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
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
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-
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.