CMIS09 5th Contact Mechanics Symposium, April 28-30 2009, Chania (CMIS09)

Venue: Megalo Arsenali Mediterranean Center of Architecture

Location: Chania, Greece

Event Date/Time: Apr 28, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 30, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 15, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jan 15, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Mar 15, 2009
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5th Contact Mechanics International Symposium
April 28-30, 2009, Chania, Greece

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Previous contact mechanics symposia of this series have been organized in Lausanne, Switcherland, 1992, Carry Le Rouet, France, 1994, Praia da Consolacao, Portugal, 2001 and Hannover, Germany 2006.

The conference will be organized in the Arsenali-Center of Mediteranean Architecture (KAM), a conference center in the center of the picturesque old harbor of Chania, Crete The island of Crete has a 4000 years history of civilization (the place of Minoan civilization) and is very popular among tourists from all over the world.

International Scientific Committee
Pierre Alart, France
James R. Barber, U.S.A.
Serge Cescotto, Belgium
Alain Curnier, Switzerland
Michel Frémond, France
Christoph Glocker, Switzerland
Jaroslav Haslinger, Czech Republic
Michel Jean, France
Anders Klarbring, Sweden
Tod A. Laursen, U.S.A.
Franco Maceri, Italy
João A. C. Martins†, Portugal
Friedrich Pfeiffer, Germany
Gianpietro Del Piero, Italy
Michel Raous, France
James R. Rice, U.S.A.
Walter Sextro, Austria
Karl Schweizerhof, Germany
Georgios E. Stavroulakis, Greece
W. J. Stronge, United Kingdom
Peter Wriggers, Germany
Giorgio Zavarise, Italy

Local Organizing Committee
Georgios E. Stavroulakis, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
Charalambos C. Baniotopoulos, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
Christos Bisbos, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
Asterios Liolios, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi
Euripides Mistakidis, University of Thessaly, Volos
Maria E. Stavroulaki, Technical University of Crete, Chania

Conference Proceedings
A booklet with the abstracts of accepted papers or posters will be distributed during the conference. Abstract submission through the email
A CD with all full length papers in electronic format (submitted till March 31, 2009) will be distributed during the conference.
An edited volume with papers will be published after the conference.

Important Dates and Conference Fees
Early bird Registration (250 Euro) January 15, 2009
Two-page abstract submission January 15, 2009
Acceptance notification February 15, 2009
Registration (350 Euro) March 15, 2009
Submission of final paper for inclusion in the CD (optional) March 30, 2009
Submission of final paper for book publication May 31, 2009

Further Information
Conference fees include the proceedings of the conference, coffee breaks and a light lunch during the conference and a conference dinner.
Hotel and traveling information are available in the Conference page

Contact Information
Conference email address:
Conference www page:

Organizer: Prof. Georgios E. Stavroulakis, Technical University of Crete, Department of Production Engineering and Management, GR-73100 Chania, Greece, Tel. ++30 28210 37418, Fax ++30 28210 69410, Email:
Secretary: Dr. Aliki Muradova, Email:; Dr. Magdalene Marinaki, Email:


Additional Information

Early bird Registration (250 Euro), January 15, 2009 Registration (350 Euro),March 15, 2009