7th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics 2017

Stuttgart, Germany

Colloquium Chairmen
M. von Scheven, M.-A. Keip, N. Karajan

The 7th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics (GACM2017) will take place on October 11-13 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. The colloquium is hosted by the Institute of Structural Mechanics and the Institute of Applied Mechanics of the University of Stuttgart in cooperation with DYNAmore GmbH.

The GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics is intended for young scientists who are engaged in academic and industrial research on Computational Mechanics and Computer Methods in Applied Sciences. It provides a platform to present and discuss results from recent research efforts and industrial applications.

For further information please check the conference web page:

In addition to thematically arranged sessions of contributed presentations, organized mini-symposia devoted to a specific scientific area will be a major part of the colloquium. The organization of mini-symposia especially by young scientists is particularly encouraged.

For the proposal of a mini-symposium please send the following information to
info@gacm2017.uni-stuttgart.de until October 21st, 2016:


  • title of proposed mini-symposium
  • brief description of aim of mini-symposium
  • (co-)organisers with affiliations and email addresses

We are looking forward to your contribution to a successful conference in Stuttgart!

6th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics 2015

In conjunction with the ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference 2015

Aachen, Germany

Conference Chairmen
S. Elgeti, J.-W. Simon

We would like to invite you to join us for the YIC GACM 2015: July 20-23, 2015 in Aachen, Germany. This Young Investigators Conference (YIC) will be the third conference of its kind organized in partnership with ECCOMAS (European Community of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences).

On this particular occasion, we have the opportunity to hold the conference in conjuction with the GACM (German Association of Computational Mechanics) colloquium. As a new series of scientific events,  the YIC focuses on bringing together young researchers to discuss, learn, and collaborate. Senior scientists are also welcome of course to share their ideas and encourage the discussion.

Contributions to any topic of scientific interest within computational science and engineering are welcome. The main areas, however, are the following:

  • Computational Applied Mathematics,
  • Computational Engineering Science,
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics,
  • Computational Materials Science,
  • Computational Solids and Structural Mechanics,
  • Scientific Computing.

As a conference designed by young researchers for young researchers, we will offer a variety of highlights such as a Science Slam, Journal Club, and numerous social events, thus nurturing the networking idea behind the conference. In addition, we will host the ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad of 2015.

We are very happy to be able to announce that the event will be held in direct sequence with the AC.CES conference (www.ac-ces.rwth-aachen.de), organized by the graduate school AICES of RWTH Aachen. In contrast to the YIC and the GACM colloquium, the concept of the AC.CES is based on invited speakers with high international recognition in their particular fields. We will offer an optional combined package, giving participants the opportunity to profit from both conferences.

Please visit our website for further details: www.yic.rwth-aachen.de.
The conference flyer can be dowloaded here: YIC GACM 2015 Flyer.

5th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics 2013

Hamburg, Germany

Colloquium Chairmen
A. Düster, E. Kreuzer, O. von Estorff, N. Hoffmann, S. Bargmann

Local Organizing Committee
M.-A. Pick, S. Brändli, M. Abele, P. Erbts

The fifth GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics for Young Scientists from Academia and Industry was held on the campus of the Hamburg University of Technology from September 30 to October 2, 2013. Three outstanding keynote lectures, 160 innovative presentations and 40 very well-designed posters paved the way to a successful colloquium, which was blessed by the sunniest weather Hamburg is able to offer. The colloquium opened with the keynote lecture entitled "From FEA to IGA: Computational Challenges" given by Prof. Robert L. Taylor (UC Berkeley). Tuesday started with the keynote lecture delivered by Dr. Christian Cabos from Germanischer Lloyd, who presented a summary of the applications of computational mechanics in the structural analysis of ships. The scientific part of that day closed with Dr. Bojana Rosic’s plenary talk on the occasion of the newly established GACM Best PhD Award. In the afternoon, the colloquium participants were brought by ferry to the banquet venue, passing the main attractions of Hamburg Port and a couple of the world's largest container vessels. The third keynote lecture on "Fusing differential geometry into computational contact mechanics" was given by Prof. Karl Schweizerhof (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) on Wednesday. After three days of fruitful scientific exchange, this very successful fifth edition of the GACM Colloquium conference series came to an end.

Please visit our website for further details: www.tuhh.de/gacm2013

The participants of the 5th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics held on the campus of the Hamburg University of Technology.
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4th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics 2011

Dresden, Germany

Colloquium Chairman
M. Kalsike

Local Organizing Committee
U. Reuter, J.-U. Sickert, F. Steinigen


Please visit our website for further details: gacm2011.bau.tu-dresden.de

3rd GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics 2009

Hannover, Germany

Colloquium Chairmen
P. Wriggers, U. Nackenhorst, R. Rolfes, J. Wallaschek

Local Organizing Committee
S. Löhnert, R. Sauer

From 21st to 23rd September, 2009 the '3rd GACM Colloqium on Computational Mechanics' took place at Leibniz University, Hannover. Being introduced already in 2005, the main objectives of these colloquia are to provide a forum for young researchers in the field of Computational Mechanics to present their latest research results and to exchange ideas and network among each others. The Colloquium is organized mainly by young scientists and it is intended mainly for young scientists to participate, which is expressed by the motto “from young people, for young people”.

Being successful in 2005 (Bochum) and 2007 (Munich), the 3rd GACM Colloqium in Hannover this year again attracted more than 160 young researchers coming from the industry and sciences. Besides the main lectures held by Prof. Thomas J.R. Hughes, University of Texas in Austin, Dr. Burkhard Wies, Continental AG and Prof. Stefanie Reese, University of Braunschweig, many mini-symposia were held related to the fields of biomechanics, fracture mechanics, fluid-structure-interaction, contact mechanics, mathematical as well as multi-scale methods. Dr. Holger Eggemann also reported about the promotional concept of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for young scientists.


Please visit our website for further details: www.ikm.uni-hannover.de/gacm091.html

GACM Colloquia

2nd GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics 2007

Munich, Germany

Colloquium Chairmen
W. Wall, G. Müller, K.-U. Bletzinger, H.-J. Bungartz, E. Rank

Local Organizing Committee
V. Gravemeier, M. Hörmann



2nd GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics 2007

1st GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics 2005

Bochum, Germany

Colloquium Chairmen
K. Hackl, G. Meschke, S. Reese

Local Organizing Committee
U. Hoppe, D. Kuhl, O. Schilling


Please visit our website for further details: www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/gacm05/