SACAM: 17 - 19 September 2018

SACAMThe South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics (SACAM) is one of the premier international conferences of Computational and Applied Mechanics on the African Continent that attracts both local and international participants. The SACAM conference is held every two years as a forum for presenting current developments in computational and applied mechanics. The main function of SACAM is to bring together engineers, scientists and applied mathematicians from academia, research institutions and industry to encourage scientific engagement and exchange of ideas in applied and computational mechanics.

The participation of postgraduate students is most welcome and encouraged. It should be noted that student support will be made available to needy students after prior arrangements with the conference Organising Committee Chair to attend and present papers at the conference. Prizes will be awarded to best student posters and oral presentations, on condition that the recipients of the awards would be the first authors of their contributions.

SACAM2018 will be hosted by the Vaal University of Technology in Vanderbijlpark (South Africa) from the 17th to 19th September 2018, in partnership with the South African Association for Applied Mechanics (SAAM).

Past SACAM conferences have received the attention of both local and international participants and have served as platforms to share, engage and network on state of the art developments in applied mechanics. SACAM2018 will build on that rich tradition, and welcomes participants from all parts of the globe. Participants from other African countries are highly welcome and encouraged

Presentations at the conference will be subject to acceptance of an abstract, but papers featuring in the conference proceedings will be subjected to double blind review process. Furthermore, the best papers will be re-worked and further blind peer reviewed so that they can be published as journal articles and some in book form for researchers and students in mechanics.

The double blind review process will consist of an initial review of abstracts followed by a peer review of full papers by at least two reviewers.

The conference proceedings containing the final papers accepted after peer review, with ISBN numbers: 978-1-77012-143-0 (E-resource) and 978-1-77012-144-7 (Online resource), will be electronically available during the conference and on the conference website.

Additional information (including the required Abstract and Manuscript Templates, Accommodations, Transport, Tourist attractions, etc.) will be regularly updated on the conference website