Dear Colleague, Within the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PLASTICITY 2007, Alyeska Prince Hotel, Alaska, June 2-6, 2007, Dr. Noels and myself are organizing a mini-symposium on: * *Simulation of materials submitted to large strains and large strain-rates. Application to impact and material forming processes.
We would be delighted if you can join the mini-symposium. In such a case, please send me an abstract with a copy to the organizer at: [EMAIL PROTECTED] and/or [EMAIL PROTECTED] Best regards, L. Noels and J.P. Ponthot ******************************************************************************* PLASTICITY 2007,THE ALYESKA PRINCE HOTEL, ALASKA, June 2-6, 2007 FIRST CIRCULAR (Dated September 30, 2006) The 13th International Symposium on Plasticity will be held in beautiful Alyeska Prince Hotel (the only four diamond resort in Alaska, 40 miles south of Anchorage), from June 2 to 6, 2007. This Symposium series is the prime forum for plasticity research dissemination as usually around 400 scientists from around the world participate in this conference. The symposium will focus on multi-scale computational plasticity, plasticity of emerging materials (nanocrystalline solids, thin films, biomaterials, polymers etc.) and micro mechanics of plastic deformation and texture evolution, including materials science aspects, metal forming, and elastic-plastic damage mechanics. However, presentations in any area of plasticity will be welcomed, especially experimental and materials science studies related to plastic deformation. Thus topics of interest include plastic and viscoplastic behaviors of single crystals and polycrystalline metals, nanocrystalline metals, thin films, biomaterials, ceramics, ice, rocks and soils, composite materials and polymers, as well as plasticity aspects of damage, failure and fracture mechanics. Symposium presentations must be original unpublished research related to experimental, numerical or theoretical analyses of the inelastic behavior of solids subjected to quasi-static, dynamic or cyclic thermo-mechanical loading. A three-page summary/compact paper will be printed in a CD proceedings and available at the symposium for quick dissemination of your research. The optional full-length papers are published in the International Journal of Plasticity after the standard peer review process and acceptance, for archival reference. The journal has the highest impact factor among all solid mechanics journals in 2002, 2004 & 2005. Please see the internet for the journal details at: www.elsevier.com/locate/ijplas/ The full-length papers should be submitted for publication consideration anytime from six months before to six months after the symposium. We expect this symposium to be as outstanding, both technically and socially, as its predecessors, including the one in Whistler (July 2000), Aruba (Jan. 2002), Quebec City (July 2003), Kauai (January 2005) and Halifax (July 2006). THE LOCATION AND HOTEL The symposium will be held at the only four diamond resort in Alaska, The Prince Alyeska Hotel. See details at: http://www.alyeskaresort.com/ Anchorage airport has direct flights from major US, Canadian, Asian and European cities, and connections through Seattle. A block of rooms has been set aside at a very special rate (king/double at $ 160 for moderate rooms, $ 170 for deluxe rooms, and $180 for summit rooms, per night, plus 12%tax and a resort service fee of $10 per day; the resort fee provides free wireless internet service in the lobby, a shuttle to local restaurants, pool & fitness center access, in-room premium coffee and incoming faxes), even for this peak season; the regular rate is more than double of the symposium rate. More information will be provided for reservation after we receive your acceptance. Alaska in general, and area around Alyeska resort in particular, is famous for its unspoiled natural beauty; come and watch huge chunks of glaciers breaking and falling in the ocean (an incredible sound and sight) . PRESENTATIONS AND REGISTRATION FEE The presentations will include key-note invited lectures and invited presentations in each of four or five parallel sessions. The invited key-note lecture of 40 minutes duration is expected to give an overview of the subject with almost 20 minutes being devoted to the results of other researchers. Invited presentations will be allotted 20 minutes. All presentations, including invited lectures, must contain a significant amount of unpublished results. A session of two hours will normally include one lecture and four invited talks. Computer projectors will be available for your presentation. A registration form for registration fees and mailing information will be sent later. Please send a line indicating your interest as soon as possible, preferably by return e-mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] and [EMAIL PROTECTED] Kindly follow the deadlines given below. IMPORTANT DATES Your intent to attend and tentative title..........................NOW Hotel Reservation.............ASAP but only after you are sure to attend Half-page Abstract........................................November 30,06 Pre-registration..........................................November 31,06 Typing Instructions sent to Participants..................November 31,06 Three page Compact Paper Due.................................March 15,07 Required Payment of Registration Fee..........................April 2,07 PL -- ______________________________________________________________________ Dr-Ir Jean-Philippe PONTHOT - Charge de cours adjoint Universite de Liege - ASMA/LTAS-MC&T Campus universitaire du Sart-Tilman Institut de Mécanique B52/3 Chemin des Chevreuils, 1 B-4000 LIEGE 1, BELGIUM Tel: +32-(0)4-366 93 10 ** Fax: +32-(0)4-366 91 41 WWW: http://www.ulg.ac.be/ltas-mct/