The aim of the Asian Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ASSMO) is to bring together Asian researchers and practitioners in the field of structural and multidisciplinary optimization (SMO), by means of international meetings in the Asian region having a high scientific standard.
to organize the biennial meeting called Asian Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ACSMO);
to stimulate and promote research in all aspects of SMO;
to encourage practical applications of optimization methods and the corresponding software development in all branches of technology;
to foster the interchange of ideas amongst various fields contributing to SMO;
to provide a framework for the organization of meetings, forums and other means for the dissemination of knowledge on SMO;
to promote education of SMO;
to confer awards for researchers and practitioners to stimulate research and application of SMO; and
to endorse symposia related to SMO without financial support.
Following several meetings between two of three countries, China, Japan and Korea, the first China-Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Optimization of Structural and Mechanical Systems (CJK-OSM1) was held in Xi’an in 1999. After the CJK-OSM2 in Busan in 2002, CJK-OSMs were held biennially until the CJK-OSM8 in Gyeongju in 2014, where the organizing committee decided to establish an Asian society to attract more researches and engineers in the field of SMO.
ASSMO is governed by its Executive Council (EC) consisting of 15 members with voting right during a 2-year term. The 15 members are an assemblage of 5 members from three most contributing countries at the last ACSMO. The 5 members including a leading member are separately selected by the three countries. The EC decides the host country of the next ACSMO. The leading member of the host country of the next ACSMO is automatically nominated as the President, and the leading members of the remaining two of the three most contributing countries are nominated as the Co-Presidents. The President designates the Secretary-General among EC members.
To support the operations of EC and carry out ASSMO activities requested by EC, ASSMO forms a General Council (GC) consisting of 15 members during a 2-year term. The 15 members of GC are an assemblage of 5 members from three most contributing countries at the last ACSMO. The 5 members of GC including a leading member are separately selected by the three countries. The leading member of the host country of the next ACSMO is automatically nominated as the GC Chairman, and the leading members of the remaining two of the three most contributing countries are nominated as the GC Co-Chairmen.
All important decisions related to the ASSMO are discussed and decided by the EC. The decision is made by a majority of those present. The President shall cast a tie-breaking vote, in case of any tie.
Responsibilities of the EC include:
supervising the organization of ACSMOs;
endorsing meetings and conferences;
endorsing publications of the Society;
arranging affiliation of the Society with other scientific and professional organizations;
establishing subcommittees and appointing the chairperson of each subcommittee.
Responsibilities of the GC include:
participating in the process of determining Young Scientist Awardees;
participating in the process of determining Best Student Awardees;
supporting the operations of GC ;
carrying out ASSMO activities requested by EC.
SG takes charge of day-to-day administration of the society, including all correspondence with Members and EC Members, collecting votes from EC members, managing the ASSMO website, and preparing minutes of meetings.
The text of all circulars sent to Members or EC Members must be approved by the President, who also supervises the day-to-day activities of the Secretary-General and chairs all meetings of the EC.
The President and Secretary-General are to consult regularly the two CP’s. A CP is to replace the function of the President or SG if the latter are temporarily incapable of carrying out their duties. Two CPs are responsible for all matters related to each of two countries.
The GC Chairman presides the GC meetings and helps the President and Secretary-General. He/she arranges the requested ASSMO activities by the President and GC members.
The GC Chairman is to consult regularly the two GC Co-Chairmen. A GC Co-Chairman is to replace the function of the GC Chairman if the latter is incapable of carrying out their duties. Two GC Co-Chairmen are responsible for all matters related to each of two countries.
The Society is to organize a meeting called “Asian Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization” normally every two years or at intervals decided by the Executive Committee. The organization of each ACSMO is carried out by the Committees appointed by the Executive Committee. The venue of the ACSMO should be decided along with the following criteria:
up-to-date conference facilities;
affordable costs to all members of the Society (including registration, hotel, travel expenses, considering also free lunches, banquet, excursions, etc.);
and, proven congress organizing experience and strength of the local organizing group.
To promote researches and industrial application of structural and multidisciplinary optimization, the Executive Committee may establish and confer awards. The following awards are currently recognized:
- Young Scientist Award, which is to recognize the distinguished presentations by young researchers at the ACSMOs.
- ASSMO Fellow Award, which is to recognize lifelong contribution to the Society as well as the studies and/or practices in the field of SMO.
- ASSMO Career Award, which is to recognize distinguished members in the field of SMO.
- Best Student Paper Award, which is to recognize the distinguished presentations by students at the ACSMOs.
The details of the awards are defined by the Awards Committee.
The ASSMO is a non-profit organization. There is no membership fee for the Society. Each ACSMO is organized by a local committee within independent account. Therefore, the Society does not concern with financial matters. The Society is not registered in any country, and has no official headquarter, because the Society is not involved with any financial matter. The duration of ASSMO is indefinite.
This constitution can be amended by an Executive Committee meeting by a two-thirds majority of the EC members.
Date: December 1, 2014