*Second announcement Announcement and Call for Papers* * CANSMART 10* ** *International Workshop on Smart Materials and Structures* *Montreal**, October 21-22, 2010* _**_* * _*Venue*_: *NRC Industrial Materials Institute (NRC-IMI) (suburb of Montreal), *****75 de Mortagne Boulevard****, Boucherville. **
*_http://www.cansmart.com_* _Dear Colleague_The Cansmart Group objective is to promote the emerging technologies of smart materials and structures in Canada and the world by organizing an annual meeting.*Cansmart 2010 ***is planned to provide the International Community with a forum to interact, network and explore the potential of possible collaborations on projects of mutual interest. Special sessions featuring invited speakers from around the world will present the current outlook on smart materials, structures and technologies.
As in the previous workshops, the main objectives are to:1) Provide a forum to encourage interaction in the fields of smart materials and structures. 2) Present the fundamentals of this fast growing multi-disciplinary technology and its potential impact. 3) Outline the technical and technological challenges of smart materials, smart structures and smart systems. 4) Make the industrial and engineering communities aware of the possibilities and potential advantages of smart technologies.
The Workshop will take place in */Montreal/* on */Thursday and Friday, October 21 and 22, 2010/* and will include the special sessions mentioned above as well as technical sessions with oral and poster presentations concurrent with a two-day exhibit.
*You are invited to present your latest research, development or application at this meeting*. All authors are encouraged to put up a poster to encourage networking. The subject matter may cover any aspect, ranging from nanomaterials to smart structures and their applications. Poster sessions will be held throughout the meeting. Refreshments will be served and attendees will have the opportunity to view the poster papers and have discussions with the authors.
*The deadline for sending an abstract *of 100 -300 words is *_/June 15, 2010/_.* The full registration fee includes the proceedings (hard copy and CD) as well as lunches, coffee breaks, reception and the dinner. /_A minimum of one full registration per paper is required_/. A low student registration fee has been set in order to allow as many students as possible to attend this meeting. An exhibition will take place during the workshop. Booth space is available for companies and institutions wishing to display their products and services and to develop new contacts and partnerships.
*Please mark the above dates on your calendar* and pass this information to colleagues who might be interested.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments. Best regards George Akhras & Geoff Milburn The Cansmart Group ===>Please feel free to pass this on to any colleague===>Our web site *_http://www.cansmart.com_* will be updated regularly with more information ===>Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to cansmart-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:cansmart-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. ===>Please do not reply to this email. Instead you can contact George at akhras@xxxxxx <mailto:leach-a@xxxxxx> or __gakhras@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:GAkhras@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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