CFP: Fiber Society Spring 2010 Conference in Bursa, Turkey

Bursa, Turkey

Bursa, Turkey

The Fiber Society’s Spring 2010 Conference is being organized by BUTEKOM, Bursa Textile and Confection (Home Textiles and Furnishings) Research and Development Center, in collaboration with Uludag Exporters Union and The Fiber Society.

The conference takes place in Bursa, the textile center of Turkey, May 12–14, 2010.

Papers on fundamental research related to the science and engineering of fibers and fibrous materials are being solicited. Submissions of original work related to the following major themes, as well as any aspects on the frontier of fibers and fibrous materials, are welcomed:

• Fiber and polymer science and nanotechnology

• Textile processing technology

• Dyeing, finishing, and biotechnology

• Textile testing

• Industrial textiles

• Functional textiles

• Fiber-reinforced composites

• Smart textiles

• Fashion design, costume history, and aesthetics

• Nonwovens

• Textile recycling, “green” technologies, and sustainable manufacturing

• Technical textiles (medical, protection, transportation, etc.)

Online submissions are now being accepted. Go to the Fiber Society website and follow the link to register and upload your abstract. A template will be provided for all submissions. Abstracts will be no more than 2 pages in length in the prescribed format that includes abstract title, author(s), and affiliation(s). Abstracts will be in MS Word (NO pdfs, please), Times New Roman, 11-point font. Submission deadline is March 12. Notification of acceptance into the program will be no later than April 12. For those who must acquire travel visas, early submission is highly recommended.

In conjunction with the conference, Clemson University’s Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films will present its Advanced Fiber Process Development Workshop, May 11. The one-day course will provide background on the key elements in a fiber-spinning process and the state-of-the-art in modeling those elements. It will also offer information on polymer characterization, including on-line measurements that can be made to verify model predictions. Registration and other details will be forthcoming and available on the Fiber Society website.

Finally, table top exhibitors will attend, demonstrating the latest in testing and analytical instruments, software, and materials and material conversion technologies. Registration details will be available on the Fiber Society website.

Details continue to be developed. For current information and updates, access the Society’s website at www.thefibersociety.org.  For other inquiries, contact Pam Gabriel at pam_gabriel@ncsu.edu, or the conference chair, Dr. Yusuf Ulcay, at ulcay@uludag.edu.tr.

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