The International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM) was founded to promote advances in computational mechanics. For the purposes of the Association, the subject of computational mechanics was defined as the development and application of numerical methods and digital computers to the solution of problems posed by engineering and applied sciences with the objective of understanding and harnessing the resources of nature.
The purpose of APACM is to promote activities related to computational mechanics in the Asian Pacific region and represent the region's interests in the International Association. It was agreed that one of the ways by which the computational mechanics activities can be promoted in the region is by organizing the Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM) in different countries of the region at an interval of three years. The current and past APCOM events are listed below:
- APCOM 2019 (7th), December 17-20, 2019, Taipei, Taiwan.
- APCOM 2016 (6th), July 24-29, 2016, Seoul, Korea
- APCOM 2013(5th), December 11-14, 2013, Singapore.
- APCOM 2010(4th), July 19-23, 2010, Sydney, Australia.
- APCOM 2007(3rd), November 20-23, 2007, Sydney, Australia.
- APCOM 2004(2nd), September 5-10, 2004, Beijing, China.
- APCOM 2001(1st), November 20-23, 2001, Sydney, Australia.