Chapter headings and selected papers: Keynote Presentations. Multiobjective optimum design of structures with genetic algorithm and game theory: application to life-cycle cost design (F.Y. Cheng). New solution system for plate bending (W.X. Zhong, W.A. Yao). Finite element methods based on two-scale analysis method (J.Z. Cui). Control of lateral-torsional motion of Nanjing TV transmission tower (J.C. Wu, J.N. Yang). Paper Presentations. Fast computation of stationary/non-stationary random responses of complex structures (J.H. Lin, W.X. Zhong). Solving large systems of equations on Intel-Paragon (P. Chen et al.). A review on the numerical solution schemes for localization problems (Z. Chen et al.). Recent developments in basic finite element technologies (C.A. Felippa). Parallel integration algorithms for dynamic analysis of structures in the clustered network system (J.G. Cheng et al.). Practical issues in the application of structural identification (B. Gunes et al.). Parallel PCG algorithm on distributed network by PVM (Z.C. Hou et al.). Calculation of thin plates on statistical non-uniform foundations (Yi Huang et al.). A mixed finite element for local and nonlocal plasticity (Xikui Li). A finite element model for geometrically nonlinear analysis of multi-layered composite shells (A. Masud, Choon L. Tham). Structural optimization for seismic loads: pseudo-static, response spectra and time history (K.Z. Truman). Fracture estimation: bound theorem and numerical strategy (Chang-Chun Wu et al.). ODE-oriented semi-analytic methods (Si Yuan). Index of contributers. Keyword index.