5th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials SMART'11

July 6 - 8, 2011, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
5th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials SMART'11 (PresseBox) (Saarbrücken, ) Over the last 10 years technological advancements in material sciences and manufacturing engineering and their interaction have culminated in a new field of multidisciplinary research in smart structures and systems. With the improvements in material sciences arose a complex theoretical basis for creating multifunctional materials. Not only is the capacity for expansion in the sector of Smart Structures and Materials enormous, the resulting new technologies give a competitive advantage to all sectors of Europe's economy.

The ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials SMART'11 is the fifth in a series which started in 2001 and has proceeded successfully over the years. The conference venues alternated between Portugal and Poland. Two of them took place in Lisbon and the others in Jadwisin, Gdansk and Porto. SMART'11 will bring together researchers from all over the world who will represent several fields of study related to Smart Structures and Materials research.

SMART'11, which will be held at the Saarland University campus in Saarbrücken, Germany, aims at providing a comprehensive forum for discussing the current state of the art in the field as well as generating inspiration for future ideas specifically on a multidisciplinary level.
At the conference, participants will receive the proceedings on CD-ROM and a booklet containing all abstracts of the programme contributions.

Abstracts are invited on the following topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system found at the conference website:

- Fundamentals of smart materials and structures
- Modelling/formulation and characterisation of smart actuators, sensors and smart material systems
- Trends and developments in diverse areas of material science including composite materials, intelligent hydrogels, interfacial phenomena, phase boundaries and boundary layers of phase boundaries, control, micro- and nano-systems, electronics, etc. to be considered for smart systems
- Comparative evaluation of different smart actuators and sensors
- Analysis of structural concepts and designs in terms of their adaptability to smart technologies
- Design and development of smart structures and systems
- Biomimetic phenomena and their inspiration in engineering
- Fabrication and testing of smart structures and systems
- Application of smart materials, structures and related technologies in smart robots, morphing wings, artificial muscles, etc.

Authors may register more than one paper. The contributions must be submitted in English. Translations into other languages will not be provided.

The staggering of the registration fee €
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Boller (Chairman)
Fraunhofer IZFP & Saarland University

Sen. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hartmut Janocha (Co-Chairman)
Saarland University

Important deadlines
- Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2011
- Abstract acceptance: February 1, 2011
- Deadline for paper submission: April 28, 2011
- Paper acceptance: May 28, 2011

Conference website


Fraunhofer-Institut für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfverfahren IZFP
Campus E3 1
D-66123 Saarbrücken


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