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

Second Call for Papers – Abstract Submission Open

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 multiple physics. It encourages practical applications of optimization methods and software development in all branches of SMO. Please visit the WCSMO-12 website for more information, as well as the WCSMO-12 e-poster.


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
– CAD-FEM Integration
– Composite Multifunctional Materials
– Design Optimization:
          – Additive Manufacturing
          – Advanced and Adaptive Materials
          – Applications in Industry
          – Biomedical Science and Engineering
          – Civil Engineering
          – MEMs, Electronic & Electrical Engineering
          – Micro- and Nano-Structures & Materials
          – Multiscale and Multiphysics Problems
          – Structures or Architectural Engineering
          – Thermal and Fluid Engineering
– Design Under Uncertainty
– Dimensionality Reduction
– Emerging Methods and Applications
– Evolutionary & Heuristic Optimization
– Geometry Modelling Technics
– High Performance Parallel Computing and Visualization Methods
– Inverse Problems and Parametric Identification
– Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
– Multi-Objective Optimization
– Novel Methods for Modelling, Simulation, and Design
– Optimal Control
– Optimization Algorithms
– Robust and Reliability-Based Design Optimization
– Sensitivity Analysis Methods and Applications
– 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 is now open through the WCSMO-12 website.  

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 21 February 2017.

Important Dates:

Open for Registration:   1 December 2016 

Deadline for Abstract Submission:  15 January 2017

Notification of Accepted Abstracts:   21 February 2017 

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

Notification of Accepted Full Length Papers:   21 April 2017 

Registration Deadline for Presenting Authors:   31 March 2017

Registration Deadline for Early Registration:   31 March 2017

Registration Deadline (pre-Congress) for Non-presenting Authors:   5 May 2017

Conference Dates:   5-9 June 2017 


Yours Sincerely,

Professors Axel Schumacher and Thomas Vietor, Dr. Sierk Fiebig, Chairmen of Local Organizing Committee

Professor Gengdong Cheng, President of ISSMO

Professor James Guest, Secretary General of ISSMO