Important Dates
  • February 20, 2018
    Abstract submission deadline
  • March 1, 2018
    Notification of abstract acceptance
  • March 1, 2018
    Early bird registration open
  • March 20, 2018
    Full paper (optional) submission deadline
  • April 10, 2018
    Early bird registration deadline
  • April 11-May 21, 2018
    Regular registration
  • May 21-24, 2018
    Conference dates
Contact us
Conference secretariat and

Local secretariat

Man Guan, Dalian University of Technology, China

Yaling Jia, Dalian University of Technology, China

Rui Zhang, Dalian University of Technology, China

Yu Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China

Mu Qu, Dalian University of Technology, China


The Asian Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 2018
May 21 - 24, 2018, Dalian, China

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are very pleased to invite you to participate in the Asian Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 2018 (ACSMO2018) to be held in Dalian, China, May 21-24, 2018.

Structural and multidisciplinary optimization is a hot topic in both theoretical research and engineering applications. Following the successful eight CJK-OSM conferences and one ACSMO congress, the ACSMO 2018 will be held in the famous tourist city Dalian, China during May 21-24, 2018. As before this will be a forum for exchange of recent research ideas and fostering from various fields, with several new topics included. The scope is, however, not limited to those listed.

1. Optimization Methods

1.1 Optimization theories and algorithm

1.2 Design sensitivity analysis and global optimization

1.3 Parallel (or grid) computing in optimization

1.4 Multiobjective optimization

1.5 Probabilistic, heuristic, stochastic, evolutionary method

 2. Shape and Topology Optimization


3. Design under Uncertainty

3.1 Uncertainty propagation analysis

3.2 Reliability analysis and design optimization

3.3 Robust design optimization

3.4 Model verification and validation

3.5 Time-dependent reliability analysis and design

 4. Approximations, Surrogates, and Metamodeling

4.1 Approximation techniques

4.2 Approximation-based design optimization

4.3 Error and convergence study

4.4 Model order reduction and benchmarking studies

 5. Optimization in Engineering Applications

5.1 Acoustic-vibration problems

5.2 Additive manufacturing

5.3 Condition monitoring, damage detection

5.4 Metamaterials

5.5 Multiscale and multiphysics problems

5.6 Noise/vibration suppression and control

5.7 Smart structure and energy harvesting

 6. Optimization in Core Engineering Areas

6.1 Aerospace engineering

6.2 Architecture

6.3 Automotive engineering

6.4 Bioinspired and biomedical engineering

6.5 Civil engineering

6.6 Electronics, electrical systems and appliances

6.7 Industrial engineering

6.8 Naval/ocean engineering

6.9 Renewable energy (wind, solar, etc.)

7. Other Topics


Supporting Institute

The Asian Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
The Chinese Association of Computational Mechanics

Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Liaoning province

Dalian University of Technology, China

State Key Laboratory of structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, China

International Research Center of Theory and Application of Structural Optimization, China

International Research Center of Computational Mechanics, China

Beijing International Center for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (BICTAM)

The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)

The Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE)

The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Science (JSASS)

Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ)

The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE)

The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science (JSCES)

Japan Association for Computational Mechanics (JACM)

Korean Society for Design Optimization

Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME)