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CALL FOR PAPERS
HPSM 2006
Third International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials

3 - 5 May 2006, Ostend, Belgium

Organised by:
Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Sponsored by:
High Performance Structures and Materials Book Series
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Dear Colleague

On behalf of the International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC), we are
pleased to inform you of the Third International Conference on High
Performance Structures and Materials. The meeting will take place from 3 - 5
May 2006 at the Andromeda Hotel in Ostend, Belgium.

Conference papers will be reviewed by members of the ISAC and other
colleagues, and if selected, will be published in hard book form by WIT
Press and will be available to delegates at the time of registration. In
addition, the proceedings will be widely distributed after the conference
through the international book trade and by direct announcement to readers
and librarians. All papers will be permanently archived in the Transactions
of the Wessex Institute on our eLibrary site, which is available to the
Further details about the conference follow this message. Alternatively
click on the web address below to access the conference website, which has
full details about the conference objectives, topics and submission
requirements: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2006/hpsm2006/cfp.html

If you are not the right point of contact for this material we apologise,
and would appreciate you forwarding this to the correct person or providing
us with the contact details.

Best regards,

C A Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
W P De Wilde, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Conference Chairmen

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HPSM 2006
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INTRODUCTION
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HPSM 2006 follows the success of the previous two conferences in the series,
one held in Seville (Spain) in 2002 and the other in Ancona (Italy) in 2004.
The conference will continue to address issues involving advanced types of
structures, particularly those based on new concepts or new types of
materials.

Most high performance structures require the development of a generation of
new materials, which can more easily resist a range of external stimuli or
react in a non-conventional manner.

Particular emphasis will be placed on intelligent 'smart structures' as well
as the application of computational methods to model, control and manage
these structures and materials. Contributions will highlight the latest
developments in design, optimisation, manufacturing and experimentation
within these areas.

CONFERENCE TOPICS
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Damage and fracture mechanics
Composite materials and structures
Optimal design
Adhesion and adhesives
Natural fibre composites
Failure criteria of FRP
Non-linear behaviour of FRP structures
Material characterisation
High performance materials
High performance concretes
Aerospace structures
Reliability of structures
Ceramics in engineering

CALL FOR PAPERS
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Papers are invited on the topics outlined above and others falling within
the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be
submitted by mail, fax, email or via our website as soon as possible.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION

We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts electronically.

Please complete the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM on our website at:
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2006/hpsm2006/cfp.html

OR submit your abstract via email to the Conference Secretariat at:
[EMAIL PROTECTED]  Please insert HPSM 2006 in the subject line and also
include your name, full address and conference topic in the main body of
your email.

For further instructions on paper submission, please see:
http://www.witpress.com/author_instruction.html

TIME  SCHEDULE

Please submit abstracts as soon as possible. The final paper deadline will
be advised upon acceptance of your abstract.

PUBLICATION OF PAPERS
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Papers presented at HPSM 2006 will be published by WIT Press as a volume of
WIT Transactions on the Built Environment (ISSN 1743-3509). In addition to
being available to delegates at the time of registration, the hardcover
volume will be publicised directly to researchers and institutional
libraries and distributed widely through the international book trade.

The papers will also be archived online in the Transactions of the Wessex
Institute Collection. The Collection provides the international scientific
community with immediate and permanent access to individual papers presented
at WIT conferences. WIT Press is committed to offering authors the option to
make their work freely accessible to colleagues through their Open-View
service.

Coverage of WIT proceedings appears regularly in notable publications and
databases, including Applied Mechanics Reviews (AMR), Cambridge Scientific
Abstracts, Ei Compendex, INSPEC, ISI's Index to Proceedings, Mathematical
Reviews, Scitech Book News, Zentralblatt für Mathematik as well as the
Directory of Published Proceedings.

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
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Katie Banham
Conference Secretariat
HPSM 2006
WESSEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK

Tel:  + 44 (0) 238 029 3223
Fax:  + 44 (0) 238 029 2853
Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE AT:
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2006/hpsm2006/cfp.html

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