2012 4th International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems

June 10-14, 2012, Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy

Website: www.cimtec-congress.org

The 4th International Conference "Smart Materials, Structures and Systems" will be held in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy, on June 10 to 14, 2012. The conference – that follows the ones previously held in Acireale, Sicily, Italy – is organized as a "junior" edition of the recognized CIMTEC series of international meetings which have been established as from the end of sixties.

Intensive research carried out worldwide for creating higher forms of materials, structures and systems by providing them with “life” functions, resulted in a relatively high level of technology readiness with several applications now emerging, demonstrating that smart materials technologies have matured well beyond the conceptual stage. Widespread use of nanotechnology concepts and tools and availability of multiscale computational models coupled with the exponential growth of computing capability and the merging of materials science and engineering with biological information, are fuelling the rate of advancement of the field.

Nevertheless further substantial developments are required in the understanding of convergences of materials, electronics and biological systems, to meet relevant needs for present and foreseeable applications.

The several Symposia featured by CIMTEC 2012 - 4th International Conference “Smart Materials, Structures and Systems” will cover outstanding areas of the subject from the molecular nanoscales to large complex integrated systems.

The Conference Committees are pleased to invite you to foster progress in the field by contributing to discussions within the frames of what promises to be an exciting meeting, and to enjoy the immense, unique, artistic heritage and wonderful landscape of Tuscany.

Pietro Vincenzini
General Chair CIMTEC Conferences

SYMPOSIA

Symposium A
Adaptive, Active and Multifunctional Smart Materials Systems

Special Session A-10
Emerging Non-volatile Memory Devices

Focused Session A-11
Multiferroics

Focused Session A-12
Progress In Metamaterials Research

Focused Session A-13
Graphene: From Science to Technology

Special Session A-14
Multifunctional Smart Materials for Energy Harvesting

Focused Session A-15
Actively Moving Polymers

Symposium B
State-of-the-art Research and Application of SMAs Technologies

Symposium C
Electroactive Polymers: Advances in Materials and Devices

Symposium D
Smart and Interactive Textiles

Symposium E
Next Generation Micro/Nano Systems

Symposium F
Smart & Adaptive Optics

Special Session F-7
Adaptive Optics for Biological Applications

Symposium G
Emboding Intelligence in Structures and Integrated Systems

Special Session G-6
Advances and Challenges in the SHM of Civil and Aerospace Structures

Symposium H
Mining Smartness from Nature

Special Session H-7
Biomimetic Flow Control in Aquatic and Aerial Systems and its Application to Bioinspired Autonomous Vehicles

Symposium I
Progress in Wearable/Wireless and Implantable Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications

Symposium J
Biomedical Applications of “Smart” Technologies