopment.ideon.se)
  • Cellular Autonoma,
    organised by Dr G.M. Seed, Edinburgh, UK (g.m.seed@hw.ac.uk)
  • Computational Continuum Mechanics,
    organised by Professor P. Steinmann, Kaiserslautern, Germany (ps@rhrk.uni-kl.de)

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 K. Abe, Japan; Professor M.H. Aliabadi, UK; Professor A.J. Baker, USA; Professor Z.P. Bazant, USA; Professor A.I. Beltzer, Israel; Professor A.C. Benim, Germany; Professor M. Bercovier, Israel; Professor R.I. Borja, USA; Professor T. Burczynski, Poland; Dr F. Cai, Japan; Dr. W. Chen, USA; Dr H.-P. Cheng, USA; Dr B. Codenotti, Italy; Dr S. Commend, Switzerland; Dr M. Connell, Sweden; Dr J.R. Corney, UK; Professor L. Damkilde, Denmark; Dr K. Davey, UK; M. Dayde, France; Professor G. Degrande, Belgium; Dr S. del Giudice, Italy; Dr C. Di Napoli, Italy; Professor E. Dick, Belgium; Professor I.S. Duff, UK; Dr B. Feijo, Brazil; Professor W. Frank, Germany; Professor U. Gabbert, Germany; Dr D.F. Griffiths, UK; Professor B. Gustafsson, Sweden; Professor W.G. Habashi, Canada; Dr M. Hirokane, Japan; Dr. S.R. Idelsohn, Argentina; Professor K. Ikeda, Japan; Professor M.H. Imam, Saudi Arabia; Professor A.R. Ingraffea, USA; Dr M. Isreb, Australia; Professor Y. Jaluria, USA; Professor P.K. Jimack, UK; Professor A Kecskemethy, Germany; Professor T.G. Keith Jr., USA; Professor T. Kerh, Taiwan; Professor V.K. Koumousis, Greece; Professor V.M. Kovenya, Russia; Professor D. Kulasiri, New Zealand; Professor B. Kumar, UK; Dr L. Laemmer, Germany; Dr C.-H. Lai, UK; Professor J. Lampinen, Finland; Dr P.A.A. Laura, Argentina; Professor T. Laursen, USA; Professor S.W. Lee, USA; Dr G. Lonsdale, Germany; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Dr F. Magoules, France; Professor M. Malafaya-Baptista, Portugal; Professor K. Matsuno, Japan; Professor G.A. Maugin, France; Professor J.C. Miles, UK; Professor G. Molnarka, Hungary; Professor R. Montenegro, Spain; Professor G. Montero Garcia, Spain; Dr J.P. Morris, USA; Professor C.A. Mota Soares, Portugal; Dr M. Muller-Hannemann, Germany; Professor M. Napolitano, Italy; Dr P. Neittaanmaki, Finland; Professor A.K. Noor, USA; Professor H. Okuda, Japan; Professor K. Onishi, Japan; Professor J. Oudin, France; Professor P.C. Pandey, India; Professor C.D. Perez-Segarra, Spain; Professor S. Pietruszczak, Canada; Professor A. Portela, Portugal; Professor A. Preumont, Belgium; Professor R. Pusch, Sweden; Professor Z. Ren, Slovenia; Dr D. Robinson, UK; Professor C. Romanel, Brazil; Professor H. Roth, Germany; Professor P. Sagaut, France; Professor K. Saitou, USA; Dr S. Samarasinghe, New Zealand; Dr P. Santi, Italy; Professor M. Schaefer, Germany; Dr K. Schneider, France; Dr G. Seed, UK; Professor A. Shabana, USA; Professor W. Shyy, USA; Dr J. Sienz, UK; Dr J. Sobieski, USA; Professor D.B. Spalding, UK; Professor P. Steinmann, Germany; Professor S.-H. Suh, Korea; Professor B. Sunden, Sweden; Professor J.C.F. Telles, Brazil; Professor H.R. Thomas, UK; Professor T. Tomiyama, Netherlands; Professor N. Tosaka, Japan; Dr A.S. Usmani, UK; Professor W.S. Venturini, Brazil; Professor V.R. Voller, USA; Professor L.T. Watson, USA; Professor J.R. Williams, USA; Professor M. Wolfshtein, Israel; Dr P.K. Woodward, UK; Professor L.C. Wrobel, UK; and Dr I. Zelinka, Czech Republic.

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
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.