We are convinced that this new format, even with some drawbacks, has many advantages, in particular for young scientists but also for the others. Among the drawbacks, the very strict deadlines that were imposed to the organizers for ensuring having more than 2500 high quality synchronized recorded presentations and available in a record time. Nevertheless, with this format, it will be possible to follow all the presentations, browsing easily all the MS, surfing by keywords from one room to another and selecting only the talks that you want. The different talks will be available over a longer period than the classical one-week format. We paid special attention to maintain interaction between the participants. For that purpose, direct exchanges with other participants, either by voice or by chat will be possible.
All the team has worked hard to make this event possible. Despite those efforts there will be probably some scramble at some times. We hope you will consider those with kindness! With all our gratitude, we wish you an excellent virtual conference!
The covid-19 pandemic has made impossible to organize the joint 14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics and ECCOMAS Congress in Paris in July 2020. We would like to thank all the participants, all the MS organizers, who have accepted to support the community by participating to the digital version of the WCCM-ECCOMAS Congress that will take place from January 11 to 15, 2021.