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PACAM XII - Second call for abstracts

The Twelfth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XII) will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad from January 2 - 6, 2012, in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

We invite you to submit an abstract/full paper on a relevant topic in Applied Mechanics, as described in the conference The deadline to submit abstracts or papers is August 1, 2011.

* There are 14 specialized mini-symposia ( and 10 different regular session topics (

* The plenary speakers of the congress have now been confirmed: Luiz Bevilacqua (LLNC, Brazil), Gustavo Bucaglia (USP, Brazil), Michael Ortiz (Caltech, USA), Richard Rand (Cornell,   USA), Charles Steele (Stanford, USA).

* The banquet speaker will be Dr. Arthur Saad, Head of Pipeline and Risers Technology Group of Petrobras.

* A limited number of  travel fellowships will be awarded to young faculty and researchers from the US, thanks to an NSF grant. Details in the website.

The congress, organized by the American Academy of Mechanics and held every two years, is supported by the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the US Association for Computational Mechanics, the Argentine Association for Computational Mechanics, the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, the Brazilian Society of Applied and Computational Mathematics, and the Chilean Society of Computational Mechanics.

We hope you can accept this invitation, and look forward to seeing you in the Caribbean island of Trinidad....

Best regards,

Jacqueline Bridge, Latin American Co-chair, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad &
Adrian Lew, North American Co-chair, Stanford University.

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