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Active Materials for Medical Devices

In conjunction with the 2nd International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2009


The First International Workshop on
Active Materials for Medical Devices – AMMD 2009

 will take place in Oporto, 14-19 January 2009.  

Scope and topics
Workshop "AMMD Active Materials for Medical Devices" should pay attention to all kinds biodevices, mainly implantable or quirurgical, for diagnosis or treatment of different pathologies, which benefit from the use of active materials as sensors or actuators.
Such Active or "Intelligent" Materials are capable of responding in a controlled way to different external physical or chemical stimuli by changing some of their properties. These materials can be used to design and develop sensors, actuators and multifunctional systems with a large number of applications for developing medical devices.

Among these materials the most promising ones for such devices are:
- Piezoelectric materials
- Piroelectric materials
- Shape-memory Alloys
- Shape-memory Polymers
- Electroactive Polymers
- Magnetorheological Materials
- Electrochromical Materials
- Multifunctional Composites
- and other subtypes

Current work on these field entails problems related to synthesis, characterization, modelling, simulation, processing and prototyping technologies, all of which could be treated in depth in the AMMD Workshop.

Mechanical properties, models, simulations and trials related with these materials will also be taken into account.

Important Dates
Regular Paper Submission: Regular Paper Submission Extended: October 31, 2008
Authors Notification: November 10, 2008
Final Paper Submission and Registration: November 17, 2008

Submission of Papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at the conference Paper Templates web page. Please also check the web page with the Submission Guidelines.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: selecting the Workshop on AMMD.  

All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and in CD-ROM support.

Registration Information
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. If the registration fees are not received by November 17, 2008 the paper will not be published in the workshop proceedings book.

Secretariat Contacts
BIOSTEC Workshops - AMMD 2009




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