Conference Topics

The conference covers the following topics  (potential list below, not limited to):


1. Methods

  • High performance computing and techniques to gain efficiency (through change in computer architecture, parallel algorithms etc.)
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Algorithms for solving discrete and continuous problems
  • Analysis and visualization of data
  • Mathematical foundations: Numerical and applied linear algebra, initial & boundary value problems, Fourier analysis, optimization
  • Data Science for developing methods and algorithms to handle and extract knowledge from large scientific data
  • Programming languages

2. Applications:

  • Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering: combustion simulations, structural dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, computational thermodynamics, computational solid mechanics, vehicle crash simulation, biomechanics, trajectory calculation of satellites
  • Astrophysical systems
  • Battlefield simulations and military gaming, homeland security, emergency response
  • Biology and Medicine: protein folding simulations (and other macromolecules), bioinformatics, genomics, computational neurological modeling, modeling of biological systems (e.g., ecological systems), 3D CT ultrasound, MRI imaging, molecular bionetworks, cancer and seizure control
  • Chemistry: calculating the structures and properties of chemical compounds/molecules and solids, computational chemistry/cheminformatics, molecular mechanics simulations, computational chemical methods in solid state physics, chemical pollution transport
  • Civil Engineering: finite element analysis, structures with random loads, construction engineering, water supply systems, transportation/vehicle modeling
  • Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Telecommunications: VLSI, computational electromagnetics, semiconductor modeling, simulation of microelectronics, energy infrastructure, RF simulation, networks
  • Epidemiology: influenza spread
  • Environmental Engineering and Numerical weather prediction: climate research, Computational geophysics (seismic processing), modeling of natural disasters
  • Finance: derivative pricing, risk management
  • Industrial Engineering: discrete event and Monte-Carlo simulations, queueing networks, mathematical optimization
  • Material Science: glass manufacturing, polymers, and crystals
  • Nuclear Engineering: nuclear reactor modeling, radiation shielding simulations, fusion simulations
  • Petroleum engineering: petroleum reservoir modeling, oil and gas exploration
  • Physics: Computational particle physics, automatic calculation of particle interaction or decay, plasma modeling, cosmological simulations
  • Transportation

3. Special Sessions:

  • Thematic Session on Computer-aided structural integrity and safety (CSIS)

  • Thematic Session on Mechanics of Wood and Biocomposites in Engineering


Thematic Session on Computer-aided structural integrity and safety (CSIS)

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Corresponding organizer and contacts José A.F.O. Correia, INEGI & CONSTRUCT, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, Email: or Nicholas Fantuzzi, University of Bologna, Italy, Email: