Call for Expressions of Interest to organise the 2024 UKACM-SEMNI Autumn School 

Dear UKACM and SEMNI members, 

We are thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic research groups to organise the 2024 UKACM-SEMNI Autumn School focusing on theoretical aspects of computational mechanics combined with hands-on practical activities. The 2024 UKACM-SEMNI Autumn School aims to foster knowledge exchange, collaboration, and skill development among professionals, researchers, and students in the field. 

This initiative follows the successful organisation of the first UKACM Autumn school in 2023 on Mixed finite element formulations in solid mechanics by the Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre. 

Interested parties are invited to submit an expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) to both the UKACM and SEMNI presidents, outlining: 

  • Their background and expertise in Computational Mechanics. 
  • Their vision and objectives for the proposed Autumn School. 
  • The proposed theme and potential speakers. 
  • The hands-on activities. 

Selected organisers will be responsible for: 

  • Developing a comprehensive online course that aligns with the latest developments in the field. 
  • Inviting and securing commitments from expert speakers and instructors. 
  • Coordinating logistics, including scheduling, platform selection, and technical support. 
  • Promoting the event to ensure broad participation. 
  • Facilitating hands-on and interactive sessions. 

Submission Deadline: 2nd February 2024 

A committee of UKACM and SEMNI executive committee members will evaluate the expressions of interest based on relevance, hands-on activities, and the organisers’ ability to deliver a successful event. Priority will be given to proposals that include teams from both societies. 

The selected organisers will be notified by 23rd February 2024. The Autumn School is expected to be an online event with no registration fee, to be held during the last two weeks of September 2024 and have a duration of 2 to 4 days. 

We believe that this Autumn School will be a catalyst for knowledge-sharing and collaboration between UKACM and SEMNI. We look forward to receiving your expressions of interest and working together to create a meaningful and impactful event. 


Rubén Sevilla, UKACM President, Elías Cueto, SEMNI President,