Venue: Seminar Hall


Event Date/Time: Jul 03, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 04, 2008
Registration Date: Jan 30, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jan 30, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 30, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Mar 30, 2008
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The purpose of this conference is to present at a single forum bringing together the state of the art of technology on all aspects related to the recent advances in materials like metals, ceramics, polymers, composite materials, etc. The conference will provide an opportunity for presenting the latest advances in materials, processing and evaluation to researchers from various R & D organisations and academic institutions and also engineers
from industries.
Advanced materials
(Metals, ceramics, polymers, composite materials, etc.)
Smart materials
Finite Element Analysis in materials design
Failure and fracture mechanisms
Heat treatment of materials
Machining of newer materials
Fabrication/molding techniques
Metal forming and joining processes
Rapid prototyping / tooling
Innovative materials processing
Powder processing science
Materials evaluation techniques like SEM, TEM, XRD, etc.

30th January 2008 : Submission of extended Abstract
15th February 2008 : Notification of Acceptance of Abstract
30th March 2008 : Submission of full paper (Camera ready format)
15th May 2008 : Notification of Acceptance of Paper & Dead
line for early registration
The full registration fee includes participation in all sessions, programmes
and a copy of abstract, refreshments, lunch, dinner and also a full set of
conference proceedings.
Delegates from academic Institutions : Rs 1500/-
Delegates from R & D Organisations/Industry : Rs 2000/-
International delegates : US $100
Students (UG / PG) : Rs 1000/-
The registration fee may be paid by draft or cheque of any nationalized
bank drawn In favour of “The Principal, RAM 2008" payable at Vijayawada.
The fee should be sent along with the full paper.
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India
has given clearance for organising this conference.
Sri P L N Prasad
Secretary, Siddhartha Academy of General & Technical Education, Vijayawada
Dr. K R K Prasad
Dr. K Murali Mohan Rao
Professor & Head
Organizing Secretary
Dr. A V Ratna Prasad
Organising Committee :
Sri B Raghava Rao, Asst professor
Sri P S S Vasu, Asst professor
Sri J N M Rao, Asst professor
Sri C V Sriram, Asst professor
Sri C Naga Raju, Asst professor
Sri N Ravikumar, Asst professor
Sri N Vijayakumar, Sr. Lecturer

The extended abstract (about 500 words) can be submitted either by email
or hard copy, must carry sufficient information for fair assessment and
should contain the following.
Full title of the paper
Name(s) of author(s), affiliation and full address with
telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
Objectives, results and conclusion of the work
After provisional acceptance of the abstract, the full paper will be peerreviewed
before final acceptance. The guidelines for preparing a camera
ready paper will be provided along with the provisional acceptance letter.
After review, all the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings to be made available at the conference. Few selected papers will be recommended to publish in “National Journal of Technology”, Coimbatore, India.

ACCOMMODATION: Limited accommodation will be provided by the college on first come first serve basis. However, accommodation will be available in many hotels of Vijayawda city at reasonable tariff on payment. The detailed information on hotels will be sent along with the acceptance of full paper.

Dr. K M Rao, Principal, CRR CE, Eluru.
Dr. K M M Rao, Professor & Head, VRSEC, Vijayawada.
Sri N Vijaya Sai, Professor, VRSEC, Vijayawada.
Sri G Sambasiva Rao, Professor, PVPSIT, Vijayawada.
Dr. V B K Murthy, Professor, PVPSIT, Vijayawada.
Dr. C Nagabhaskar, Professor, PVPSIT, Vijayawada.
Dr. D Giridhar Kumar, Scientist, GE, Bangalore
Sri N Kishore Nath, Scientist, DRDL, Hyderabad
Dr. P S S Prasad, Professor, PSG, Coimbatore
Dr. P Bangaru Babu, Professor, NIT, Warangal
Dr. A V S S K S Gupta, Professor, JNTU, Hyderabad
Dr. M M M Sarkar, Professor, AU, Visakhapatnam
Dr. V R Bale, UNB, Canada
Dr. Somuri V Prasad, SNL, USA
Dr. Y K D V Prasad, QUT, Australia
Dr. Bardan T ofyan, UI, Indonesia
Dr. Prasad G, QUT, Australia
Dr. M S C Bose, I I T, Bombay
Dr. B. Pradhan, I I T, Kharagpur
Dr. B S Murthy, I I T, Madras

Address for Correspondence:
Organizing Secretary,
Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering,
V.R.Siddhartha Engineering College,
Vijayawada – 520 007, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.
Email :,
Phones: +91 9849599497, +91 866-2582333 (Ext : 270)
Fax : +91 866 2582672


Seminar Hall
VR Siddhartha Engineering College, Kanuru

Additional Information

ABOUT INSTITUTION: Siddhartha Academy of General and Technical Education established in the year 1975 is sponsoring 18 Educational institutions including two Engineering colleges and one Medical college to cater quality education to the people in and around Vijayawada city in the state of Andhra Pradesh.Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College (VRSEC) is established in the year 1977 as the first self financing engineering college in the state of A.P. It is located in a vast expanse of 24 acres of land abutting to Vijayawada city at a distance of about 6 Kms from the city centre. The institution offers 7 undergraduate programmes and 7 Post graduate programmes. The teaching staff, totaling 190 at present, comprises well qualified professionals with varied experience and back-ground. The faculty members take interest in continuing education and are actively engaged in research work and publish their findings regularly in standard national and international journals. The college has been accredited twice for a period of 3 years, in 1998 and 2004 by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi in respect of all Engineering disciplines. The institution is also Certified with ISO 9001: 2000. The department of Mechanical Engineering has been existing since inception of the college and currently offering UG and PG programmes. The department has well equipped laboratories, CAD lab with highly advanced hardware and software, state-of-the-art E-class room and all necessary accessories. The department is also offering consultancy services to the local industries in and around Vijayawada. ABOUT VIJAYAWADA CITY: Vijayawada formerly known as Bezwada is located on the bank of river Krishna in the coastal area of Andhra Pradesh in the southern region of India. The highest temperature gets recorded in late May and early June, usually about 400 C. Between August and January the temperate weather conditions exist. The city is a large commercial centre and famous for Goddess KanakaDurga temple on the Indrakiladri hills. Vijayawada is also a renowned education center in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is connected to the airport at a distanceof 10 Km located at Gannavaram. REGISTRATION FORM International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials, Processing and Characterization RAM- 2008, JULY 3-4 , Vijayawada, A.P, INDIA. Name :___________________________________________________ Designation :______________________________________________ Organisation :_____________________________________________ Address : ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Telephone No: _______________Mobile No :___________________ Email : __________________________________________________ Sex : Male Female Details of Registration Fees: DD No. __________________________ Dated: __________ Amount: ________________________________ In words_________________________________________________ Drawn on ________________________________________________ I intend to participate in the conference YES/NO I intend to present a paper in the conference YES/NO Title of the paper: _________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Signature of the Signature of the Candidate Head of Institution(With seal) Note: Xerox copies of the registration forms can also be used in case of necessity or the form can also be downloaded from the college website. Separate registration forms must be submitted in case multiple authors intend to attend the conference. Under the auspices of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) First Announcement and call for papers International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials, Processing and Characterization (Building the future through innovation) RAM- 2008 JULY 3 – 4, 2008 Organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering Velagapudi Ramakrishna SIDDHARTHA ENGINEERING COLLEGE (An Autonomous Institution under the Jurisdiction of Acharya Nagarjuna University) KANURU, VIJAYAWADA-520 007 ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA _____________________________________________________ Sponsored by SIDDHARTHA ACADEMY OF GENERAL & TECHNICAL EDUCATION, Vijayawada, A.P. The Institution of Engineers(I) Vijayawada Local Centre