Introduction

The annual conference on Boundary Elements and other Mesh Reduction Methods (BEM/MRM), now in its 45th version, is to take place in 2022.

Since starting in 1978, the Conference has attracted high-quality papers that report further advances in techniques that reduce or eliminate the type of meshes associated with finite elements or finite differences, for instance.

Theoretical developments and new formulations have been reported, helping to expand the range of applications as well as the type of modelled materials in response to the requirements of contemporary industrial and professional environments. This ability to evolve is reflected in the history of the Conference and has ensured the success of the meetings as well as the establishment of a community of stakeholders.

As design, analysis and manufacture become more integrated, the chances are that software users will be less aware of the capabilities of the analytical techniques that are at the core of the process. This reinforces the need to retain expertise in certain specialised areas of numerical methods, such as BEM/MRM, to ensure that all new tools perform satisfactorily within the aforementioned integrated process.

The maturity of BEM since 1978 has resulted in a substantial number of industrial applications of the method; this demonstrates its accuracy, robustness and ease of use. The range of applications still needs to be widened, taking into account the potentialities of the Mesh Reduction techniques in general.

This well-established conference acts as a forum to discuss new ideas and critically compare results before the developed solutions and tools are released to end-users.

The meeting welcomes all stakeholders interested in the methods and particularly the participation of young researchers. Their new contributions have been the principal reason why the conference has continued to evolve.

The meetings since 1978 have produced a collection of edited volumes in which the major developments in the field have been represented. This valuable series has been offered in digital form since 1993, with all papers available Open Access in the Wessex Institute’s eLibrary website (www.witpress.com/elibrary), where they can be easily accessed and downloaded for free.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at BEM/MRM 45. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Advanced formulations
  • Fast multipole BEM
  • Advanced meshless and mesh reduction methods
  • Hybrid formulations
  • Interfacing with other methods
  • Computational methods
  • Solution of large systems of equations
  • H-matrices and wavelets
  • Multiscale problems
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Other numerical techniques not necessarily meshless
  • Solid mechanics
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Fluid flow modelling
  • Damage mechanics and fracture
  • Dynamics and vibrations
  • Wave propagation phenomena
  • Particle-particle interaction methods
  • Engineering and industrial applications
  • Structural mechanics applications
  • Electrical engineering and electromagnetics
  • Applications in biomedical engineering
  • Design optimisation and inverse problems
  • Coupling with design and manufacturing
  • Computer science issues related to any of the above topics
  • Characterisation based on simulation and experimental data
  • Case Studies

Benefits of Attending

USB Drive

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

Publication

Papers presented at BEM/MRM 45 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 the 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. The enhanced paper should not include more than 30% of the conference paper. Please contact the conference coordinator if you would like more information on this opportunity.

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 BEM/MRM 45 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 the 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. The enhanced paper should not include more than 30% of the conference paper. Please contact the conference coordinator if you would like more information on this opportunity.

Location Information

TallinnTallinn is Estonia’s capital city, situated on the Baltic Sea, 50 miles south of Helsinki, across the Gulf of Finland. Its name, derived from the Estonian for ‘Danish Fort’, is a reminder that the Danes founded the city at the beginning of the thirteenth century. Tallinn has developed into an important political and business centre as well as one of Northern Europe’s most popular tourist destinations. The walled, cobblestoned old town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. Other sites include its Estonian History Museum which is dedicated to the country's 20th-century history and the Gothic, towering Town Hall which is among the Baltic regions oldest.

Currency

The Euro is the official currency used in Estonia. Changing money is easy at the many ATMs, banks, hotels and exchange offices that offer currency exchange services. Most credit cards eg. Visa, Mastercard/Eurocard, are accepted in most of the major hotels, restaurants and shops.

Things to do

There are various events and festivals that take place in Tallinn including the Baltika Folk Festival which is held in July and includes a full week of music, dance, exhibitions, and parades with the major theme being Baltic traditions. There are various restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs (typically open until at least midnight on weeknights) there are also various nightclubs that are typically busiest from 23:00 to 03:00. Most shops are open seven days a week.

Places to visit

Tallinn can be broken down into various sectors – all of which have features, which are worth visiting.

The Old Town – Lower Town

At the heart of Tallinn is the Old Town, which was once enclosed by the city’s medieval walls.

  • Town Hall Square: For at least the last seven centuries, the square in front of the Town Hall has been the centre of life in Tallinn. It has also become the traditional centre of the Old Town Days festival, a modern version of a medieval carnival.
  • Town Hall; the only intact Gothic town hall in Northern Europe. In 2004 it celebrated its 600th birthday.

Dominican MonasteryThe Latin Quarter

  • Dominican Monastery; the monastery dates back to 1246. It is one of Tallinn’s oldest buildings. It now houses a museum and is often hired out for special events including concerts.
  • Masters’ Courtyard; this site is relatively hidden in a quiet, Old Town courtyard. It is dedicated to crafts and visitors can shop for handicrafts, Jewellery and view art exhibitions.
  • St. Catherine’s Passage; connects two important streets where artists practice their crafts in the streets.

The Old Town – Upper Town

  • Toompea Castle & Hermann’s Tower; this medieval Order Castle is one of Estonia’s oldest and grandest architectural ensembles.
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin (Dome Church); this is the main Lutheran church in Estonia.
  • Danish King’s Garden; located next to Toompea hill – according to an old legend, this is where the Danes first received their national flag.
  • Viewing Platforms; from the top of Toompea Hill you can experience the best views of the city

Beyond the Old Town

St. Brigitta’s Convent; wealthy Tallinn Merchants established Old Livonia’s largest convent, St.Bridget’s, Cloister in 1407. Today only the walls remain, however it is a popular place for sightseeing due to its greenery.

Museums

Most museums are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and bank holidays.

  • Kadriog Palace – Art Museum
  • Museum of Estonian Photography
  • Estonian Open Air Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Museum of Occupation and Fight for Freedom
  • Tallinn City Museum

Tourist information link:

https://www.visittallinn.ee/

Venue Information

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Address of Conference Venue

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia
Liivalaia 33
Tallinn 10118
Estonia
Tel: +372 6315314

Venue Information

The conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (Liivalaia 33, Tallinn 10118).

Conveniently located in the city centre, the hotel sits near the busy harbour and is only 4 km from Lennart Meri Airport, and a 12-minute walk from Tallinn's medieval Old Town. There are also bus and tram stations nearby for local sightseeing. The hotel has 390 rooms, all with free Wi-Fi and in-room coffee and tea facilities.

The accommodation booking form for the hotel will be made available here soon. Please check back later.

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Additional Information

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