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The Tenth International Conference
Engineering Computational Technology
Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
4-6 September 2018

This Civil-Comp Conference is organised by Elsevier the link to their site is here. Please see the Elsevier site for abstract submission, registration and uptodate details.

This is the Tenth 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, Valencia, Dubrovnik and Naples. 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 Thirteenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology. Participants may attend sessions from either CST2018 or ECT2018 conference.

The themes for this conference will include (but are not limited to):

Computational Methods for:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Computational Geo-Environmental Mechanics
  • Computational Biomechanics
  • Computer Modelling and Simulation
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Multi-Phase Problems
  • Multi-Physics Problems
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Stochastic Mechanics
  • Fluid Transport Simulation and Modelling
  • Flow Simulation and Modelling
  • Telematics, Tele-maintenance, Tele-diagnosis
  • Inverse Problems
  • Thermal Problems
  • Automotive Applications
  • Crash, Impact and Contact: Analysis and Simulation
  • Geotechnical Problems
  • Multi-Scale Problems
  • Nanomechanics
  • Micromechanics
  • Mechanics of Granular Materials
  • Process Simulation
  • Wave Propagation
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Materials Processing
  • Micro- and Nano- Scale Problems
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • Geophysics
  • Accoustics
  • Energy Systems
  • Active and Passive Control
  • Heat Transfer Problems
Computational Techniques including:
  • Data Mining
  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Evolutionary Processes
  • Computational Methods deriving their inspiration from Nature
  • Soft Computing Methods
  • Particle Methods
  • Meshless Methods
  • Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks
  • Numerical and Computational Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Multi-Scale Modelling
  • Finite and Boundary Element Method
  • Adaptive Procedures
  • Probabilistic Methods
  • Multiscale modelling
Engineering Modelling, Simulation including Pre- and Post- Processing:
  • Domain Decomposition and Partitioning
  • Geometric Modelling
  • Mesh and Grid Generation
  • Model Verification
  • Pre- and Post- Processing
  • Quantification of Uncertainty in Simulations
Engineering Design, Optimization and Manufacture:
  • Computer Aided Design & Computer Aided Engineering
  • Computer Aided Manufacture
  • CAD/CAM Rapid Prototyping
  • Optimal Design
  • Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis
Engineering Modelling, Information Systems, Management and Decision Making including:
  • Decision Making in Engineering Management
  • Construction Management and Control
  • Information Systems
  • Communications
  • Project Management
Engineering Applications of Computational Technology including:
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Embedded High Performance Computing
  • Hardware and Software Developments for HPC
  • Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments
  • Virtual Prototyping
  • Visualisation and Graphics
  • Computational Steering
  • Parallel, Distributed and Cloud Processing
  • Use of High Performance Computer Architectures
  • Supercomputing
  • Distributed Computing and Networking
  • Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Virtual Environments
  • Virtual Humans
  • Data Mining
Software Development and Maintenance for Engineering Applications including:
  • Software Standards and Quality Control
  • Verification and Validation
  • Grid Computing
  • Object Oriented Methods
  • Solution Procedures for Large Scale Problems
  • Novel Software Tools and Development Environments
  • Algorithms for Vectorization and Parallelisation
  • Software Reliability
Computational Engineering: Education and Training
  • Course Development
  • On-line Training Systems
Opening Lecture
The ECT2018 Conference will be opened jointly with the CST2018 Conference with a lecture presented by Professor K.J. Bathe of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA.

The conference opening lecture will commence at 9am on Tuesday 4th September 2018.

Special Sessions
A number of special sessions will be organised at this Conference. If you wish to participate in a special session please indicate this when you submit your paper proposal. Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date.

The list of special sessions is being assembled. Proposals for the organisation of a special session on your specialist topic including six or more papers are welcome.

Proposals for special sessions may be sent to the conference editor via: conf2018  AT

  • Special Session ECT2018-1: Statistical Fluctuations and Modeling in Additive Manufacturing,
    organised by
    Prof. Stefanos Pananikolaou, West Virginia University, United States of America, (stefanos.papanikolaou AT and
    Dr J. Michopoulos, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States of America, (john.michopoulos AT
  • Special Session ECT2018-2: Modelling in Polymer Processing,
    organised by
    Assoc. Prof. O.S. Carneiro and Dr J.M. Nobrega, University of Minho, Portugal, (olgasc AT or mnobrega AT
  • Special Session ECT2018-3: Iterative Schemes for Analyzing Nonlinear Problems: Numerical and Dynamical Approach,
    organised by
    Prof. J.R. Torregrosa and Dr A. Cordero, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, (jrtorre AT or acordero AT
  • Special Session ECT2018-4: Trustworthiness and Trust Problems in Complex Cyber-Physical-Human Engineering Systems,
    organised by
    Dr N. Alexandrov and Dr D. Allen, NASA Langley Research Center, United States of America, (n.alexandrov AT and danette.allen AT
  • Special Session ECT2018-5: Computational Multiphysics,
    organised by
    Professor E.C. Aifantis, Polytechnic School of Thessaloniki, Greece, (mom AT
  • Special Session ECT2018-6: Crash and Impact Computational Mechanics,
    organised by
    E. Deletombe, ONERA Centre de Lille, France, (eric.deletombe AT
  • Special Session ECT2018-8: Optimization supporting Sustainable Development,
    organised by
    Professor C.C. António and Professor C.F. Castro, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, (cantonio AT and ccastro AT
  • Special Session ECT2018-9: Performance-based design and seismic resilience of critical infrastructure and lifelines,
    organised by
    Dr A. Sextos, University of Bristol, UK,
    (a.sextos AT and
    Dr M. Fragiadakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, (mfrag AT
  • Special Session ECT2018-10: Computational Modelling of Industrial Metal Forming Processes,
    organised by
    Dr K. Davey, The University of Manchester, UK,
    (keith.davey AT,
    Dr O. Bylya, AFRC, The University of Strathclyde, UK, (olga.bylya AT, and
    Dr N. Biba, Micas Simulations Limited, UK,
    (nick AT
  • Special Session ECT2018-11: Uncertainty Quantification and Analysis in Engineering: Precise and Imprecise Probability Approaches,
    organised by
    Dr A. Sofi, University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria, Italy, (,
    Dr A. Cicirello, University of Oxford, United Kingdom,
    Professor I. Elishakoff, Florida Atlantic University, United States of America, (, and
    Professor G. Muscolino, University of Messina, Italy,
  • Special Session ECT2018-12: Integrated Design, Modelling and Reliability Assessment in Forming,
    organised by
    Dr P. Carlone University of Salerno, Italy, (,
    Dr G. Andrade-Campos, University of Aveiro, Portugal, (,
    Dr S. Thuiller, University of South Brittany, France, (, and
    Dr R.A.F. Valente University of Aveiro, Portugal, (
Proposals for special sessions may be sent to the conference editor via: conf2018  AT

Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Editors are Professor B.H.V. Topping (University of Pécs, Hungary and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK) and Professor P. Ivanyi, (University of Pécs, Hungary)

The Editorial Board Members for this conference are: Prof. S. Adhikari, UK; Prof. J.F. Aguilar Madeira, Portugal; Prof. E. Aifantis, Greece; Dr H. Akiba, Japan; Prof. H.M. Al-Humaidi, Kuwait; Dr N. Alexandrov, USA; Prof. M. Aliabadi, UK; Dr D. Allen, USA; Prof. J.A.C. Ambrósio, Portugal; Prof L.V. Andersen, Denmark; Dr A. Andrade-Campos, Portugal; Prof. X. Antoine, France; Prof. C.A.C. Antonio, Portugal; Dr S.J. Antony, UK; Prof. H.R. Arabnia, USA; Prof. A. Bahreininejad, Malaysia; Prof. J. Banerjee, UK; Prof. A. Baratta, Italy; Prof D.C. Barton, UK; Prof. K. Bathe, USA; Prof. A. Beltzer, Israel; Prof. A.C. Benim, Germany; Dr N. Biba, UK; Prof. D. Boffi, Italy; Prof. S. Bordas, UK; Prof. R.I. Borja, USA; Prof. H. Borouchaki, France; Prof. B. Brank, Slovenia; Dr M. Bruggi, Italy; Dr O. Bylya, UK; Dr P. Cacciola, UK; Dr F. Cai, Japan; Dr P. Carlone, Italy; Assoc. Prof. O.S. Carneiro, Portugal; Dr S. Casciati, Italy; Dr C.F. Castro, Portugal; Prof. A.H. Chan, Australia; Dr A.P. Chassiakos, Greece; Prof. H.M. Chen, Taiwan; Dr Y. Chen, UK; Prof. F. Chinesta, France; Prof. M.H. Chung, Taiwan; Dr A. Cicirello, UK; Asst. Prof. R. Citarella, Italy; Dr P.G. Coelho, Portugal; Prof. J.R. Corney, UK; Dr V. Couaillier, France; Prof. E. Cueto, Spain; Prof. L. Damkilde, Denmark; Dr K. Davey, UK; Prof. G. Degrande, Belgium; Dipl Ing E. Deletombe, France; Dr M. Dolenc, Slovenia; Prof. I.S. Duff, UK; Dr L. Eca, Portugal; Prof. D. Eyheramendy, France; Dr J.J. Fang, Taiwan; Prof. C.A. Felippa, USA; Dr M. Fragiadakis, Greece; Prof. J.D. Frost, USA; PD Dr J. Geiser, Germany; Dr J. Gomba, Argentina; Prof. T. Grätsch, Germany; Prof. G.A. Gravvanis, Greece; Dr Y.M. Guo, Japan; Prof. W. Habashi, Canada; Dr W. Habchi, Lebanon; Prof. P. Hajela, USA; Dr M. Hirokane, Japan; Dr J.W. Hong, Korea; Prof. T.J.R. Hughes, USA; Dr F. Hulsemann, France; Dr J.E. Hurtado Gomez, Colombia; Dr S.F. Hwang, Taiwan; Prof. P. Iványi, Hungary; Prof. B. Izzuddin, UK; Prof. Y. Jaluria, USA; Prof. P.K. Jimack, UK; Prof. O. Jirousek, Czech Republic; Prof. G. Karniadakis, USA; Prof. A. Kaveh, Iran; Prof. T. Kerh, Taiwan; Dr A.I. Khan, Australia; Prof. P.H. Kirkegaard, Denmark; Prof. E. Kita, Japan; Dr L. Kong, Australia; Dr G. Kosec, Slovenia; Prof. V. Koumousis, Greece; Prof. M. Krafczyk, Germany; Prof. J. Kruis, Czech Republic; Prof. B. Kumar, UK; Prof. L. Laemmer, Germany; Prof. N.D. Lagaros, Greece; Prof. L. Lamberti, Italy; Prof. K. Law, USA; Prof. F. Lebon, France; Dr F. Ledoux, France; Prof. S.W. Lee, USA; Prof. P. Leger, Canada; Prof. K.M. Liew, Hong Kong; Prof. Y. Liu, USA; Prof. J. Logo, Hungary; Prof. R. Lohner, USA; Prof. P. Love, Australia; Prof. J.W.Z. Lu, Hong Kong; Dr R.I. Mackie, UK; Prof. F. Magoulčs, France; Prof. C. Majorana, Italy; Prof. D.C. Marinescu, USA; Prof. N.C. Markatos, Greece; Dr V. Markine, Netherlands; Prof. R.V. Melnik, Canada; Dr J. Michopoulos, USA; Dr S. Mirjalili, Australia; Dr S. Mohasseb, Switzerland; Prof. R. Montenegro Armas, Spain; Prof. G. Muscolino, Italy; Prof. D.T. Nguyen, USA; Dr J.M. Nobrega, Portugal; Prof. P. Pagliosa, Brazil; Prof. J.B. Paiva, Brazil; Dr A. Palmeri, UK; Dr S. Pananikolaou, USA; Prof. P. Pandey, India; Prof. M. Papadrakakis, Greece; Prof. B. Patzak, Czech Republic; Prof. C.D. Perez-Segarra, Spain; Prof. S. Pietruszczak, Canada; Prof. J. Pombo, UK; Prof. P. Prochazka, Czech Republic; Prof. T. Rabczuk, Germany; Dr M. Rafiq, UK; Prof. M.M. Resch, Germany; Dr C. Romanel, Brazil; Prof. D. Roose, Belgium; Dr D. Rypl, Czech Republic; Prof. M.P. Saka, Kingdom of Bahrain; Dr S. Samarasinghe, New Zealand; Prof. M. Sanchez-Silva, Colombia; Prof. M. Schaefer, Germany; Prof. K. Seetharamu, India; Prof. M. Sejnoha, Czech Republic; Dr A.G. Sextos, Greece; Prof. A.A. Shabana, USA; Prof. J. Sienz, UK; Dr A. Simone, Netherlands; Dr D. Soares, Brazil; Dr A. Sofi, Italy; Prof. V. Sonzogni, Argentina; Prof. P. Spiteri, France; Dr I. Stroud, Switzerland; Dr R. Taboada-Vazquez, Spain; Prof. J. Telles, Brazil; Prof. H. Thomas, UK; Dr S. Thuillier, France; Dr P. Tirado, Spain; Prof. B.H.V. Topping, UK; Prof. J.R. Torregrosa, Spain; Dr J. Trevelyan, UK; Assoc. Prof. Y. Tsompanakis, Greece; Dr R.A.F. Valente, Portugal; Prof. V. Voller, USA; Dr C. Walshaw, UK; Dr G.N. Wells, UK; Prof. L.C. Wrobel, UK; Prof. F.Y. Zhao, Germany;; Prof. L.C. Wrobel, UK,; and Prof. F.Y. Zhao, Germany.

Conference Abstracts
Abstracts accepted for presentation at the conference will be available for participants to view and download via the Elsevier secure system, access to the system will be supplied to all registered attendees prior to the start of the conference.

The original 1200 word abstract submitted to the conference will be made available via the secure system and a shorter 400 word version of the abstract will be available via the conference app.

Journal Special Issues
Papers presented at the ECT2018 conference are eligible for submission to a special issue of the International Journal Advances in Engineering Software after the conference. The details of the submission procedures will be given on this webpage early in 2018. The review process and submission process will start in June 2018 participants should start preparing their papers for publication as soon as their extended abstracts are accepted.
Conference Registration
Elsevier is responsible for all registrations and other financial matters. For registration fees and other related matters please see the Elsevier website.
Conference Venue
The venue for the conference is the Melia Sitges Hotel, Carrer de Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. The hotel is 30 km from Barcelona Airport and just 25 minutes by taxi.

All presentations, lunches and coffees will be at this location.

Accommodation is available at Melia Sitges Hotel. Further details about hotel bookings will be available on the Elsevier site soon.
Please check with your travel agent or the Spanish Embassy in your country whether you require a visa to enter Spain. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the visa in good time. If you require a letter of invitation, please submit your paper extended abstract soon.