Recent progress in research and fabrication of shape memory materials has opened the opportunity to develop novel smart systems. As these may respond to their thermal, mechanical and magnetic environment in a controllable way they are capable of use in sensing and actuating applications. Meeting the demands of smart systems requires the development of new multifunctional materials, detailed material characterization, the development of models of material behaviour and technologies for their implementation. The symposium emphasizes both, the basic science, and the early engineering development in this rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field.

Experts from the material science, mechanics and application communities are encouraged to participate. Special emphasis will be given to the interdisciplinary nature of the phenomena exhibited by SMAs, the dialogue between basic research and engineering, mutual understanding and stimulating practical applications in the field of smart systems.

The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Development of Shape Memory Materials
NiTi-, Cu-, Fe-based shape memory alloys (SMAs), ferromagnetic SMAs, high temperature SMAs, porous SMAs, nanocrystalline SMAs, magneto-strained SMAs

Transformation behavior, phase states, microstructure, domain structure, composition, constitutive behavior, fatigue, fracture, other physical properties

Micromechanical models, macromodels, FEM simulation, coupled field simulation

System Design
SMA composites, shape memory polymer composites, hybrid systems, design simulation, design optimization, adaptive systems, distributed systems

Pulse laser heat treatment, laser cutting, chemical micromachining, welding, bonding

Devices and Systems
Microactuators, sensors, nanodevices, multifunctional structures, MEMS, NEMS

Scientific Committee:

  • Vasiliy Buchelnikov (Russia)
  • Eduard Cesari (Spain)
  • Jan Dutkiewicz (Poland)
  • Clifford Friend (UK)
  • Oleg Heczko (Finland)
  • Berthold Krevet (Germany)
  • Victor L'vov (Ukraine)
  • Dimitris Lagoudas (USA)
  • Christian Lexcellent (France)
  • Shuichi Miyazaki (Japan)
  • Massimo Pasquale (Italy)
  • Stefan Seelecke (USA)
  • Toshiyuki Takagi (Japan)
  • Bernhard Winzek (Germany)
  • Andrej Ziolkowski (Poland)

Invited speakers:

  • Ferdinando Auricchio (University of Pavia, Italy)
  • Tomoyuki Kakeshita (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Eckhard Quandt (Stiftung Caesar, Germany)
  • Qingping Sun (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)


  • Manfred Kohl, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, IMT, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Volodymyr Chernenko, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Etienne Patoor, ENSAM, CER de Metz, Metz, France
  • Stefano Besseghini, CNR-IENI Sez. di Lecco, Lecco, Italy
  • Bogdan Raniecki, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland


Depending on the topic of their contribution, presenters will be encouraged to submit a manuscript for publication in a special volume of either:

- the International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics

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- the International Journal of Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics

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All manuscripts will be peer reviewed according to the standards of the corresponding Journal. The paper length is limited to 4 and 6 printed pages for contributed and invited papers, respectively.

The manuscripts should by submitted electronically to the Symposium Organizers Manfred Kohl or Volodymyr Chernenko before September 1, 2005.


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