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9th Cansmart Meeting

October 12-13, 2006
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


CanSmart , the Canadian Smart Materials and Structures Group, is pleased to announce an International Workshop on Smart Materials and Smart Structures and their Applications to be held on 12 - 13 October 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Since its inception in 1997, one of the Cansmart Group objectives has been to promote the emerging technologies of smart materials and structures in Canada and the world by organizing an annual meeting on the subject. After three national and two Canada-US workshops, the first International Workshop held in 2003 was so very well received that we have now been decided to host an annual International Meeting on Smart Materials and Structures.

Cansmart 2006 is planned to provide the International Community with a forum to interact, network and explore the potential of possible collaborations on projects of mutual interest. Special sessions featuring invited representatives from around the world will present the current outlook on smart materials, structures and technologies in special sessions.

As in the previous workshops, the main objectives are to:

The topics for the workshop will include, but not be limited to, the following:

The meeting will take place in Toronto, Ontario on Thursday and Friday, October 12 and 13, 2006. The workshop will include the special sessions outlined above and technical sessions with oral and poster presentations concurrent with a two-day exhibit.

You are invited to present your latest research, development or application at this meeting. All authors are encouraged to put up a poster to encourage networking. The subject matter may cover any aspect ranging from nanomaterials to smart structures and their applications.

Poster sessions will be held throughout the meeting. Refreshments will be served and attendees will have the opportunity to view the poster papers and have discussions with the authors.


Abstract of 100-300 words June 16, 2006
Acceptance of Abstracts June 30, 2006
Deadline for Papers September 7, 2006
Acceptance of Papers

September 22, 2006

Registration fee

The registration fee includes the proceedings, lunches, coffee breaks, reception and the dinner.

A low student registration fee of $100 (CDN) (including coffee breaks, lunches and reception) has been set in order to allow students to attend this meeting.


An exhibition will take place during the workshop. Booth space is available for companies and institutions wishing to display their products and services and to develop new contacts and partnerships.

Invited & Keynote Speakers

Leading experts will present the latest development in their respective fields. We are very pleased to announce that the following have already agreed to make a keynote presentation:

- Dr. Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, CA, USA

- Ms Nancy Johnson, Lab Group Manager, Vehicle Development Research Lab, General Motors R & D, MI, USA

Further information on CanSmart Group/ Workshop is available from:

Professor George Akhras, PEng,
Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
P.O. Box 17000, STN Forces
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7K 7B4
Tel.: 613-541-6000 Ext 6388 - Fax: 613-541-6218
E-mail: Akhras (at) cansmart (dot) com

Instructions for Authors

The following four links are to files related to the instructions for authors.