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The Seventh International Conference
on Engineering Computational Technology
Valencia, Spain
14-17 September 2010
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This is the Seventh Conference in the Engineering Computational Technology series that commenced in 1998. Previous venues for the conference have included: Edinburgh, Prague, Leuven, Lisbon, Gran Canaria and Athens. 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 Tenth 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 - 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.
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.
  • ECT2010-S01: Virtual Worlds,
    organised by Prof. A.K. Noor, Old Dominion University, USA (aknoor AT odu DOT edu)
  • ECT2010-S02: Many-Core Computing,
    organised by Prof. S. Contassot-Vivier, LORIA, France (sylvain.contassotvivier AT
  • ECT2010-S03: Computational Mechanics of Granular Media,
    organised by Prof. Y. Kishino, Japan (ykishino AT
  • ECT2010-S04: Flow and Electromagnetic Fields in Materials Modelling,
    organised by Prof. K.A. Pericleous, University of Greenwich, UK (k.pericleous AT
    More information about this special session.
  • ECT2010-S05: Reduced Modelling in Computational Science and Engineering,
    organised by Prof. F. Chinesta, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France (francisco.chinesta AT and Prof. E. Cueto, University of Zaragoza, Spain (ecueto AT
    More information about this special session.
  • ECT2010-S07: Numerical and Computational Linear Algebra,
    organised by Dr F. Pedroche, Univ. Politècnica de Valencia, Spain (pedroche AT and Prof. R. Bru, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (rbru AT
    More information about this special session.
  • ECT2010-S08: Molecular Simulation,
    organised by Dr L.X. Kong, Deakin University, Australia (lingxue.kong AT
  • ECT2010-S09: Object Oriented Finite Element Methods,
    organised by Dr B. Patzak, Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic (borek.patzak AT
  • ECT2010-S10: Parallel Algorithms for Petaflops and Exaflops Computing,
    organised by Prof. F. Magoules, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France (frederic.magoules AT
  • ECT2010-S11: Domain Decomposition Methods,
    organised by Prof. F. Magoules, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France (frederic.magoules AT
  • ECT2010-S12: Numerical Algorithms for Solving Nonlinear Systems,
    organised by Prof. J.R. Torregrosa, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (jrtorre AT
  • ECT2010-S13: Parallel and Distributed Engineering Computations,
    organised by Dr J. Kruis, Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic (jk AT and Dr P. Ivanyi, University of Pécs, Hungary (peteri AT
  • ECT2010-S14: Computational Analysis for Automotive Applications,
    organised by Asst Prof. R. Citarella, University of Salerno, Italy (rcitarella AT
  • ECT2010-S15: Mesh Generation,
    organised by Dr J. Sarrate Ramos, UPC, Barcelona, Spain (jose.sarrate AT and Dr J.M. Escobar, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (jescobar AT
  • ECT2010-S16: Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Simulation for Transport Structural Components,
    organised by Asst Prof. R. Citarella, University of Salerno, Italy (rcitarella AT
  • ECT2010-S17: Remote Maintenance of Industrial Plants by Telematic Methods,
    organised by Prof. K. Schilling, Germany (schi AT
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; Dr P.M. Adler, France; Prof. E.C. Aifantis, Greece; Dr H. Akiba, Japan; Prof. M.H. Aliabadi, UK; Prof. C.B. Allen, UK; Prof. J.A.C. Ambrosio, Portugal; Prof. X. Antoine, France; Dr S.J. Antony, UK; Prof. H.R. Arabnia, USA; Dr M. Baeker, Germany; Prof D.C. Barton, UK; Prof. K.J. Bathe, USA; Prof. S. Baxter, USA; Dr K. Behdinan, Canada; Dr E. Bellenger, France; Prof. A.I. Beltzer, Israel; Prof. A.C. Benim, Germany; Prof. L. Bergamaschi, Italy; Prof. H. Bijl, Netherlands; Prof. S. Bordas, UK; Prof. R.I. Borja, USA; Prof. B. Brank, Slovenia; Prof. R. Bru, Spain; Prof. G. Bugeda, Spain; Prof. T. Burczynski, Poland; Prof. G.F. Carey, USA; Assoc. Prof. O.S. Carneiro, Portugal; Dr C.F. Castro, Portugal; Dr A.P. Chassiakos, Greece; Dr H-M. Chen, Taiwan; Prof. T.Y. Chen, Taiwan; Dr H.-P. Cheng, USA; Prof. F. Chinesta, France; Asst. Prof. M.H. Chung, Taiwan; Asst. Prof. R. Citarella, Italy; Prof. R. Codina, Spain; Prof. J.Y. Cognard, France; Prof. S. Contassot-Vivier, France; Prof. J.R. Corney, UK; Dr V. Couaillier, France; Prof. A.L.G.A. Coutinho, Brazil; Prof. M. Cross, UK; Prof. E. Cueto, Spain; Prof. L. Damkilde, Denmark; Prof. W.N. Dawes, UK; Dr M. Dayde, France; Prof. F.T. de Pinho, Portugal; Prof. K. Deb, India; 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. I.S. Duff, UK; Prof. P. Eberhard, Germany; Dr L. Eca, Portugal; Dr M.S. Eldred, USA; Dr F.J. Elorza Tenreiro, Spain; Dr J.M. Escobar Sánchez, Spain; Dr D. Eyheramendy, France; Dr J.J. Fang, Taiwan; Prof. L. Ferragut, Spain; Dr M.M. Furnari, Italy; Prof. U. Gabbert, Germany; Prof. W. Gentzsch, Germany; Dr D. Ginestar, Spain; Prof. P. González-Vera, Spain; Dr G.A. Gravvanis, Greece; Prof. D.E. Grierson, Canada; Dr Y.-M. Guo, Japan; Prof. W.G. Habashi, Canada; Prof. P. Hajela, USA; Prof. O. Hassan, UK; Dr A. Hernandez-Aguirre, Mexico; Prof. S. Hernández Ibáñez, Spain; Dr M. Hirokane, Japan; Prof. T.J.R. Hughes, USA; Prof. S-F. Hwang, Taiwan; Prof. S.R. Idelsohn, Spain; Prof. M.H. Imam, Saudi Arabia; Prof. Y. Jaluria, USA; Prof. P.K. Jimack, UK; Dr O. Jirousek, Czech Republic; Dr S. Kenjeres, Netherlands; Prof. T. Kerh, Taiwan; Dr D. Kiritsis, Switzerland; Prof. P.H. Kirkegaard, Denmark; Prof. Y. Kishino, Japan; Prof. A. Klarbring, Sweden; Dr L. X. Kong, Australia; Prof. V.K. Koumousis, Greece; Dr J. Kruis, Czech Republic; Prof. B. Kumar, UK; Dr C. Labbez, France; Prof. L. Laemmer, Germany; Prof. F. Lebon, France; Prof. S.W. Lee, USA; Prof. P. Leger, Canada; Prof. K.M. Liew, Hong Kong; Prof. R. Lohner, USA; Dr J. Wei-Zhen Lu, Hong Kong; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Prof. F. Magoules, France; Prof. M. Malafaya-Baptista, Portugal; Dr J. Marin, Spain; Prof. D.C. Marinescu, USA; Prof. N.C. Markatos, Greece; Prof. K. Matsuno, Japan; Dr K. Meerbergen, Belgium; Prof. R.V.N. Melnik, Canada; Prof. A. Meyer, Germany; Dr F. Meziane, UK; Prof. R. Montenegro Armas, Spain; Prof. G. Montero, Spain; Prof. F.C. Morabito, Italy; Prof. K. Morgan, UK; Prof. M. Mueller-Hannemann, Germany; Prof. U. Naumann, Germany; Prof. D.T. Nguyen, USA; Prof. A.K. Noor, USA; Prof. P.A. Pagliosa, Brazil; Prof. M.P. Paidoussis, Canada; Prof. J.B. Paiva, Brazil; Dr F.J. Pallares, Spain; Prof. P.C. Pandey, India; Dr B. Patzak, Czech Republic; Dr F. Pedroche, Spain; Prof. R.E. Perez, Canada; Dr A. Perez-Foguet, Spain; Prof. C.D. Perez-Segarra, Spain; Prof. K.A. Pericleous, UK; Prof. S. Pietruszczak, Canada; Prof. T. Rabczuk, Germany; Dr M.Y. Rafiq, UK; Prof. E. Ramm, Germany; Prof. Z. Ren, Slovenia; Prof. M.M. Resch, Germany; Dr L.M. Ribeiro, Portugal; Dr G Rodriguez Sanchez, Spain; Dr C. Romanel, Brazil; Prof. M.L. Romero, Spain; Prof. D. Roose, Belgium; 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; Prof. K.N. Seetharamu, India; Prof. A. Shabana, USA; Prof. J. Sienz, UK; Dr A.K. Slone, UK; Prof. V.E. Sonzogni, Argentina; Prof. G. E. Stavroulakis, Greece; Dr I.A. Stroud, Switzerland; Prof. J.C.F. Telles, Brazil; Prof. H.R. Thomas, UK; Dr P. Tirado, Spain; Prof. J.R. Torregrosa, Spain; Dr J. Trevelyan, UK; Dr A. Trivedi, USA; Prof. J.J. Trujillo Jacinto del Castillo, Spain; Prof. C.P. Tsai, Taiwan; Prof. W.S. Venturini, Brazil; Prof. V.R. Voller, USA; Prof. H. Voss, Germany; Dr C. Walshaw, UK; Prof. Dr Ing. T. Weiland, Germany; Prof. M. Wolfshtein, Israel; Prof. T. Yabe, Japan; Prof. L. Yan, China; Prof. B. Yang, USA; and Dr Z.J. Yang, UK.

Opening Lectures
The ECT2010 Conference will be opened jointly with the CST2010 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 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.