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Minisymposium Proposal Submission

Minisymposium Proposal Submission

USNCCM16 is accepting proposals for minisymposia. The Organizers of USNCCM16 have identified five Congress Emphasis Areas for the scientific content of the congress (described below); however, proposals from any area of computational mechanics are welcomed.  You will need to submit your proposal online by September 15.  You will need to set up a new account, even if you have attended a USNCCM previously. 

To view minisymposia that have already been accepted, go to Congress Minisymposia. Questions regarding proposal submissions should be sent to

Congress Emphasis Areas 

200: Computational Medicine

The Computational Medicine Emphasis Area includes mini-symposia that focus on theory, methods and applications relevant to a number of topics. These include, but are not restricted to, the biomechanics of cells and tissues; topics in medicine and surgery such as cardio-vascular models, neurological applications and obstetrics; as well as cross-cutting themes such as growth and remodeling, patterning and morphogenesis.

300: Data-driven Modeling, Uncertainty Quantification and Machine Learning

The Data-driven Modeling, Uncertainty Quantification and Machine Learning Emphasis Area encompasses a wide range of mini-symposia as suggested by its title. Of interest, though not exclusively so, are sessions that advance themes in well-developed topics such as in uncertainty quantification; new approaches to physics-constrained machine learning; broader aspects of data-driven modeling such as graphs; and ideas in artificial intelligence such as game theory for model building.

400: Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics

The Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics Emphasis Area includes a number of mini-symposia that address aspects of numerical modeling pertaining to this topic. It encompasses, although not exclusively, mini-symposia on phenomena of turbulence, creeping flows, nanofluidics, nonlinear response and failure of solids, hyperelasticity, fluid-structure interaction and other coupled problems.

500: Materials, Manufacturing and Optimization

The Materials, Manufacturing and Optimization Emphasis Area addresses the processing, structure, properties, and performance of materials and parts. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, multiscale simulations of complex materials and their behavior; simulations of advanced processing technologies such as additive manufacturing; and computational techniques for the design and optimization of materials, parts, and structures.

600: Novel Methods

The Novel Methods Emphasis Area includes a broad range of mini-symposia focused on novel methods in computational engineering and sciences such as, but are not limited to, isogeometric analysis, meshfree, particle methods, and generalized/extended finite element methods. Mini-symposia devoted to the mathematical analysis and applications of novel methods to phenomena spanning multiple spatial and temporal scales, machine learning, reduced-order, and data-driven analyses, are also included in this Emphasis Area.