The first of the International Conferences on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC) was held in Cape Town (South Africa) in 2001. This event was a great success, and was followed by four other equally successful conferences in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.
The Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2016) will be held in Cape Town from 5 to 7 September 2016. The conference is organised by the University of Cape Town, and the venue will be the Upper Campus of the university, commanding some of the best views in Cape Town. Cape Town itself is a beautiful, modern and culturally diverse city situated close to the southern tip of the African continent, and easily accessible from all parts of the world. A leading tourist destination, Cape Town is South Africa’s oldest city, and has successfully hosted many international conventions, festivals and sporting events over the years.