ECCOMAS is an organisation
grouping European Associations with interests in the development and
applications of computational methods in science and technology.
ECCOMAS was created in 1993
with the aim of fostering basic and applied research and
dissemination of activities in Europe in the field of Computational
Methods in Applied Sciences.
ECCOMAS Council is formed by official
representatives of National or Regional Scientific Societies or
Organizations covering most of the European countries. Its main
mission is to favour the exchange of information, and to promote the
transfer between Research and Industry at the European scale. Its
fields of interest are the applications of Mathematical and
Computational Methods and Modelling to major areas such as Fluid
Dynamics, Structural Mechanics, Semi-conductor Modelling or
Electro-magnetics. Multidisciplinary applications of these fields to
critical societal and technological problems encountered in sectors
like Aerospace, Car and Ship Industry, Electronics, Energy, Finance,
Chemistry, Medicine, Biosciences, Environmental sciences are of
The main event organized by ECCOMAS is a large European conference
taking place on a four year cycle and addressing scientists and
engineers both in and outside Europe. The main objective of these
conferences is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of
state-of-the-art in scientific computing applied to engineering
sciences. Equal emphasis is given to basic methodologies, scientific
development and industrial applications.
The previous ECCOMAS Congresses
were held in Brussels in 1992, Paris 1996,
Barcelona 2000 and Jyvaskyla, Finland on July 2004.
The ECCOMAS 2004 Congress
attracted over 1100 participants. The next edition of the ECCOMAS Congress will take place on June 30
- July 5, 2008 in Lido Island, Venezia, Italy.
The ECCOMAS Congress includes
invited lectures, Invited Special Technological Sessions (STS),
contributed papers from Academy and Industry and Minisymposia.
Proceedings of the ECCOMAS
Congresses are widely disseminated in Europe.
ECCOMAS also organises large
conferences devoted to structures and fluids. The second European
Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and
Coupled Problems (ECCM 2001) was
held in Krakow (Poland) from 26 - 29 July 2001. The meeting
was organised under the auspices of ECCOMAS and IACM and attracted over 500
participants. The III European Conference on Computational Solid and
Structural Mechanics (CSSM
2006)will take place in the Laboratório Nacional de
Engenharía Civil (LNEC) in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 4 - 8, 2006.
The third ECCOMAS CFD Congress
took place in Swansea (UK) on 4 - 7 September 2001. Some 450
participants attended this scientific event. Previous ECCOMAS CFD
conferences were held in Stuttgart (1994) and Athens (1998). The
IV ECCOMAS CFD will take place in
Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, on September 5-8, 2006.
These series of global meetings are complemented with more
focused thematic conferences on state of the art topics in
computational science and engineering organised with the support of
More recently several ECCOMAS
Committees in scientific areas such as CFD,
Structures, Electro-magnetics, Chemistry, Mathematical and Numerical
Methods and CAD/CAM have been set up. The main objective of the
ECCOMAS Committees is to promote the organisation of specific small
thematic conferences and workshops in scientific and technological