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The Eighth International Conference
on Engineering Computational Technology
Dubrovnik, Croatia
4-7 September 2012
This is the Eighth 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 and Valencia. 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 Eleventh 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.

Conference Flyer
Download the conference flyer for distribution to colleagues.
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 ECT2012 Conference will be opened jointly with the CST2012 Conference with a lecture presented by Professor K.J. Bathe of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA entitled "Advances in the Multiphysics Analysis of Structures".
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.
Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Editor is Prof. B.H.V. Topping (University of Pécs, Hungary and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)

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. F. 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 D.C. Barton, UK; Prof. K. Bathe, USA; Dr E. Bellenger, France; Prof. A. Beltzer, Israel; Prof. A.C. Benim, Germany; Prof. R.B. Bhat, Canada; Prof. H. Bijl, Netherlands; Prof. D. Boffi, Italy; Prof. S. Bordas, UK; Prof. R.I. Borja, USA; Prof. B. Brank, Slovenia; Prof. T. Burczynski, Poland; Dr F. Cai, Japan; Prof. A. Cardona, Argentina; 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 H.P.(. Cheng, USA; Prof. F. Chinesta, France; Asst. Prof. M.H. Chung, Taiwan; Asst. Prof. R. Citarella, Italy; Prof. J.Y. Cognard, France; Prof. P. Coorevits, France; Dr A. Cordero, Spain; Prof. J.R. Corney, UK; Dr V. Couaillier, France; Prof. M. Cross, UK; Prof. E. Cueto, Spain; Prof. L. Damkilde, Denmark; Dr K. Davey, UK; Prof. G. Degrande, 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; Prof. D. Eyheramendy, France; Dr J.J. Fang, Taiwan; Prof. C.A. Felippa, USA; Prof. L. Ferragut Canals, Spain; Prof. B. Freisleben, Germany; Prof. J.D. Frost, USA; Prof. K. Fujii, Japan; Dr D. Ginestar, Spain; Prof. R. Glowinski, USA; Prof. P. González-Vera, Spain; Dr G.A. Gravvanis, Greece; Dr Y.M. Guo, Japan; Prof. W. Habashi, Canada; Dr W. Habchi, Lebanon; Dr L. Hadjileontiadis, Greece; Prof. O. Hassan MBE, UK; Prof. S. Hernández Ibáñez, Spain; Dr M. Hirokane, Japan; Prof. T.J.R. Hughes, USA; Dr F. Hulsemann, France; Dr J.E. Hurtado Gomez, Colombia; Dr S.F. Hwang, Taiwan; Prof. S.R. Idelsohn, Spain; Dr P. Iványi, Hungary; Dr M.S. Jaafar, Malaysia; Prof. H.A. Jakobsen, Norway; Prof. Y. Jaluria, USA; Prof. K. Jezernik, Slovenia; Prof. P.K. Jimack, UK; Dr O. Jirousek, Czech Republic; Prof. M. Kawahara, Japan; Dr S. Kenjeres, Netherlands; Prof. T. Kerh, Taiwan; Prof. H.C. Kim, Korea; Prof. Y.S. Kim, Korea; Prof. P.H. Kirkegaard, Denmark; Prof. E. Kita, Japan; Dr L. Kong, Australia; Prof. V. Koumousis, Greece; Dr J. Kruis, Czech Republic; Prof. L. Laemmer, Germany; Prof. K. Law, USA; Prof. F. Lebon, France; Dr F. Ledoux, France; Prof. S. Lee, USA; Prof. P. Leger, Canada; Prof. K.M. Liew, Hong Kong; Prof. L.N. Long, USA; Dr J.W.Z. Lu, Hong Kong; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Prof. F. Magoules, France; 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. Melnik, Canada; Prof. A. Meyer, Germany; Prof. R. Montenegro Armas, Spain; Prof. M. Mueller-Hannemann, Germany; Prof. U. Naumann, Germany; Prof. D.T. Nguyen, USA; Dr F. Nicot, France; Prof. A.K. Noor, USA; Prof. R. Ohayon, France; Prof. H. Okuda, Japan; Prof. P. Oosthuizen, Canada; Prof. P. Pagliosa, Brazil; Prof. J.B. Paiva, Brazil; Prof. P. Pandey, India; Prof. M. Papadrakakis, Greece; Dr B. Patzak, Czech Republic; Prof. C.D. Perez-Segarra, Spain; Dr S.V. Poroseva, USA; Dr H. Power, UK; Prof. P. Prochazka, Czech Republic; Prof. T. Rabczuk, Germany; Dr M. Rafiq, UK; Prof. E. Ramm, Germany; Prof. Z. Ren, Slovenia; Prof. M.M. Resch, Germany; Dr L.M.d.S. Ribeiro, Portugal; Dr G. Rodriguez Sanchez, Spain; Dr C. Romanel, Brazil; Prof. M.P. Saka, Bahrain; Dr S. Samarasinghe, New Zealand; Prof. R.L. Sani, USA; Dr J. Sarrate, Spain; Prof. M. Schaefer, Germany; Prof. R. Schaefer, Poland; Prof O. Schenk, Switzerland; Prof. K. Schilling, Germany; Prof. K. Schweizerhof, Germany; Prof. K. Seetharamu, India; Prof. A.A. Shabana, USA; Prof. J. Sienz, UK; Dr D. Soares, Brazil; Prof. V. Sonzogni, Argentina; Prof. P. Spiteri, France; Prof. R. Stenberg, Finland; Dr I. Stroud, Switzerland; Dr S.H. Suh, Korea; Dr R. Taboada-Vazquez, Spain; Prof. J. Telles, Brazil; Prof. H. Thomas, UK; Dr P. Tirado, Spain; Prof. J.R. Torregrosa, Spain; Dr A. Trivedi, USA; Prof. J.J. Trujillo Jacinto del Castillo, Spain; Prof. C.P. Tsai, Taiwan; Prof. V. Voller, USA; Prof. H. Voss, Germany; Dr C. Walshaw, UK; Prof. T. Wasfy, USA; Dr G.N. Wells, England; Prof. M. Wolfshtein, Israel; Prof. L.C. Wrobel, UK; Prof. B. Yang, USA; Dr Z. Yang, UK; and 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.

Authors may submit extended and improved versions of their papers for review and possible publication in the conference special issues of Computers & Structures and Advances in Engineering Software (published by Elsevier). The details of the submission procedure will be provided in the printed conference programme, as issued at the registration desk.

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

Abstract submission
(final call)
Notification of abstract decision20 March 2012
Full paper deadlineas advised by the editor in your abstract acceptance email
Last day for author registrations15 June 2012
Programme is released15 August 2012
The conference4-7 September 2012

Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is Hotel Dubrovnik Palace *****, Croatia's finest Luxury Resort Hotel & Spa, situated 4.5km from the historic Old City of Dubrovnik and 22km from Dubrovnik Airport.

There is a regular bus service (No. 4) from the Hotel to the Pile Gate of the Old City of Dubrovnik. Buses run approximately every 20 mins during daytime hours.

The hotel offers wireless internet access free of charge to all conference participants in the conference area.

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

Accommodation is available in the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace ***** (the conference venue) and also in two nearby hotels: Grand Hotel Park **** and Hotel Kompas ***. These two hotels are within walking distance from the conference venue. Special room rates are available for conference participants in these three hotels, provided room bookings are made following the procedure described here.
Please check with your travel agent or the Croatian embassy in your country whether you require a visa to enter Croatia. 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 you may contact the agency.