On behalf of the international Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimisation (ISSMO), I am pleased to invite you all to the 15th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimisation (WCSMO2023), hosted in University College Cork, Ireland from 5th-9th June 2023. Traditionally held biennially in different continents to foster its geographical diversity, we are particularly delighted to invite you to attend this congress in-person, since the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2019.
The congress brings researchers from all over the world together to exchange ideas, update knowledge, reinforce collaboration, and network with leading researchers. It retains its tradition of high scientific standards and rich social activities. Younger researchers are particularly welcome with affordable participation costs and a number of fellowships on offer.
In addition to normal oral and poster presentations, the congress provides panel discussions in some specific topics with strong current interests. These sessions allow all attendees to participate in the discussions and develop new understanding in research frontiers.
The papers are peer reviewed and the accepted papers published in citable form with an ISBN.
As one of Ireland’s oldest institutions, world-renowned University College Cork (UCC) is the perfect location for WCSMO2023. The university campus benefits all the facilities of a modern, thriving city, blended seamlessly with a 19th century historic campus. It is a world leader in sustainability, being the first University in the world awarded a Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education. UCC is ranked 9th globally in the UI Green Metric World University Ranking of sustainable universities and was the first higher education institution in the world to achieve ISO 50001 certification for energy management. Furthermore, it is now ranked 8th in the world for impact as measured by TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION World University Impact Rankings 2021.
There is a recent history of UCC hosting global conferences. Levering its beautiful location and stunning campus, delegates will experience a modern university in an old world setting.
Cork has been voted Europe’s 3rd friendliest City and according to the Lonely Planet, “Everything good about Ireland can be found in Cork”. With Cork’s excellent reputation for hospitality and fine dining, it will be an experience that you will remember for many years. We hope that you will take some time out from the busy WCSMO2023 program to enjoy our fabulous county, or perhaps you will extend your stay and venture further afield.
We look forward to your attendance and to offer you a ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ (One Hundred Thousand Welcomes) to WCSMO2023.
Dr. Denis Kelliher,
Chair, WCSMO2023 Local Organising Committee.
|Call for Abstracts
|1st September 2022
|New Deadline for Abstract Submission
|31st January 2023
|Notification of Accepted Abstracts
|21st February 2023
|Open for Registration
|1st January 2023
|Deadline for Early Registration
|4th April 2023
|Deadline for Presenting Author’s Registration (to be included into the conference program and proceedings)
|28th April 2023
|Deadline for Late Registration
|31st May 2023
|5th – 9th June 2023
Local Organising Committee
Chair: Dr. Denis Kelliher, Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork
Dr. Denis Kelliher is a Chartered Engineer and Senior Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University College Cork. He graduated with a 1st class honours BE (Civil) from NUIC in 1989 and worked as a graduate structural engineer with Ove Arup and Partners Ireland in their Cork office. During his 18 months tenure there he worked on a variety of projects in building and offshore engineering. He returned to UCC in late 1990 and took up a full-time lecturing position in 1994. He graduated with his PhD in 1999 and in 2010, he returned from the USA, having spent the 2009/2010 academic year on sabbatical leave at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His PhD was in Structural Shape Optimisation and Finite Element Analysis and he has maintained this interest in Engineering Computation, Mathematical Optimisation and Geometry. He set up and is director of the Research Unit for Structures and Optimisation (RUSO), which has graduated PhDs in the areas of Simulation of Biological Systems in High Pressure Environments, Buckling of Cylindrical Vessels and Offshore Wave Simulation. He has established a laboratory for small scale structural experimentation, including high resolution photography and video.
Dr. Guangbo Hao, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork
Hao, Guangbo (Fellow of ASME) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Architecture at University College Cork, Ireland. His research interests focus on design of compliant mechanisms and robotics and their innovative applications such as precision manufacturing, energy harvesting and medical devices. He is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Mechanical Sciences and an Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, and of Mechanism and Machine Theory. He has won some accolades including the 2017, 2018 and 2022 ASME Compliant Mechanisms Awards. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers. He has been the chair of ASME IDETC-CIE 2022 46th Mechanisms & Robotics Conference.
Dr. Bill Wright, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork
Bill Wright was awarded a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering in 1991 and a PhD studying air- coupled ultrasonic testing of materials in 1996 from the University of Warwick, UK. From 1991 to 1997 he was employed as a Research Associate and Research Fellow in the University of Warwick, where he investigated laser-generation and air-coupled detection of ultrasound, capacitive ultrasonic transducers, and charge-writing for nanotechnology. In 1997 he moved to Ireland to take up a post as a Lecturer in echanical Engineering in University College Cork, where he is currently Senior Lecturer in Mechanical ngineering, Director of the Ultrasonics Research Group, and Programme Director for the MEngSc in echanical Engineering. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans UFFC and a Member of the Acoustical Society of America. His research interests include applications of non-contact ltrasound, capacitive ultrasonic transducers, ultrasonic flow metering, ultrasonic imaging, elastography, nd ultrasonic communication systems.
Prof. Ger Kelly, Head of Department of Mechanical Biomedical and Manufacturing Engineering, Munster Technological University
Prof Kelly has in excess of 30 years’ experience of Irish higher and International teaching and research management experience. His specific research interests include simulation of multidimensional problems applied to fluid structure interaction in the fields of energy and medical devices, and in coupled thermal electromechanical analysis of sensors and devices. He has published extensively, authored one book, hosted as chair the 31st IMC conference jointly with UCC in 2013. He is an expert consultant of the THENSA doctoral training programme. He is an advocate for high standards in Research Ethics (RE) and Research Integrity (RI) and sits on the National forum on Research Integrity in Ireland. Since 2013 Prof Kelly has been head of the department of Mechanical Biomedical and Manufacturing Engineering at MTU where he developed integrated 5 year Masters programmes in both Mechanical and Biomedical engineering He is a founder member of industry lead STEMSW cluster where he leads the education working group.
Dr.-Ing Erich Wehrle, Lead of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Collins Aerospace – Applied Research and Technology, Cork, Ireland
Erich Wehrle leads the Multidisciplinary Design Optimization team at Collins Aerospace based in Cork, Ireland. He previous held roles in academia in which his research addressed design optimization of lightweight structures and mechanical systems under a multidisciplinary perspective, including structural analysis, multibody dynamics, crash and uncertainty. Erich holds a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich.
Dr. Richard O’Shea, Lecturer, Sustainability in Enterprise, UCC Cork
Dr Richard O’Shea is a Lecturer in Sustainability in Enterprise with the School of Engineering in University College Cork (UCC). Richard worked as a Senior Postdoctoral Research, and a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Circular Economy, Energy, and Environmental Systems group in MaREI with two industrial collaborators. His prime area of work was assessing methods to decarbonise a large facility in the food and beverage sector in Ireland. He obtained his PhD degree in Energy Engineering from UCC in 2018. His research has focused on biomethane production via anaerobic digestion, resource assessments, technoeconomic analysis, optimisation, GIS, and multi criteria decision analysis. This has led to over 36 peer-reviewed journal publications in journals including Applied Energy, Bioresource Technology, and Renewable Energy.