The CILAMCE 2015 – XXXVI Ibero-Latin American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 22 to 25 November. CILAMCE is an annual conference – promoted by the Brazilian Association of Computational Methods in Engineering (ABMEC) – intended as an international forum for communicating recent developments of numerical methods in several engineering areas. Since 1977, when it was founded by the emerging Brazilian community of computational mechanics under the leadership of the late Prof. Agustín Ferrante, CILAMCE has become the main opportunity for engineers, students, researchers and other professionals mainly from Brazil and Latin-America to discuss and explore the state of the art of computational methods.

CILAMCE is a multidisciplinary event: scientists and engineers from all over the world are encouraged to attend the conference. The technical program will include six invited plenary speakers and a large number of mini-symposia with contributed papers.

As it already has become a tradition, there will be a special competition – the Agustín Ferrante Award – to acknowledge undergraduate students who show potential for outstanding scientific achievements.

This year’s edition of CILAMCE has a special flavor, since the hosting Graduate Program in Civil Engineering at PUC-Rio is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is also coincidentally the 450th anniversary of the City of Rio de Janeiro. This is a motivation to celebrate the CILAMCE 2015 not only as an academic event of excelling characteristics but also as an occasion to gather a large number of our Graduate Program’s more than 1000 former M.Sc. and Ph.D. students spread all over the world.

The venue is a comfortable and well-equipped hotel situated on the celebrated Copacabana beach. Rio de Janeiro is at a one-flight distance from most large cities in the world. Although accessing the Rio Othon Palace Hotel by car, bus or subway is a simple matter, participants may want to examine logistics recommendations and offers.

The reasons to join the conference, contribute to its success and enjoy this lovely city are numerous. We are looking forward to sharing this unique event with you next November in Rio de Janeiro!


Ney Augusto Dumont
Chairman, CILAMCE 2015