A major challenge in Computational Mechanics is to
ensure that the end results of analyses and simulations
satisfy predefined quality requirements. The assessment
of both the quality of the model (validation) and the quality
of the numerical scheme (verification) are important
to guarantee the level of accuracy of the final solution.
Due to the ever increasing complexity of models used in
engineering practice, requiring increasingly time-consuming
analysis, it is crucial that the computational cost of
producing results is optimimized with respect to the
required accuracy. This calls for truly adaptive procedures
in choosing the mathematical model as well as the
discretization inherent in the computational method.
The objective of the ADMOS 2007 conference on Adaptive
Modeling and Simulation is to present and discuss
the current state-of-the-art developments in the field.
Adaptivity is ever more integrated in the industrial practice
of Computational Mechanics. Consequently, ADMOS
is encouraging and devoting special interest to contributions
on industrial applications of adaptive strategies.
Previous meetings in the ADMOS series were held in
Göteborg in 2003 and in Barcelona in 2005. Following the
two successful conferences, clearly demonstrating the
wide-spread interest in this theme, the third edition of
ADMOS will take place at Chalmers University of Technology,
in Göteborg (Sweden).