Composites at Lake Louise-2015

An ECI Conference Series

November 8-12, 2015
Fairmount Chateau Lake Louise
Alberta, Canada

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Abstract Submission Deadline : MAY 15, 2015

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About This Conference

PHILOSOPHY

This is the 10th conference in this series.  Whereas most conferences focus on a single theme, Composites at Lake Louise (CALL) brings together researchers in structural, functional and biological materials. As with the previous nine conferences, the format remains specifically designed to foster exchanges between scientists from academia, government and industry – and across disciplines of emphasis.  Attendance is by invitation.

FORMAT

The 2015 Composites at Lake Louise Conference starts on the afternoon of Sunday, November 8 with a plenary presentation and continues into the evening with shorter presentations. Each day thereafter starts with a plenary presentation and then the participants diverge into three parallel focused sessions.

After lunch, the afternoon is free for walking, hiking, discussions and explorations (scientific as well as nature-based).

On selected days a poster session commences at 4:30 p.m. Following dinner each evening is a general session of longer talks and discussions by leaders of their fields to the entire audience.

The conference will close at noon on Thursday, November 12.

Conference Organization

Conference Co-Chairs:

Jim Smay, Oklahoma State University (jim.smay@okstate.edu)

Organizing Subcommittees
(as of November 21, 2014)

Biomaterials Subcommittee:
Van Thompson, Dianne Rekow  Helmut Coelfen

Functional Materials Subcommittee:
Jennifer Lewis, Ned Thomas,  Philippe Knauth,  Nobuhito Imanaka,
Hitoshi Takamura, Anke Weidenkaff

Structural Materials Subcommittee:
Christopher Crouse, Rob Ritchie,  David Marshall,  Jamie Grunlan

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline: MAY 15, 2015

One page abstracts that include specific results and conclusions to allow a scientific assessment of proposed oral presentation or poster are invited. Abstracts should be submitted electronically at https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/composites.

Conference Venue

LAKE LOUISE AND FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE

In a park full of stunning places, Lake Louise could well take the top prize.  This lake in the Rocky Mountains has become one of the most photographed landscapes in Canada and is symbolic of the quintessentially Canadian mountain scene.  It is located about 60 km northwest of Banff.  The closest international airport is in Calgary.  The lake (about 2.5 km long and 90 meters deep) itself is a robin-egg blue, surrounded by a mountainous amphitheater of overwhelming beauty.  The Victoria Glacier is at the far end, while Mount Temple and the surrounding mountains paint a natural picture that could not be more aesthetically pleasing.    The lake is 5 km from the small town of the same name – about a 45 minute walk along a footpath.   The park is a year round playground in the Canadian wilderness, combining wild alpine beauty with first class amenities.   A four season recreational area offers everything from downhill skiing/snowboarding to hundreds of miles of mountain trails.

Located in the heart of Banff National Park and within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort hotel (a AAA Four Diamond Award Hotel) is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism.

The Chateau features a Mountain Heritage Program which will take you on a journey and explain how this hotel has become an icon of Canadian identity for more than 100 years.

The hotel has six restaurants, including the Fairview Dining Room (North American cuisine), Walliser Stube (Swiss menu with international accents), Poppy Brasserie (casual dining for the family), Lago (Italian cuisine), Lakeview Lounge (featuring afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks, and light meals), and the Glacier Saloon (informal fare and beverages in the Western tradition). In addition the Chateau Deli has soup, sandwiches and snacks and is open 24 hours.   The hotel features high speed internet access, spa, health club, an indoor heated pool, and a full business center. 

All rooms offer these features:  alarm clock/radio, cable television (with pay movies and video games), video express check out, ceiling fan and windows that open for fresh air, coffee maker and kettle, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, telephone with voice mail, data line capability, and refreshment center. 

High speed internet is free for members of the Fairmont President’s Club. The President’s Club, Fairmont’s guest rewards program, offers a number of other benefits as well. Details are available on their web site.  To receive free Internet access and other benefits during your stay, enroll in the Fairmont President’s Club. Enrollment is free – sign up here: http://www.fairmont.com/fpc/

The hotel has a Health Club with its indoor heated pool, whirlpool, and steam room (6:30 am – 11L00 pm) and a spa.

There are a myriad of outdoor activities available to guests. 

Travel Information

Shuttle buses from Calgary Airport to Lake Louise

Note: Information is provided for your convenience.  ECI has no agreement with any shuttle company.

We suggest that you check the shuttle timetable prior to booking your flight. 

Brewster Banff Airport Express (www.brewstertransportation.com)

Reservations: Phone: 1-877-625-4372 or 1-403-762-6767 or on the website.

Brewster offers free Wifi on their buses.

Reservations are required for all pick-up locations.

Prices do not include GST, National Park entry fees*, or driver gratuities.

By Private Vehicle

Should you decide to travel by private vehicle, you can expect that the trip will take approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes. 

-       Take the only exit road leaving Calgary Airport (it becomes Barlow Trail)
-       Take Barlow Trail South to 16th Avenue
-       Make a right (to the west) onto 16th Avenue
-       16th Avenue becomes the TransCanada Highway 1, which takes you to Banff (approximately 45-60 minutes)
-       Stop at the Banff National Park Gates to obtain your Park Pass (*fee charged)
-       Continuing on the TransCanada Highway, follow signs for Lake Louise
-       Approximately 40-45 minutes past the town of Banff, take the turn-off for Lake Louise
-       Turn left at the intersection, proceed through 2 stop signs, and continue on this road for 2.4 miles.

*Banff National Park, like most national and historic parks throughout the Canadian Rockies, operates on a fee based system to support the maintenance of the parks.  A park pass is required when entering the park.  Park passes are determined based on the number of people travelling and the type of vehicle entering the park.  The pass must be displayed on the left side of the vehicle dashboard.  A daily pass is valid until 4 pm following the day of entry.  A Discovery Pass is valid for one year from the date of purchase.  (The annual pass is approximately the same price as the pass for seven days and allows unlimited opportunities to visit 27 participating national parks and 77 national historic sites and national marine conservation areas in Canada for a period of 12 months.)

The following definitions apply to entry and service fee categories unless otherwise specified:

Adult:    Person 17 to 64 years of age
Senior: Person 65 years of age or over
Family/Group: Up to seven people arriving at the national park in a single vehicle.  

Please check this web site for 2015 park fees.

Fees and Registration

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General Information

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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