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ECT2008
The Sixth International Conference
on Engineering Computational Technology
Athens, Greece
2-5 September 2008
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Introduction
This is the Sixth Conference in the Engineering Computational Technology series that commenced in 1998. Previous venues for the conference have included: Edinburgh, Prague, Leuven, Lisbon and Gran Canaria. 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 Ninth 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 - 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 Geo-Environmental Mechanics - Soil-Structure Interaction - Biomechnical Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems.

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.

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.
  • High Performance Computing: Novel Architectures and Applications,
    organised by Dr G.A. Grawanis, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece (ggravvan AT ee.duth.gr) and Prof. H.R. Arabnia, University of Georgia, USA (hra AT cs.uga.edu)
  • Multi Body Dynamics,
    organised by Prof. P.H. Kirkegaard, Aalborg University, Denmark (i5phk AT civil.aau.dk)
  • Grid Technology and Applications, Focusing on Service-Orientation,
    organised by Dr G.A. Grawanis, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece (ggravvan AT ee.duth.gr) and Prof. J.P. Morrison, University College Cork, Ireland (j.morrison AT cs.ucc.ie) and Prof. D.C. Marinescu, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA (dcm AT cs.ucf.edu)
  • Partitioned methods for the computation of fluid-structure interactions,
    organised by Prof. H. Bijl, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (H.Bijl AT lr.tudelft.nl)
  • Quantification of Uncertainty in Simulations,
    organised by Prof. M.Y. Hussaini, Florida State University, USA (myh AT cespr.fsu.edu) and Dr S.V. Poroseva, Florida State University, USA (Poroseva AT scs.fsu.edu)
  • Gramatical evolution of graph topology,
    organised by Dr F. Hakl, Institute of Computer Science AS CR, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic (hakl AT cs.cas.cz)
  • Advances in modeling and computation of interfaces (provisional title),
    organised by Prof. F. Lebon, Laboratoire de Mecanique et d' Acoustique, Marseille, France (lebon AT lma.cnrs-mrs.fr)
  • Decision Making in Engineering Management,
    organised by Prof. N.F. Pan, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (nfpan AT mail.ncku.edu.tw) and Prof. W.C. Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (weichih AT mail.nctu.edu.tw)
  • Multiscale Simulation,
    organised by Prof. D. Roose, KU Leuven, Belgium (dirk.roose AT cs.kuleuven.be)
  • Characterization and Visualization of Particle-Pore Microstructures,
    organised by Prof. J.D. Frost, Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah, USA (dfrost AT ce.gatech.edu)
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics,
    organised by Prof. N.C. Markatos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (N.Markatos AT ntua.gr)
  • Mesh generation and adaption,
    organised by Dr J. Sarrate Ramos, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (jose.sarrate AT upc.es) and Dr J.M. Escobar Sánchez, IUSIANI, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (jescobar AT dsc.ulpgc.es)
  • New methods of characterisation of bone quality,
    organised by Dr L. Hadjileontiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (leontios AT auth.gr)
  • The Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems in Constructed Facilities,
    organised by Prof. F.C. Hadipriono, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA (hadipriono.1 AT osu.edu) and Dr H.M. Al-Humaidi, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA (al-humaidi.1 AT osu.edu)
  • Analyses of Performance and Failures of Constructed Facilities,
    organised by Dr H.M. Al-Humaidi, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA (al-humaidi.1 AT osu.edu) and Prof. F.C. Hadipriono, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA (hadipriono.1 AT osu.edu)
  • Information Modeling and Technology Applications for Construction,
    organised by Dr Q Victoria Chen, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA (chen.1399 AT osu.edu) and Prof. F.C. Hadipriono, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA (hadipriono.1 AT osu.edu)
  • Numerical and computational linear algebra,
    organised by Prof. R. Bru, Univ. Politècnica de Valencia, Spain (rbru AT mat.upv.es) and Prof. G. Montero, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (gustavo AT dma.ulpgc.es)
  • Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks in Engineering,
    organised by Prof. B.H.V. Topping, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary (conf2008 AT bhvt.org.uk)
Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Editors are Professor Barry H.V. Topping (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary) and Professor Manolis Papadrakakis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece).

The members of the editorial board for this conference include: Dr P.M. Adler, France; Prof. E.C. Aifantis, Greece; Dr H.M. Al-Humaidi, USA; Dr S.J. Antony, UK; Prof. C.J. Anumba, UK; Prof. H.R. Arabnia, USA; Prof. A.J. Baker, USA; Prof D.C. Barton, UK; Prof. S. Baxter, USA; Dr E. Bellenger, France; Prof. A.C. Benim, Germany; Prof. R.B. Bhat, Canada; Prof. H. Bijl, Netherlands; Dr S. Bordas, UK; Prof. R.I. Borja, USA; Prof. B. Brank, Slovenia; Prof. R. Bru, Spain; Prof. T. Burczynski, Poland; Assoc. Prof. O.S. Carneiro, Portugal; Prof. T.Y. Chen, Taiwan; Dr Q.V. Chen, USA; Dr H.-P. Cheng, USA; Prof. F. Chinesta, France; Prof. M-H Chung, Taiwan; Prof. V. Couaillier, France; Prof. A.L.G.A. Coutinho, Brazil; Prof. M. Cross, UK; Prof. L. Damkilde, Denmark; Dr K. Davey, UK; Prof. J.B. de Paiva, Brazil; Prof. G. Degrande, Belgium; Prof. S. Del Giudice, Italy; Prof. W. Desmet, Belgium; Dr C. Di Napoli, Italy; Prof. E. Dick, Belgium; Dr M. Dolenc, Slovenia; Prof. F.J. Elorza Tenreiro, Spain; Dr J.M. Escobar Sánchez, Spain; Dr J.J. Fang, Taiwan; Prof. L. Ferragut, Spain; Prof. W. Frank, Germany; Prof. J.D. Frost, USA; Dr M.M. Furnari, Italy; Prof. U. Gabbert, Germany; Prof. P. González-Vera, Spain; Dr G.A. Grawanis, Greece; Dr D.F. Griffiths, UK; Dr Y.-M. Guo, Japan; Prof. W.G. Habashi, USA; Prof. F.C. Hadipriono, USA; Dr L. Hadjileontiadis, Greece; Dr F. Hakl, Czech Republic; Dr S.J. Hardy, UK; Prof. A. Hernandez, Mexico; Dr M. Hirokane, Japan; Dr N. Hu, Japan; Prof. T.J.R. Hughes, USA; Dr J. E. Hurtado, Colombia; Prof. M. Y. Hussaini, USA; Prof. S-F. Hwang, Taiwan; Prof. S.R. Idelsohn, Spain; Prof. K. Ikeda, Japan; Prof. M.H. Imam, Saudi Arabia; Dr M. Isreb, Australia; Prof. Y. Jaluria, USA; Prof. P.K. Jimack, UK; Dr S. Kenjeres, Netherlands; Prof. T. Kerh, Taiwan; Prof. E. Kita, Japan; Prof. A. Klarbring, Sweden; Dr L. X. Kong, Australia; Prof. V.K. Koumousis, Greece; Prof. D. Kulasiri, New Zealand; Prof. B. Kumar, UK; Prof. L. Laemmer, Germany; Dr O. Laghrouche, UK; Prof. F. Lebon, France; Prof. S.W. Lee, USA; Prof. A.W. Lees, UK; Prof. P. Leger, Canada; Prof. L. Lo Bello, Italy; Dr J. Wei-Zhen Lu, Hong Kong; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Prof. F. Magoules, France; Prof. M. Malafaya-Baptista, Portugal; Prof. D.C. Marinescu, USA; Prof. N.C. Markatos, Greece; Prof. K. Matsuno, Japan; Prof. R.V.N. Melnik, Canada; Prof. J.C. Miles, UK; Prof. G. Molnarka, Hungary; Prof. R. Montenegro Armas, Spain; Prof. G. Montero, Spain; Prof. F.C. Morabito, Italy; Prof. J. Morrison, Ireland; Prof. M. Mueller-Hannemann, Germany; Prof. U. Naumann, Germany; Prof. P. Neittaanmaki, Finland; Prof. D.T. Nguyen, USA; Dr F. Nicot, France; Prof. P.A. Pagliosa, Brazil; Prof. N.-F. Pan, Taiwan; Prof. P.C. Pandey, India; Prof. M. Papadrakakis, Greece; Prof. C.D. Perez-Segarra, Spain; Prof. S. Pietruszczak, Canada; Prof. F.T. de Pinho, Portugal; Prof. R. Piltner, USA; Dr S.V. Poroseva, USA; Prof. R. Pusch, Sweden; Dr M.Y. Rafiq, UK; Prof. E. Ramm, Germany; Prof. Z. Ren, Slovenia; Dr L.M. Ribeiro, Portugal; Dr C. Romanel, Brazil; Prof. D. Roose, Belgium; Dr F.-X. Roux, France; Dr S. Samarasinghe, New Zealand; Prof. R.L. Sani, USA; Dr J. Sarrate Ramos, Spain; Prof. M. Schaefer, Germany; Dr O. Schenk, Switzerland; Prof. K. Schilling, Germany; Dr G Seed, UK; Prof. K.N. Seetharamu, India; Prof. A. Shabana, USA; Dr J Sienz, UK; Dr J. Sobieski, USA; Prof. V.E. Sonzogni, Argentina; Prof. G. E. Stavroulakis, Greece; Prof. P. Steinmann, Germany; Dr I.A. Stroud, Switzerland; Prof. K.K. Tamma, USA; Prof. J.C.F. Telles, Brazil; Prof. T. Tomiyama, Netherlands; Prof. B.H.V. Topping, UK; Prof. J. Trujillo Jacinto del Castillo, Spain; Prof. C.P. Tsai, Taiwan; Prof. A.S. Usmani, UK; Prof. W.S. Venturini, Brazil; Prof. V.R. Voller, USA; Prof. H. Voss, Germany; Dr C. Walshaw, UK; Prof. W.C. Wang, Taiwan; Prof. L.T. Watson, USA; Prof. N.P. Weatherill, UK; Prof. Dr. Ing. T. Weiland, Germany; Prof. M. Wolfshtein, Israel; Prof. L.C. Wrobel, UK; and Prof. L. Yan, China; Dr Z.J. Yang, UK.

Invited Lectures
The opening keynote lecture will be given by Professor T.J.R. Hughes, University of Austin, Texas, USA. A list of further invited special lectures will be announced later.
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.

Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel, 89-93 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, 11745 Greece.

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 Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel, Athens. Bookings should be made directly with the hotel. Special conference rates have been negotiated with the hotel if you use the special rate booking form available from this page. Athens is a very busy capital city. It is vital that you book your hotel room as soon as possible in 2008. You may also book your accommodation directly with your travel agent, in the conference hotel or any other hotel in Athens.