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PACAM XII - Submission extended to September 3, 2011

Dear Colleague, 


The deadline for submission of abstracts to the  Twelfth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XII) has been extended to Saturday, September 3, 2011.

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.  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 invite you to submit an abstract/full paper on a relevant topic in Applied Mechanics, as described in the conference website .


  • A limited number of  travel fellowships will be awarded to young faculty and researchers from the US, thanks to an NSF grant. Details are on the website
  • 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 Buscaglia (USP, Brazil), Michael Ortiz (Caltech, USA), Richard Rand (Cornell, USA), Charles Steele (Stanford, USA).

We hope you can accept this invitation, and look forward to seeing you in Trinidad!

Best regards,

Jacqueline Bridge and Adrian Lew, PACAM XII Co-chairs

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