Computational Mechanics in the UK: 2007

Glasgow: 2nd & 3rd April 2007

Introduction and Scope
The 2007 annual meeting of the UK branch of the Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering will be held from 2nd-3rd April at Glasgow. Papers may be presented on all aspects of Computational Mechanics including: numerical methods, finite and boundary element methods, meshless methods, mesh and grid generation, materials modelling, etc. Domains of application include but are not restricted to: aerospace, aeronautical, mechanical, civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering.

The Mike Crisfield Prizes of £250 for the best paper amongst all Post-graduate Research Students and Post-doctoral Researchers will be awarded. With a £100 prize for each the "runners up" in the postdoc and postgrad categories. This year an additional prize of £1000 will be presented by "Computational Technology Solutions" of Stirling for the best written paper from a first named author under the age of 35 on the 2nd April. For results please see here.


The venue for the meeting is Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow. The opening session will take place at 9.30am on 2nd April and the registration desk will open at 8.00am.

Conference Dinner
The venue for the conference dinner on the evening of the 2nd April will be the Lighthouse Building ( The Lighthouse, Scotland's award-winning Centre for Architecture, Design and the City, housed in Mackintosh's Glasgow Herald newspaper building, contains the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre and Tower with stunning city views. Participants will have an opportunity to visit the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Room (The Mach Room) on the evening of the meeting dinner.

A CD Rom of papers presented at the meeting with a book of short summaries will be published.

Abstract Submissions
Authors of proposed papers should send a brief abstract to Professor Barry Topping by email: acme2007 AT bhvt DOT org DOT uk no later than 8th December 2006. Please ensure that you include your full postal address, telephone, fax and email with your abstract submission.
Paper Submissions

Final Papers for the CD Rom will be required by 15th February 2007. The details of the paper format will be provided on acceptance of abstracts.

Registration Fees

The registration fee which includes, the conference dinner together with lunch and coffee breaks on both days is £199. The registration fee is reduced for postgraduate students to £99. The registration form is available here. All registrations and fees should be received no later than 1st March 2007.


Accommodation at special rates is available through the Glasgow University’s Conference Service. The link to this accommodation booking service is: accommodation link.


The programme is now available for downloading: ACME2007 programme.

Protographs and Competition Results

Some photographs from the event and the results of the best paper competitions are shown here.