NANA 2010 : The IASTED International Conference on Nanotechnology and Applications
Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
The IASTED International Conference on
Nanotechnology and Applications
November 1 – 3, 2010
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
NANA 2010 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:
* Antennas, Radar and Wave Propagation (ARP 2010)
* Robotics and Applications (RA 2010)
* Biotechnology (BioTech 2010)
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* Le Méridien Cambridge
* Cambridge Office for Tourism
The topics of interest to be covered by NANA 2010 include, but are not limited to:
LAB ON A CHIP (LOC)
* Chemical Sensors
* Drug Delivery
* Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
* Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS)
* Nanoscale Modelling
* Physical Sensors
* Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs)
* Fiber Optic Communication
* Integrated Circuits
* Molecular Computers
* Phase Noise & Jitter
* Quantum Computing
* Quantum Dots
* Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
* CNT Materials
* Convergent Assembly
* Insulation Materials
* Lightweight Materials
* Nanocomposite Coatings
* Organic Nanotechnology
* Polymer Nanocomposites
* Smart Materials
* Superstrength Materials
POWER AND ENERGY
* Fuel Cells
* Geothermal Energy
* Nanoparticle Absorbers
* Photovoltaic Systems
* Renewable Energy
* Solar Power
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
* S. Antimisiaris – University of Patras, Greece
* G. Badenes – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
* S. Bellucci – National Nuclear Physics Institute - Frascali Laboratory, Italy
* J. Bernholc – North Carolina State University, USA
* Y. F. Chen – National Taiwan University, Taiwan
* J. Choi – Kyung Hee University, Korea
* R. Cingolani – National Nanotechnology Laboratory, Italy
* S. Fafard – Cyrium Technologies Incorporated, Canada
* B. Fahlman – Central Michigan University, USA
* E. Flahaut – University of Toulouse, Paul Sabatier, France
* P. D. Fletcher – University of Hull, United Kingdom
* R. Forster – Dublin City University, Ireland
* R. Freitas – Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, USA
* P. Gröning – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Switzerland
* G. Halada – Stony Brook University, USA
* U. Hartmann – Saarland University, Germany
* J. Shapter – Flinders University, Australia
* A. Srivastava – Louisiana State University, USA
* D. P. Uskoković – Institute of Technical Sciences, Serbia
* H. Xie – University of Florida, USA
* K. Yong – Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Submit your paper via our website at: www.iasted.org/conferences/submit-707.html. All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.
The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by July 1, 2010. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.
Initial Paper Requirements
All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions.
Initial paper submissions should be full papers. Papers of up to 8 pages in length are included in the conference registration fee. An extra charge will apply for every additional page for papers longer than 8 pages. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar before submitting to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.
When submitting a paper, complete the online initial paper submission form, designating an author who will attend the conference, and provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope, above.
Formatting instructions for initial papers are available at www.iasted.org/formatting-initial-page.html.
All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.
Acceptance and Registration
Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by August 15, 2010. Final manuscripts are due by September 1, 2010. Registration and final payment are due by September 3, 2010. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.
Only one paper of up to eight pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.
Final Paper Requirements
Email your final manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number.
The formatting instructions can be found at: www.iasted.org/formatting-final-page.html and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is eight single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font.
Proposals for three-hour tutorials must be submitted online by July 1, 2010. Submit tutorial proposals via the following web site address:
A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate:
* The topic.
* Background knowledge expected of the participants.
* Time allocations for the major course topics.
* The qualifications of the instructor(s).
Special session proposals must be emailed to email@example.com by July 1, 2010. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s).
Papers submitted to the special session must be received by July 1, 2010, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program.
More information on special sessions is available at www.iasted.org/conferences/specialsession-707.html.
Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at: www.actapress.com/SubmissionInfo.aspx.
Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press: www.actapress.com.
The proceedings will be sent for indexing in the following:
* Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index
* EI Compendex
* FIZ Karlsruhe
Submissions Due July 1, 2010
Notification of Acceptance August 15, 2010
Final Manuscripts Due September 1, 2010
Registration Deadline September 3, 2010
For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
IASTED Secretariat – NANA 2010
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: +1 403-288-1195
Fax: +1 403-247-6851
Web site: www.iasted.org