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The Sixth International Conference on
Soft Computing, Machine Learning and Optimisation in
Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
28-31 August 2023
Pécs, Hungary
organised in cooperation with the:
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
University of Pécs, Hungary

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This is the Sixth International Conference on Soft Computing, Machine Learning and Optimisation in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in the series of conferences that commenced in 2009.
Conference Themes

The Machine Learning Methods and Soft Computing Techniques include (but are not restricted to):

  • Neural computing
  • Physics Based Deep Learning
  • Support vector machines
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Data-driven computing
  • Fuzzy systems
  • Biologically inspired soft computing
  • Genetic and evolutionary algorithms
  • Ant colony optimisation
  • Evolutionary methods
  • Artificial growth
  • Simulated annealing
  • Harmony search
  • Graph theory based techniques
  • Cellular automata
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Bayesian networks
  • Chaos theory
  • Data mining
  • Expert systems
  • Support vector machines
  • Hybrid optimisation algorithms
  • Predator-prey
  • Response surfaces
  • Polynomial chaos
  • Artificial immune systems and immune computing
  • Robust design
  • Inverse methodologies
  • Self-organising maps
  • Multi agent systems
  • Evolutionary polynomial regression
  • Deep learning
  • High performance computing
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Differential evolution
  • Metaheuristic and swarm intelligence
  • Particle swarm optimisation

Optimisation Themes, Techniques and Tools include:

  • Gradient and non-gradient methods
  • Numerical techniques
  • Multi-Objective and Many-Objective Optimisation
  • Re-analysis techniques for static and dynamic problems
  • Swift analysis
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Evolutionary and genetic optimisation
  • Convergence guarantees
  • Necessary and sufficient conditions
  • Randomized search methods
  • Topology Optimization
  • Heuristic procedures and methods
  • Bionic growth method
  • Algorithm development
  • Multi-objective optimisation
  • Integration of optimisation with design tools
  • Surrogate modelling or meta-models
  • Inverse problems
  • New or novel optimisation algorithms for engineering problems
  • Use of high-performance computing for large scale problems
  • Reliability optimisation
  • Algorithms for stochastic optimisation
  • Robust algorithms
  • Integration of optimisation and computational steering
  • Integration of optimisation with design tools
  • Parallel and distributed evolutionary algorithms
  • Game strategies

Areas of Application:

Presentations describing the application of the above Tools and Techniques to all branches of civil, structural, mechanical and environmental engineering may be presented at the conference. The areas of application include, but are not limited to:

  • Structural Mechanics
  • Construction engineering
  • Project control and management
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Design optimisation
  • Structural optimisation
  • Multidisciplinary optimisation
  • Topology optimisation
  • Optimisation for manufacturing processes - Additive Manufacturing
  • Non-linear material behaviour in optimisation processes
  • Shape optimisation
  • Architectural engineering
  • Composite structures
  • Computational mechanics
  • Smart structures
  • Multi-physics problems
  • Multi-scale problems
  • Materials design
  • Micro and nano materials
  • Smart materials
  • Composite multifunctional materials
  • Masonry structures
  • Adaptive structures
  • Optimal control for example in seismic design
  • Design for uncertainty
  • Bio-mechanical structures
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. Over the coming months the list of special sessions will gradually grow.

The current list of special sessions is as follows:

Conference Editorial Board
The Conference Editorial Board is:

  • Dr. C. Anitescu
  • Assoc. Prof. M. Bruggi
  • Dr. S. Czarnecki
  • Prof. X. Guo
  • Prof. P. Iványi
  • Prof. J. Kruis Czech Republic
  • Assoc. Prof. M. Langelaar
    The Netherlands
  • Prof. J. Logo
  • Prof. F. Magoulès
    France & Hungary
  • S. Malazdrewicz
  • Prof. A. Martins
  • Assoc. Prof. L. Meng,
  • Prof. T. Rabczuk
  • Dr. M.M. Rad
  • Prof. S. Ryu
  • Prof. L. Sadowski
  • Prof. L. Simoes
  • Prof. A. Takezawa
  • Prof. B.H.V. Topping
    United Kingdom & Hungary
  • Prof. G. Yoon
  • Prof. S. Youn
  • Prof. Weihong Zhang
  • Prof. Weisheng Zhang

Conference Chairmen
The Conference Chairmen are Prof. Peter Iványi (University of Pécs, Hungary), Prof. Barry H.V. Topping (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK and University of Pécs, Hungary) and Prof. Janos Logo (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary).