Abstracts Due for Smart Materials and Adaptive Structures Conference

Mar 8, 2017


March 10, 2017


Organizers of the ASME 2017 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 2017), to be held this September in Snowbird, Utah, are currently accepting abstracts from authors who would like to present a technical paper at the conference. The deadline to submit an abstract is April 5.

Each year, the conference draws approximately 300 engineers and scientists who work in the research and development of adaptive structures and materials — intelligent, flexible systems that sense and respond to changing environments. In recent years, the field has experienced rapid growth due to numerous interdisciplinary initiatives involving universities, government and industry. SMASIS aims to foster continued growth in the field by bringing together experts from various engineering and scientific disciplines to discuss recent developments in smart materials and adaptive structure applications, as well as the latest advances in technology and basic engineering research.

The conference program features eight symposia addressing a number of topics related to adaptive structures and materials, covering everything from basic research and applied technological design and development to industrial and governmental integrated system and application demonstrations. Topics to be addressed include the development and characterization of multifunctional materials; mechanics and behavior of active materials; modeling, simulation and control of adaptive systems; integrated system design and implementation; structural health monitoring; bioinspired smart materials and systems; and energy harvesting.

This year, the conference will also include a new symposium on emerging technologies that will include emerging and cutting-edge research that is associated with smart materials, adaptive structures and intelligent systems in general. Examples of these areas include active vehicle aerodynamics; advanced and additive manufacturing; scalable nanomanufacturing; topology optimization; soft robotics; human performance sensing and augmentation; wearable technologies; and uncertainty analysis in materials and structures.

Authors who are interested in presenting at one of the conference’s symposia should submit an abstract by April 5 through the SMASIS 2017 webpage at www.asmeconferences.org/SMASIS2017/Login.cfm. Authors will be notified of whether their abstracts have been accepted by April 14. Papers that accepted and presented at the conference will be published in the official conference proceedings.

For more information on the ASME 2017 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, visit www.asme.org/events/smasis.