The 2006 Minisymposium  on

Transport and Coupled Processes in

Micro- and Nanotechnology

At the 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics,

July 16-22, 2006, Los Angeles, California 

General Information   
Scope of the Minisymposium  Technicalities
Call for Papers Important Dates
Program Organisation 


The 2006 Minisymposium on Transport and Coupled Processes  in Micro- and Nanotechnology is organized as a special session at The 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics.  The 2006 meeting will take place in Los Angeles on July 16 - 22, 2006.


As the range of applications of micro- and nanostructures continues to grow, the role of mathematical models and computational experiments in this field becomes increasingly important. Designing of and working with structures and devices on scales between a nanometer and a micron bring new fundamental challenges that can be addressed by combined efforts of researchers working in chemical kinetics, micro-scale fluid dynamics, heat-transfer, mathematical modeling, micro-scale solid mechanics and solid-state physics.

This minisymposium aims at bringing together engineers, mathematicians, and scientists working in this rapidly evolving field in order to discuss state-of-the-art models, procedures, and algorithms for the analysis of  transport and coupled processes and phenomena encountered in micro- and nanotechnological applications. Such processes and phenomena are of increasing importance due to extreme sensitivity of nanomaterials and devices to mechanical, thermal and other effects that can lead to complete or partial failure.

The minisymposium will include the discussion of micro-fluidics applications, thermo-fluids aspects of synthesis of macromolecules including carbon nanotubes, the analysis of semiconductor heterostructures, sensor and actuator control schemes on micro- and nano- levels as well as biotechnological applications. We are interested in a hierarchical modeling approach and welcome contributions that discuss all aspects of modeling matter at the molecular/atomistic level and life at the cellular level, as well as contributions dealing with continuum mechanics methodologies in particular when the authors discuss the validity of these methods for micro- and nano- scale phenomena. Among other application areas, we welcome contributions in modeling of high-energy phenomena in a small scale range such as a short-pulse laser ablation. We are also interested in contributions that discuss applications, stability and accuracy of combined atomistic and continuum simulations. Multi-scale modeling presentations are especially encouraged in the context of transport and coupled phenomena and processes encountered in micro- and nanotechnology.

Contributions on other aspects of transport and coupled phenomena and processes in the context of micro- and nanotechnological applications are welcome. This includes educational aspects and industrial implementations.


The abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2006. All abstracts to this workshop must be submitted to the Minisymposium webpage at the congress site.  Follow  the link to this workshop (the list of the workshops is given in the alphabetical order, so you have to proceed to the letter "T"). You can submit your abstract from that page.

All accepted abstracts will be publish in a CD-ROM of the Congress. A special journal issue of selected extended papers presented at the workshop will be organized after the Congress.


To appear in  May 2006


Please consult the conference website which can be found here.


  • March 15, 20006: Deadline for Receipt of 1 page Abstract;

  • April 15, 2006: Notification of Abstract Acceptance;

  • February 20, 2006: Deadline for Early Registration;

  • May 15, 2006: Deadline for Regular Registration.




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