25 Years of the Wessex Institute of Technology

This year, the Wessex Institute of Technology celebrates 25 years organising international conferences with prestigious organisations around the world.  Even before 1986, the founder of the Institute, Prof Carlos Brebbia, was organising conferences while at the University of Southampton; the first on Boundary Elements was held in 1978.  Carlos has been associated with the boundary element method for over 40 years and as a result has a vast number of publications in this field including text books, journals and conference papers.  Since then due to our success, over the years the conference programme has evolved into interdisciplinary events covering a wide range of subject areas. 

The conferences organised by Wessex Institute cover a variety of topics in the engineering and computational fields and many delegates return year on year because of the quality of the conference programme and corresponding conference book, which is always published to a very high standard.

Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by CrossRef and regularly appear in notable reviews, publications and databases including referencing and abstract services such as SCOPUS, Compendix, ISI Web Knowledge, Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings, ProQuest and Scitech Book News.  All conference books are archived in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Wessex Institute’s publishing arm, WIT Press, ensure maximum dissemination throughout the world of the research at our conferences through its offices in Europe, the USA and its extensive international distribution network.  All conference papers are archived online in our eLibrary where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.  The books are published in digital format as well as paper format.

Wessex Institute has organised international conferences with many prestigious organisation including (amongst others):

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Beijing Jiotong University, China
Cardiff University, Wales
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Dalhousie University, Canada
University of Maribor, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Georgia Tech, USA
Lund University of Technology, Sweden
Marche Polytechnic University, Italy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nagoya University, Japan
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Punan National University, South Korea
Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Riga Technical University, Latvia
Ryerson University, Canada
Tartu University, Estonia
Technical University of Szczecin, Poland
Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
University of A Coruña, Spain
University of Alicante, Spain
University of Ancona, Italy
University of Antwerp, Belgium
University of Bergen, Norway
University of Bologna, Italy
University of Bournemouth, UK
University of Cadiz, Spain
University of Cantabria, Spain
University of Catania, Italy
University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
University of Central Florida, USA
University of Coimbra, Portugal
University of Delaware, USA
University of Cyprus
University of Ghent, Belgium
University of Granada, Spain
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
University of Las Palmas (Canary Islands), Spain
University of Latvia, Latvia
University of Liverpool, UK
University of Malta
University of Milano, Italy
University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
University of New Mexico, USA
University of Parthenope, Italy
University of Pisa, Italy
University of Porto, Portugal
University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Italy
University of Siena, Italy
University of Split, Croatia
University of Thessaly, Greece
University of Toronto, Canada
University of the West of England, UK
University of Wolverhampton, UK
University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia

In addition, the Wessex Institute publishes four international journals:

  • International Journal of Design and Nature with Ecodynamics
  • International Journal of Sustainable Planning and Development
  • International Journal of Safety and Security
  • International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements

The Wessex Institute has also started a number of journals which are marketed by Elsevier with editing links still retained by Wessex Institute.