The "International Journal of Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (IJSMDO)" is now indexed in Scopus

EDP Sciences are pleased to announce that International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (IJSMDO) has been accepted for indexation in Elsevier’s Scopus database.

Scopus is widely recognised as one of the largest abstract and citation databases of scholarly literature. The bibliographic database provides an overview of global research output in STEM fields as well as the social sciences, arts, and humanities. Scopus provides a suite of search and analysis features that enhance journal discoverability for an audience of over 3,000 academic, government, and corporate institutions globally.

Ariana Fuga, Senior Publishing Editor at EDP Sciences, commented on the announcement: “This is an important step for the visibility of the journal, and we are proud that International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization has been approved for inclusion by the independent advisory board.”

Call for Papers for a special issue on "Uncertainty-Based Design Optimization"

Guest Editor: Professor Xiao-Jun Wang, Beihang University, China

Editor: Professor Chao Jiang, Hunan University, China

Submission deadline - 20th April 2017

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The International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization is published in OPEN ACCESS

EDP Sciences has the pleasure to announce that beginning from February 2014, the International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization is published in OPEN ACCESS. In this way we aim to give authors a worldwide audience larger than the subscription-based journal, and increase the visibility and impact of their work.

The journal is published on EDP Open that provides access to free content made available from the EDP Sciences platform.

A working and collaborative agreement for ASMDO Association

The ASMDO Association will have a working and collaborative agreement with International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO) and NAFEMS for the activities related to Simulation and Multidisciplinary optimization.

IJSMDO under evaluation for impact factor

The International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization that is affiliated to the ASMDO association is actually under Thomson evaluation for the impact factor, please do not hesitate to refer your work or contributions published by the journal (

ASMDO 2007, 2008 Awards

ASMDO 2008 Awards:

For Young Researcher to :

  • Alvaro Noriega, for the following article: "A new evolution strategy for the unconstrained optimization problem", Spain
  • Jüri Majak, for the following article: "Optimal material orientation of linear and non-linear elastic 3D anisotropic materials", Estonia

For Excellent Paper award to:

  • Ahmad Alhajahmad, for the following article: "Optimal design of tow-placed fuselage panels with cutouts for maximum strength and buckling performance", The Netherlands
  • Ignacio Payá-Zaforteza, for the following article: "On the statistical estimation of the minimum cost of reinforced concrete building frames designed by heuristic optimization", Spain

This award is evidence of your efforts in the ASMDO mentioned research. The committees of the ASMDO conference confer the award in recognition of your technical excellence in the area of optimization.

ASMDO 2007 Awards:

For Excellent Paper award to:

  • F. Fantani, L.k. Balachandran & M.D. Guenov, for the following article "Computational System For Multi Disciplinary Optimization At Conceptual Design Stage", UK
  • Shinya Honda & Yoshihiro Narita for the following article "Minimum Weight Design for Vibration of Laminate Plates Using Lamination Parameters" - Japan

New platform (1.7 version)

EDP Sciences has the pleasure to inform you of the new 1.7 version of this platform.

This version offers a new graphic design, and a more user-friendly introduction page to the articles. In particular, the tools at the disposal of the reader (recommend this article, search by authors, article citing this article,...) are placed on the right of the abstract, which make them more visible and which allow us to include new functionalities:

  • the reader is informed when the article is cited ("citation alert") and/or when an erratum is published ("correction alert");
  • links to social bookmarking sites are added (Bibsonomy, CiteULike, Connotea,, Digg and Facebook);
  • the use of the tool "dowload citation" is extended to EndNote and Reference Manager;
  • the Open URL is implemented for abstracts.
So don't delay visiting the journal website to discover these new functionalities.

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Forthcoming special issue on Composites and Aircraft Materials - Editorial

The International Symposium on composites and aircraft materials (ACMA 2007, may 22-24- Agadir - Morroco) is the incubator for the emergence of the field composites metals and polymers. Complementary techniques and application of structures and materials will be discussed with NDE. This event will be developed one of the important events discussing the monitoring of structural integrity and adaptive/intelligent structures. This symposium offers new avenues for collaboration and interaction opportunities to bring more advances and address greater challenges that lie ahead. Such challenges include areas of aeronautical safety, and benefiting from other exciting fields of aeronautics, composites, metals, polymers and others.

When in service, aeronautical structures are subjected to requests which fluctuating over the course of time. Let us quote for example pressurization of the fuselage, pilot operations, and atmospheric turbulence… Experiments show that the repetition of cycles of effort modify and degrade the properties of materials and can lead, in the long term, to the rupture of certain parts. This phenomenon is usually called "fatigue" or "damage by fatigue". It can appear in relatively low levels of constraint and lower than the elastic limit of the material. In the aeronautical field, fatigue occurs in general without overall plastic deformation but with very localised plastic deformation around the accidents of form (notch, boring, fillets...) the phenomenon of fatigue must be taken into account in structural design.

The difficult issue that aircraft manufacturers must deal with is that of the necessary compromise between the economic requirements (highest possible lifespan, lowest possible structural mass), the technical requirements (availability and intrinsic performances of materials, technology, implementation, drawing, etc.) and the legal requirements (behaviour of a structure under extreme loads, maintenance of navigability...). The choice of good materials has a very particular importance. For a long time it was believed that that it was necessary, above all, to seek materials with a resistance to the highest possible deformation. Then, gradually, materials presenting a better compromise between resistance and tenacity or more generally ductility are being sought. In addition, oversizing is not a good solution. Thus, light alloys are frequently being used in aircraft structure.

The conference will bring together emerging technologies and advanced research in instrumentation, sensing, and measurement science with progressive management and diagnostic approaches and composite materials behaviour. Engineers and researchers from government, military, academia and the commercial sector will discuss the current status and future directions of structures and materials, NDE, and health monitoring. Case studies, emerging research agendas, and innovative new technologies will be presented.
This meeting is a showcase for multidisciplinary research and provides an excellent opportunity to explore new research areas by teaming with new partners from fields other than your own. A selection of communications constitutes this special issue.

The Guest Editors: M. Karama, A. El Hami, A. Menou, A. Mouden