The joint 15th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XV) and the 8th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM VIII) will take place during July 31-August 5, 2022 in Yokohama, Japan.

In view of your international reputation in the field of computational mechanics and previous contributions to the organization of mini-symposia (MS) within IACM and/or APCOM Conferences, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal to organize an MS in a topic close to your expertise.

In accordance with the tradition of joint WCCM/APCOM events, the conferences will be open to the latest developments in all aspects of computational mechanics and computational engineering. We particularly encourage proposals for MS in new and developing areas that broaden the fields of application. Please feel free to recommend other internationally known researchers who may contribute to this phase of the congress organization.

Guidelines for the proposal and organization of MS as well as further information concerning the joint conference may be found on the conference website at

Deadline for submission of proposals for MS is June 2, 2021.

WCCM XV – APCOM VIII Organizers, the IACM and APACM are of course very focused and sensitive on the current situation and development of COVID-19. We ensure to all our MS organizers and delegates that we will be closely following any update and will ensure the feasibility of the conference, being it with a potential online/hybrid options in case it is needed. And, of course ensuring that the onsite experience for all delegates follows all the healthcare and security measures established by the World Health Organization and the regulations of local governments.

We thank you in advance for your interest and cooperation towards the success of the WCCM XV – APCOM VIII, and look forward to welcoming you in Yokohama in August, 2022.


Our best regards,

Seiichi Koshizuka, Chairman

Daigoro Isobe, Technical Program Chair

Kenjiro Terada, Secretary General