Minisymposium Proposals

If you are interested in organising a mini-symposium as a part of WCCM-ECCOMAS 2020 Congress, you are welcome to submit a proposal.

Prior to the submission of the proposal, the special session / mini-symposium organisers should consider the following:

  • The topic of the special session / mini-symposium should focus on the current interest and importance topics within the scope of the conference.
  • A special session of a minisymposium last 2 hours and typically has minimum 5 full papers in case of a Keynote talk (40 mns) and four presentations of 20 min each or six presentation of 20 min. A minisymposium is normally composed of two or more single sessions.
  • For practical reasons, each MS shall have a Corresponding Organizer, who will submit the MS proposal and keep in contact with the Conference Secretariat, and one or more Co-organisers.
  • The mini-symposium organisers can speak as part of the special session / mini-symposium.
  • The mini-symposium organisers will be in-charge of the abstracts and papers submissions, review process, notifying the authors regarding the acceptance of the contributions submitted to their sessions, and distribute the conference news to all the authors in their sessions. The organisers need to ensure all the papers of their sessions can be submitted by the deadline of Submission of paper which will be online through the Conference website.
  • It is discouraged that the speakers of special session / mini-symposium come from the same organisation or if all co-authors of the papers are from the same organisation.
  • No special financial arrangement or treatment will be provided to the special session / mini-symposium organiser and invited speakers. However, the special session / mini-symposium organisers, chairpersons for each session and invited speakers will be indicated in the conference programme.
  • Committees designated by IACM and ECCOMAS will examine the MS proposals.

Submission of Minisymposium Proposals

You are invited to organize Minisymposia (MS) in the different topics of the conferences that for practical reasons are numbered in the following way.

  • 100 - Fracture, Damage and Failure Mechanics
  • 200 - Advanced Discretization Techniques
  • 300 - Multiscale and Multiphysics Systems
  • 400 - Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
  • 500 - Materials by Design
  • 600 - Fluid Dynamics and Transport Phenomena
  • 700 - Numerical Methods and Algorithms in Science and Engineering
  • 800 - Uncertainty Quantification, Reliability and Error Estimation
  • 900 - Structural Mechanics, Dynamics and Engineering
  • 1000 - Manufacturing and Materials Processing
  • 1100 - Atomistic, Nano and Micro Mechanics of Materials
  • 1200 - Modeling and Analysis of Real World and Industry Applications
  • 1300 - Inverse Problems, Optimization and Design
  • 1400 - Software, High Performance Computing
  • 1500 - Fluid-structure Interaction, Contact and Interfaces
  • 1600 - Geomechanics and Natural Materials
  • 1700 - Data Science and Machine Learning
  • 1800 - Imaging and Visualization of Scientific Systems
  • 1900 - Partial Differential Equations
  • 2000 - Control Theory and Optimization

MS proposals shoud be submitted through the conference Web site, and have to follow the template available here. To be able to submit a MS proposal, you have to first register here.