World Congress on Computational Mechanics

Q&A Common Questions and Answers

This page will be updated as the conference approaches. 

Do not hesitate to come back to it for new information.

Getting Started 
  • How to access the conference site? 

    A small part of this site, like this Q&A page, is public. Meanwhile, all presentations and live events will be available on the restricted part of the site from January 4, 2021 to February 4, 2021. In order to access them, you need to be registered for the WCCM-ECCOMAS 2020 conference (the registration page is accessible here).

    Logins will be sent to all registered participants in order to access the site. If you have not received these logins by January 4, 2021, you can contact the conference secretariat: Those logins are non-transferable and all registrants are asked to comply with our code of conduct as well as the copyright form.
  • What is the recommended way of using this site and navigating the conference?

    The entire WCCM-ECCOMAS 2020 virtual congress will be accessible via the main web page. You can access all parts of the conference using the top menu bar. During the week of the conference, new content will be published every day. Don't forget to check in the calendar to know when live events take place.

    You can browse through all the talks in the related section. They are sorted by mini-symposia by default. You can also search for keywords and authors using the search bar.

  • How can I best engage from my timezone?

    The delegates are spread all over the world. This diversity is an amazing opportunity for the international computational mechanics community. But this aspect makes participation in the ECCOMAS-WCCM 2020 virtual congress much more complicated for everyone. Several choices have been made to facilitate your participation.

    The website will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from January 4, 2021 to February 4, 2021. This way, all the videos of the mini-symposia papers will be available for one month starting one week before the congress begins. You will therefore have the freedom to watch them at your own pace. As for the videos of the plenary and semi-plenary sessions, they will be broadcasted at a specific time during the week of the congress and will be available for re-viewing from that date.

    Chats are available on the platform throughout this period to allow the congress participants to discuss together, to ask questions about a pre-registered talk and to ask questions during live events.

    Live events are planned throughout the week of the congress (from January 11 until January 15). In order to facilitate the participation of a large number of you, these will be organized between 1pm and 4.30pm (UTC+1).

  • What if I have a problem?

    If you encounter difficulties prior to the conference, please contact the conference secretariat using : During the week of the congress (from January 11, 2021 to January 15, 2021), a Help Desk will be available on the website to which you will be able to send your questions. To contact this Help Desk, you can click on "send a message" in the menu on the right side of this page once you are logged in.

Live Interactions 

  • What parts of the congress are live? 

    The plenary sessions, the semi-plenary sessions, the mini-symposia discussions and the round table are live.

    For plenary and semi-plenary sessions, the video of the presentation is broadcasted first at a given time for all delegates. It will then be followed by a Q&A session.

    For the mini-symposium, all videos will be available for viewing from January 4, 2021 to February 4, 2021. A one-hour discussion session is scheduled for most mini-symposia. All authors presenting in a mini-symposium will be brought together with the chairmen to answer questions from conference participants.

    These live sessions take place at specific times, so don't forget to check the calendar for a detailed schedule.

  • What is the way to ask questions during these live sessions?

    For each live session, a dedicated page is created. On this page, a chat is available to ask questions. It is thus possible to ask questions before and during the live session. Other participants that are also interested in the question can thumb it up which increases the visibility of this particular question.

    The chairmen will then be able to use the questions asked on this chat to animate the discussion.

  • How can I ask questions directly to a speaker?

    There are many tools available directly on this website to be able to discuss between participants and ask questions to the speakers.

    First of all, each talk has a specific page containing a chat area. This is the place to ask questions directly to the speaker that will be visible to all. However, if you would like your question to be discussed during the live session of the MS of which the talk is a part, we encourage you to use the chat on the MS page instead.

    It is also possible to contact the author privately via an internal chat. This is the right solution if you want to pursue a more specific scientific conversation with this author.

    Finally, each participant can access videoconferencing rooms directly on this site in the networking area. These rooms have a limit of 10 people.
Accessibility, Privacy and Protection

  • Which countries is WCCM-ECCOMAS 2020 accessible from?

    The WCCM-ECCOMAS 2020 virtual congress is an international event. It must therefore be accessible to all participants from all countries. The three services used (SlidesLive for the recording of the videos, Zoom for the live meetings and Inwink for the conference platform) have been selected to maximize the reachability of the congress.

    If you have difficulties accessing any of these services, please contact the conference secretariat ( or send a message to the Help Desk during the week of the congress by clicking on "send a message" in the menu on the right side of this page once you are logged in.

  • Who can access the website of the conference and its content?

    To access the conference website and content, you must be registered and have paid the fees. If you want to register to attend the congress as viewer please contact the conference secretariat (

  • Who owns the video of my talk?

    Each speaker remains the owner of his or her content. Nobody can use, copy, record and broadcast the congress talks and lives without the agreement of the speakers.

    More information regarding the use of the videos can be found in the copyright form.

  • What happens to the recorded talks after the conference?

    The videos will be available on the website only for registered participants during the month the congress site is open (January 4, 2021 to February 4, 2021). After this time, all recorded talks will remain privately archived by Slideslive for one year. Each speaker will be able to access his or her own recording by contacting Slideslive (

  • Can my video be used in another setting?

    Since each speaker is the sole owner of their recorded talk, no one else can use their video without their permission. For this reason, we will not keep the videos after the congress. Can I use the video of my recorded talk after the congress? Yes, you have the possibility to use your own video. During the year 2021 that SlidesLive will archive it, you will be able to contact them to get a sharing link. If you wish to download your video in a more general format, in order to play it in another player than the one provided by SlidesLive, they can edit it for an additional fee. Here is the email address to contact SlidesLive :

  • Requesting removal of videos

    You can request a removal of your videos at any point. If you wish to do so, please contact the conference secretariat :

  • How do you ensure safe online engagement?

    All participants are bound and expected to uphold the conference’s Code of Conduct.

    The organizing team reserves the right to take any action they deem appropriate to take action to stop inappropriate behavior (see the code of conduct for more details).

  • How do I report disrespectful engagement, trolling, or other breaches of the code of conduct?

    If you have experienced or witnessed a code of conduct violation, we strongly encourage you to contact the organizers of the conference. You can do so by using the Help Desk chat or by emailing the conference secretariat using :

  • What should I do if my paper does not appear on the conference site or the associated information is incorrect?

    The videos of each registered speaker, recorded via SlidesLive, accompanied by their title and abstract, will be available on the conference website from January 4, 2021 for the mini-symposia. Videos of the semi-plenary and plenary sessions will only be made available during the week of January 11 to 15, 2021.

    If, as a speaker, you can't find your video or if the associated information (title, abstract, co-authors...) are incorrect, contact the conference secretariat:

  • Can I give additional information on the site about me or my paper?

    In order to improve your visibility during the congress and to encourage networking, you have the possibility to provide additional information about yourself or your paper. You will be able to do so the first time you log in or in your personal space afterwards.

  • Where can I obtain the certificate of attendance?

    To obtain a certificate of attendance, please contact the conference secretariat :

  • Other Questions?

    For any other question that is not answered on this Q&A page, please contact the conference secretariat :