Welcome

After careful discussion and close consultation with ABMEC´s Executive Council, the Organizing & Advisory Committees of CILAMCE-2020 have decided that the XLI Ibero-Latin-American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering (CILAMCE-2020) will be held as a virtual online congress, on the same dates as planned (November 16-19, 2020). The virtual congress is being creatively designed to allow for the best possible experience to all authors and participants, while at the same time enabling an online forum for lively congregation, helping to keep alive the sense of acquaintance and friendship of our community in these critical times.

CILAMCE-2020 virtual congress will feature the same program structure as usual, i.e., a 3-4 day scientific program comprising daily Plenary Lectures (lively transmitted) from prominent international speakers, followed by several parallel mini-symposia sessions wherein regular authors orally present their papers (typically, in 15 minutes, followed by questions). Detailed instructions on presentation will be announced soon.

CILAMCE-2020 virtual congress will also feature online social events as part of the official program, wherein participants will be able to gather and meet old friends, share experiences and discuss in a more relaxed environment. We are planning activities such a “live” performance by handpicked musicians or a band playing exclusively for the congress participants. Other social events are being planned likewise and shall be announced soon.

To support your participation in CILAMCE-2020,all registration fees have been reduced to roughly 40% of their original values. We highlight that, although the virtual congress does not require a physical venue to happen, it does bring other significant expenses to the organization, such as the computational platform into which the presentations will be held, as well as a powerful and reliable internet provider for multiple (and simultaneous) accesses and online interaction. The new congress fees are as follows:

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Undergraduate Student (**)
Graduate Student (**)
Delegate (**)
Watch-Only Participation Fee (***) (NEW!)

We highlight that all congress important dates are maintained.

Though not the same as a face-to-face congress, changing CILAMCE-2020 to a virtual congress has filled us with enthusiasm to create an even more engaging event, even from a distance. This will allow participants to keep in touch with a much broader and diverse audience – potentially from many more engineering branches and all parts of the world. At any rate, we remark that this is an exceptional mode for CILAMCE and we hope to switch back to the in-person mode in 2021.

We thank you all for your strong support and interest in CILAMCE-2020


We are sure CILAMCE-2020 will be a landmark in our congress series.


We are looking forward to your participation in CILAMCE-2020!


Warmest regards,

CILAMCE-2020 Organizing & Advisory Committees


(*) For payments made outside of Brazil, the daily official exchange rate will be applied.

 

(**) Registration in the categories Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student and Delegate grants full access to all congress presentations and activities, such as Plenary Lectures, mini-symposia, virtual coffee-breaks, virtual cocktail and all other social events that might be scheduled in the Congress Program. Also, participants in these categories are allowed to make questions to authors, either in the Plenary Lectures and the min-symposia sessions. They may fully interact with authors and all other congress participants throughout the congress online platform. As a bonus, the fee includes a one-year membership to ABMEC (the Brazilian Association for Computational Methods in Engineering).

 

(***) The Watch-Only Participation Fee grants access only to the presentations and videos of the Plenary Lectures and mini-symposia. It does not allow the participant to make questions to authors in these sessions, and does not grant access to the congress social activities (virtual coffee-breaks, virtual cocktail, etc). The annual membership to ABMEC (The Brazilian Association for Computational Methods in Engineering) is not included either.




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