Welcome to the 7thAsia-Pacific International Conference on Computational Methods in Engineering (ICOME 2023). This conference series was developed based on the eight times of the Joint China-Japan/Japan-China Symposium on Boundary Element Method (BEM) in 1980s and 1990s.The scope of participants gradually expanded from China and Japan to Asia-Pacific countries and regions.In addition to the BEM, the themes of the conference have been significantly expanded to meshfree and particle methods, high performance and generalized finite element methods, and other advanced computational methods in engineering. The previous six events of this conference series have been held in Sapporo, Japan (2003), Hefei, China (2006), Nanjing, China (2009), Kyoto, Japan (2012), Hangzhou, China (2015), and Dalian, China (2019).

The 7th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Computational Methods in Engineering will be held in Xiamen, China, during November 2-5, 2023, and will be hosted by Xiamen University. The conference venue will be the on-campus Science and Art Center of Xiamen University. This coming conference provides a wonderful platform to exchange the latest research in the broad field of computational methods in engineering, which will bring together researchers and practitioners in academia, government, and industry from Asia-Pacific countries and regions as well as other places around the world.

Xiamen is a beautiful seaside city and located in the center of the west coast of Taiwan straits and the southern Fujian golden triangle area. It is one of the most popular places in China for the tourists from all over the world. The mean temperature is 20.9℃ through the year and usually the temperature in November is 18-25℃. Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is located at the northeastern corner of Xiamen island and the transportation within Xiamen city is very convenient.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Xiamen for ICOME2023!