Introduction

CMEM 2021 is the 20th International Conference in this well-established series on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements. These successful meetings provide a unique forum for the review of the latest work on the interaction between computational methods and experiments.

This series of conferences started in Washington DC (1981) followed by a meeting on board the Queen Elizabeth II Ocean Liner (1984); Porto Carras, Greece (1986); Capri (1988); Montreal (1991); Siena (1993); Capri (1995); Rhodes (1997); Sorrento (1999); Alicante (2001); Sani Beach, Greece (2003); Malta (2005); Prague (2007); the Algarve (2009), the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute, UK (2011), A Coruña, Spain (2013), Opatija, Croatia (2015), Alicante, Spain (2017) and Seville, Spain (2019).

The principal objective of the conference has always been to provide to the international technical and scientific community, an opportunity to discuss the interaction between experimental measurements and computational methods with all associated topics. Foremost consideration and importance are devoted to their reciprocal and advantageous integration.

The continuous improvement in computer efficiency, coupled with diminishing costs and the rapid development of numerical procedures have generated an ever-increasing expansion of computational simulations that permeate all fields of science and technology. As these procedures continue to grow in magnitude and complexity, it is essential to validate their results to be certain of their reliability. This can be achieved by performing dedicated and accurate experiments, which have undergone constant and enormous development. At the same time, current experimental techniques have become more complex and sophisticated so that they require the intensive use of computers, both for running experiments as well as acquiring and processing the resulting data.

The conference aims to address a wide variety of topics related to experimental and computational methods with emphasis on new applications and the latest developments.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at CMEM 2021. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Computational and experimental methods
  • Fluid flow studies and experiments
  • Structural and stress analysis
  • Materials characterization
  • Electromagnetic problems
  • Structural integrity
  • Destructive and non-destructive testing
  • Heat transfer and thermal processes
  • Advances in computational methods
  • Automotive applications
  • Aerospace applications
  • Other applications in industry
  • Ocean engineering and marine structures
  • Fluid structure interaction
  • Bio-electromagnetics
  • Hybrid methods
  • Process simulations
  • Environmental monitoring, modelling and applications
  • Validation of computer modelling
  • Data and signal processing
  • Virtual testing and verification
  • Measurements in engineering
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Case Studies

Benefits of Attending

USB Drive

Delegates will receive a USB drive at the conference containing the presented papers.

Publication

Papers presented at CMEM 2021 are to be published in a volume of WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences (Electronic ISSN: 1743-3533). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students

The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at its conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much-reduced conference fee.

Networking

Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, as part of a unique community.

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to one of the WIT Press International Journals.

Publication of Papers

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Publication

Papers presented at CMEM 2021 are to be published in a volume of WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences (Electronic ISSN: 1743-3533). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to one of the WIT Press International Journals.

Location Information

View of the Vatican City and Rome

The Italian capital, Rome, lies within the Lazio region of Italy and is known as the ‘Eternal City’. Rome boasts an unrivalled 3,000-year heritage of globally influential art, architecture and culture. The city is home to iconic historic landmarks, including the ancient ruins of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, and is bursting with world-class museums such as the Vatican Museums and Borghese Gallery. As well as substantial Roman remains, significant Baroque and Renaissance buildings pepper the city centre.

Colosseum Pantheon

Art and Culture

Colosseum: the most well-known ancient tourist attraction in Rome. Construction started in 72AD and it was inaugurated in 80AD. The Colosseum was large enough for theatrical performances, festivals, circuses, or games, which the Imperial Court and high officials watched from the lowest level, aristocratic Roman families on the second, the populace on the third and fourth.

St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square: Vatican City is located within the city of Rome and is the smallest state in the world both by area and population. It is less than half a square kilometre in size with most of it enclosed by the Vatican walls. Within the walls are the Vatican palace and gardens, St. Peter's Basilica, and St. Peter's Square, an area ruled by the Pope, supreme head of the Roman Catholic Church. Although compact, the Vatican offers much for tourists to see, from its museums and the great basilica itself.

Pantheon: it is the best-preserved monument from Roman antiquity and is remarkably in fantastic condition considering it was constructed around 2000 years ago, although its exact age is unknown. At the beginning of the 7th century, the building was donated to Pope Boniface IV, who transformed it into a church, in which function it currently finds itself in a perfect state of preservation.

Despite its wealth of cultural attractions, Rome is not only a cultural centre, but also a commercial, financial and education hub that has successfully retained its traditional culture and regional cuisine.

Regional Cuisine and Wine

The Roman PizzaThe most famous dishes served in Rome’s restaurants are pasta Carbonara and Bucatini all'Amatriciana, both served with pancetta (Italian bacon) and Pecorino cheese. Most popular street food are fried Artichokes (developed by the local Jewish community) and Supplì, which are crispy giant breaded croquettes filled with stringy mozzarella, pecorino, rice, and meat sauce. Special Roman style Pizza is served on a thin and crispy crust. All those dishes can be enjoyed with locally produced wines or beers.

Lazio, home of the ancient capital Rome is a wine region located in the central part of the country. It is the 7th largest wine region in Italy. It has a long history of winemaking, dating back to when the Etruscans originally settled the territory. The most popular regional wines are Castelli Romani, Frascati and Est! Est!.

Nightlife

Aperitivo bar RomeRome at night offers a vast variety of activities. The places worth visiting are Campo de' Fiori with numerous aperitivo bars (drink and a tapas-style snacks, usually food is included in the price of a drink) and Trastevere, which is a quieter and charming area with hundreds of little trattorias, restaurants and bars. 

Travel Information

Conference Venue Address:

Link Campus University
Via Gregorio VII, 660 (it is also possible to enter the university from Via del Casale di S. Pio V, 44)
00165 Rome,
Italy


By Air

Rome is served by two international airports:

  • Rome Fiumicino ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Airport (30 Km)
  • Rome Ciampino Airport (15 Km)

ROME FIUMICINO ‘LEONARDO DA VINCI’ AIRPORT http://www.adr.it/fiumicino

Fiumicino Airport is the main airport serving Rome from a variety of international destinations. The main airlines operating at this airport include:

Air Italia – from many European cities
KLM – from Amsterdam
Air France – from Paris
Iberia and Vueling – from Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Split, Prague, Munich
EasyJet – from London Gatwick, Nice, Bristol, Lyon
British Airways – from London Heathrow
Etihad – from Abu Dhabi
Delta – from Miami, Toronto, Los Angeles
American Airlines – from New York
Air Canada – from Toronto and Montreal
Air China – from Beijing and Shanghai
Qatar Airlines – from Doha
Emirates – from Dubai
Wizz Air – Vienna, Kutaisi, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Kyiv, Odessa

There are several options to travel from the airport to the conference venue.

By Bus: The easiest way to get to the University from the airport is by bus. There is the Shuttle Bus from the airport to Link Campus University (Circonvallazione Aurelia, 19 stop). The journey takes approximately 40 minutes and the ticket costs around 6-8 Euro. Buses run from 5:00 – 21:00 hours. See website for further information https://www.sitbusshuttle.com

By Train: You can take the "Leonardo express" with Trenitalia that runs from the airport to the main rail station, Roma Termini, every 15 minutes non-stop. The journey takes 32 minutes and the fare should cost around € 15. From Roma Termini station, take the red line direction Battistini; you can stop at "Baldo degli Ubaldi" and walk to the venue from there (15-minute walk).

By Taxi: Taxis are available at the exit of the airport terminal. A taxi from the airport to the conference venue costs approximately € 50, the price for authorized taxis are fixed and not on a meter. Please be aware that unauthorized taxis could be waiting outside the airport terminal and may try to over-charge you.

ROME CIAMPINO http://www.adr.it/ciampino

Located southeast of Rome city centre, Rome Ciampino is the second largest airport in the city offering mostly European flights. The main airlines operating at this airport include:

Ryanair – flights from London Stansted, Eindhoven, Lisbon, Gothenburg, Prague, Valencia, Berlin, Madrid, Brussels, Athens, Paris, Copenhagen, Bucharest, Dublin, Frankfurt, Krakow and many more
Wizz Air – flights from Katowice, Bucharest
ASl Airlines Belgium – flights from Liege

There are several options to travel from the airport to the conference venue.

Bus: Circular line number 520 connects the airport to Roma Cinecittà. From Cinetitta stop, walk a few meters to the underground station and take the red line direction Battistini; you can stop at "Baldo degli Ubaldi" and walk to the venue from there (15-minute walk). The total journey from the airport should take just over an hour.

Taxi: Taxis are available at the exit of the airport terminal. A taxi from the airport to the conference venue costs around 40 Euro. You should check the approximate price with the driver before starting the journey and check that the meter is running. The official taxis are white and identified by the illuminated Taxi sign on the roof. Please be aware that unauthorized taxis could be waiting outside the airport terminal and may try to over-charge you.

By Rail

Rome has three major stations, Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense, which are connected to metro stations near the conference venue. Roma Termini is the main terminus for long-distance trains from European countries and High-Speed services. This is also the closest train station to the conference venue. From Roma Termini station, take the red line direction Battistini; you can stop at "Baldo degli Ubaldi" and walk to the venue from there (15-minute walk).

You can search and book your journey online using the following link: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

By Road

It is easy to reach Rome from northern or southern Italy via the A1 motorway (Autostrada del Sole). Once you have arrived in Rome, follow directions to the city centre or Roma Termini station.


Please note that all the information included above is correct as of October 2020. All prices and travel details are subject to change.

Conference Venue

Link Campus University

The conference will take place at Link Campus International University of Rome. Link Campus University was established in 1999 in Rome. The University is characterized by a strong international presence thanks to degree courses entirely in English and collaboration with foreign universities.

Their undergraduate and graduate programs include areas from legal subjects to Cyber Security, from International Policy to Business Management up to the Economics and Defense and Security Sciences.

Strong integration between the university and the world of work is ensured by the presence of important managers of the major Italian companies and the highest levels of State management and Justice as Programme Leaders.

The degree courses are characterized by an interdisciplinary and experimental approach aimed at strengthening the ability to choose and decide through a diversified teaching approach enabling students to face the challenges of new occupations.

Link Campus University boasts a training program characterised by an innovative methodological approach, as well as well-structured teaching capable of dealing with new problems in the economic, legal, political and communication fields.

Link Campus University is situated in a magnificent historical complex, the Manor of San Pio V.

Conference Venue address:

Link Campus University
Via Gregorio VII, 660 (it is also possible to enter the university from Via del Casale di S. Pio V, 44)
00165 Rome,
Italy

Accommodation Recommended by Link Campus University

For those wishing to book their accommodation near the conference venue, the university recommends the following hotels:


Occidental Aurelia (850M to the conference venue)

https://www.barcelo.com/en-gb/occidental-hotels/hotels/italy/rome/occidental-aurelia/

Via di Torre Rossa, 80, 00165 Roma, Italia

T + 39 06 6610551 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Price from the web: €89 (incl breakfast and taxes)


Cardinal Hotel St -Peter (1.3Km to the conference venue)

https://www.cardinalhotelrome.com/

Via Leone Dehon, 71 00165 Roma

Tel: (+39) 06 632252 | Fax: (+39) 06 631602 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Price from the web: €140/€160 (Inc. breakfast and taxes)


NH Roma Villa Carpegna (1.4Km to the conference venue)

https://www.nh-hoteles.es/hotel/nh-roma-villa-carpegna

Reservas: +44 203 4998 271 Tel.: +39 06 393731 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Price from the web: €135/€160 (with breakfast and taxes)


Parco Tirrenia Hotel (1.5Km to the conference venue)

http://www.parcotirreno.it/

Via Aurelia, 480 - 00165 Roma

tel. +39 06 664911 - fax +39 06 66491036 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Price from the web: €105/€135 (Incl breakfast and taxes)


Should you wish to book your accommodation further from the venue, you can easily reach the university by public transport using the red line direction Battistini; you can stop at "Baldo degli Ubaldi" and walk to the venue from there (15-minute walk).

Additional Information

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