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6th International Conference on Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, 2008 Monterey, intent to attend Due by 03/20/07.  Abstracts are due March 20.  The following plenary technical speakers have confirmed their engagements: Prof Masao Doi (University of Tokyo), Prof Roderic Lakes (University of Wisconsin), Prof Siavouche Nemat-Nasser (University of California, San Diego), Prof Kumbakonam Rajagopal (Texas A&M University); In addition, we will feature government speakers addressing research opportunities and overall research environment, inclduing: Dr Janez Potocnik, European Union Commissioner of Science and Research, and Dr Thomas P Russell, Director, Aerospace, Chemical and Material Sciences, Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

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Italian stress analysis AIAS conference in Ischia --- call for papers Sept.

dear Imechanica users,

a wonderful location for our annual italian conference in stress analysis -- see It is organized by our collegues in Università di Napoli, Prof. Renato Esposito. Attached the call for papers in PDF, and more info are below.

2007 ASME-IMECE session on "Analyses of Fracture in Bones and Bone Like Materials At Multiple Length-Scales"

Fracture in bone is a complex process that depends on the volume fraction (the relative fraction of bone tissue vs. void space), the architecture (the geometrical arrangement of the tissue), the mechanical properties of the bone tissue itself, and the applied loads. Theoretical approaches to the fracture of porous materials have been developed but their application to bone may be limited as they assume homogeneity of both the structure and the underlying material. The adaptation of the mechanical properties of bone to its loading history results in substantial heterogeneity of mechanical properties primarily due to the wide range of loads applied in the skeleton. Furthermore, bone diseases as well as pharmaceutical treatments for bone diseases can also affect the heterogeneity of material properties. All the above effects are intricately linked with bone micro-structure which incorporates collagen and mineral at the nanoscale in widely varying topological manners. With a wide ranging heterogeneity in length-scales of bone fracture it becomes imperative that fracture and failure analyses of bones are carried out at multiple lengthscales using a combination of modeling and experimental approaches. In this mini-symposium computational, experimental, and theoretical presentation of research on analyzing fracture of cortical as well as cancellous bone architectures are solicited. Presentations on computational and theoretical method development, experimental behavior characterization, and forming a link between theory and experiments are all strongly encouraged.

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Nanostructured Materials

Dear Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to the symposium on "Nanostructured Materials including Nanocrystalline Materials, Nanoporous Materials, Active Nanomaterials and Structures." This mini symposium is listed under Track 21 -- Processing and Engineering Applications of Novel Materials as (21-2 Symposium on Multifunctional Materials and Structures) at the 2007 ASME IMECE, which will be held on Nov. 12-15, 2007 in Seattle, Washington.

The 15th ICCES Conference, ICCES08, 17-22 March 2008 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the ICCES08( International Conference on
Computational and Experimental Engineering & Sciences) will be held at the
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, in Honolulu, Hawaii, during 17-22 March

. 1 Oct 2007: Deadline for Mini-symposia proposals (email:
. 1 Oct 2007: Start abstract submission (
. 15 Dec 2007: Deadline for abstract submission.
. 20 Dec 2007: End of abstract selection.
. 1 Jan 2008: Start early registration & hotel reservation (at discounted
. 15 Jan 2008: Deadline for early registration.
. 1 Feb 2008: Deadline for final 6-page paper submission to:
. 1 Feb 2008: Technical program announcement.
. 1 Mar 2008: Deadline for the regular registration.

The conference hotel is in a tourist area of the Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.
For those that make reservations by 1 January 2008, the hotel offers a
substantially discounted rate of about US$149/night (single or double
occupancy) (The room rates in Honolulu are normally about $265/night in
Waikiki). The conference deadlines above have been chosen to facilitate
inexpensive hotel accommodations for ALL the participants at the conference
hotel. Further details of ICCES08 will be posted continually at To ensure that you receive further e-mails about
ICCES08, please "sign up" at

If you are interested in hosting a mini-symposium at ICCES08, please send
us an email (
. The title of the Symposium,
. A brief description of the Symposium
. A list of potential participants whom you plan to invite( as comprehensive
as possible)

Each presentation at ICCES08 will be of  20 minutes duration (including
discussions). Keynote and Plenary Lectures will be of longer duration.

At ICCES08, very strict procedures will be implemented, to prevent no-shows.
Please submit an abstract, only if you intend to present the paper in
person, in good faith.

All accepted papers will appear in the open access journal, ICCES(

We look forward to welcoming you to Honolulu, Hawaii, in March 2008.

ICCES08 Organizing Committee

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8th European Symposium on Nanomechanical Testing: "nanomech 8"

Attached is the first announcement and call for papers for "nanomech 8", the 8th European Symposium on Nanomechanical Testing to be held in Huckelhoven, Germany, 3rd-5th September, 2007. Full details are also available at the conference website. The special focus for this year's meeting is "Across the scales: Size effects and scaling phenomena in micro- and nano-mechanics". Abstracts are due 5th May, 2007.

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2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues

In December 2007 Elsevier will organise the 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues ( The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the discussion of the modeling and measurement of deformation and fracture behavior in biological materials and in those materials which are used to replace them in the human body.

6th International Conference on Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials 2008, Monterey, CA, short/tentative abstracts due March 20

We invite you to submit an abstract for the 6th international conference on Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, to be held at the Portola Plaza Hotel, Monterey CA, March 30 - April 1, 2008. The conference is held in coordination with the journal of the same name. (Profs. Igor Emri and Wolfgang Knauss, editors-in-chief.)  The hotel overlooks beautiful Monterey Bay. The program will feature: several distinguished plenary speakers addressing a selection of the described topics; a day highlighting US and international governmental support with keynote by Dr.

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150 Years of Vortex Dynamics

The IUTAM Symposium "150 Years of Vortex Dynamics" will be held October 12-17, 2008, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby, and in Copenhagen, Denmark. The rationale behind the title is that H. von Helmholtz published his seminal paper enunciating his three laws of vortex dynamics in 1858.

The Scientific Committee, consisting of Profs. Keith Moffatt (Cambridge), Paul Newton (Los Angeles), Slava Meleshko (Kiev), Morten Brøns (Copenhagen), GertJan van Heijst (Eindhoven), Shigeo Kida (Kyoto), and H. Aref (Copenhagen and Blacksburg) has been constituted.

The 8th International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology (ISFNT-8), Heidelberg, Germany (Sep-Oct, 2007)

The 8th International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology (ISFNT-8) will be held in Heidelberg, Germany, from 30th September to 5th October, 2007.

 The Symposium  will focus on all technical aspects of fusion nuclear technology (FNT) and other related disciplines...


  1. First Wall Technology and High Heat Flux Components
  2. Blanket Technology
  3. Fuel Cycle and Tritium Processing
  4. Material Engineering for FNT
  5. Vacuum Vessel
  6. Nuclear System Design and Reactor Studies
  7. Safety Issues and Waste Management
  8. Models and Experiments for FNT
  9. Repair and Maintenance
  10. Burning Plasma Control and Operation
  11. Inertial Confinement Fusion Studies and Technologies
  12. FNT Contributions to other Fields of Science and Technology

The 13th International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials, Nice, France (Dec, 2007)

ICFRM is the major international conference for exchanging and archiving knowledge on the development of materials for both near and long-term fusion energy systems. It assembles the world community to present their results on research, development, and deployment of materials for fusion devices. The scope of the conference ranges from fundamental materials science to in-service materials performance, and is delivered in a mix of invited and contributed oral and poster presentations.

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Second International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues

Abstracts are due April 27, 2007 for the Second International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, to take place on the Hawai’ian island of Kaua’i. Full call for papers is at the conference website. The conference is hosted by Elsevier and the launch of a new Elsevier journal on biomechanics will coincide with the timing of the meeting. (The official journal website is here.)

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Symposium on "Mechanics of Nanofabrication and Nanostructure Growth" at the 2007 IMECE (ASME Meeting)

(Please also refer to node/711 for the introduction of this ASME meeting and some important changes. )

Mechanics has been playing a critical role in understanding the fabrication and reliability of nanostructured material systems, such as the self-assembly of quantum dots during heteroepitaxial thin film growth. Sponsored by the Elasticity Committee of Applied Mechanics Division, this symposium will identify opportunities and challenges in mechanics of materials that are motivated from a variety of novel and emerging nanofabrication and nanostructure growth methods. Presentations in experimental, theoretical, and computational studies are solicited in the following areas (but not limited to):

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Symposium on Nanoscale, Biological, Cellular and Nonlinear Materials at the 2007 IMECE

The 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
November 11-16, 2007, Seattle, Washington, Sponsored by the Composites and Elasticity Committees, Applied Mechanics Division
Track 18-7 Nanoscale, Biological, Cellular and Nonlinear Materials

Symposium "Multiphysics behaviors of materials at the nanoscale" at USNCCM-09

The mechanical, thermal, electrical, and chemical behaviors of nanostructured materials such as nanocrystalline materials, nanowires, nanofilms, and nanotubes have been increasingly studied with advanced simulation techniques such as the molecular dynamics (MD) method and its various variants including the Car-Parrinello method, Monte Carlo method, the tight-binding MD method, and first principle methods. However, quite often the analyses neglect the correlations among the different types of behaviors of the materials. Characterization of such correlations necessitates multiphysics approaches in modeling, simulation, and experiments. Examples include fatigue of nanocrystalline materials in corrosive environments, piezoelectric behavior of nanowires, and thermal-mechanical coupling of the behavior of nanobelts. With advances in the development of nanomaterials, there is a strong need to quantify material behavior accounting for multiphysics processes in a coupled manner. This symposium is intended to bring together researchers in multiphysics modeling, simulation and experiments of nanomaterials and nanostructured materials. The focus is primarily on a survey of the state of the art in molecular level multiphysics modeling, simulation, and experiments. Presentations on method development, behavior characterization, atomistic description, and continuum representation are all strongly encouraged.  (USNCCM website)

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2007 ASME Congress, 12-15 November, Seattle, Washington

Deadline for submitting an abstract: 5 March 2007.

Responding to the wishes of members, the ASME Congress will change to a new format, starting this year. Sessions will not be allocated to Divisions, but will be allocated to symposiums after abstracts are reviewed. Thus, your action item is to submit an abstract to a symposium. Here are terms as used in the 2007 Congress:

Session. Technical sessions will be scheduled for four days, Monday-Thursday. Each session will last 90 minutes, and consists of 4-6 talks. There will be 23 parallell sessions at a given time, 5 time slots for sessions per day, and a total of 23x5x4 = 460 sessions for the entire congress.

International ECCOMAS Thematic Conference VipIMAGE 2007


17-19th October 2007, FEUP, Porto, Portugal

Dear Colleague,

The International Conference VipIMAGE - I ECCOMAS THEMATIC CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL VISION AND MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING will be held in the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, on October 17-19, 2007.

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New Directions in Large Deformation Solid Mechanics

We write to invite your participation in the symposium on New Directions in Large Deformation Solid Mechanics to be held at Texas A&M University campus in College Station as part of the 44th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, October 21–24, 2007. The purpose of this symposium is to address and outline new directions in large deformation solid mechanics and to furnish a forum for discussions on a wide range of research in all fields comprising modern mechanics.

Luis Dorfmann, Ray Ogden, Alan Wineman

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Nanoscience Initiative Workshop

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan are pleased to announce that the 4th U.S. Air Force/Taiwan Nanoscience and Nanotechnology workshop will be held on February 8-9, 2007 at the main campus of the University of Houston. We invite you to join us at the workshop.

CFRAC 2007 International Conference on Computational Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures

If you are interested by the computational aspects of fracture and failure of materials and structures,there is a dedicated conference for you : CFRAC 2007, which will be held in Nantes, France, 11-13 June 2007. It is an thematic conference of the European Community in Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS). The for abstract is now closed. This conference wil involve a certian number

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Ninth U.S. National Congress on computational mechanics
July 22 -26, 2007. San Francisco, California

A mini-symposium on


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ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference

Abstract submission is now open for the 2007 ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, 20-24 June, 2007 in Keystone, Colorado. Full details can be found on the conference website. Please note that there is a vibrant and competitive student paper competition for different

Symposium on Characterization and Modeling of Time-Dependent Materials and Processes at the 2007 ASME M&M Conference

The Symposium on Characterization and Modeling of Time-Dependent Materials and Processes at the 2007 ASME Mechanics and Materials conference will be held June 3-7, 2007, at the University of Texas at Austin. Additional information about the conference can be found at the conference website.

Papers dealing with modeling and experimental aspects of the subject area, involving all materials, are sought. The mechanical response should be non-negligable in cases involving non-mechanical fields. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: characterization and modeling of behavior at multiple scales; viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity; transport, chemically and electronically active processes; multiphase and biomaterial systems; thermodynamics; shape memory; mechanics of testing; micro/nanoindentation on time-dependent materials; dynamic behavior of polymers and composites; large deformations; residual stresses; time-dependent damage and failure; polycrystalline and single crystal behaviors; multifunctional materials; mechanics of processing.


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