First Call for Papers WCSMO-12, 5-9 June 2017, Braunschweig, Germany

First Call for Papers

12th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO-12)

Braunschweig, Germany, 5-9 June 2017.


On behalf of the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO), we are very pleased to invite you to participate in the 12th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO-12) to be held in Braunschweig, Germany, 5-9 June 2017.

The main objectives of the conference are to stimulate and promote research into all aspects of the structural and multidisciplinary optimization (SMO) and related topics. This includes optimization theory, algorithm development, and engineering systems involving structures, fluids, and multiphysics. It encourages practical applications of optimization methods and software development in all branches of SMO. Please visit the WCSMO-12 website for more information.


Contributions are invited from all fields of structural and multidisciplinary optimization. Papers on theories, methods, algorithms, and applications are all welcomed. The topic areas for this conference are listed as follows but other relevant areas are also welcome.

·       Aerospace Design Optimization
·       Approximations and Surrogates or meta-models
·       Automotive Design Optimization
·       Composite Multifunctional Materials
·       Design Optimization Applications in Industry
·       Design Optimization for Additive Manufacturing
·       Design Optimization for Multiscale and Multiphysics Problems
·       Design Optimization in Biomedical Science and Engineering
·       Design Optimization in Civil Engineering
·       Design Optimization in MEMs, Electronic & Electrical Engineering
·       Design Optimization in Micro- and Nano-Structures & Materials
·       Design Optimization in Structures or Architectural Engineering
·       Design Optimization in Thermal and Fluid Engineering
·       Design Optimization of Advanced and Adaptive Materials
·       Design Under Uncertainty
·       Emerging Methods and Applications
·       Evolutionary & Heuristic Optimization
·       High Performance Parallel Computing and Visualization Methods
·       Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
·       Multi-Objective Optimization
·       Novel Methods for Modelling, Simulation, and Design
·       Optimization Algorithms
·       Geometry modelling technics
·       Dimensionality reduction
·       Inverse Problems and Parametric Identification
·       Robust and Reliability-Based Design Optimization
·       Sensitivity Analysis Methods and Applications
·       Optimal control
·       CAD-FEM integration
·       Shape and Size Optimization
·       Smart Structures and Materials
·       Structural Optimization
·       Topology Optimization

Abstract and Submission Guideline

Authors are invited to submit an abstract of 150-300 words in English. Each abstract is expected to include a brief introduction to the problem, specific methods to be developed/adopted, results for discussion and some concluding remarks. It should not contain figures and extensive references. Abstract submission will open through the WCSMO-12 website on November 15, 2016, and instructions will be posted on the WCSMO-12 website at that time.  

Review and Notification of acceptance

The final selection of papers for presentation will be made by the International Papers Committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the presenting authors via e-mail by approximately 28 February 2017.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15th January 2017

Notification of Accepted Abstracts: 28th February 2017

Deadline for Full Length Paper Submission (Optional): 31st March 2017  (tentative)

Notification of Accepted Full Length Papers 30th April 2017  (tentative)

Open for Registration 1 February 2017   (tentative)

Deadline for Early Registration 31 March 2017

Deadline for Author Registration 30 April 2017

Deadline for Late Registration (Non-presenting Authors) 15 May 2017

Conference Dates  5-9 June 2017 


Yours Sincerely,

Professors Axel Schumacher, Chairmen of Local Organizing Committee

Professor Gengdong Cheng, President of ISSMO

Professor James Guest, Secretary General of ISSMO