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The Eleventh International Conference
Engineering Computational Technology
Melia Palma Bay and Palau de Congressos de Palma
Mallorca, Spain
8 - 10 September 2020

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

This is the Eleventh 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, Naples and Barcelona. 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 Fourteenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology. Participants may attend sessions from either CST2020 or ECT2020 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
  • Computational Inertia Microfluidics
  • Telematics, Tele-maintenance, Tele-diagnosis
  • Inverse Problems
  • Thermal Problems
  • Automotive Applications
  • Crash, Impact and Contact: Analysis and Simulation
  • Geotechnical Problems
  • Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Multi-Scale Problems
  • Nanomechanics
  • Micromechanics
  • Mechanics of Granular Materials
  • Porus Media
  • Process Simulation
  • Wave Propagation
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Materials Processing
  • Micro- and Nano- Scale Problems
  • Multibody Dynamics
  • Geophysics
  • Accoustics
  • Energy Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Active and Passive Control
  • Heat Transfer Problems
  • Failure and Instability Modeling
  • Computational Sustainability and Environmental Engineering
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Data Assimilation
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
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Swarm Intelligence Techniques
  • Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Surrogate Modeling
  • Reduced order methods
  • Adjoint methods
  • Methods for Optimal Control
Engineering Modelling, Information Systems, Management and Decision Making including:
  • Decision Making in Engineering Management
  • Construction Management and Control
  • Information Systems
  • Communications
  • Project Management
  • Agent-Based Models
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
  • Digital Twin
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 list of special sessions currently includes:

ECT 1 - Fluid Dynamics
Professor W.G. Habashi, Canada

ECT 2 - Splitting Methods
Professor J. Geiser, Germany

ECT 3 - Efficient Methods for Computational Biomechanics
Dr G. Kharmanda and Prof A. El-Hami, France

ECT 4 - BIM-based Computational Simulation
Professor G. Meschke, Germany, Professor J. Ninic United kingdom, Dr S. Freitag, Germany

ECT 5 - Advances in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Professor J.F.A. Madeira, Professor A.L. Araujo and Professor A. Sequeira, Portugal

ECT 6 - Seismic Design, Assessment and Retrofitting of Structures
Professor Humberto Varum, Portugal, Professor Bruno Briseghella, China, Prof. Camillo Nuti, Italy and Professor Enrico Spacone, Italy

ECT 7 - Optimization for sustainable, robust and resilient structures: design, maintenance and retrofitting
Professor Alberto Martins and Professor Luis Simoes, Portugal

Proposals for special sessions may be sent to the conference editor via: ectcst20  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 for this conference is:

Professor J.F. Aguilar Madeira, Portugal
Professor E.C. Aifantis, Greece
Dr Hiroshi Akiba, Japan
Dr Simon Joseph Antony, UK
Dr Mehrdad Arashpour, Australia
Professor Aurelio Lima Araujo, Portugal
Professor Alessandro Baratta, Italy
Professor K.J. Bathe, United States of America
Professor Emmanuel Bellenger, France
Dr M Bruggi, Italy
Professor Dimos C Charmpis, Cyprus
Professor Meng-Hsuan Chung, Taiwan
Dr Pedro G. Coelho, Portugal
Professor A. Csebfalvi, Hungary
Professor Geert Degrande, Belgium
Professor R.A. Deiterding, United Kingdom
Dr Matevz Dolenc, Slovenia
Professor A. El-Hami, France
Dr Steffen Freitag, Germany
PD Dr. Juergen Geiser, Germany
Dr J.M. Gomba, Argentina
Professor George A. Gravvanis, Greece
Professor W.G. Habashi, Canada
Dr Wassim Habchi, Lebanon
Dr Jung-Wuk Hong, Korea
Professor Peter K. Jimack, UK
Professor G. Kharmanda, France
Professor Eisuke Kita, Japan
Dr Dmitri Kvasov, Italy
Professor Frederic Lebon, France
Dr R. Ian Mackie, UK
Professor Alberto Martins, Portugal
Professor Jean-Mathieu Mencik, France
Professor Gunther Meschke, Germany
Professor R. Montenegro Armas, Spain
Professor Matthias Mueller-Hannemann, Germany
Asc Professor Hosein Naderpour, Iran
Dr Francois Nicot, France
Professor Jelena Ninic, United Kingdom
Professor Camillo Nuti, Italy
Professor Roger Ohayon, France
Professor P.A. Pagliosa, Brazil
Professor João Batista Paiva, Brazil
Dr Alessandro Palmeri, UK
Dr Vagelis Plevris, Norway
Dr M.Y. Rafiq, UK
Professor Michael M Resch, Germany
Dr Celso Romanel, Brazil
Professor Sandhya Samarasinghe, New Zealand
Professor Robert Schaefer, Poland
Professor Adelia Sequeira, Portugal
Professor L.M. da Cruz Simoes, Portugal
Dr Delfim Soares, Brazil
Professor Enrico Spacone, Italy
Professor P Spiteri, France
Dr Raquel Taboada-Vazquez, Spain
Professor A.A. Taflanidis, USA
Professor Harun Tanyildizi, Turkey
Professor J.R. Torregrosa, Spain
Professor Ching Piao Tsai, Taiwan
Dr M.R. Vafaei, Malaysia
Professor Humberto Varum, Portugal
Professor Gerhard Venter, South Africa
Dr Chris Walshaw, UK
Professor Machi Zawidzki, Poland

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 ECT2020 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 at the conference.
Conference Registration
Elsevier is responsible for all registrations and other financial matters. For registration fees and other related matters please see the Elsevier website (link at the top of this page).

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.