BICTAM, Beijing International Center for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, is an international non-governmental scientific organization, which is affiliated to IUTAM (2010) and operates in close collaboration with the ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Founded in 2007, the Center’s aim is to promote the development and application of mechanics in Asia and the Pacific region, which include improving the academic capability to conduct cutting-edge researches, advancing the ability to apply mechanics to solving problems of concern to society, promoting engagements with policy-makers and government, and creating a platform for academic exchange and communication. The Principal activity of the Center is to organize conferences, symposia, workshops and summer schools for subjects falling within the field of theoretical and applied mechanics and interdisciplinary branches that meet the needs of the countries in Asia and the Pacific, and in turn further the participation and contribution of the region to the global mechanics community.
The Center consists of the Scientific Committee with a Standing Committee and a Local Organizing Committee in Beijing which is an administrative organization in charge of various activities in China in relation to the Center. Located in the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Center is supported by CSTAM and sponsored by the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Xi’an JiaoTong University, Zhe Jiang University, Dalian University of Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology and Lanzhou University.