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Name:ACMD 2006

Dates:From Aug. 1, 2006 to Aug. 4, 2006

Chair:Nobuyuki Shimizu (General Chair)

Location:Tokyo, Japan

Organizer:JSME: The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers; KSME: The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers

Description:The main purpose of this conference is to enhace scientific and technological exchange and cooperation among engineers over the world in the fields of multibody dynamics and related topics. ACMD is an international forum for the engineers who are interested in the theory and applications of multibody dynamics. This conference will provide good opportunities for each participant to exchange the latest research activities.

Webpage:http://acmd2006.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Name:Multibody Dynamics 2007

Dates:From June 25, 2007 to June 28, 2007

Chair:Carlo L. Botasso

Location:Milano, Italy

Organizer:ECCOMAS

Description:As new methods and procedures are being proposed at a fast pace in academia, research laboratories and industry, it becomes important to provide researchers in Multibody Dynamics with appropriate venues for exchanging ideas and results. To answer these needs, the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics was initiated in Lisbon in 2003, and continued in Madrid in 2005. Continuing this very succesful series, the next edition of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics will be held at the Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.
The Conference aims at providing a forum for discussion and technical exchanges on the most recent advances in this rapidly growing field.

Webpage:http://www.multibody2007.org

Name:IFToMM 2007 World Congress

Dates:From June 17, 2007 to June 21, 2007

Chair:Jean Pierre Merlet

Location:Besancon, France

Organizer:IFToMM

Description:The World Congress, which is held every 4 years and is the largest conference for mechanism and machine science, will cover the general areas of theory and practice of machines and mechanisms. The topics cover those of the IFToMM Technical Committees, some of the Permanent Commissions, and others not covered by these, that are of relevance to MMS, Mechanism and Machine Science.

Webpage:http://www.iftomm2007.com

Name:Sixth ASME International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control

Dates:From Sept. 4, 2007 to Sept. 7, 2007

Chair:Professor Subhash Sinha, Professor B. Balachandran

Location:Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Organizer:ASME

Description:

Papers are solicited in areas related to analytical, computational, and experimental multibody systems, nonlinear dynamics and control. The subject of the papers may include, but are not limited to, vehicle dynamics, railroad vehicle dynamics, robotic systems, biomechanical systems, molecular dynamics, aerospace applications, dynamics of machines and rotating flexible structures, computational and numerical methods in dynamics, finite element formulations, nonlinear dynamics and vibration, mechatronics and experimental methods in dynamics, impact and intermittent motion, fractional derivatives, application of multibody methodologies to real-time simulations, computer vision, and active and passive controls of mechanical systems.

Papers must be submitted electronically in a pdf format as described in the  IDETC 2007 conference web page before February 14, 2007. All papers will be reviewed and, if accepted, will be published in the conference proceedings on CD-ROM. For more information about the conference, please contact the Conference Chair or the Program Chair.

Interested individuals are also invited to organize symposia associated with areas/topics where significant research and applications exist. In general there will be a symposium associated with each of the major subjects addressed (e.g. Vehicle dynamics, biomechanical applications, etc.), and the related papers will reside within the sessions of these symposia. Symposia topic suggestions and organizer information should be provided to the Conference Chair or the Program Chair as soon as possible, but no later than October 1, 2006.

Webpage:http://www.rpi.edu/~anderk5/IDETC2007

Name:9th Conference on Dynamical Systems Theory and Applications

Dates:From Dec. 17, 2007 to Dec. 20, 2007

Chair:Jan Awrejcewicz

Location:Łódź, Poland

Organizer:Technical University of Łódź

Description:

The Technical University of Łódź Department of Automatics and Biomechanics announces:

The leading purpose of the Ninth International Conference is to maintain the stable developmnet as well as, by a tradition, strenghtening the scientific recognition of presented papers.

As every two years the present one Conference will propagate some functional theoretical and practical applications in the range of the assumed Main Topics. Our latest experiences and observations allow to suppose that together with Polish and Foreign scientists this year's meeting will achieve a status of an unforgetable event staying for a long time in memories of all Participants.

The official language of the Conference will be English. Most of the submitted papers will be published in Special Issues of some recognized International Journals.

  • Bifurcations and chaos in mechanical systems
  • Control in dynamical systems
  • Asymptotic mathods in nonlinear dynamics
  • Stability of dynamical systems
  • Lumped and continuous systems vibrations
  • Original numerical methods of vibration analysis
  • Man-machine interactions
  • Dynamics in life sciences, bioengineering and medicine


Webpage:http://www.p.lodz.pl/DSTA2007

Name:EUROMECH Colloquium 495 Advances in simulation of multibody system dynamics

Dates:From Feb. 18, 2008 to Feb. 21, 2008

Chair:Dmitri Pogorelov, Werner Schiehlen

Location:Bryansk, Russia

Organizer:Lab. Computational Mechanics of Bryansk St.Tech.U.

Description:

SCOPE

 

 The scope of the colloquium covers new developments in multibody system (MBS) dynamics: advanced methods of generation and solving equations of motion; new approaches in simulation of hybrid flexible/rigid MBS and electromechanical systems; algorithms for parallel computations and their implementations; recent applications to engineering systems (rail and road vehicles, wheel and walking robots etc.); efficiency of multibody dynamics software.

 

TOPICS 


 

  • Numerical methods in MBS (DAE, stiff equations, evaluation of Jacobians, large systems of equations)
  • Simulation of flexible/rigid MBS (comparison of absolute and relative coordinate formulations)
  • Simulation of electromechanical and mechatronic systems (mulitphysics and co-simulation approaches)
  • Mathematical models of force interactions (contact, tyre, fast algorithms)
  • Simulation of rail and road vehicle dynamics
  • Simulations of wheeled robots and walking machines, biomechanical motions of animals and humans
  • Parallel computations in MBS
  • Development of efficient software for simulation of MBS dynamics

 

It is a major goal of this colloquium to bring together people from academic institutions and from industry and to provide a basis for discussion and exchange of new concepts and ideas to scientists from all over Europe.

Webpage:http://umlab.ru/euromech/index.htm

Name:International Symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics MuSME 2008

Dates:From April 8, 2008 to April 12, 2008

Chair:Francisco Alba Juez

Location:San Juan, Argentine

Organizer:IMA, School of Engineering, University of San Juan

Description:

Because of the inherently multidisciplinary nature of Multibody Systems and Mechatronics, the scope of the topics in the congress is necessarily broad, but within the science of motion. Papers include subjects on Multibody kinematics and dynamics and Mechatronics and are not limited to the following topics:

 

  • Analysis and synthesis of mechanisms
  • Dynamics of multibody systems
  • Design algorithms for mechatronic systems
  • Simulation procedures and results
  • Prototypes and their performance
  • Robots and micromachines
  • Experimental validations
  • Theory of mechatronic simulation
  • Mechatronic systems
  • Control of mechatronic systems

  • A limited number of papers by students will be accepted for presentation. The Scientific Committee will select thirty papers for presentation at the sessions, which will be published in the Proceedings.

    Webpage:http://www.musme2008.unsj.edu.ar

Name:Pre-Nominated Session at ICTAMM 2008 on Multibody and Vehicle Dynamics

Dates:From Aug. 24, 2008 to Aug. 30, 2008

Chair:Jorge A. C. Ambrosio, Werner Schiehlen

Location:Adelaide, Australia

Organizer:International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Description:

The 22nd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM) will be held in Adelaide, Australia, 24 - 30 August 2008. As usual, the Congress Committee has chosen a wide range of timely topics, covering the entire field of Mechanics, to be the subjects of Pre-nominated sessions.

We have been selected as co-chairs for the Pre-Nominated Session on Multibody and Vehicle Dynamics, and it is our pleasant duty to encourage acknowledged experts in this field to submit contributions to the Congress. Accordingly, we encourage you to submit a paper, to be present in either a Lecture Session ( occupying a 20-minute slot, including discussion) or a Seminar Presentation Session ( a 5-minute slot plus the opportunity to display a poster). Your submission, prepared according to the instructions given at the website ( http://ictam2008.adelaide.edu.au ) and on the back, should reach the Congress Office no later than 11 January, 2008. You should be aware, however, that the final decision on whether a paper is accepted rests with the International Papers Committee (IPC). This will meet in late March 2008 to make its decisions on which papers should be accepted mainly following the recommendations of National Committees and Pre-Nominated Session Chairs.

We very much hope that you will indeed submit a paper to the Congress, so that the Pre-Nominated Session on Multibody and Vehicle Dynamics can truly represent the state of the art in our common field of interest.


Jorge A.C. Ambrósio
Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisbon, Portugal
 
Werner Schiehlen
Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics
University of Stuttgart
Stuttgat, Germany


Webpage:http://ictam2008.adelaide.edu.au

Name:International Congress Of Heavy Vehicles, Road-Trains And Urban Transport

Dates:From May 28, 2008 to May 31, 2008

Chair:Boris Khroustalev

Location:Minsk, Belarus

Organizer:Academic Automotive Association

Description:

In the context of the International Congress Of Heavy Vehicles, Road-Trains And Urban Transport, a "Multibody Systems" Workshop from the IFToMM Technical Committee is going to take place.

 

The workshop "Dynamics of Multibody Systems for Heavy Vehicles" will be organized by informational supporting of the Technical Committee "Multibody Systems".

Topics:

 

  • Kinematic and Dynamics of Multibody Machine Systems
  • Dynamics and Stability of Mobile Machines
  • Mechanics of Drives and Movers
  • Dynamic Simulation of Mobile Machines

Webpage:http://truck2008.bntu.by

Name:Fourth Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics (ACMD 2008)

Dates:From Aug. 20, 2008 to Aug. 23, 2008

Chair:Tae Won Park

Location:Seogwipo-city, Jeju island, Korea

Organizer:KSME, JSME

Description:

The Asian Conferences on Multibody Dynamics will be regularly held by several countries in Asia and Pacific area in turn.  The main purpose of this conference (ACMD2008) is to improve international scientific and technological exchange and cooperation between engineers and researchers over the world in the fields of multibody dynamics and related topics.

The conference will be an international forum for the engineers and who are interested in the theory and applications of multibody systems. The conference provides a good opportunity for each participant to exchange the latest activities.

Topics

Papers are solicited in areas related to the theory and applications of multibody systems. The subject of the papers includes, but is not limited to the followings:

 

  • Multibody system analysis Rigid and flexible dynamics
  • Modeling and formalisms and ODE integration
  • High performance formalisms and computation
  • Kinematics
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Rail-Wheel contact problems
  • Contact, impact and friction
  • Dynamic strength evaluation for MB systems
  • Structure and finite element method
  • Design sensitivity and Optimization
  • Vibration
  • Parameter identifications
  • Electro-Magnetic interactions with MBD
  • Robotics and mechatronics
  • Control and mechatronics
  • Biomechanics
  • CFD interactions
  • Visualization


Webpage:http://acmd2008.org

Name:Conferencia Nacional de Dinamica de Sistemas Multicorpo

Dates:From Dec. 6, 2007 to Dec. 7, 2007

Chair:Paulo Flores

Location:Guimaraes, Portugal

Organizer:Universidade do Minho, Departamento Engenharia Mecanica Instituto Superior Tecnico

Description:The scientific-technological scope where the Multibody System Dynamics lies is undoubtedly one of the most important at the fundamental and applied research level, having great developments in the last decades, national and internationally.

In special, in Portugal, Multibody System Dynamics is a greatly growing field, fact reflected in the nature and quality of the papers developed by the several R&D groups of this area and the increasing number of advanced courses where it is taught.

It is expected for the methodologies based on Multibody System Dynamics to become fundamental in the modelling, simulation, analsyis, optimization and control of mechanical systems in several researching areas as well as a large number of industrial applications, given the current advances in processing speed up and parallel computing.

The first national conference of Multibody System Dynamics will be held in this context. This congress is aimed to all the researchers, teachers, engineer professionals, technicians and students who work in the different sides of this growing research and application area.

Aim

  • Make a national disccussion forum about the recent developments on Multibody System Dynamics.
  • Promote the cooperation between the researching groups and national institutions of the area.
  • Promote the technological knowledge interchange between the Industry and the Academic world.
  • Stimulate the participation of students and young researchers.

Topics

  • Inverse/direct dynamics of rigid bodies.
  • Dynamics of flexible and rigid-flexible bodies.
  • Kinematics and synthesis of multibody systems.
  • Formulations and computational methods.
  • Contact and impact of multibody systems.
  • Control of multibody systems.
  • Joint and interdisciplinary problems.
  • Realtime simulation and parallel processing.
  • Applications: biomechanics, aerospace, locomotive and automobile engineering, mechatronics, robotics, accidentology...
  • Software development
  • Education and educational applications.

Language

The official language of the conference is Portuguese, nevertheless communications in other languages will be accepted as long as it is justified.

Webpage:http://www.dem.uminho.pt/Conferencias/DSM2007/

Name:Computational Methods in Multibody Dynamics Simulation Symposium

Dates:From June 30, 2008 to July 4, 2008

Chair:Dan Negrut, Carlo Botasso

Location:Venice, Italy

Organizer:IACM / ECCOMAS

Description:

Papers are solicited in all areas related to theoretical development, implementation, and performance assessment of computational methods in multibody dynamics simulation. Of particular interest are presentations regarding methods for handling friction and contact, flexible body simulation, mechatronics, methods for interfacing to linear and nonlinear finite element analyses, parallel computing strategies, explicit and implicit numerical integration methods, uncertainty handling.   Papers dealing with applications (biomechanics, railroad vehicles system dynamics, vehicle systems and tire dynamics, etc.) and software implementation/testing/validation issues are welcome in order to maintain a healthy balance between theoretical and applied presentations.

Webpage:http://www.iacm-eccomascongress2008.org/frontal/default.asp

Name:Fourth International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering (ACOMEN 2008)

Dates:From May 26, 2008 to May 28, 2008

Chair:M. Hogge, R. Van Keer

Location:Liege, Belgium

Organizer:Universite de Liege, Universiteit Gent

Description:

The purpose of the conference is to present new developments in the context of numerical simulations for engineers and scientists. The conference is organized into invited lectures and related mini-symposia, which explore a wide range of engineering topics. The list of agreed invited speakers will be announced shortly.

 

The following mini-symposia are organized:

 

  •  Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics
  •  Electromagnetism
  •  Fluid Mechanics & Hydrology
  •  Micro & Nano-Mechanics
  •  Optimization & Applied Mathematics
  •  Soil & Ground-Water Modeling
  •  Structural Mechanics & Dynamics
  •  Thermomechanics & CFD-based Multiphysics

 

 A workshop for software developments is also scheduled. During this workshop developers can present their software and discuss with others participants.

Webpage:http://www.ltas.ulg.ac.be/acomen2008

Name:10th International Conference on the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms

Dates:From Sept. 2, 2008 to Sept. 4, 2008

Chair:J. Mrazek

Location:Liberec, Czech Republic

Organizer:Technical University of Liberec

Description:Papers classified by the scientific steering committee will be presented in parallel sessions relevant to the following topics:

  • General theory of machines and mechanisms.
  • Analysis and synthesis of planar and spatial mechanisms.
  • Dynamics of machines and mechanisms.
  • Cams and cam mechanisms.
  • Rotor dynamics.
  • Biomechanics.
  • Mechatronics.
  • Vibration and noise in machines.
  • Optimization of mechanisms and machines.
  • Machine control and monitoring systems.
  • Robots and manipulators.
  • Textile machines mechanisms.
  • Experimental methods and automation of experiments.
  • Modern teaching methods.

Webpage:http://www.kts.tul.cz/TMM2008/

Name:Mini-symposium \"Multibody System Dynamics with Control\"

Dates:From Sept. 8, 2008 to Sept. 12, 2008

Chair:Alexander K. Belyaev, Dmitry A. Indeitsev, Hans Irschik, Rainer Flesch

Location:St. Petersburg, Russia

Organizer:Russian Academy of Sciences, European Association for the Control of Structures

Description:

The mini-symposium "Multibody System Dynamics with Control" is going to take place at the 4th European Conference on Structural Control (4ECSC) in St. Petersburg 2008. Contributed research papers are accepted in all areas related to multibody dynamics in combination with control. The minisymposium is intended to attract people from the field of multibody system dynamics and robotics in order to share their knowledge and experience in structural control with people from otherfields of research.

The conference is hosted by the Institute of Problems in Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences and will be held in St.Petersburg, September 8-12, 2008. The Proceedings of the Conference will be reviewed and are planned to be published by the prestigious Russian Publishers "NAUKA". The previous conference 3ECSC has been held in Vienna and was a great success with more than 300 international participants.

Aims and Scope of the conference:

 

The conference aims at fostering scientific interactions among the vast community of researchers contributing to structural control in a broad sense, and at strengthening the European research and professional community of structural control. Cross-fertilization between the different scientific disciplines and interactions with professional engineers will be encouraged. Active, passive, semi-active or hybrid control in both, linear and non-linear structural problems will be considered. As important branches of structural control, non-destructive testing, health monitoring, damage detection and life-line assessment will be addressed as well. Smart civil, mechanical and space structures interacting with their environment and undergoing various loads such as wind, earthquakes or traffic are main targets of this conference.

Webpage:http://mp.ipme.ru/ipme/conf/4ecsc/_english/index.html

Name: Mini-symposium \"Multibody System Dynamics with Control\" in St. Petersburg, 2008 Petersburg

Dates:From Dec. 1, 2008 to Jan. 18, 2008

Chair:Priv. Doz. Dr. Johannes Gerstmayr

Location:St. Petersburg, Russia

Organizer:Institute of Technical Mechanics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz

Description:The deadline for submissions to the Minisymposium "Multibody System Dynamics with Control" has been extended till January 18th. Please go to the Conference homepage http://mp.ipme.ru/ipme/conf/4ecsc/_english/index.html or send an email directly to the organizer Johannes Gerstmayr: johannes.gerstmayr(at)jku.at

Webpage:http://http://mp.ipme.ru/ipme/conf/4ecsc/_english/index.html

Name:21st Polish Conference on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms

Dates:From Sept. 22, 2008 to Sept. 25, 2008

Chair:N/A

Location:Bielsko-Biała, Poland

Organizer:Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Bielsko-Biała

Description:

 CONFERENCE TOPICS
1. Analysis of kinematics and dynamics
2. Synthesis of mechanical systems
3. Modelling and simulation of mechanical systems
4. Drives and control
5. Mechatronic systems
6. Robots and manipulators
7. Biomechanics and men-to-machine systems
8. Current trends in TMM teaching 

Webpage:http://www.ath.bielsko.pl

Name:Computational Methods in Multibody Dynamics and Control mini-symposium

Dates:From Jan. 7, 2009 to Jan. 11, 2009

Chair:Zdravko Terze, Andreas Müller

Location:Sun City, South Africa

Organizer:IACM, ECCOMAS, SAAM

Description:In the wake of fast development of new technologies, many areas of contemporary engineering, that were conventionally ivided or loosely coupled in the previous times, merge together to meet new challenges. This is evident especially in the area of dynamics and control of multibody systems (MBS), a branch of computational mechanics that provides modelling principles and computational methods for dynamic analysis, simulation and control of various mechanical systems with complex kinematical topology.

As part of AfriComp '09 a mini-symposium on Computational Methods in Multibody Dynamics and Control is going to be organized.

Papers are solicited in the area of computational methods in MBS dynamics, non-linear dynamics and control. Contributions to time-integration procedures for non-linear mechanical systems in form of ODE and DAE (including constraint violation stabilization methods), motion planning, and geometric integration methods are also invited. Papers dealing with modelling and dynamics simulation of MBS models comprising flexible and rigid body substructures are especially welcome. Application papers dealing with robotic manipulators, aerospace applications, holonomic and non-holonomic multibody systems, electromechanical systems and biomechanical systems will be given particular attention.

The aim of the symposium is to bring together experts from different areas of computational mechanics, such as multibody and non-linear dynamics, numerical methods for control and simulation, but also those 'multidisciplinary' experts that inspire this steadily evolving subject.

The deadline for abstract submission is July 15, 2008. Abstracts will be peer reviewed and, if accepted, will be published in the conference proceedings.

Webpage:http://www.africomp.com/symposia/abs-mini-symposium3.pdf

Name:7th EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference

Dates:From Sept. 7, 2009 to Sept. 11, 2009

Chair:J. Ambrosio

Location:Lisbon, Portugal

Organizer:EUROMECH, Instituto Superior Tecnico

Description:

Following the very succesful Conferences in Munich, Genove, Stockholm, Metz, Thessaloniki and Budapest, the 7th EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference will be held at the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal, under the auspices of EUROMECH, during September 7-11, 2009.

Topics:

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Material Mechanics
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Dynamics
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Coupled Problems


Call for contributions:

Authors wishing to contribute to the conference are invited to submit a two-page abstract (see the format in the conference web page).

Abstract submission: January 31, 2009

Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2009

 

Conference format:

The Conference will last five days, including the half-day tour, during which one general and eight plenary lectures will be delivered and working sessions organized, including the "EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Price" lecture.

Those who whish to organize mini-symposia in specialized, emergent or interdisciplinary topics should contact the Conference chairman before June 1, 2008.

Webpage:http://www.dem.ist.utl.pt/esmc2009/

Name:ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics 2009

Dates:From June 29, 2009 to July 2, 2009

Chair:N/A

Location:Warsaw, Poland

Organizer:Warsaw University of Technology

Description:

As a continuation of the very successful past series, the next edition of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics will be held at the Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, from 29th June to 2nd July, 2009.

The Conference focuses on all aspects of multibody dynamics, with an emphasis on:

  • Theoretical and computational methods;
  • Complex applications, including aerospace, automotive, biomechanical, railway engineering, etc.;
  • Coupled multi-physic problems;
  • Problems with multiple interacting scales;
  • Advanced numerical algorithms;
  • Flexible multibody systems;
  • Real-time simulation, computational efficiency and virtual reality;
  • Control;
  • Optimization;
  • Software developement, validation, education.

More information will be available at the conference webpage.

Webpage:http://www.multibody2009.org/

Name:7th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC)

Dates:From Aug. 30, 2009 to Sept. 2, 2009

Chair:Kurt Anderson (Conference), Prof. Olivier Bauchau (Program)

Location:San Diego, California, USA

Organizer:ASME

Description:

The 7th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) is an integral part of the 2007 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conferences (2007 IDETC/CIE). This Conference is sponsored by the Technical Committee on Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics, which is an principal part of the ASME Design Engineering Division. This event is a theme of the odd-year IDETC and premier international meeting in the fields of multibody systems, nonlinear dynamics, and control. The conferences will also include plenary sessions, keynote lectures, and tutorials on different topics related to engineering design. Papers are solicited in the areas of multibody systems, nonlinear dynamics, and control with a list of anticipated topics and corresponding symposia listed below.

 

 Objectives
 Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the areas Multibody systems dynamics, computational dynamics, Nonlinear dynamics, and control. Experimental and applications oriented papers are particularly welcome. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in 7th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

Anticipated Symposia topics include but are not limited to:

  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Bioassistive Devices
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations: Methods and Applications
  • Algorithms and Integration Methods
  • Flexible Multibody Dynamics  
  • Design Optimization of Mechanical Systems
  • Differential-Geometric Methods in Multibody Dynamics, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control
  • Aerospace Applications
  • Analysis and Applications of Discontinuous Dynamical Systems
  • Classic and Fractional Dynamics on Continuous and Discontinuous Vector Fields
  • Contact Dynamics
  • Dynamics and Control of Time-Varying Dynamic Systems and Structures
  • Experiments with Nonlinear Dynamic Systems
  • Fractional Derivatives and Their Applications
  • Nonlinear Resonances, Phenomena, and Interactions
  • Multibody System Software Development and Applications in Education and Industry
  • Robot Systems
  • Vehicle Systems and Tire Dynamics
  • Railroad Vehicle System Dynamics

All papers will be reviewed and, if accepted, will be published in the conference proceedings on CD-ROM

Webpage:http://www.rpi.edu/~anderk5/IDETC2009/

Name:4th International Workshop on Computational Kinematics

Dates:From May 6, 2009 to May 8, 2009

Chair:Andres Kecskemethy

Location:Duisburg, Germany

Organizer:IFToMM Technical Committee for Computational Kinematics

Description:

Aims

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from the broad range of disciplines related to Computational Kinematics in an intimate, collegial and stimulating environment, where they can present and exchange their newest scientific results. The CK2009 Workshop is one of the activities of the IFToMM Technical Committee for Computational Kinematics. The previous sites of this Workshop series were in Sophia Antipolis (1995), Seoul (2001) and Cassino (2005).

Site

The Workshop will be held at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Duisburg. Duisburg is easily accessible from all European and Non-European countries, and it offers a good starting point to visit further places in northern Europe.

Topics

  • Kinematic design and synthesis
  • Computational geometry
  • Motion analysis and synthesis
  • Theory of mechanisms
  • Mechanism design
  • Kinematical analysis of robots and parallel manipulators
  • Kinematical issues in biomechanics
  • Molecular kinematics
  • Computer animation and interpolation of kinematical motion
  • Motor learning and control
  • Robot motion planning
  • Applications of computational kinematics
  • Education in computational kinematics
  • Theoretical foundations of kinematics

Social programme

The location of the workshop within the Ruhr area offers both interesting industrial sites as well as exciting cultural events, together with excellent gastronomy. The social program shall involve these sites, and corresponding information will be posted in subsequent mailings.

Registration fees

Registration fees include conference proceedings, coffee breaks, reception and conference banquet, as well as excursions to the Ruhr and Lower Rhine region. The registration fees are:

Early registration ...................................... 350 Euro
Registration after March 20, 2009 ............. 400 Euro
Students / Accompanying Persons ........... 200 Euro

Further information

This is a first call for papers intended to inform about the dates and main aims and topics of the Workshop. More detailed information about accommodation, conference location and other top- ics shall be included in the conference site www.uni-due.de/ck2009 and will be posted in further mailings.

Webpage:http://www.uni-due.de/ck2009

Name:1st Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics

Dates:From May 25, 2010 to May 27, 2010

Chair:Aki Mikkola Werner Schiehlen

Location:Lappeenranta, Finland

Organizer:Lappeenranta University of Technology

Description:The Conference will take place at Lappeenranta University of Technology, located in South-East Finland, close to the Russian border, 220 km from Helsinki. Within easy distance of Helsinki, Lappeenranta welcomes travelers arriving by air, bus, train or car. Lappeenranta is located by Lake Saimaa, the largest water system in Finland. At the end of May, Lappeenranta shows its best side, with long light-filled days and pleasant weather.

Authors are invited to submit one page abstracts, clearly stating the objectives, results and conclusions of the work to be discussed in the presentation. All abstracts will be reviewed and, if accepted, authors will be invited to submit full papers, which will be included in conference proceedings.

The purpose of the Conference is to serve as a meeting point for the international multibody community. The conference provides an opportunity to exchange high-level, recent information on the theory and applications of multibody systems. The topics of the Conference include, but are not restricted to:

  • Theoretical and computational methods
  • Flexible multibody systems
  • Contact and impact problems
  • Control and mechatronics
  • Multidisciplinary approaches
  • Algorithms, integration codes and software
  • Efficient methods and real-time simulations
  • Experiments and numerical verifications
  • Optimization and sensitivity analysis
  • Dynamics of machines and rotating structures
  • Dynamics of all vehicles
  • Robotic systems
  • Biomechanics
  • Education in multibody dynamics

Webpage:http://www.imsd10.fi

Name:10th IFToMM International Symposium on Science of Mechanisms and Machines - SYROM'2009

Dates:From Oct. 12, 2009 to Oct. 15, 2009

Chair:Ion Vişa

Location:Braşov, Romania

Organizer:IFToMM, Romanian Association for the Science of Mechanisms and Machines

Description:

SYMPOSIUM TOPICS

The general thematic of the symposium follows the mechanisms conception, modeling, analysis, synthesis, and command & control in advanced product design, focusing on but not restricted at the MultiBody System (MBS) approach, applied to:

  1. Conceptual design (linkages, gears, cams, complex mechanisms)
  2. Kinematic and dynamic analysis
  3. Modeling and simulation
  4. Command & control
  5. Synthesis and optimization
  6. Current trends education
  7. Applications in high-tech products

 
PROCEEDINGS

The symposium proceedings will be published in main a stream journal. The official symposium language is English.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

You are kindly invited to submit a 200-300 words abstract. The document should be edited using Word 2003 or less, either on-line, in the application form page , or by e-mail, arotmm@unitbv.ro.

Webpage:http://www.arotmm.ro/syrom2009/

Name:1st ESA Workshop on Multibody Dynamics for Space Applications

Dates:From Feb. 2, 2010 to Feb. 3, 2010

Chair:N/A

Location:Noordwijk, Netherlands

Organizer:ESA/ESTEC Structures & Mechanisms division (TEC-MS)

Description:The 1st ESA Multibody Dynamics Workshop aims at highlighting new technologies performances and potential applications, and promoting European entities competence in the field of Multibody Dynamics.

It will bring together European entities (Industries / Companies / Institutions / Universities) in order to present and discuss the latest state-of-the-art of multibody dynamics theory and to explore innovative approaches for aerospace applications.

Participants will have the opportunity to share their technical expertise and experiences by formal presentations, informal discussions and round tables.  A variety of topics will be addressed. Papers concerning the following subjects are foreseen (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Flexible multibody dynamics
  • Mechanisms dynamics
  • Launch Vehicle Dynamics
  • Deployable systems
  • Robotic systems
  • Control and mechatronics
  • Numerical and computational methods
  • Multibody Software development
  • Active and passive controls
  • Nonlinear dynamics and vibration
  • Multidisciplinary applications

 

Author Instructions

Please follow the following abstract and final ‘short paper’ submission instructions at website:

www.congrex.nl/10m02

Calendar of Events

Deadline Abstract Submission
2nd December 2009

Authors Notification
14th December 2009

Issue of Preliminary Programme
2nd January 2010

Deadline Submission Final Papers
18th January 2010

Participants planning to make a presentation should register as soon as possible. All other participants are requested to register no later than 18th January 2010.

Webpage:http://www.congrex.nl/10m02/

Name:Euromech 515

Dates:From July 13, 2010 to July 16, 2010

Chair:D.Sc. Evtim Zahariev, Prof. Marco Ceccarelli

Location:Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Organizer:European Mechanics Society, Institute of Mechanics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Description:Multibody System Dynamics Colloquia

Simulation of multibody systems dynamics and its applications belongs to a series of Colloquia promoted by the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH) taking place in Paris, France (2001), Erlangen, Germany (2003), Halle, Germany (2004), Ferrol, Spain (2006) and Bryansk (2008). Essential features of EUROMECH Colloquia are that they are specialized in content, small in size and informal in character. This type of scientific meetings has been found in practice to give good results and to meet a definite need. For further information visit www.euromech.org.

Topics

Papers are solicited but not limited on the topics:

  • Advances in Dynamics Formulation and Real Time Motion Simulation.
  • Robotics, Mechatronics, and Smart Systems.
  • Vehicle Dynamics.
  • Aerospace and Space Applications.
  • Solid-Fluid Interaction.
  • Biomechanics and Medical Applications.
  • New Systems and Areas of Application.

Deadline

Two-page abstract: February 01, 2010

Notification of acceptance: March 01, 2010

Early registration: April 01, 2010

Regular registration: June 01, 2010

Webpage:http://www.imbm.bas.bg/euromech515/

Name:ACMD2010, 5th Asian Conference on Multibody Mechanics

Dates:From Aug. 23, 2010 to Aug. 26, 2010

Chair:Nobuyuki Shimizu, Wan-Suk Yoo

Location:Kyoto, Japan

Organizer:JSME: The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (Sp), KSME: The Korean Society of Mechanic (Co-Sp)

Description:The 5th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics (ACMD) will be held in Kyoto, Japan, from August 23rd to 26th in 2010. The Asian Conferences on Multibody Dynamics have been regularly hosted by several countries in Asia and Pacific area in turn. Since the ACMD conference was launched in Iwaki (Japan) in 2002, it has been successfully held in Seoul (Korea) in 2004, Tokyo (Japan) in 2006, and Jeju (Korea) in 2008.

The main purpose of this conference, ACMD2010 is to enhance scientific and technological exchange and cooperation among engineers over the world in the fields of multibody dynamics and related topics. ACMD is an international forum for the engineers who are interested in the theory and applications of multibody dynamics. This conference will provide good opportunities for each participant to exchange the latest research activities.

Papers are solicited in areas related to the theory and applications of multibody dynamics. The subjects of the papers may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Multibody system analysis
  • Flexible multibody dynamics
  • Modeling, formalisms, and DAE solution method
  • High performance formalisms and computation
  • Vehicle dynamics and control including tire dynamics
  • Contact, impact, and friction
  • Railroad system dynamics
  • Control of multibody systems
  • Robotics and mechatronics
  • Biomechanics
  • Optimization and sensitivity analysis in MBS
  • Fluid-structure interaction in MBS
  • Aerospace dynamics
  • Nano technology in MBS
  • Multidiscplinary and Multiscales
  • MBD application in rotating machinery
  • Dynamics of machine components
  • MBD application in sports dynamics
  • Education and software development in MBD
  • Others

Important dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
Nov. 30, 2009

Notification of Acceptance
Feb. 13, 2010

Camera-Ready Manuscripts Deadline
Apr. 30, 2010

Deadline for Early Registration
Jun. 30, 2010

Webpage:http://http://shinsen.biz/acmd2010/

Name:IUTAM Symposium on Dynamics Modelling and Interaction Control in Virtual and Real Environments

Dates:From June 7, 2010 to June 11, 2010

Chair:Gábor Stépán

Location:Budapest, Hungary

Organizer:IUTAM, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Description:

Scope of the symposium

 


The symposium is aimed to bring together specialist in the field of multibody system modeling, contact/collision mechanics, control of mechanical systems. Discussions between the experts of these fields enable the exchange of ideas about the recent advances in multibody system modeling and interaction control, as well as about the possible future trends. In addition, the presentation of recent scientific results may facilitate the interaction between scientific areas like system/control engineering and mechanical engineering.

Webpage:http://www.iutam2010.org

Name:Advanced Numerical Methods in Multibody Systems and Control

Dates:From May 16, 2010 to May 21, 2010

Chair:Zdravko Terze, Andreas Mueller

Location:Paris, France

Organizer:ECCOMAS

Description:

The aim of the symposium is to bring together experts from different areas of computational mechanics related to multibody dynamics and numerical methods for control and simulation.

Papers are solicited in the area of computational methods in MBS dynamics and control. Papers dealing with modelling and dynamics simulation of MBS models comprising flexible and rigid body substructures are especially welcome. Contributions to time-integration procedures for non-linear mechanical systems in form of ODE and DAE (including constraint violation stabilization methods) and motion planning methods are also invited. Application papers dealing with robotic manipulators, aerospace applications, holonomic and non-holonomic multibody systems, and biomechanical applications will be given particular attention. Papers describing implementation of real-time and distributed simulation techniques are also welcome.

Webpage:http://www.eccm2010.org/textes_topic_1.php#123

Name:The Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology

Dates:From Sept. 14, 2010 to Sept. 17, 2010

Chair:S. Dumont, F. Lebon

Location:Valencia, Spain

Organizer:Civil-Comp Press, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Description:

This is the Tenth Conference in the Computational Structures Technology series that commenced in 1991. Previous venues for the conference have included: Budapest, Edinburgh, Prague, Leuven, Lisbon, Gran Canaria and Athens. The conference is concerned with the application of the latest computational technology to structural mechanics and engineering. Computational Technology encompasses both the latest hardware and software developments as well as algorithmic and theoretical techniques.

 

 The conference is concerned with both theoretical, mathematical and scientific developments as well as applications of established technology to new domains. The word Structures is interpreted in its widest sense.

 

There is one specific session on multibody dynamics called CST2010-S03: New Trends in the Simulation of Multi-Body Systems with Contact.

 

Webpage:http://www.civil-comp.com/conf/cst2010.htm

Name:WCCM / APCOM2010

Dates:From July 19, 2010 to July 23, 2010

Chair:Dan Negrut, Carlo Bottasso, Jorge Ambrosio, Rudranarayan Mukherjee

Location:Sydney, Australia

Organizer:IACM, APACM

Description:We would like to invite you to present recent results of your research work at the "Computational Methods in Multibody Dynamics" Symposium organized in conjunction with the 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, in Sydney Australia, 19-23 July 2010 (http://www.wccm2010.com/program.htm).

Presentations are solicited in all areas related to theoretical analysis, implementation, and validation of computational methods in multibody dynamics simulation.  Of particular interest are presentations regarding methods for handling friction and contact,flexible body simulation, mechatronics, methods for interfacing multibody dynamics to linear and nonlinear finite element analyses,parallel computing strategies, explicit and implicit numerical integration methods, uncertainty quantification, model validation.  In order to maintain a healthy balance between theoretical and applied presentations, papers dealing with applications of multibody dynamics (biomechanics, railroad system dynamics, vehicle systems and tire dynamics, etc.) and software implementation/testing/validation issues are very much welcomed.

Some key dates for this congress:
- deadline for two page abstract submission: December 15, 2009
- acceptance of the contribution: January 30, 2010

Note that there is no manuscript due for this congress and the acceptance is based on the quality of the two page abstract submitted. The official symposium title is Computational Methods in Multibody Dynamics Simulation and the ID for the symposium is MS2011.

Webpage:http://www.wccm2010.com

Name:7th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (ENOC 2011)

Dates:From July 24, 2011 to July 29, 2011

Chair:D.H. van Campen Prof. Giuseppe Rega

Location:Rome, Italy

Organizer:EUROMECH, Universita di Roma

Description:

Although the brand name ENOC (European Nonlinear Oscillations Conference) is still used as the historical abbreviation, the European Nonlinear Dynamics Conferences aim at covering the complete field of Nonlinear Dynamics, including Multibody Dynamics and coupling to Stability, Identification, Control and (Structural) Optimization.

During the last few decades, the area of nonlinear dynamics has been evolving in a revolutionary way, with applications to a wide variety of engineering systems made possible by the use of sophisticated computational techniques employing powerful concepts and tools of dynamical systems, bifurcation and chaos theory.

Two main general issues characterize the present research framework: (i) the need to overcome the limitations inherent in the archetypal single- or few- degree-of-freedom models mostly considered in the past, and to deal with real systems; (ii) the increased interest towards exploiting nonlinear dynamics modelling and analysis for designing physical and engineering systems and controlling their nonlinear and complex behaviour. The aim is towards: (i) developing more reliable reduced- order models for the analysis of the actually high- dimensional systems and processes encountered in most technical applications; (ii) obtaining further meaningful hints for model validation from calibrated experimental investigations; (iii) generalizing concepts and techniques for the analysis of new complex behaviours; (iv) exploring implications of nonlinearity and chaos in design and operating conditions of advanced systems, as well as needs and features for their control.

Overall, it is important to remember how difficult and involved is the passage from simple models to actual engineered systems, with their inherent complexity. ENOC 2011 is aimed at bringing together a wide variety of specialists with the purpose to show the latest achievements, to foster future directions for development, to exchange experience, and to stimulate further interaction, by diving deep into both theory and recent applications of nonlinear dynamics.


  • Models and methods (analytical, numerical, geometrical, symbolic, experimental) in nonlinear dynamics.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of nonlinear dynamic systems.
  • Nonlinear dynamics of continuous, discontinuous and hybrid systems.
  • Bifurcations and chaos.
  • Nonlinear stochastic systems.
  • Nonlinear dynamic phenomena.
  • Control of oscillations and chaos.
  • Applications in mechanics at different scales, and real problems from any branch of engineering science including mechanical, civil, electronic, electrical, communication, medical, materials.
  • Cross-disciplinary topics from applied mathematics, physics, biophysics, genetics, nanotechnology, finance, medicine and earth sciences.

Regular Sessions will be organized, besides Minisymposia. Contributions may be assigned either to Lecture Sessions or to Poster Discussion Sessions. Industrial companies are invited to participate in product exhibition (please contact the organizers).

Submission of Extended Summaries Extended Summaries (2 pages) should be submitted by October 31, 2010 to the Organizing Committee. All Extended Summaries will be reviewed.

Interested contributors of accepted ES will be also entitled to submit a non-mandatory 6-10 page Paper by April 15, 2011.

No more than two Extended Summaries/Papers for each presenting author will be accepted. The site for online submission with the relevant instructions will be open in September, 2010. Extended Summaries and Papers will be published as Conference Proceedings in two parts, made available on- line.

Webpage:http://w3.uniroma1.it/dsg/enoc2011/

Name:International Conference on Multi Body Dynamics

Dates:From Feb. 24, 2011 to Feb. 26, 2011

Chair:Prof. J.S.Rao, Prof. S.K.Saha

Location:Vijayawada, India

Organizer:K. L. University

Description:

K.L.University, was established with its constituent college K.L.College of Engineering, the largest Engineering Institution in the state of Andhra Pradesh and second largest in India , came into existence in 1980. The college has shaped out owing to its Academic and Research excellence into a Deemed to be university in 2009 as K L University.

R&D activity is at its best on the campus through various centers of excellence established under the different faculties of engineering. A number of Research and Consultancy projects worth several Crores of Indian rupees sponsored by various Govt. organizations and Research labs are in progress in these centers of excellence.

Papers are solicited in areas related to the theory and applications of multibody dynamics. The subjects of the papers may include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Rigid and Flexible Multibody Dynamics

  • Contact and Impact Problems

  • Robotics and Mechatronics

  • Experimental methods and numerical verification

  • Vehicle Dynamics

  • Dynamic strength evaluation for Multibody systems

  • Dynamics of rotating and reciprocating masses

  • Aerospace Dynamics

  • Multi disciplinary approaches to MBD

  • Any Relevant topic…

Authors are invited to submit one page abstract, clearly stating the objectives, methods, results and conclusions of the work to be discussed in the presentation. All abstracts will be reviewed by technical committee and, if accepted, authors will be invited to submit full papers, which will be included in conference proceedings.

Webpage:http://www.icmbd.in

Name:IUTAM Symposium on Human Body Mechanics: From Multibody Systems to Biomechanics

Dates:From June 5, 2011 to June 8, 2011

Chair:John McPhee, Jozsef Kovecses

Location:Waterloo, Canada

Organizer:IUTAM, University of Waterloo

Description:Biomechanics is a very challenging interdisciplinary research topic for the scientific communities of biology, medicine and mechanics. This IUTAM symposium has the goal to bring together researchers from these disciplines. Theoretical and applied mechanics may contribute by sophisticated modelling and analysis methods to the motion research of healthy and disabled human beings. Recently, multibody system dynamics has been successfully applied to studies on human walking and hearing. However, the modelling process has to take into account the dynamical properties of muscles, ligaments, tissues and skin which are not available in the engineering community.

The design and the verification of reliable models of the complex motion of and within the human being requires an interdisciplinary cooperation which will be deepened or established by the proposed symposium. It is expected that physicians and clinicians can improve their techniques by more detailed models and they can reduce essentially the number of experiments required by solely experimental research. On the other hand, dynamicists will get good suggestions for new research activities and modelling techniques.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Andrés Kecskeméthy, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany
  • Atsuo Takanishi, Waseda University, Japan
  • Ton van den Bogert, Cleveland Clinic, U.S
  • Stuart McGill, University of Waterloo, Canada

IUTAM Organizing Committee Members

  • Jorge Ambrósio, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
  • Felix Chernousko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Javier Cuadrado, University of La Coruña, Spain
  • Scott Delp, Standford University, U.S.A
  • Andrés Kecskeméthy, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany
  • József Kövecses (Co-Chair), McGill University, Canada
  • John McPhee (Chair), University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Atsuo Takanishi, Waseda University, Japan

Webpage:http://iutam2011.uwaterloo.ca

Name:The 13th World Congress in Mechanisms and Machine Science

Dates:From June 19, 2011 to June 25, 2011

Chair:Ricardo Chicurel-Uziel

Location:Guajanato, Mexico

Organizer:Mexican Committee of IFToMM, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico

Description:The 13th IFToMM World Congress will take place in the city of
Guanajuato, on June 19 - 25, 2011. This congress is held every 4 years
and it is the largest conference for mechanism and machine
science. The aim of the congress is to gather researchers, scholars,
practitioners and students with interests in the general area of the
theory and practice of machines and mechanisms.

TOPICS OF THE CONGRESS


Papers are welcome on the general areas of the theory and practice of
machines and mechanisms, with particular reference to the topics of
the IFToMM Technical Commitees and Permanent Commissions, namely:

  • Computational kinematics
  • Gearing and transmissions
  • Human-machine systems
  • Linkages and cams
  • Mechatronics
  • Micromechanisms
  • Nonlinear oscillations
  • Robotics
  • Rotor dynamics
  • Transportation machinery
  • Reliability of machines and mechanisms
  • Education
  • History of MMS
  • Biomechanics
  • Design methodology
  • Dynamics of machinery
  • Tribology
  • Multibody dynamics.

IMPORTANT DATES


Full version of the paper should be submitted through the Conference
Web site.

Paper submission
1 Oct. 2010

Provisional decision
26 Nov. 2010

Final version submission
14 Jan. 2011

Final decision
25 Feb. 2011

Webpage:http://http://www.somim.org.mx/iftomm/

Name:Multibody Dynamics 2011

Dates:From July 4, 2011 to July 7, 2011

Chair:Jean-Claude Samin, Paul Fisette

Location:Brussels, Belgium

Organizer:ECCOMAS, Universite catholique de Louvain

Description:The ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics was initiated in Lisbon in 2003, and continued in Madrid in 2005, Milano in 2007 and Warsaw in 2009. Continuing this very successful series, the next edition of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics will be held in Brussels, Belgium and organized by the Université catholique de Louvain, from 4th to 7th July 2011.  The Conference aims at providing a forum for discussion and technical exchanges on the most recent advances in this rapidly growing field.

The Conference focuses on all aspects of multibody dynamics, and papers are especially solicited on the following topics:

  • Theoretical and computational methods;
  • Complex applications, including aerospace, automotive, biomechanical, railway engineering, etc.;
  • Coupled multi-physics problems;
  • Problems with multiple interacting scales;
  • Advanced numerical algorithms;
  • Flexible multibody systems;
  • Real-time simulation, computational efficiency and virtual reality;
  • Robotics and control;
  • Optimization and sensitivity analysis;
  • Education and software development;
  • Experimental validation.

Important Dates


Abstract submission (3 p. max):
3rd December 2010

Student scholarship application:
3rd December 2010

Notification of acceptance:
21st January 2011

Full paper submission:
18th March 2011

Early registration:
18th March 2011

Webpage:http://www.multibody2011.org

Name:International Symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics MuSME 2011

Dates:From Oct. 25, 2011 to Oct. 28, 2011

Chair:Vicente Mata

Location:Valencia, Spain

Organizer:CITV, UPV, IFToMM, FeIBIM

Description:The aim of the Symposium is to bring together researchers from the
broad ranges of disciplines referring to Multibody Systems and
Mechatronics, in an intimate, collegial and stimulating environment.
MuSMe 2011 Symposium is one of the activities of the FeIbIM Commission
for Mechatronics and IFToMM Technical Committees for Multibody
Dynamics and Robotics & Mechatronics.  The Symposium will be held at
the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería del Diseño of the
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.

TOPICS


Because of the inherently multidisciplinary nature of Multibody
Systems and Mechatronics, the scope of the topics in the congress is
necessarily broad, but within the science of motion. Papers include
subjects on Multibody kinematics and dynamics and Mechatronics and are
not limited to the following topics:

  • Analysis and synthesis of mechanisms
  • Dynamics of multibody systems
  • Design algorithms for mechatronic systems
  • Simulation procedures and results
  • Prototypes and their performance
  • Robots and micromachines
  • Experimental validations
  • Theory of mechatronic simulation
  • Mechatronic systems
  • Control of mechatronic systems

A limited number of papers by students will be accepted for
presentation. Best papers awards will be given in the area of
research, applications and student papers.

PAPER ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION


Full papers should be sent in PDF format by e-mail before June 1st,
2011 to:

Vicente Mata (MuSMe 2011 Congress),
CITV, Centro de Investigación de
Tecnología de Vehículos.
Edificio 5E.
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Camino de Vera s/n.
46022 Valencia (España)
e-mail: musme2011@upv.es

Please, indicate a session title in which the paper will be properly
included.

Notification of the acceptance will be mailed by July 15th,
2011. Final paper should be sent in PDF format by e-mail before
September 15th, 2011.  Only papers with at least one author as
registered participant will be included in the Proceedings. A selection of papers will be published in a journal special issue.

Webpage:http://www.musme2011.upv.es

Name:8th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control (MSNDC)

Dates:From Aug. 29, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2011

Chair:Balakumar Balachandran, Harry Dankowicz

Location:Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Organizer:ASME

Description:

The International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) is a premier venue for professional networking and research exchange across the multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics technical community. The conference supports dissemination of fundamental research in the enabling disciplines as well as research targeting the application to man-made or naturally occurring mechanical systems across all length and time scales. MSNDC is a forum for

  1. recognizing recent research in multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics that is original and of broad appeal.
  2. recognizing nascent efforts to bring the methods of multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics to novel areas of application.
  3. disseminating application-oriented integration of existing results and methods of multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics.
  4. raising the visibility of research and educational efforts in multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics.
  5. sustaining the vitality of the multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics professional community.

Conference Sessions:

  • MSNDC-1 Computational Methods
  • MSNDC-2 Contact and Interface Dynamics
  • MSNDC-3 Control and Optimization
  • MSNDC-4 Dynamical Systems with Time-Variability, Delay, or Discontinuities
  • MSNDC-5 Dynamics of Land, Sea, Air, and Space Vehicles
  • MSNDC-6 Education and Industrial Tools
  • MSNDC-7 Emerging Frontiers
  • MSNDC-8 Experimental Dynamics, Uncertainty, and Validation
  • MSNDC-9 Flexible Multibody Dynamics
  • MSNDC-10 Macro- and Microscale Device and System Design
  • MSNDC-11 Structural Dynamics
  • MSNDC-12 Industry panel
  • MSNDC-13 Keynotes

Webpage:http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC2011/TechnicalTracks.cfm

Name:Diseno y Simulacion de Sistemas Multicuerpos

Dates:From Nov. 1, 2011 to Nov. 4, 2011

Chair:Alberto Cardona, Martin Pucheta

Location:Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

Organizer: Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Asociacion Argentina de Mecanica Computacional

Description:

A multibody session is going to take place within the Numerical Computing conference "XIX Congreso sobre Métodos Numéricos y sus Aplicaciones - ENIEF 2011". The deadline for abstract submissions is May 15th.

 

More details can be found in this document.

Webpage:http://www.enief2011.fceia.unr.edu.ar

Name:Euromech Colloquium 511 "Biomechanics of Human Motion. New Frontiers of Multibody, Techniques for Clinical Applications"

Dates:From March 9, 2011 to March 12, 2011

Chair:Jorge A. C. Ambrósio, Frans Van Der Helm, Andrés Kecskeméthy

Location:Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

Organizer:EUROMECH

Description:

The colloquium will address scientific topics that contribute to mechanical and physiological correct modelling and analysis of biomechanical models for human body motion. The data acquisition methods and procedures and their merits and shortcomings in face of the models used and type of analysis required will be addressed. The specifications for the construction and use of reliable biomechanical models, the specific modelling needs for anatomical joints, muscles and soft tissues, the description of the internal and external contact between anatomical segments or with the environment are some of the issues focused inthe colloquium. The analysis of internal forces and muscle forces in the human body models, the muscle mechanics, the solution of the redundant muscle force sharing problem and the quantification of mo- tion tasks objective functions and mechanical and physiological constraints will be discussed. Finally, the suitability of the numerical methods used for each type of analysis or the use of the biomechanical motion analysis in cli- nical, training, physical rehabilitation of equipment development constitute other topics within the scientific scope of the colloquium.


Topics

  • Biomechanical modelling
  • Multibody formulations for biomechanics
  • Finite element analysis in human motion
  • Kinematic and kinetic data acquisition
  • Optimization in biomechanics of human motion
  • Musculoskeletal modelling
  • Stability analysis
  • Motor control
  • Contact mechanics in biomechanics
  • Human dynamics and rehabilitation

Webpage:http://www.dem.ist.utl.pt/euromech511

Name:EUCOMES 2012

Dates:From Sept. 18, 2012 to Sept. 22, 2012

Chair:Fernando Viadero

Location:Santander, Spain

Organizer:Mechanical Engineering Group Department (University of Cantabria), IFToMM

Description:

EUCOMES 2012 conference is organized under IFTOMM Patronage, the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science. After three successful EUCOMES Conferences in Innsbruck (2006), Cassino (2008) and Cluj-Napoca (2010) we have the honour and pleasure of hosting the EUCOMES this time in Spain, in the city of Santander.

The official language of the Conference will be English. Each submission will be rigorously reviewed and the accepted papers will be published as a book by Springer.

A selection of presented papers will be published in an extended version in a special issue of the International Journal Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering. Three awards will be decided and offered for best papers by the EUCOMES Award Committee: Research, Application and Student paper.

You could view full details about the conference objectives, topics and submission requirements online at http://www.eucomes2012.unican.es/

Webpage:http://www.eucomes2012.unican.es

Name:Euromech Colloquium 524 Multibody system modelling, control and simulation for engineering design

Dates:From Feb. 27, 2012 to March 1, 2012

Chair:Prof. Ben Jonker, Prof. Werner Schiehlen

Location:Enschede, Netherlands

Organizer:European Mechanics Society, University of Twente

Description:
Multibody System Dynamics Colloquia

The method of multibody system dynamics and its applications belongs to a series of Colloquia promoted by the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH) taking place in Paris, France (2001), Erlangen, Germany (2003), Halle, Germany (2004), Ferrol, Spain (2006),Bryansk, Russia (2008), Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria (2010) and Açores, Portugal (2011). Essential features of EUROMECH Colloquia are that they are specialized in content, small in size and informal in character. This type of scientific meetings has been found in practice to give good results and to meet a definite need. For further information visit http://www.euromech.org/.

Topics

  • Numerically efficient multibody system dynamics techniques;
  • Design principles for exact constraint;
  • Underconstraint and overconstraint mechanical systems;
  • Underactuated and overactuated compliant mechanisms;
  • Flexible multibody dynamics and reduced order modelling;
  • Mechatronic design and control systems;
  • Parameter optimisation and manufacturing tolerances;
  • Simulation for engineering design;
  • Applications to engineering systems.

Call for Papers

The language of the Colloquium is English. Authors wishing to contribute to the Colloquium are invited to submit a two page abstract to the chairmen by e-mail before October 1, 2011. The abstract shall follow the format of the Colloquium abstract template (see the web site). Authors will receive notification of acceptance of their proposed contribution by November 1, 2011. An abstracts booklet containing all the contributions will be given to the delegates at the Colloquium. The number of participants will be limited and preference will be given to active researchers in the field. Confirmation of participation in the Colloquium by the authors will be required when papers are accepted. Only confirmed presentations of registered participants will be included in the final program. This will enable the participants to fully benefit from the contributions and discussions. Since this meeting follows the EUROMECH Colloquia format,full papers are not required, there will not be parallel sessions, and presentations describing work-in-progress are also welcome.

Webpage:http://www.utwente.nl/ctw/euromech524

Name:The Second Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics - IMSD 2012

Dates:From May 29, 2012 to June 1, 2012

Chair:Peter Eberhard

Location:Stuttgart, Germany

Organizer:University of Stuttgart

Description:

Multibody dynamics as an engineering discipline has become an important too for virtual prototyping, machine design and computer aided analysis of complex articulated mechanical systems. Multibody dynamics comprises a number of aspects, including mechanics, structural dynamics, applied mathematics, control methods and computer science, as well as mechatronics.

 

The topics of the conference include, but are not restricted to:

 

  • Algorithms, Integration Codes and Software
  • Biomechanics
  • Contact and Impact Problems
  • Dynamics of All Vehicles
  • Dynamics of Machines and Rotating Structures
  • Efficient Methods and Real-Time Applications
  • Flexible Multibody Systems
  • Optimization, Sensitivity Analysis and Parameter Identification
  • Robotics, Control And Mechatronics
  • Theoretical and Computational Methods
  • Other Topics

Webpage:http://www.itm.uni-stuttgart.de/imsd2012/

Name:The 6th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics ACMD2012

Dates:From Aug. 26, 2012 to Aug. 30, 2012

Chair:Guang Meng, Jin-yang Liu

Location:Shanghai, China

Organizer:Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Description:

The 6th Asian Conference on Multi-body Dynamics (ACMD 2012) will be held in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, from August 26th to August 30th in 2012, which is organized and sponsored by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Co-organized and co-sponsored by Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing international Center for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, FunctionBay China, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers,  Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers and International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science.

The Asian Conferences on Multi-body Dynamics have been regularly hosted by several countries in Asia in turn. It has been successfully held in Iwaki (Japan) in 2002, Seoul (Korea) in 2004, Tokyo (Japan) in 2006, and Jeju (Korea) in 2008, and Kyoto (Japan) in 2010. The 6th ACMD will be the first Asian Conference on Multi-body Dynamics held in China.

The main purpose of this conference, ACMD2012 is to enhance cooperation and academic exchange among engineers in Asia and over the world in the fields of multi-body dynamics. ACMD is an international forum for the engineers who are interested in the theoretical research, computational technique, experimental investigation and engineering application.

 

Papers are solicited in areas related to the theory and applications of multibody dynamics. The subjects of the papers may include, but are not limited to the followings:

Multibody system analysis
Rigid and Flexible multibody dynamics
Modeling, formalisms, and DAE solution method
High performance formalisms and computation
Vehicle dynamics including tire dynamics
Contact, impact, and friction
MBD application for Railroad systems
Control of multibody systems
Robotics and mechatronics
Biomechanics
Parameter identification
Optimization and sensitivity analysis in MBS
Electro-magnetic interactions in MBS
Aerospace dynamics
Fluid-structure interaction in MBS
Multidiscplinary and Multiscales
MBD application in rotating machinery
Dynamics of machine components
Education and software development in MBD
Others

Webpage:http://vsn.sjtu.edu.cn/ACMD/

Name:MECOM 2012: X Congreso Argentino de Mecanica Computacional

Dates:From Nov. 13, 2012 to Nov. 16, 2012

Chair:Alberto Cardona, Martin Pucheta

Location:Salta, Argentina

Organizer:Asociacion Argentina de Mecanica Computacional (AMCA), Universidad Nacional de Salta

Description:

MECOM 2012, one of the regular meetings of the Argentina Association of Computational Mechanics (AMCA), aims to bring together researchers and users of numerical methods applied to engineering, to exchange experiences, disseminate activities, undertake joint projects, etc.

"Multibody Systems" Session at MECOM 2012

The field of Computational Mechanics applied to the simulation of multibody systems has progressed considerably in recent years, contributing to the development of optimal designs and new
products for improving the quality of life for its users. Development of new numerical techniques has allowed accurate simulations of complex multi-body systems, including large
number of bodies interacting with each other under various loading conditions, subject to small or large displacements and / or deformation. Many of these problems are virtually
intractable in real experiments.

Expected contributions from different areas: aerospace, automotive, agricultural or industrial machinery and transport, micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS), biomechanics, robotics,
mechatronics, etc., not limited to the following topics:

  • Computational design of mechanisms and machines, complex applications.
  • Theory of mechanisms and machines (linkages, cams, gears, transmissions, etc..).
  • Rigid and flexible mechanisms synthesis.
  • Computational kinematics.
  • Algorithms and solvers (numerical integration) for dynamic analysis, sensitivity analysis and combination with optimization techniques.
  • Contact, impact and wear problems.
  • Computational and experimental vehicle dynamics.

Webpage:http://www.unsa.edu.ar/mecom2012/

Name:ECCOMAS Multibody Dynamics 2013

Dates:From July 1, 2013 to July 4, 2013

Chair:Zdravko Terze

Location:Zagreb, Croatia

Organizer:University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

Description:

Continuing this very successful series, the next edition of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics will be held in Zagreb, Croatia and organized by the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, from 1st to 4th July 2013.

The objective of the Conference is to present state of the art in the theory and applications of multibody system dynamics, to provide a forum for discussions on the relevant research issues and to serve as a meeting point for the international researchers, scientists and experts from academia, research laboratories and industry.

Invited sessions in the conference:

  • Aerospace Applications
  • Biomechanics
  • Contact and Constraints
  • Control Modelling and Applications
  • Efficient Simulation and Real-Time Applications
  • Flexible Multibody Dynamics
  • Formulations and Numerical Methods
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Multiphysics and Coupled Problems in MBS
  • Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis
  • Railroad Vehicle Dynamics
  • Software Development and Education
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation

Webpage:http://eccomas-multibody.fsb.hr/

Name:9th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC)

Dates:From Aug. 4, 2013 to Aug. 7, 2013

Chair:Aki Mikkola Dan Negrut

Location:Portland, Oregon, USA

Organizer:ASME

Description:

The International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) is a premier meeting event for professional networking and research exchange across the multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics technical community. The conference facilitates the dissemination of fundamental research in the enabling disciplines as well as research into their application to engineered or naturally occurring mechanical systems across all length and time scales.

 

Papers are welcome for each of the following topics:

 

MSNDC- Formulations and Modeling

  • Contact and Interface Dynamics
  • Flexible Multibody Dynamics
  • Structural Dynamics


MSNDC- Analytical, Experimental, and Nonlinear Dynamics

  • Nonlinear Resonances, Phenomena, and Interactions
  • Dynamic Systems with Time-Variability, Delay, or Discontinuities
  • Reduced-Order Modeling
  • Fractional Dynamics


MSNDC-Computational Methods, Algorithms,and Software

  • Computational Methods in Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Optimization, Sensitivity Analysis, and System Design
  • Software Tools for Computational Dynamics in Industry and Academia
  • Industry Panel


MSNDC- Applications and Education Biomechanics

  • Modeling, Simulation, and Validation of Vehicle Dynamics
  • Control and Mechatronics
  • Emerging Frontiers

 

As per the published publication schedule, abstracts for initial review must be submitted using the online submission system by Monday, January 7, 2013. In addition, and only if you have submitted the abstract by the due date, you must also submit a full-length draft paper for peer review by Monday, January 21, 2013.

Webpage:http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC2013/

Name:1st International & 16th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (iNaCoMM 2013)

Dates:From Dec. 18, 2013 to Dec. 20, 2013

Chair:S.K. Saha, Javier Cuadrado

Location:Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India

Organizer:Association for Machines and Mechanisms

Description:

iNaCoMM 2013 is the 16th in the series of biennial conferences organised under the aegis of AMM with international status being given from 2013. The conference aims at bringing together researchers, industry experts and students interested in various aspects of design and analysis of machines and mechanisms. This year the conference starts with a one-day workshop whose topics will be announced soon. The conference would consist of regular paper and poster presentations, and special talks by experts. IFToMM's scientific journal, Mechanism and Machine Theory will be approached for publication of selected papers from the conference. Also included in the conference is the Students' Mechanism Design contest, an event that became part of NaCoMM in 2009.

 Call for papers

Authors are invited to submit a two-page extended  abstract. The official language of the workshop is English.

A special session on Multibody Dynamics will be organised by Prof. S. K. Saha, IIT Delhi and Prof. Javier Cuadrado, Spain (Chair of IFToMM TC for Multibody Dynamics).

Authors of each accepted abstract would be invited to submit full versions of their papers for peer review. Each paper would go through a review process involving three experts. Based on the reviews, some papers would be accepted for presentation and some more for poster presentations. All accepted papers would be included in a CD and also uploaded to the AMM website. IFToMM's scientific journal Mechanism and Machine Theory will be approached for publication of selected papers. The best two papers (one in general, and other in students' category) would receive AMM Best Paper awards. The details about these would be made available through the conference website.

Webpage:http://www.nacomm2013.org

Name:Symposium on Computational Multibody Dynamics in the 4th International Conference on Computational Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN2013)

Dates:From June 12, 2013 to June 14, 2013

Chair:Ahmed A. Shabana, Dan Negrut, Hiroyuki Sugiyama

Location:Kos, Greece

Organizer:ECCOMAS

Description:The conference will be held in Kos Island, Greece, June 12 through 14, 2013. COMPDYN2013 is one of the Thematic Conferences of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) and a Special Interest Conference of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM).

The papers in this symposium will cover topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical and computational methods
  • Flexible multibody systems
  • Contact and impact problems
  • Algorithms,integration codes and software
  • Real-time simulations
  • Optimization and sensitivity analysis
  • Dynamics of machines and rotating structures
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Biomechanics
  • Education in multibody dynamics.

 

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission: October 29, 2012
  • Acceptance of the paper: December, 7 2012
  • Deadline for submitting the full paper (optional) and early payment: February 28, 2013

 

Webpage:http://www.compdyn2013.org

Name:International Symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics 2014 (MUSME 2014)

Dates:From Oct. 21, 2014 to Oct. 24, 2014

Chair:Marco Ceccarelli, Eusebio E. Hernandez

Location:Huatulco, Mexico

Organizer:IFToMM

Description:The aim of the Symposium is to bring together researchers from the broad ranges of disciplines referring to Multibody Systems and Mechatronics, in an intimate, collegial and stimulating environment. MuSMe 2014 Symposium is one of the activities of the FeIbIM Commission for Mechatronics and IFToMM Technical Committees for Multibody Dynamics, and Robotics and Mechatronics. The Symposium will be held at the Universidad del Mar (SUNEO) in Huatulco, Mexico.

TOPICS

Because of the inherently multidisciplinary nature of Multibody Systems and Mechatronics, the scope of the topics in the congress is necessarily broad, but within the science of motion. Papers include subjects on Multibody kinematics and dynamics and Mechatronics and are not limited to the following topics:

  • Analysis and synthesis of mechanisms
  • Dynamics of multibody systems
  • Design algorithms for mechatronic systems
  • Simulation procedures and results
  • Prototypes and their performance
  • Robots and micromachines
  • Experimental validations
  • Theory of mechatronic simulation
  • Mechatronic systems
  • Control of mechatronic systems

A limited number of papers by students will be accepted for presentation. The Scientific Committee will select the best papers for presentation at the sessions, which will be published in the Proceedings.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Guidelines for the manuscript format will be available on the web page. Latex and Word templates will be available. The length of papers will be limited to 20 pages. Full papers should be sent in PDF format by e-mail before June 1st 2014 to:

http://www.easychair.org

Contact and information:

musme2014@unpa.edu.mx

PRESENTATION AND PROCEEDINGS

The official language of the Symposium will be English. Only papers with at least one author as registered participant will be included in the CD Proceedings.

Selected papers will be included in a special issue on Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines international journal. http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15397734.asp

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Submission of papers:
Before June 1st, 2014

Notification of acceptance:
August 15th , 2014

Final submission:
September 10th, 2014

Webpage:http://www.musme2014.org

Name:Mechanics of Multibody Systems Symposium in the 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics

Dates:From July 23, 2013 to July 26, 2013

Chair:Jozsef Kovecses, Jorge Angeles

Location:Montreal, Canada

Organizer:McGill University

Description:

CanCNSM Conferences are intended to provide an international opportunity for communicating recent developments in various areas of nonlinear solid mechanics and materials. After 3 successful conferences in Victoria (1999), Vancouver (2002) and Toronto (2008), the 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics will be held in July 23-26, 2013 at McGill University which is best recognized for its research and discoveries in different fields of science.

 

Deadlines for paper submissions and extra information can be found at the webpage of the conference.

Webpage:http://cancnsm2013.mcgill.ca

Name:IFToMM 2015 World Congress

Dates:From Oct. 25, 2015 to Oct. 30, 2015

Chair:Shuo Hung Chang, Marco Ceccarelli

Location:Taipei, Taiwan

Organizer:IFToMM

Description:The 14th IFToMM World Congress will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oct. 25-30, 2015. The World Congress is held every 4 years, previously held in Besançon, France, 2007 and in Guanajuato, Mexico, 2011 and is the largest conference for mechanism and machine science. It will provide a particular opportunity for researchers, scholars, practitioners and students with interests in the theory and practice of mechanism and machine to address new ideas, share solution experiences, and discuss future research developments.

TOPICS OF THE CONGRESS

Papers are welcome on the general areas of the theory and practice of machines and mechanisms, but not limited, to the topics of the IFToMM Technical  Committees  and  Permanent Commissions, namely:

  • Biomechanics
  • Computational kinematics
  • Design methodology
  • Dynamics of machinery
  • Education
  • Gearing and transmissions
  • History of MMS
  • Human-machine systems
  • Linkages and cams
  • Mechatronics
  • Micromechanisms
  • Multibody dynamics
  • Nonlinear oscillations
  • Reliability of machines and mechanisms
  • Robotics
  • Rotor dynamics
  • Transportation machinery
  • Tribology

PAPER SUBMISSION

All papers must be submitted electronically and reviewed. Authors are requested to submit a full length paper, 4 pages (minimum) to 6 pages (maximum) with proper format. The abstract papers are NOT acceptable.

IMPORTANT DATES

Full version of the paper should be submitted through the Conference Web site.

Full Paper (not abstract) submission: 1 Nov. 2014
Provisional decision: 15 Feb. 2015
Final version submission: 25 Apr. 2015
Final decision: 25 Jun. 2015

CONGRESS LOCATION

The island of Taiwan lies about 180 Km off the southeastern China. Taipei City, the capital of Taiwan is a city of fascinating contrasts – a mix of modern and traditional with a generous dash of energy and friendly smile. It can be reached from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Webpage:http://iftomm2015.yohoz.com/

Name:IMSD 2014 - ACMD 2014

Dates:From June 30, 2014 to July 3, 2014

Chair:Sung-Soo Kim

Location:Busan, Korea

Organizer:Chungnam National University

Description:The biannual international conferences IMSD and ACMD aim to bring together researchers in multibody dynamics from both academia and industry and to promote opportunities to exchange cutting-edge information on the theory and application of multibody systems. As one of the rapidly growing branches of mechanical engineering, multibody system dynamics is applied to various applications, and is becoming increasingly important in the development of complex engineered systems. The IMSD and ACMD will provide a unique opportunity to identify the current challenges, share solutions, and promote friendships between the two multibody dynamics communities.

The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:

• Algorithms, Integration Codes, and Software
• Biomechanics
• Contact and Impact Problems
• Control and Mechatronics
• Dynamics of All Vehicles
• Dynamics of Machines and Rotating Structures
• Efficient Methods and Real-time Applications
• Flexible Multibody Systems
• Multidisciplinary Approaches
• Modeling, Formalisms, and DAE Solution Method
• Optimization, Sensitivity Analysis and Parameter
• Robotic Systems
• Theoretical and Computational Methods
• High Performance Computing
• Multibody Applications, Experiments and Other Topics

The extended abstract submission deadline is due by November 29th, 2013. More details about the submission can be found at the event webpage.

Webpage:http://imsd-acmd2014.ksme.or.kr

Name:Minisymposium on Biomechanics and Applied Dynamics

Dates:From July 20, 2014 to July 25, 2014

Chair:Josep M. Font-Llagunes Jozsef Kovecses

Location:Barcelona, Spain

Organizer:SEMNI (Spanish Association for Numerical Methods in Engineering)

Description:The 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI) will be held from 20 to 25 July, 2014 in the beautiful city of Barcelona. This Congress is recognized as one of the most prestigious in the area of Computational Mechanics.

As part of WCCM XI, it is our privilege to organize a Minisymposium on “Biomechanics and Applied Dynamics”  (see the webpage for more details). This minisymposium aims to bring together researchers from the clinical and engineering fields to discuss topics related to the use of theoretical and applied mechanics concepts to human motion analysis. We invite you to contribute a presentation to this event.

The deadline for abstract submission is November 29, 2013. Abstracts should not exceed 1 page and they must be submitted via the website of the conference.

Webpage:http://www.wccm-eccm-ecfd2014.org/frontal/MSListECCM.asp

Name:Dynamical Analysis of Multibody Systems with Design Uncertainties

Dates:From June 10, 2014 to June 13, 2014

Chair:Michael Hanss

Location:Stuttgart, Germany

Organizer:IUTAM, University of Stuttgart

Description:

A common problem in the analysis of mechanical systems is the fact that the parameters of the models can exhibit a high level of uncertainty and exact values for their quantification can often not be provided. This non-determinism in numerical models may arise as a consequence of different sources. On the one hand, there may be natural variability or scatter. On the other hand, there may be uncertainties which arise from a lack of information, e.g. for parameters to be still defined during the design phase of a product, but also from simplification and idealization as it usually appears in every modeling procedure. These conditions manifest as uncertain model parameters, and consequently, the results that are obtained for analyses of systems that only use one specific set of values as the most appropriate ones for the design parameters cannot be considered as reliable, for they are not representative of the whole spectrum of possible model configurations.

Against this background, various approaches to the inclusion of uncertainties in the numerical analysis of dynamical systems and structures have been introduced in the past decades, involving probabilistic as well as non-probabilistic techniques. Supported by the increasing capabilities of modern high-performance computing, these advanced, non-deterministic approaches to the dynamical analysis of mechanical systems can strengthen the trustworthiness of numerical predictions and provide new possibilities in the processes of product development, such as engineering design and virtual prototyping, beyond the means of conventional, deterministic concepts.

The aim of this IUTAM Symposium is to give a state of the art of the potentials, challenges and limitations of different approaches to the analysis of mechanical systems in the presence of design uncertainties. The topics will range from probabilistic methods to approaches based on interval descriptions or fuzzy sets, from linear to nonlinear problems, from forward analyses to inverse problems, from theoretical developments to practical applications, and from the analysis of structures to multibody systems dynamics.

 

 The important deadlines will be:

  • Submission of abstracts: January 20, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2014
  • Early registration: March 10, 2014
  • Registration: April 30, 2014

Webpage:http://www.itm.uni-stuttgart.de/iutam2014/

Name:European Conference: Coupled MBS-FE Applications: A New Trend in Simulation

Dates:From Nov. 26, 2013 to Nov. 27, 2013

Chair:-

Location:Frankfurt, Germany

Organizer:NAFEMS

Description:For many years, engineers have recognised the need to simulate not only components submitted to different boundary conditions, but more complex systems where different components interact with each other mechanically.

Multi Body Simulation (MBS) was developed to satisfy this need, but with the goal of simulating the kinematics of multi body systems. At the same time, the classical Finite Element method was gaining further capabilities in the simulation of complex mechanical behaviours including non-linearities, both geometrical and material.

Today, those two technologies have been evolving together: MBS has gained more capabilities to introduce flexibility and even some non- linear effects in the “kinematic” description of a mechanism, whilst FE has developed the ability to take into account contact and kinematic joints. More recently, the coupling of these two methods through co- simulation has given provided solutions to another range of problems, taking advantage of both disciplines.

This conference, organized by the NAFEMS Computational Structural Mechanics and Multi Body Dynamics Working Groups, will bring together industry, academia and software vendors in order to give the attendees a clear picture of the real capabilities of these disciplines: MBS, FE, and the co-simulation of both, through the presentation of different applications. We are looking forward to meeting you in Frankfurt.

Webpage:http://www.nafems.org/events/nafems/2013/eur-mbs/

Name:Computational Differential-Geometric Methods In Multibody Dynamics And Coupled Problems

Dates:From July 20, 2014 to July 25, 2014

Chair:Zdravko Terze, Andreas Mueller

Location:Barcelona, Spain

Organizer:ECCOMAS

Description:Geometric modeling of dynamical systems is a field of extensive on-going research during last decades. It has proven to be an approach that provides very useful insights into the dynamics and control of mechanical systems, from a theoretical as well as from a computational point of view. Although numerous algorithms, developed on this ground, have found application in many important areas of engineering, a more widespread application of these concepts within engineering communities are yet to happen.

However, the situation is changing rapidly and within research communities of various foci (in the spectrum from multibody system dynamics and non-linear control to computational coupled problems and CFD), there is a growing interest in exploring geometric mathematical background with the aim of re-visiting some 'classical' algorithms as well as finding new solutions. This mini-symposium is intended as platform to present and discuss recent progress in the field. Contributions are solicited, but not limited, on the following topics:

  • discrete mechanics
  • continua and structures
  • multibody systems (rigid or flexible)
  • holonomic and non-holonomic systems
  • fluid-structure interaction
  • non-linear control (robotics, biomechanics, autonomous systems)
  • electro-mechanical applications
  • contact mechanics
  • energy/momentum preserving integration schemes

Lie-group integration schemes (finite rotations and constraints) These and other geometric issues pertinent to multibody system dynamics and computational coupling problems will be addressed within the framework of the mini-symposium.

Webpage:http://www.wccm-eccm-ecfd2014.org

Name:10th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC)

Dates:From Aug. 17, 2014 to Aug. 20, 2014

Chair:Dan Negrut, Walter Lacarbonara, Hiroyuki Sugiyama

Location:Buffalo, NY, USA

Organizer:ASME

Description:The 10th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) to be held August 17-20, 2014 in conjunction with the ASME 2014 IDETC/CIE at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, New York, USA.

MSNDC is a premier meeting event for professional networking and research exchange across the multibody systems  and nonlinear dynamics technical community. The conference facilitates the dissemination of fundamental research in  the enabling disciplines as well as research into their application to engineered or naturally occurring mechanical systems  across all length and time scales.

Papers are solicited in the following broad areas:

  1. MSNDC- Formulations and Modeling
  2. MSNDC- Analytical, Experimental, and Nonlinear Dynamics
  3. MSNDC-Computational Methods, Algorithms, and Software
  4. MSNDC- Applications and Education.

As per the publication schedule, abstracts for initial review must be submitted using the online submission system  by Monday, January 13, 2014. Full-length draft papers must be submitted for peer review by  Monday, January 27, 2014. Note that for the 2014 edition contributions can be  accepted as “Presentation Only” submissions. All papers will be reviewed, and  accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference proceedings on CD-ROM.

We look forward to receiving your contribution and to welcome you in Buffalo  with the overwhelming background of the Niagara Falls.

Webpage:http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC2014/

Name:11th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC)

Dates:From Aug. 2, 2015 to Aug. 5, 2015

Chair:Walter Lacarbonara, Rudranarayan Mukherjee

Location:Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Organizer:ASME

Description:

The International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC) is a well-established venue for professional networking and research exchange across the multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics technical community. The conference supports dissemination of fundamental research in the enabling disciplines as well as research targeting the application to engineered or naturally occurring mechanical/structural systems across all length and time scales.

MSNDC is a forum for: Highlighting recent research in multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics that is original and of broad appeal; Recognizing nascent efforts to bring the methods of multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics to novel areas of application; Disseminating application-oriented integration of existing results and methods of multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics; Raising the visibility of research and educational efforts in multibody systems and nonlinear dynamics.

Given the close connection between topics from the domain of multibody systems/nonlinear dynamics and topics from vibration and sound, a number of these topics are co-sponsored by the Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Conference and the Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Sound (VIB). The aim is to extend the synergies between these topical areas, raise the level of scientific interaction, and broaden the dissemination opportunities. For the topic Dynamics of MEMS and NEMS, the co-sponsorship is between the conference on Micro- and Nanosystems (MNS), MSNDC, and VIB. Next to the topics below, the co-sponsoring conferences are indicated in parentheses.

Papers are solicited in the following broad areas:

  • MSNDC-1 Dynamics of MEMS and NEMS (MNS/MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-2 Structures and Continuous Systems (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-3 Design and Optimization of Dynamical Systems (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-4 Experiments in Dynamical Systems (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-5 Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Phenomena (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-6 Dynamics of Jointed Structures (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-7 Rotordynamics and Rotating Systems (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-8 Dynamics of Non-Smooth Systems, Contact, and Impact (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-9 Energy Transfer, Energy Harvesting, and Damping (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-10 Vehicle Dynamics (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-11 Control and Adaptive Structures (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-12 Time-Varying and Time-Delay Systems (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-13 Industrial Applications of Dynamics, Vibration, and Acoustics (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-14 Emerging Frontiers in Dynamical Systems (MSNDC/VIB)
  • MSNDC-15 Computational Methods in Multibody Systems (MSNDC)
  • MSNDC-16 Modeling and Formulation of Multibody Systems (MSNDC)
  • MSNDC-17 Biomechanics (MSNDC)
  • MSNDC-18 Keynote Lectures
  • MSNDC-19 Panel Sessions
  • MSNDC-20 Student Paper Competition

We look forward to receiving your contribution and to welcome you in Boston.

Webpage:http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC2015/CallForPapersDetail.cfm

Name:IMSD 2016

Dates:From May 29, 2016 to June 2, 2016

Chair:John McPhee, Jozsef Kovecses

Location:Montreal, Canada

Organizer:McGill University

Description:

The Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics (IMSD) will convene at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on May 29 - June 2, 2016. The IMSD conference is a biannual series that serves as a meeting point for the international multibody community and as an opportunity to exchange high-level, current information on the theory and applications of multibody systems. As a rapidly growing branch of mechanical dynamics, Multibody System Dynamics is seeing more and more use, and is becoming increasingly important in the development of complex engineered systems. The continual new challenges faced by the IMSD community demand productive conference forums where ideas are freely exchanged and a spirit of cooperation is encouraged.

We look forward to receiving your contribution and to welcome you in Montreal.

Webpage:http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/imsd2016/index.html

Name:ACMD2016

Dates:From Aug. 7, 2016 to Aug. 10, 2016

Chair:Yoshiaki Terumichi

Location:Kanazawa, Japan

Organizer:Sophia University

Description:

The 8th Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics (ACMD) will be held in Kanazawa, Japan, from August 7th to 10th in 2016. The Asian Conferences on Multibody Dynamics have been regularly hosted by several countries in Asia and Pacific area in turn. Since the ACMD conference was launched in Iwaki (Japan) in 2002, it has been successfully held in Seoul (Korea) in 2004, Tokyo (Japan) in 2006, Jeju (Korea) in 2008, Kyoto (Japan) in 2010, Shanghai (China) in 2012 and Busan (Korea) in 2014.

The main purpose of this conference, ACMD2016 is to enhance scientific and technological exchange and cooperation among engineers and scientists over the world in the fields of multibody dynamics and related topics. ACMD is an international forum for the engineers and scientists who are interested in the theory and applications of multibody dynamics. This conference will provide good opportunities for each participant to exchange the latest research activities.

Papers are solicited in areas related to the theory and applications of multibody dynamics. The subjects of the papers may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Algorithms, Integration Codes and Software
  • Biomechanics
  • Contact and Impact Problems
  • Control and Mechatronics
  • Efficient Methods, Real-Time Applications and Hardware in the Loop Simulation
  • Flexible Multibody Systems
  • Modeling, Formalisms and Theoretical Approach in Multibody System Analysis
  • Multibody Applications and Other Topics
  • Multiphysics in Multibody Systems
  • Optimization, Sensitivity, System Identification and Uncertainty
  • Robotic Systems
  • Railroad Systems Dynamics
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Control including Tire Dynamics

The extended abstract submission deadline is due by November 30th, 2015. More details about the submission can be found at the event webpage.

Contact: Prof. Taichi Shiiba (acmd2016@jsme.or.jp)

Webpage:http://www.jsme.or.jp/dmc/acmd2016/

Name:Symposium "Dynamics of structures subject to seismic excitations"

Dates:From June 5, 2016 to June 10, 2016

Chair:Prof. Michel Géradin, Prof. D.Sc. Evtim Zahariev, Prof. Dr. Evangelos J. Sapountzakis

Location:Crete, Greece

Organizer:ECCOMAS

Description:

The inventive methods for earthquake structure response analysis and design are based on precise dynamic modeling and simulation. The up-to-date methods for multibody system dynamic simulation taking into account nonlinear behavior of the large flexible structures could be classified in three basic groups: floating reference frame, finite elements in relative coordinates; and absolute nodal coordinate formulation. The large structures and mechanical devices like skyscrapers, antenna, wind power generators, etc., are typical multibody systems consisting of rigid and flexible parts with nonlinear behavior. Shaking of their foundation because of ground wave propagation, as well as, the nonlinear interaction ground – structure basement could be effectively analyzed using the recent achievements in the multibody system dynamics simulation methodology. The forward dynamic analysis provides the designers with preliminary information for structural behavior and the effect of the design parameters.

The commercially available programs for dynamics simulation of flexible structures meet many difficulties including loss of precision, as well as incapability to provide long simulation process of the operational time. Development of problem oriented methods for dynamics simulation, analysis and optimization of structures subject to seismic excitation is of major importance for the practice.

The aim of the present mini-symposium is to meet scientists working on the problems of dynamics simulation of large flexible systems and to provide possibility for live discussion on the aforementioned problems. This event will be a precondition for establishment of scientific collaboration between scientific teams of different countries and development of common projects.

The following topics are proposed (but not limited):

  1. Multibody System methodology for dynamics simulation of structures,
  2. Methods of relative and absolute nodal coordinate formulation for simulation of large flexible systems,
  3. Methods for numerical integration of large scale and stiff Ordinary Differential Equations and Differential Algebraic Equations,
  4. Ground - structure basement interaction,
  5. Base isolation, passive energy dissipation and active control for structural prevention of seismic excitation.

A special issue of the journal Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, Taylor & Francis is planned to collect the most attractive presentations.

Webpage:http://eccomas2016.org/content/accepted-minisymposia#1200-structural-dynamics

Name:Colloquium “Rolling Contact Mechanics for Multibody System Dynamics"

Dates:From April 10, 2017 to April 13, 2017

Chair:Prof. Jorge Ambrósio, Prof. Werner Schiehlen, Prof. João Pombo

Location:Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Organizer:EUROMECH

Description:

Rolling elements play a pivotal role in almost all modern engineering systems characterized by large relative motion between its mechanical components.

Multibody dynamics, being the best suited discipline to deal with the computational dynamic aspects of the analysis and modelling of systems with very large motion, requires computationally efficient approaches, and algorithms, to deal with the rolling contact mechanics.

The colloquium will address the scientific topics that contribute to the mechanical and computational challenges to handle rolling contact mechanics in the context of multibody dynamics. The reviewing of the classic theories in elastic and plastic contact, the computational algorithms for their efficient use in the framework of multibody dynamics applications, the tribology aspects characteristic of many of the mechanical systems of interest, the consequences of wear both in the response of the system and in the use of the background contact theories are just some of the aspects of relevance that justify a close loop.

The application of the theories, methods and algorithms, and their inherent numerical issues, to road and railway vehicle dynamics, mechanical systems with rolling elements, ball and roller bearings or biomechanical joints and systems are just few of the areas in which the overview of the computational methods associated to rolling contact mechanics are of major importance.

This Colloquium will bring together developers of different background and schools of thought and for the purpose of presentation, discussion, refinement of a comprehensive work on different methodologies. The foreseen participants constitute a diverse, but consistent, group of researchers, industry specialists, advanced students dealing with the methodological aspects of rolling contact mechanics and computational multibody dynamics.

The following topics are proposed (but not limited):

  1. Elastic rolling contact
  2. Plastic rolling contact
  3. Multibody dynamics with rolling elements
  4. Rail-wheel contact
  5. Tyre-road contact
  6. Finite element analysis of rolling elements
  7. Tribology of rolling elements
  8. Biomechanics of natural joints
  9. Roller bearing contact dynamics
  10. Wear in rolling elements.

Webpage:http://www.dem.ist.utl.pt/euromech578/

Name:6th International Symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics (MuSMe 2017)

Dates:From Oct. 24, 2017 to Oct. 27, 2017

Chair:Prof. Daniel Martins

Location:Florianópolis Santa Catarina, Brazil

Organizer:IFToMM and FeIbIM

Description:

The aim of the Symposium is to bring together researchers from the broad ranges of disciplines referring to Multibody Systems and Mechatronics, in an intimate, collegial and stimulating environment. MuSMe 2017 Symposium is one of the activities of the FeIbIM Commission for Mechatronics and IFToMM Technical Committees for Multibody Dynamics, and Robotics and Mechatronics.

The Symposium will be held at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Florianópolis Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Modern systems can be considered as integrated systems that can be properly studied, designed, and operated by using Mechatronics viewpoints, but even considering the multibody architecture. Indeed, multibody system kinematics and dynamics can be thought as fundamental disciplines for Mechatronics approaches in designing and operating modern systems.

The aim of The International Symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics – MuSMe is to have a specific international conference which facilitates a meeting with academic and industrial experts, who are interested on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics, participating in technical papers presentations, plenary lectures and informal conversations in order to share experiences and to discuss results of investigations.

The following topics are proposed (but not limited):

  1. Analysis and synthesis of mechanisms
  2. Dynamics of multibody systems
  3. Design algorithms for mechatronic systems
  4. Simulation procedures and results
  5. Prototypes and their performance
  6. Experimental validations
  7. Theory of mechatronic simulation
  8. Mechatronic systems
  9. Control of mechatronic systems

Webpage:http://musme2017.paginas.ufsc.br/

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