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The Fifth International Conference
on Engineering Computational Technology
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
12-15 September 2006
in association with
IUSIANI University of Las Palmes de Gran Canaria
and sponsored by
Spanish Society for Numerical Methods in Engineering Spanish Society for Applied Mathematics International Journal of Computers and Structures
Gobierno de Canarias FIRGAS Spanish Ministry for Education and Science
ULPGC Mathematics Department Gran Canaria Convention Bureau
This is the Fifth Conference in the Engineering Computational Technology series that commenced in 1998. Previous venues for the conference have included: Edinburgh, Prague, Leuven and Lisbon. 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. Contributorsto 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 Eighth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology. Participants may attend sessions from either conference.

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 - Information Systems - HPC & HPC Networking - Fluid-Structure Interactions - Multi-scale Modelling.

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
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.
  • Contact Mechanics,
    organised by Professor F. Lebon, CNRS, Marseille, France (
  • Mesh Generation and Adaption,
    organised by Dr J.M. Escobar Sánchez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain ( and Dr J. Sarrate, Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (
  • Fractional Differential Equations: Theory and Applications,
    organised by Dr J.J. Trujillo Jacinto del Castillo, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain (
  • Polymer Processing,
    organised by Professor O.S. Carneiro, University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal (
  • Orthogonal Functions: Computation and Applications in Science,
    organised by Professor Pablo González-Vera, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain (
  • Fluid and Structure Interaction and Optimisation,
    organised by Dr Lingxue Kong, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, Australia ( Australia
  • Mathematical Models based on Cellular Automata,
    organised by Professor A.H. Encinas, ETSII, University of Salamanca, Spain ( and Dr G. Rodriguez Sanchez, EPS, University of Salamanca, Spain (
  • Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms in Engingeering,
    organised by Professor B.H.V. Topping, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary ( and Dr P. Iványi, University of Pécs, Hungary
  • Modeling of Decision-Making and Risk Analysis in Construction Management,
    organised by Professor Professor Nang-Fei Pan, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan ROC, (
  • Computational and Numerical Linear Algebra,
    organised by Dr Rafael Bru, DMA, ESTEA, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (
  • Computational Modelling in Environmental Engineering,
    organised by Dr Agusti Perez-Foguet, Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (
Conference Editorial Board
Conference Co-Chairmen and Proceedings Co-Editors: Professor Barry H.V. Topping (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary), Professor Gustavo Montero (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) and Professor Rafael Montenegro, (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain).

The members of the editorial board for this conference include: Dr P.M. Adler, France; Professor E.C. Aifantis, Greece; Professor M.H. Aliabadi, UK; Professor J.A.C. Ambrosio, Portugal; Dr S.J. Antony, UK; Professor C.J. Anumba, UK; Dr M I Asensio, Spain; Professor C. Bailey, UK; Professor A.J. Baker, USA; Dr. M. Bäker, Germany; Dr E. Bellenger, France; Professor A.I. Beltzer, Israel; Professor A.C. Benim, Germany; Professor M. Bercovier, Israel; Professor R.B. Bhat, Canada; Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. R. Boehmer, Germany; Professor R. Bru, Spain; Professor G. Bugeda, Spain; Professor T. Burczynski, Poland; Dr F. Cai, Japan; Professor G.F. Carey, USA; Professor O.S. Carneiro, Portugal; Dr H.-P. Cheng, USA; Professor F. Chinesta, France; Dr B. Codenotti, Italy; Dr J.R. Corney, UK; Professor A. L.G. Coutinho, Brazil; Professor M. Cross, UK; Professor L. Damkilde, Denmark; Professor F. Darve, France; Dr K. Davey, UK; Professor W.N. Dawes, UK; Dr M. Dayde, France; Professor J. B. de Paiva, Brazil; Professor K. Deb, India; Professor G. Degrande, Belgium; Professor S. Del Giudice, Italy; Dipl Ing E. Deletombe, France; Professor W. Desmet, Belgium; Dr C. Di Napoli, Italy; Professor E. Dick, Belgium; Dr J. Durany, Spain; Prof. Dr.-Ing. P. Eberhard, Germany; Dr F.J. Elorza Tenreiro, Spain; Dr J.M. Escobar Sánchez, Spain; Dr J.J. Fang, Taiwan; Professor B. Feijo, Brazil; Dr L. Ferragut, Spain; Professor W. Frank, Germany; Professor L. Gavete Corvinos, Spain; Professor R. Glowinski, USA; Professor P. González-Vera, Spain; Dr George A. Gravvanis, Greece; Professor A. Griewank, Germany; Professor M Guilbaud, France; Dr Y.-M. Guo, Japan; Professor W.G. Habashi, Canada; Dr F. Hakl, Czech Republic; Dr S.J. Hardy, UK; Professor S. Hernández, Spain; Professor A. Hernández Encinas, Spain; Dr M. Hernández-Tejera, Spain; Dr M. Hirokane, Japan; Professor A. Huerta, Spain; Dr. S.R. Idelsohn, Spain; Professor K. Ikeda, Japan; Professor M.H. Imam, Saudi Arabia; Dr M. Isreb, Australia; Professor Y. Jaluria, USA; Professor P.K. Jimack, UK; Professor M. Kawahara, Japan; Dr S. Kenjeres, Netherlands; Professor T. Kerh, Taiwan; Dr. D. Kiritsis, Switzerland; Professor Y Kishino, Japan; Professor E. Kita, Japan; Professor A. Klarbring, Sweden; Professor B Knight, UK; Professor V. Kompis, Slovakia; Dr L. X. Kong, Australia; 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; Professor F. Lebon, France; Professor D. C. Lee, Korea; Professor P. Leger, Canada; Professor F.C. Lockwood, UK; Dr G. Lonsdale, Germany; Dr J. Wei-Zhen Lu, Hong Kong; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Dr F. Magoules, France; Professor M. Malafaya-Baptista, Portugal; Professor N.C. Markatos, Greece; Professor K. Matsuno, Japan; Professor R.V.N. Melnik, Canada; Dr S. Meng, UK; Professor A. Meyer, Germany; Dr M D Mikhailov, Brazil; Professor G. Molnarka, Hungary; Professor R. Montenegro Armas, Spain; Professor G. Montero Garcia, Spain; Professor F.C. Morabito, Italy; Dr A.S. Morris, UK; Professor M Motosaka, Japan; Dr M. Muller-Hannemann, Germany; Professor U. Naumann, Germany; Professor P Neittaanmaki, Finland; Professor D.T. Nguyen, USA; Professor A.K. Noor, USA; Dr K. Orsborn, Sweden; Professor P.A. Pagliosa, Brazil; Professor N.-F. Pan, Taiwan; Professor P.C. Pandey, India; Dr C. Parés Madroñal, Spain; Dr A. Perez-Foguet, Spain; Professor C. D. Perez-Segarra, Spain; Professor S. Pietruszczak, Canada; Dr R. Pozo, USA; Professor A. Preumont, Belgium; Dr M.Y. Rafiq, UK; Professor E. Ramm, Germany; Professor O.-H. Rho, Korea; Dr L.M. Ribeiro, Portugal; Professor M. Rivero Alvarez, Spain; Dr D. Robinson, UK; Dr G Rodriguez Sanchez, Spain; Professor C. Romanel, Brazil; Professor D. Roose, Belgium; Professor P. Sagaut, France; Prof. S. Saigal, USA; Professor K. Saitou, USA; Dr S. Samarasinghe, New Zealand; Professor M. Sambandham, USA; Professor R.L. Sani, USA; Professor M. A. Sanz Alix, Spain; Dr J. Sarrate, Spain; Professor M. Schaefer, Germany; Dr R. Schaefer, Poland; Dr O. Schenk, Switzerland; Professor A. Shabana, USA; Dr J. Sienz, UK; Dr J. Sobieski, USA; Professor V.E. Sonzogni, Argentina; Professor P. Steinmann, Germany; Professor R. Stenberg, Finland; Dr I.A. Stroud, Switzerland; Professor A. Suleman, Canada; Professor K.K. Tamma, USA; Professor J.C.F. Telles, Brazil; Professor H.R. Thomas, UK; Professor T. Tomiyama, Netherlands; Professor B.H.V. Topping, UK; Professor N. Tosaka, Japan; Dr J.J. Trujillo Jacinto del Castillo, Spain; Professor C.P. Tsai, Taiwan; Dr Luis Vázquez, Spain; Professor W.S. Venturini, Brazil; Dr B.M. Vinagre, Spain; Professor V.R. Voller, USA; Professor H. Voss, Germany; Professor O. Wallrapp, Germany; Professor L.T. Watson, USA; Professor N.P. Weatherill, UK; Prof. Dr. T.R.M. Weiland, Germany; Dr G. Winter Althaus, Spain; Professor M. Wolfshtein, Israel; Professor L.C. Wrobel, UK; and Professor L. Yan, China.

Local Organising Commitee from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain: Dr. R. Berriel, Dr. F. Cabrera, Dr. J.M. Escobar, Dr. E. Flórez, Dr. M.D. García, Dr. L. González, Dr. V. Hernández, Dr. J. Rocha, Dr. E. Rodríguez, Dr. A. Suárez, J.M. González-Yuste, and M. Quintana.

Invited Lectures
A list of the invited plenary and special lectures is available from this page.
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. (Only papers presented at the conference are eligible for special issue publication.)
Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is The Canary Islands Convention Centre, Avenida Príncipe de Asturias, s/n, 35010 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

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

Accommodation is available at several hotels in and around Las Palmas. We would recommend any of the hotels on the famous Las Canteras beach so that in the mornings you could take a bus or taxi to the convention centre and in the evening you could gently stroll back to your hotel. At the time of the conference it will be low season in Gran Canaria. Special conference rates have been negotiated with some of 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.