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SHAPING 5 - 29-31 January 2013

First Announcement and Call for Papers SHAPING 5
Fifth International Conference on Shaping of Advanced Ceramics
29-31 January 2013
Mons (Belgium)

The 5th International Conference on Shaping of Advanced Ceramics, “Shaping 5”, will be held in Mons, Belgium, on January 29-31, 2013. The conference is organised by the Belgian Ceramic Research Centre (BCRC), member of the Environmental and Materials Research Association (EMRA) with the collaboration of the University of Mons (UMons) and under the auspices of the Belgian Ceramic Society (BCerS) and the European Ceramic Society (ECerS) and with the support of the Trust of the Journal of the European Ceramic Society (JECS Trust).

The scientific programme will consist of a number of invited plenary lectures and other oral presentations, as well as poster sessions with discussion. The manufacture of advanced ceramics with any applications will be considered, since all of them share identical issues and problems with regard to shaping processes. Special attention will be given to the relationships between shaping and micro and nanostructure, and to the production of multimaterials and/or multifunctional systems.

The following topics will be included:

  • Raw materials (comminution, granulation...);
  • Dry powder processing;
  • Colloidal dispersion and surface modification;
  • Plastic forming (extrusion, injection moulding...);
  • Thick films;
  • Complex micro– and nanostructures;
  • Porous materials;
  • Prototyping.

A special, peer-reviewed issue of the Journal of the European Ceramic Society will be published including a selection of some representative papers presented at the Conference.

A student oral-poster contest will be held during the meeting. This contest will be supported by the JECS Trust providing prizes for the 3 best presentations as well as grants to encourage the participation of students.
More detailed information is available on the website.

Important dates

  • 30th June, 2012: deadline for submission of short Abstracts submission
  • 15th September, 2012: acceptance of oral/poster presentation
  • 15th November, 2012: final conference program                                           
  • 30th November, 2012: submission of extended abstract                            
  • 31st December, 2012: End of Registration                         

For further information please contact :

Belgian Ceramic Research Centre
Sandra Abdelouhab
Avenue Gouverneur Cornez, 4
B-7000 Mons
Tel: +32 (0)65 40 34 39                   Fax: +32 (0)65 40 34 60

Up-to-date information can also be found on the website.

Language: English
Organization: Belgian Ceramic Research Center