The scientific program of CFRAC 2013 is composed of 5 plenary lectures and 13 minisymposia devoted to various topics within the general theme of computational fracture and failure. Each minisymposium will feature one or more sessions, typically with 5 or 6 presentations per session. The list below contains the title of each minisymposium and the names of its organizers. Short descriptions of individual minisymposia can be seen after clicking on the minisymposium title.

AEM Advances in the experiment-modeling dialog J. Réthoré
INSA Lyon, France
S. Roux
ENS Cachan, France
CFM Cohesive fracture models F. Gatuingt
ENS Cachan, France
J.-F. Molinari
EPFL, Switzerland
CIE Cracking induced by environmental processes I. Carol
UPC Barcelona, Spain
G. Hofstetter
U. of Innsbruck, Austria
K. Willam
U. of Houston, USA
DFQ Damage and fracture of quasibrittle materials I. Carol
UPC Barcelona, Spain
G. Pijaudier-Cabot
U. of Pau, France
DuF Ductile fracture: Physical mechanisms and computational challenges P.-O. Bouchard
CEMEF, Mines-ParisTech, Sophia Antipolis, France
J. M. A. César de Sá
U. of Porto, Portugal
R. H. J. Peerlings
TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
DyF Dynamic fracture A. Combescure
INSA Lyon, France
J. Ozbolt
U. of Stuttgart, Germany
EFE Enriched finite element formulations to capture cracks, material interfaces and multiscale phenomena J. Alfaiate
Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
D. Dias da Costa
U. of Coimbra, Portugal
L. J. Sluys
TU Delft, Netherlands
FCM Failure in composite materials through the length scales P. P. Camanho
U. of Porto, Portugal
S. Hallett
U. of Bristol, United Kingdom
J. Remmers
TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
IAV Industrial applications and validation of fracture models J. C. Gálvez
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
S. Guinard
EADS, France
IAF Isogeometric analysis of failure in solids and structures R. de Borst
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
C. V. Verhoosel
TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
PND Phase-field and nonlocal damage approaches to fracture C. Miehe
U. of Stuttgart, Germany
N. Moës
Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
PFC Present and future of crack tracking algorithms M. Ortiz
California Institute of Technology, USA
A. Pandolfi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
TCC Two-scale coupled computational approaches towards failure and fracture M. G. D. Geers
TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
A. E. Huespe
Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
S. Loehnert
U. of Hannover, Germany
X. Oliver
UPC Barcelona, Spain
P. Wriggers
U. of Hannover, Germany