ECCOMAS-MSF-2019: 4th International Conference on Multi-scale Computational Methods for Solids and Fluids, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 18-20, 2019


The main idea of this ECCOMAS MSF 2019 thematic conference is to examine recent advances from mechanics and applied mathematics in a currently very active research domain of multi-scale modeling and computations in solid and fluid mechanics. The latter involves methods which bridge phenomena taking place at multiple scales in space and time and which ought to be placed in interaction or accounted for simultaneously in order to provide the most reliable explanations. This class of problems calls for the development and combination of different analytical tools (homogenization, asymptotic analysis) and computational methods (parallel computing, stochastic analysis) in order to advance the field towards currently relevant nonlinear applications. A number of different schools have developed in various domains of fluids and solids, both in mathematics and mechanics, with sometimes very little or no interaction between them. It is an explicit goal of this thematic conference, in the true spirit of ECCOMAS, to bring these different communities together, and thus provide a sound basis for a fruitful exchange of ideas among them.

The conference seeks also to provide a platform for learning from some of the worlds’ leading specialists in analysis and design of complex engineering structures and systems, coming from aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering, material science, and in the design and analysis of numerical algorithms from applied mathematics. The main goal is elaborating the multi-field and multi-physics approach, which has significantly modified previously firm frontiers among these traditional engineering disciplines.

At this time it is hosted by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Sarajevo.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sarajevo at Eccomas MSF 2019.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

List of Topics

According to the preliminary program, the introductory keynote lectures of each day of this conference should set the contents and the boundaries as well as indicate the main issues concerning computational methods for multi-scale analysis in solid and fluid mechanics. A number of organized sessions (containing 4-6 papers) will be scheduled at the conference.
The Conference topics to be addressed are:

  • Heterogeneous materials
  • Masonry structures
  • Complex structures
  • Material and structure failures
  • Adaptive modeling
  • Mechanics of porous media
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Multi-phase flows
  • Turbulence
  • Wave propagation
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Uncertainty Propagation
  • Case Studies …


Program Committee

  • Prof. Adnan Ibrahimbegović (Chairman)
  • Prof. Samir Dolarević (Chairman)
  • Prof. Ejub Džaferović (Chairman)
  • Prof. Mustafa Hrasnica (Co-chairman)
  • Prof. Izet Bjelonja (Co-chairman)
  • Prof. Muhamed Zlatar (Honorary Chairmen)
  • Prof. Kemal Hanjalic (Honorary Chairmen)
  • Emina Hadžalić
  • Emina Hajdo
  • Ismar Imamović
  • Emir Karavelić
  • Jelena Medić

Advisory and Scientific Board

  • Pichler B., President CEACM, (Austria)
  • Polach P., Board Member CEACM, (Czech Republic)
  • Soric J., Board Member CEACM (Croatia)
  • Korelc J., Board Member CEACM (Slovenia)
  • Murin J., Board Member CEACM (Slovakia)
  • Lógó J., Board Member CEACM (Hungary)
  • Ibrahimbegovic A., Board Member CEACM (BH)


All accepted papers will be published in the form of extended abstract in a book of Proceedings along with the textbook containing the selected full-size contributed papers and keynote lectures. Special issue of scientific Journal of Coupled Systems Mechanics is also planned for publication of selected papers.


The Conference venue is Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city urban area provides home to the population of roughly half a million. Sarajevo, or ‘Palace place’, has always been the major crossroad in the center on migration paths and conquests by Eastern Roman Empire, Slavs, Jews from Spain, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires, each leaving the imprint and contributing to the rich cultural heritage and numerous monumental buildings that remain in the city.
In the former Yugoslavia, city of Sarajevo was known for most vibrant music scene, 1984 Winter Olympic Games, and the long siege in 1990’s during the break-up of the country. Presently, Sarajevo has fully regained its status as the crossroad between East and West and a new tourist ‘must-see’ destination with well-known ‘Sarajevo-Film-Festival’. The travel guide series, Lonely Planet, has ranked Sarajevo as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2010. In 2011, Sarajevo was nominated to be the European Capital of Culture in 2014 and host to the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2017.
Sarajevo is also a very pleasant place to spend some leisure time. The city’s location offers possibility for either a quick trip (less than half an hour ride) to mountains that hosted Winter Olympic Games or a day-trip (three hour ride) to Adriatic Sea resorts. Mid-September is the best period just after the massive arrival of tourists for ‘Sarajevo-Film-Festival’, and the weather is still sufficiently mild for a very pleasant visit.
The conference is organized at a special occasion for BH partner, Civil Engineering Faculty or GF Sarajevo, celebrating the 70th anniversary. BH partners also include Mechanical Engineering Faculty or MF Sarajevo, for much-needed cross-fertilization of ideas between different application domains.

Main location:
Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Sarajevo
Patriotske lige 30
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina


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