Call for Abstracts

First International Conference on 4D Materials and Systems (August 26-30, 2018)

The First International Conference on 4D Materials and Systems (4DMS) will be held in Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan from August 26-30, 2018 at the Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University, Yonezawa, Japan.

This international conference will bring together engineers, medical professionals, clinicians, chemists, biologists, and physicists under the same roof, to initiate roadmap, and share results and discuss issues related to the latest advancements in the fundamental science and technological developments in challenges and innovations in polymer gels and network materials; electrochemical materials and devices for energy conversion and storage; smart engineering materials, robotics, soft-smart robotics; material processing – theoretical and experimental approach; and printed and flexible electronics.

This conference has five parallel conference tracks: 1. Gel Symposium, 2. Flexible and Printed Electronics, 3. Material Processing, 4. Electrochemical Materials and Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage, 5. Sensors and Systems.

See the Call for Papers PDF for detailed information about the symposia, manuscript submission requirements, and financial assistance. Abstracts are due no later than Friday, 20 April 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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M01 - Gel Symposium 2018

The 12th International Gel Symposium (Gel Sympo 2018) organized by Polymer Gel Research Group, Japan (PGRG-J) and co-organized by the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ) will focus on “Challenges and Innovations in Polymer Gels and Network Materials”. Scientific topics of the symposium will include all areas of polymer gels and polymer network materials from both fundamental and application points of view, with special emphasis on Chemistry (novel syntheses of gel, micro/nano-gel, network formation), Physics (structure, theory, gelation, optical and mechanical properties, absorption), Functions (stimuli-sensitivity, biocompatibility, sensing, self-healing, etc), and Applications (cosmetics, Skin Antioxidative Protection (SAP), sensors, separation system, fuel cell, catalyst, implants, drug delivery system, tissue engineering). Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 1) Synthesis and Fabrications, 2) Structure and Physical Properties, 3) Functions and Characteristics, 4) Applications (Industrial and Biomedical). A standard edition of ECS Transactions is planned for the meeting. All authors accepted for presentation are encouraged to submit their full text manuscript for the issue no later than November 11, 2018. All manuscripts will be submitted online, and must be in either MS Word or PDF format.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 20 April 2018

M02 - Flexible and Printed Electronics

1) Flexible & Printed Displays, 2) Printed and Flexible Integrated Circuits, 3) Fine Line Process & Equipment, 4) OLED Lighting, 5) Hybrid Integration & Applications, 6) R2R Processes & Equipment, 7) OTFT Physics, 8) Printed OPV, 9) Flexible Medical Sensors, 10) Conductive & Functional Inks, 11) Organic Semiconductor Materials, 12) Inorganic TFT Technology, 13) Paper Electronics, 14) Chemical & Bio Sensors, 15) Flexible Substrates & Barriers, 16) Frontier Energy Devices, 17) Measurement & Evaluation, 18) Synthesis of organic conductors and semiconductors, 19) Wearable/Stretchable Electronics. A standard edition of ECS Transactions is planned for the meeting. All authors accepted for presentation are encouraged to submit their full text manuscript for the issue no later than November 11, 2018. All manuscripts will be submitted online, and must be in either MS Word or PDF format.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 20 April 2018

M03 - Material Processing – Theoretical and Experimental Approach

This Symposium will address to the latest advancements in the fundamental science and technological developments in materials processing. Areas of interest include the design and processing of materials by bottom up approach. Theoretical and experimental studies regarding bulk and composite advanced materials for conducting, semiconducting, and insulating nanostructures including carbon nanotubes, graphene etc. Processing science and technology for electronic, optoelectronic, optical materials, films, interfaces, sensors and devices. A standard edition of ECS Transactions is planned for the meeting. All authors accepted for presentation are encouraged to submit their full text manuscript for the issue no later than November 11, 2018. All manuscripts will be submitted online, and must be in either MS Word or PDF format.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 20 April 2018

M04 - Electrochemical Materials and Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage

Electrochemical methods play significant roles in pursuit of dependable renewable energy systems, both in synthesis, processing of materials and use of such materials in devices, stemming from conversion of renewable energy by photovoltaics and artificial photosynthesis to the systems to store and use energy such as conventional batteries, redox flow batteries, metal-air batteries, capacitors and fuel cells. In all of these systems, electrode materials are the key components of improvements and a lot of research efforts are dedicated to electrochemical/electroless deposition of nano/micro structures, inorganic, organic and hybrid compounds. This symposium aims to bring together researchers interested in all of these areas, both in materials synthesis and electrochemical systems towards the goal of future renewable energy society. A standard edition of ECS Transactions is planned for the meeting. All authors accepted for presentation are encouraged to submit their full text manuscript for the issue no later than November 11, 2018. All manuscripts will be submitted online, and must be in either MS Word or PDF format.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 20 April 2018

M05 - Sensors and Systems

This symposium will present the latest advancements in the fundamental science and technological developments in the field of Sensors. Topics of interest include sensors for the detection and discrimination of chemical and biological species, as well as sensor advances and new methods of measurements based on electrochemical principles. Specific areas include development, implementation, characterization, fundamentals, and applications of chemical and biological sensors, sensor arrays, and sensor networks, including those based on inorganic, organic, and biological materials. Transduction mechanisms including, but are not limited to: electrochemical, impedance, resistive, capacitive, mechanical, mass sensitive, opto-electronic, radiation, thermal, acoustic, piezoelectric, microwave, and magnetic. Also of interest are applications of microelectromechanical or nanoelectromechanical system technologies including micro/nano-machining, fabrication processes, nanomaterials and nanostructures, packaging, and the use of these structures and processes for the miniaturization of sensors, miniature chemical analysis systems, and lab-on-a-chip and other devices. Both chemical and physical sensors are included. A standard edition of ECS Transactions is planned for the meeting. All authors accepted for presentation are encouraged to submit their full text manuscript for the issue no later than November 11, 2018. All manuscripts will be submitted online, and must be in either MS Word or PDF format.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, 20 April 2018