MECOM DEL BICENTENARIO
CILAMCE 2010 (XXXI Iberian-Latin-American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering)
MECOM 2010 (IX Argentinean Congress on Computational Mechanics and II South American Congress on Computational Mechanics)
15 – 18 November 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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On May 25th 1810 the first local government was designated in Buenos Aires, substituing the Spanish Viceroy. This May Revolution marked the start of Argentina as a country, although the formal declaration of independence came after all the provinces agreement in 1816.
This year 2010 has been declared as the Year of the Bicentenary. In this frame, the Argentine Association of Computational Mechanics (AMCA) and the Brazilian Association for Computational Mechanics (ABMEC) undertook the organization of MECOM DEL BICENTENARIO: CILAMCE 2010 (XXXI Iberian-Latin-American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering) and MECOM 2010 (IX Argentinean Congress on Computational Mechanics and II South American Congress on Computational Mechanics).
The Congress was organized by the Engineering School of Universidad de Buenos Aires and Sim&Tec S.A. The Organizer Committee, chaired by Marcela Goldschmit, was integrated by José L.D. Alves, Miguel Cavaliere, Philippe R.B. Devloo, Sebastian D?Hers, Paula Folino, Adan Levy, Mario Storti and Rita Toscano. The Scientific Committee was chaired by Eduardo Dvorkin.
During this conference, there were plenary and semi-plenary lectures by Klaus-Jürgen Bathe (MIT, USA), Segen Estefen (UFRJ-COPPE, Brazil), Sergio Idelsohn (UPC, Spain and UNL, Argentina), Miguel Ortiz (Caltech, USA), Raul Radovitzky (MIT, USA), Perla Balbuena (Texas A&M, USA) , Alberto Cardona (INTEC, UNL, Argentina), Diego Celentano (PUC, Chile), Yomar Gonzalez (UCV, Venezuela), Alberto Cuitiño (Rutgers U., USA), Guillermo Etse (UBA, UNT, Argentina), Marisol Koslowski (Purdue U., USA), Adrian Lew (Stanford U., USA), Xavier Oliver (UPC, Spain), Eugenio Oñate (UPC, Spain), Carlos Prato (U. of Córdoba, Argentina), Sandra Rugonyi (Oregon H&S U., USA).
MECOM del Bicentenario incorporated 15 mini-symposia and 12 Technical Sessions bringing together more than 700 presentations by authors from different countries. It received support from: National Scientific and Technological Promotion Agency of Argentina; Agency for the Promotion of Science and Technology; Fund for the Promotion of the Software Industry; KB Engineering S.R.L., Buenos Aires, Argentina.
During MECOM del Bicentenario other events took place. The University of Buenos Aires gave the Honoris Causa Doctoral Degree to Prof. Klaus-Jürgen Bathe. ABMEC and AMCA made their annual meetings. There were courses of SolidWoks
, Simulia-Abaqus, and Unified Sistem for Finite Elements. Finally, during the congress banquet, the ceremony of AMCA Awards 2010 was made.
In the year of the Argentine bicentenary, AMCA is celebrating 25 years since its constitution in 1985. Also, in 1985 took place the First MECOM. And one decade ago the AMCA Awards have been instituted. This celebration of the quarter century of AMCA counted on the presence of many colleagues from other Associations. To the presence of Brazilian researchers, in their CILAMCE Congress, we may add that of delegates form the Chilean Society for Computational Mechanics and the Spanish Association for Numerical Methods in Engineering.