Dear Professor Victorio Sonzogni

- Event Endorsement Request -
Variational Formulations in Theoretical, Applied and Computational Mechanics
- A Workshop Dedicated to the 60th Birthday of Prof. Raul A. Feijóo -
3-5 September 2006, Petropolis, Brazil

We are pleased to inform you that the above event has been organised to
celebrate Prof Raul Feijoo´s 60th birthday.

With qualities such as his remarkable sharpness of mind, intelligence,
righteousness, generosity and an unbounded dedication to his work, Raul has
made outstanding contributions to the development of Theoretical, Applied
and Computational Mechanics. His contributions include a wide range of
activities such as research, teaching, development of human resources,
supervision of research students, coordination of research projects and the
organisation of scientific meetings and conferences. Our purpose in
organising this event is to express our admiration and recognition for
Raul's achievements.

The programme of the meeting will consist mainly of talks by the following
distinguished invited speakers:
· FG Basombrio, Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina
· L Bevilacqua, LNCC / MCT, Brazil
· J Boyle, University of Strathclyde, UK
· GC Buscaglia, Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina
· E Souza de Cursi, INSA de Rouen, France
· M Frémond, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussees, France
· L Godoy, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
· J Haslinger, Charles University, Czech Republic
· J Herskovits, COPPE / UFRJ, Brazil
· SR Idelsohn, CIMEC, Argentina
· AFD Loula, LNCC / MCT, Brazil
· M Masmoudi, Université Paul Sabatier, France
· E Oñate, CIMNE, Spain
· DRJ Owen, University of Wales Swansea, UK
· C Padra, Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina
· P Podio-Guidugli, Universitá di Roma, Italy
· A Ponter, University of Leicester, UK
· MA Raupp, LNCC / MCT, Brazil
· R Rodriguez, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
· G Romano, Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy
· B Rousselet, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France
· C Mota Soares, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
· J Sokolowski, Université Henri Poincaré, France

We believe this is a rare opportunity to gather such a large number of
internationally renowned scientists in this field of research and, to mark
the event, a book with full-length papers authored by the speakers will be
edited by the organisers.

Since the workshop falls within the sphere of interest of your prestigious
organisation, we would be very grateful if AMCA could endorse the event. If
you so agree, we would also kindly request that the event be advertised on
your website and olso in your NotiAMCA.

Looking forward do hearing from you. Yours faithfully,

E Taroco, AA Novotny, EA de Souza Neto (Organizing Committee)

    Antonio André Novotny
    LNCC / MCT (Sala 2A-49)
    Av. Getúlio Vargas, 333
    25.651-075, Petrópolis - RJ
    Tel.: 55 (24) 2233-6077 

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