Advanced Design Concepts and Practice Workshop      

Beijing, China, November 19-21, 2017


 ADCP 2016 Workshop 

 Design for Programmable Things

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Centre Columbia, SC, USA
 August 24-25th, 2016

                                         Professor Michel van Tooren, University of South Carolina
                                                    Professor JI Linhong,  Tsinghua University
       University of South Carolina               Tsi
nghua University     Huazhong University of Science and Technology 

McNAIR Center for Aerospace, USC
MOE Joint Laboratory of  Innovative Design and Manufacturing of Advanced Mechanical Systems, China 

National Natural Science Foundation Committee of China 国家自然科学基金项目

Introduction            PDF
ADCP workshop offers a forum for presentation and discussion to bring advanced theories and technologies to the design and simulation of complex equipment and products, with a focus on computational design and evaluation methods and tools. The theme of ADCP2016 is Design for Programmable Things. ADCP2016 will be jointly held with the SC Aerospace Industry Conference and Expo to offer a communication platform between researchers and aerospace industry. 
The workshop used to be organized based on the Oversea Innovation Team Project of Tsinghua University. In this year, ADCP2016 will be taken as an event of a newly established “International Joint Laboratory of Innovative Design and Manufacturing of Advanced Mechanical systems” at Tsinghua University, sponsored by the Education Ministry of China. 
Previous ADCP information is as following: ADCP2011 in Beijing on July 6-8th of 2011; ADCP2012 in Karlsruhe, Germany, on May 8th of 2012; ADCP2013 in Beijing on August 16th, 2013; ADCP 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany, 26 September 2014; ADCP2015 in Hangzhou, September 18-20th, 2015. Other workshops include: ADCP2012 Summer Workshop held at TU Delft on August 17th, ADCP2012 Fall Workshop held in Beijing on November 8th, ADCP2014 Spring Workshop held in Beijing in 2014, ADCP2014 Summer Workshop was held in Beijing on June 24th, 2014, ADCP2015 Winter Workshop was held on Dec 3rd. 2015. 

Keynote Speakers 

Professor  Joaquim Martins, University of Michigan, USA
Mr. David Dress, NASA Langley Research Center   
Mr. Don Farr, Boeing Research & Technology 

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Call for papers

Papers relevant to the theme (but not limited) are invited to submit to the workshop. Accepted papers will be invited to present at the workshop and published in the workshop proceedings. 
Topics include but not limited to following:
  • Design methods and algorithms for programmable materials/surfaces and DNA origami
  • Design of smart systems/materials/products
  • Bio-inspired methods and products
  • KBE
  • Advanced design theories, methods and tools
  • Design practice of advanced systems
  • and other relevant topics.
Papers are supposed to submit to ADCP2016 submission webpage  through easychair at 

Abstract due: (2 pages):  March 10th, 28th, 2016  (Closed)
Full papers due:  April 10th, 28th, 2016, (20 pages maximum)
Paper reviews due:  June 10th, 2016
Revised papers due:  June 30th, 2016

Participants should register through SC Aerospace Industry Conference and Expo

Dr. Hou Yuemin
Lab room 1043, Lee Shau Kee S&T Building
Design Institute 
Mechanical Engineering Department

Tsinghua University
Tel: +86 (10) 62773470, Email:

Local contact
Mrs. Tanja van Tooren-Pijpaert
McNAIR Center for Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of South Carolina, USA
Tel: +1 (803) 777 9799, Email:

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