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The Fourteenth International Conference
on Computational Structures Technology
Melia Palma Bay and Palau de Congressos de Palma
Mallorca, Spain
7 - 10 September 2020

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 Fourteenth Conference in the Computational Structures Technology series that commenced in 1991. Previous venues for the conference have included: Budapest, Edinburgh, Prague, Leuven, Lisbon, Gran Canaria, Athens, Valencia, Dubrovnik, Naples and Sitges, Barcelona. The conference is concerned with the application of the latest computational technology to structural mechanics and engineering. Computational Technology encompasses both the latest hardware and software developments as well as algorithmic and theoretical techniques.

The conference is also concerned with both theoretical, mathematical and scientific developments as well as applications of established technology to new domains. The word 'structures' is interpreted in its widest sense.

The conference runs concurrently with the Eleventh International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology. Participants may attend sessions from either conference.

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

Computational Methods applied to all Engineering Disciplines including:

  • Computational Structures Technology (where Structures is interpreted in its widest sense.)
  • Computational Stochastic Mechanics
  • Integration of Computational Structures Technology and Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Nano-mechanics
  • Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Computational Geotechnics
  • Computational Biomechanics
  • Static and Dynamic Analysis
  • Non-Linear Analysis
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Stochastic and Reliability Analysis
  • Fractional Methods
  • Methods for Chaotic Phenomena
  • Impact and Contact: Analysis and Simulation
Analysis: Methods and Techniques
  • Finite and Boundary Element Analysis
  • Discrete Element Methods
  • Particle Methods
  • Meshfree Methods
  • eXtended Finite Element Method
  • Adaptivity
  • Isogeometric Analysis
  • Eigensolvers
  • Spectral and Wave Element Methods
  • Differential Quadrature Methods
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Peridynamics
Materials Modelling and Characterisation
  • Material Models
  • Functional Graded Materials
  • Geomaterials
  • Smart Materials
  • Piezoelectric Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Fracture and Fatigue
  • Brittle Materials
  • Materials Characterisation
  • Poromechanics
  • High Performance Fibre Reinforced Cementitious Composites (HPFRCC)
Pre and Post Processing
  • Error Estimation, Verification and Validation
  • Visualization and Graphics
  • Mesh and Grid Generation
  • Tools for Post- and Pre- Processing
Optimization and Design
  • Computer Aided Design
  • The Role of Finite Element Method in Design
  • Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • Structural Re-analysis & Sensitivity Analysis
  • Shape and Topology Optimization
  • Computational Tools for Integrated Design
  • Reliability-based Optimal Design
  • Stochastic Optimal Structural Control
  • Stochastic Optimization Methods
  • Swarm Intelligence Techniques
  • Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Surrogate Modeling in Structural Optimization
  • Robust Design
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing), based on Numerical Simulations and Optimization
Software Development: Tools, Techniques and Issues
  • Software Standards and Quality Control
  • Verification and Validation
  • Autonomic Computing
  • Parallel, Distributed and Cloud Systems
  • 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 and Immersive Systems
  • Algorithms for Vectorization and Parallelisation
  • Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Processes
  • Neural Networks
  • Object Oriented Methods
  • Data Mining
  • Solution Procedures for Large Scale Problems
  • Hardware and Software developments for HPC
  • Grid and Cloud Computing
  • WWW Applications
  • Large Scale Systems
  • Computational Steering
  • Digital Twins in Structural Engineering
Areas of Application: include all aspects of aerospace, civil, mechanical, geotechnical, railway and offshore structures including:
  • Numerical Modelling of Foundations
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Structural Modelling
  • Computational Methods for the Structural Assessment of Historical Structures
  • Damage Identification
  • Micro-Mechanics Model
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Smart Structures
  • Building Information Modeling in Structural Engineering.
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Large Scale Systems
  • Earthquake and Structural Dynamics
  • Active Control
  • Damage Tolerant and Fail Safety Computer Design
  • Uncertainty and Probabilistic Analysis
  • Multi-Scale Modelling
  • Multi-Body Dynamics
  • Material Modelling and Characterization
  • Acoustics and Vibrations
  • Damping
  • Inverse Problems
  • Human Induced Vibrations
  • Multi-Hazard Applications
  • Pipeline engineering
  • Multiphase flow modelling
Structural Types and Studies shall include but not limited to:
  • Plate and Shell Structures
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Offshore Structures
  • Lightweight, Membrane and Fabric Structures
  • Retractable Roofs
  • Composite and Concrete Structures
  • Timber Structures
  • Steel and Aluminum Structures
  • Brick, Blockwork and Masonry
  • Geotechnical Structures
  • Smart Structures
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Computer Simulated Demolition
  • Structures under Extreme Loading (e.g. Blast and Fire)
  • Protective Structures
  • Forming and Coupled Problems
  • Heritage Structures
  • Subsea structures and Pipeline Design
  • Onshore pipelines
Computational Engineering: Education and Training
  • Course Development
  • On-line Training Systems
Opening Lecture

The conference opening lecture will commence at 9am on Tuesday 8th September 2020.

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.

The special sessions for the conference are:

CST 1 - Analytical and Numerical Developments in Elastodynamics of Discrete and Continuous Structural Systems
Professor Jiri Naprstek, Czech Republic and Professor Ranjan Banerjee, UK

CST 2 - Advanced Analysis of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures
Professor J.G. Santos da Silva, Brazil, Professor R.A. da Mota Silveira, Brazil, and Professor L.F. Costa Neves, Portugal

CST 3 - Probabilistic Approches to Structural Mechanics
Professor A. EL-Hami and Professor B. Radi, France

CST 4 - Non-deterministic modelling and uncertainty management in aerospace and civil engineering
Professor Jingrui Zhang, China, Professor Yi Zhang, China, Dr Sifeng Bi, China, and Professor Michael Beer, Germany

CST 5 - Adaptive Lightweight Structures
Professor S. Kmet, Slovakia

CST 6 - Multiscale and Multiphysics Modelling for Complex Materials (MMCM16)
Professor Patrizia Trovalusci and Dr Nicholas Fantuzzi, Italy

CST 7 - Computational Stochastic Mechanics
Dr. Ioannis P. Mitseas, United Kingdom

CST 8 - Natural and Human Induced Ground Vibrations: modelling, mitigation and open challenges
Dr Pierfrancesco Cacciola, Dr Mariateresa Lombardo, Dr Alessandro Palmeri and Dr Alessandro Tombari, United Kingdom

CST 9 - Optimisation and design of aesthetic and complex bridge structures
Professor Luis Simoes and Dr Fernando Ferreira, Portugal

CST 10 - Computational Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
Professor Marcos Latorre, United States of America

CST 11 - Machine Learning based solutions of PDEs
Professor Timon Rabczuk, Germany

CST 12 - Computational Modelling of Timber Structures
Professor Mark Bradford, Australia

CST 13 - Recent Advances in Topology Optimization
Dr Matteo Bruggi, Italy

CST 14 - Robust Structural Design
Professor Aniko Csebfalvi, Hungary

CST 15 - Seismic Design, Assessment and Retrofitting of Structures
Professor Humberto Varum, Portugal, Professor Bruno Briseghella, China, Prof. Camillo Nuti, Italy and Professor Enrico Spacone, Italy

CST 16 - Vibration Based Structural Health Monitoring
Dr Dimitrios Giagopoulos, Greece, Dr Vasilis Dertimanis, Switzerland, Professor Costas Papadimitriou, Greece, and Asc. Professor Eleni Chatzi, Switzerland

CST 17 - Application of computer methods in the analysis of the impact of transport vibrations on buildings
Professor Krzysztof Stypula, and Dr Alicja Kowalska-Koczwara, Poland

CST 18 - Seismic Analysis and Design of Bridges
Dr Arya Ebrahimpour, United States of America

CST 19 - Design of structures with Seismic Isolation and Energy Dissipation Devices: Optimization and Robustness
Dr. D. De Domenico, Italy, Dr. Enrico Tubaldi, United Kingdom, Professor Laura Ragni, Italy Dr. Paolo Castaldo, Italy

CST 20 - Structural Modeling and Analysis of Automated Rack Supported Warehouses
Professor Francesco Morelli ,Professor E. Salvatore, and Eng. Silvia Caprili

CST 21 - Recent Advances in Meshfree Methods
Professor G. Noh, Korea

CST 22 - Analysis, Design and Modelling of Structures Using Unconventional Construction Materials
Professor Yu Zheng, China and Dr Hexin Zhang, United Kingdom

CST 23 - Variable Stiffness Composites
Dr Alfonso Pagani, Italy

CST 24 - Modelling and analysis of masonry arch bridges and vaulted structures
Professor Bassam Izzuddin, Dr Lorenzo Macorini and Dr Bartolomeo Panto, United Kingdom

CST 25 - Seismic Design and Earthquake Engineering
Professor Rui M.M. Carneiro de Barros, Portugal

CST 26 - Computational Efficient Models for Non-Linear Inelastic Analysis of Building Frameworks
Prof. Cosmin G. Chiorean, Romania

CST 27 - Modern trends and new perspectives in numerical modelling of historical masonry structures in seismic areas
Dr Francesco Clementi, Dr Antonio Formisano and Dr Gabriele Milani, Italy

Proposals for special sessions may be sent to the conference editor via: conf2020  AT

Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow. Please visit this page regularly to keep up to date.

Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Editors are Professor B.H.V. Topping (University of Pécs, Hungary and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK) and Professor J. Kruis (Czech Technical University of Prague, Czech Republic)

The Editorial Board for this conference is:

Professor Jose M. Adam Martinez, Spain
Asc Professor S. Adriaenssens, USA
Professor Marco Amabili, Canada
Dr Pedro Antunes, UK
Dr Aurelio Lima Araujo, Portugal
Dr Raffaele Ardito, Italy
Professor Harm Askes, UK
Professor Siu-Kui Au, UK
Dr Jiping Bai, UK
Professor J.R. Banerjee, UK
Professor Evgeny Barkanov, Latvia
Professor Rui Carneiro Barros, Portugal
Professor K.J. Bathe, United States of America
Professor Michael Beer, UK
Professor Rama B. Bhat, Canada
Dr Sifeng Bi, China
Professor Jan Blachut, UK
Professor Philippe Boisse, France
Professor Franco Bontempi, Italy
Professor S.P.A. Bordas, UK
Professor Bijan Boroomand, Iran
Professor Mark A. Bradford, Australia
Professor Bruno Briseghella, China
Dr Jiri Brozovsky, Czech Republic
Dr Matteo Bruggi, Italy
Prof Dr Michael Brunig, Germany
Professor M L Bucalem, Brazil
Dr Pierfrancesco Cacciola, UK
Dr Silvia Caprili, Italy
Professor Erasmo Carrera, Italy
Professor Paolo Castaldo, Italy
Professor A.H.C. Chan, Australia
Dr Satish Chandra, India
Asc Professor Eleni N. Chatzi, Switzerland
Professor Gengdong Cheng, China
Professor J.L. Chenot, France
Professor Giorgio Chiandussi, Italy
Professor F. Chinesta, France
Professor Cosmin G Chiorean, Romania
Dr Corrado Chisari, Italy
Asc Professor T.G. Chondros, Greece
Dr F. Clementi, Italy
Professor A. Csebfalvi, Hungary
Professor R.A. da Mota Silveira,
Professor Lars Damkilde, Denmark
Dr Keith Davey, UK
Dr Dario De Domenico, Italy
Dr Vasilis Dertimanis, Switzerland
Professor P.R.B. Devloo, Brazil
Dr Noelie Di Cesare, France
Professor Marco Di Sciuva, Italy
Dr Daniel Dias-da-Costa, Australia
Professor Alejandro R. Diaz, USA
Dr Zuzana Dimitrovova, Portugal
Professor M. Domaszewski, France
Professor Jingli Du, China
Professor Arya Ebrahimpour, United States of America
Professor Abdelkhalak El Hami, France
Professor Recep Emre Erkmen, Australia
Professor D. Eyheramendy, France
Dr N. Fantuzzi, Italy
Dr Fernando Ferreira, Portugal
Dr Antonio Formisano, Italy
Professor C. Gantes, Greece
Professor Tong Gao, China
Professor Lucia Gastaldi, Italy
Dr Ramin Ghiasi, Iran
Asc Professor Saeed Gholizadeh, Iran
Dr Dimitrios Giagopoulos, Greece
Dr Maria Girardi, Italy
Professor Ulf Arne Girhammar, Sweden
Professor Dan Givoli, Israel
Professor Luis Godinho, Portugal
Professor Fernando Gonzalez Vidosa, Spain
Professor K Gopalakrishnan, USA
Professor Ramana V. Grandhi, United States of America
Dr Peter Grassl, UK
Professor Mircea Dan Grigoriu, United States of America
Professor A.A. Groenwold, South Africa
Professor James K Guest, USA
Professor M.N.S. Hadi, Australia
Professor N. Hadjiconstantinou, United States of America
Professor Rami A. Hawileh, United Arab Emirates
Professor G. Hofstetter, Austria
Professor O.S. Hopperstad, Norway
Professor David Horak, Czech Republic
Professor Camille A. Issa, Lebanon
Professor B.A. Izzuddin, UK
Professor Milan Jirasek, Czech Republic
Dr E.S. Kameshki, Bahrain
Professor Marcin Kaminski, Poland
Dr Zhan Kang, China
Professsor David Kennedy, UK
Professor Stanislav Kmet, Slovakia
Professor G. Kouroussis, Belgium
Dr Alicja Kowalska-Koczwara , Poland
Professor Roman Lackner, Austria
Professor Luciano Lamberti, Italy
Dr Marcos Latorre, USA
Professor Kent L Lawrence, United States of America
Professor Frederic Lebon, France
Dr Franck Ledoux, France
Dr Joao de Paulo Barros Leite, Brazil
Professor Roman Lewandowski, Poland
Professor Qing Li, Australia
Dr M. Lombardo, Uk
Professor Paulo B. Lourenco, Portugal
Dr L. Macorini, UK
Professor C.E. Majorana, Italy
Professor Stefano Mariani, Italy
Dr Valeri Markine, Netherlands
Professor Dr. Kurt Marti, Germany
Dr Conor T. McCarthy, Ireland
Dr Enrico Meli, Italy
Professor Roderick V.N. Melnik, Canada
Asc Professor G. Milani, Italy
Dr Ioannis Mitseas, Germany
Dr Foudil Mohri, France
Dr Filipa Andreia De Matos Moleiro Duarte, Portugal
Professor Francisco Javier Montans, Spain
Dr Francesco Morelli, Italy
Professor Evgeny V. Morozov, Australia
Professor Justin Murin, Slovakia
Professor Jiri Naprstek Czech Republic Professor Jiri Nemecek, Czech Republic
Professor Luis F. Costa Neves, Portugal
Dr Gunwoo Noh, Korea
Professor Camillo Nuti, Italy
Professor Hamid Reza Ovesy, Iran
Dr Alfonso Pagani, Italy
Dr Luis Pallares, Spain
Dr Alessandro Palmeri, UK
Dr Bartolomeo Panto United Kingdom Professor Costas Papadimitriou, Greece
Dr Fluvio Parisi, Italy
Professor C.J. Pearce, UK
Professor J. Petrolito, Australia
Dr Jiri Plesek, Czech Republic
Professor Joao Pombo, UK
Professor Timon Rabczuk, Germany
Professor Bouchaib Radi, Morocco
Professor Laura Ragni, Italy
Professor Franz G. Rammerstorfer, Austria
Professor B.N. Rao, India
Professor Yuri Ribakov, Israel
Dr Juan Jose Rodenas Garcia, Spain
Professor Dr. -Ing. habil Raimund Rolfes, Germany
Professor Manuel L. Romero, Spain
Professor Elio Sacco, Italy
Professor M P Saka, Kingdom of Bahrain
Professor Eysa Salajegheh, Iran
Professor Walter Salvatore, Italy
Professor Luis Manuel Santos Castro, Portugal
Professor Evangelos J. Sapountzakis, Greece
Dr Anastasios G. Sextos, UK
Professor Ahmed A. Shabana, United States of America
Professor Shailendra K. Sharan, Canada
Professor Jose G.S. da Silva, Brazil
Professor L.M. da Cruz Simoes, Portugal
Dr Alba Sofi, Italy
Professor J.E. Souza de Cursi, France
Professor Enrico Spacone, Italy
Professor Krzysztof Stypula, Poland
Dr Kang Tai, Singapore
Professor Ichiro Takahashi, Japan
Professor Kumar K. Tamma, United States of America
Professor Roberto A. Tenenbaum, Brazil
Dr Alexander Tessler, USA
Professor D Thambiratnam, Australia
Dr Alessandro Tombari, United Kingdom
Professor Patrizia Trovalusci, Italy
Dr Enrico Tubaldi, UK
Professor Jose Turmo-Coderque, Spain
Professor Humberto Varum, Portugal
Professor Roger Veldman, United States of America
Dr Qizhi Xiao, UK
Dr Jie Yang, Australia
Professor Yeong-Bin Yang, Taiwan
Professor J.Q. Ye, UK
Dr Hexin Zhang, UK
Professor Jingrui Zhang, China
Professor Yi Zhang, China
Professor Yu Zheng, China
Professor Alphose Zingoni, South Africa

Journal Special Issues
Papers presented at the CST2020 conference are eligible for submission to a special issue of the International Journal Computers and Structures after the conference. The details of the submission procedures will be given at the conference. The review process and submission process will start in October 2020.
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 Palau de Congressos de Palma, Mallorca, Spain.

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

Accommodation is available at the Melia Palma Bay Hotel, Mallorca, Spain. 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.