2009 Multilingual Interdisciplinary Conference on Chemical, Mechanical and Materials Engineering (2009 ICCMME)

Venue: Melbourne

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Event Date/Time: Dec 07, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 24, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Sep 25, 2009
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Description

The 2009 Multilingual Interdisciplinary Conferences on Chemical, Mechanical and Materials Engineering (2009 ICCMME) is a part of the World Conference Series with Virtual Participation®. It will be hosted in Melbourne, Australia from 07.12.2009 to 20.12.2009.

The main idea behind the organisation of the World Conference Series with Virtual Participation® is to create a forum for a global exchange of ideas and results by utilising the benefits of the modern communications technologies.

The process of manuscripts selection follows a standard procedure:

- First announcement and call for extended abstracts;
- Abstract submission and preliminary screening process;
- Abstract acceptance and call for submission of manuscripts;
- Manuscript submission and peer-review process;
- Manuscript acceptance and revision process;
- Final manuscript acceptance after registration.
Note: Steps 4 and 5 are valid for these author(s) who require peer review of their manuscripts.

However, at the end of the selection process each of the accepted manuscripts will participate in Online Direct Discussion Sessions (ODDS), which will be open to all registered participants. These sessions are intended to provide a platform for communications and free exchange of ideas. The aim is to provide productive feedback to the author(s) of the manuscripts and to allow establishing useful personal and business connections between engineers and scientists from all over the world.

Participation in ODDS does not require the physical presence of the author(s) at the conference venue. For this reason, the conferences with virtual participation are:

- truly affordable, allowing many scientists and engineers to join the event without spending significant parts of their research funds on visas, expensive airfares and accommodation;

- time saving - participation in this type of conferences saves time to many scientists and engineers who are too busy engaged in their research and administrative commitments.

There are no doubts that these precious resources could be better spent!

At the same time, the conferences with virtual participation provide the same benefits to the participants as the conferences that require the physical presence of the attendants. These benefits include:

- publishing of scientific results in peer reviewed proceedings of a large international conference with thousands of participants;

- participation in discussions with many colleagues from around the world.

In fact, presenting scientific and engineering outcomes at conferences with virtual participation provide much better opportunities for communication:

- For the non-English speaking participants - your scientific outcome will be seen by many important government, academic and industrial authorities. This, in turn, could significantly improve the international recognition of your work, your ability to establish successful international partnerships and will improve the opportunities to be awarded with new research grants;

The intention of the organisers of the 2009 ICCMME is to make this event most favourable and non-discriminating to scientists from non-English speaking background. There will be multilingual sessions organised to assist these participants to whom English is not the preferred language. The current list of languages in the Program includes: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. Organisers of the conference allow inclusions of more languages in this list.

- The participants are able to attend all presentations of interest;
It often happens at other large conferences that it is physically impossible to attend interesting presentations because they are presented at the same time but in different sessions.

- Participants in the conferences with virtual presentation have sufficient time for a thorough study of the presented materials, which in turns, improves the quality of the feedback provided to the author(s);

- At the other end, the author(s) have sufficient time to prepare their response to the critical remarks;

- Last, but not least, presenting authors do not have to physically stand and talk in front of a large audience, which could quite often be a stressful experience even for those of the scholars who can fluently speak English.

The organisers sponsor participation in the conference of postgraduate students from all over the world and scientists from selected list of countries (please, visit www.ausihem.org for details) by providing discounted registration rates for this category of participants.

10 selected manuscripts will be published in the International Review on Modelling and Simulations (www.praiseworthyprize.com/iremos.htm) - an international journal published by Praise Worthy Prize S.r.l. Publishing House with no extra cost to the author(s) of the selected manuscripts.

At the end of the conference, the best works will be awarded with the 2009 Special and Junior Engineering Awards of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials.

There are four types of manuscripts that can be submitted to the Secretariate of the conference:

- Invited papers;
The Chair of the Conference reserves the rights to invite prominent scientists to submit manuscripts on topics that are of fundamental importance to the scientific development. Authors of accepted invited papers will be exempt from paying the conference registration fee, however, they may be required to pay for postage of the conference proceedings;

- Peer reviewed manuscripts;
The peer reviewed manuscripts will undergo full double-blind international reviewing process. These papers will be published in a separate volume of the conference proceedings. 10 selected peer reviewed papers will be published in the Annual Bulletin of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials.

- Manuscripts accepted on the base of extended abstracts;
These are full size manuscripts that report significant scientific and/or engineering results.

- Brief Communication Notes.
These are short (2-3 pages) notes that introduce the reader to preliminary results of works-in-progress.


Submission of Extended Abstracts:

As a first step, all authors are required to submit extended abstracts to the Secretariate of the 2009 ICCMME. The extended abstract must be e-mailed to: 2009iccmme@ausihem.org. The due date for submission of the extended abstracts is 24 July 2009. Download the Template of the Extended Abstract from www.ausihem.org


Peer review process:

Upon a request from the author(s), manuscripts submitted to the 2009 ICCMME can undergo full double-blind international reviewing process in which:

-The manuscripts will be sent to appointed external reviewers to assess their quality and relevance to scope of the conference;
-The manuscripts will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
• Scientific and technical soundness
• Originality of contributions
• Organisation and clarity of the manuscript
• Degree to which conclusions are supported
• Degree to which the manuscript is compared to prior related literature
-The reviewers’ recommendations will determine whether a manuscript will be accepted/accepted subject to change/subject to resubmission with significant changes or rejected;
-For manuscripts which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised manuscript is acceptable;
-The Chair of the Conference reserves the right to refuse publication of any manuscript and to make suggestions before publication.

A notice that acknowledges the fact that a manuscript has been peer reviewed will be placed on the front page of the manuscript.


2009 ICCMME Topics:

Topics classification of the 2009 ICCMME follows the general categorisation scheme adopted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Research Council:

1. Chemical Engineering
This group covers chemical engineering topics. It includes: design, membrane and separation technologies, process control and simulation and water treatment. There are eleven general fields:
- Carbon Capture Engineering (excl. Sequestration);
- Catalytic Process Engineering;
- Chemical Engineering Design;
- Membrane and Separation Technologies;
- Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels);
- Powder and Particle Technology;
- Process Control and Simulation;
- Rheology;
- Wastewater Treatment Processes;
- Water Treatment Processes;
- Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified.

2. Mechanical Engineering
This group covers mechanical engineering topics. It includes acoustics, noise and vibration control, mechanical aspects of automation and control engineering, and energy generation, conversion and storage. There are ten general fields:
- Acoustics and Noise Control (excl. Architectural Acoustics);
- Automation and Control Engineering;
- Autonomous Vehicles;
- Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control;
- Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering;
- Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS);
- Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation;
- Solid Mechanics;
- Tribology;
- Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified.

3. Materials Engineering
This group covers materials engineering topics. It includes ceramics science and ceramics engineering, polymer and textiles engineering, composite and hybrid materials, physical metallurgy and alloy materials, functional materials and semiconductor engineering. There are eleven general fields:
- Ceramics;
- Composite and Hybrid Materials;
- Compound Semiconductors;
- Elemental Semiconductors;
- Functional Materials;
- Glass;
- Metals and Alloy Materials;
- Organic Semiconductors;
- Polymers and Plastics;
- Timber, Pulp and Paper;
- Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified.

4. Interdisciplinary engineering
This group covers interdisciplinary engineering topics. It includes fluid mechanics and computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, engineering practice, engineering associated with the development of nuclear power and the nuclear fuel cycle, engineering associated with the mitigation of risk from climate change and other environmental factors, and turbulent flows. There are nine general fields:
- Computational Fluid Dynamics;
- Computational Heat Transfer;
- Engineering Practice;
- Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics;
- Heat and Mass Transfer Operations;
- Nuclear Engineering (incl. Fuel Enrichment and Waste Processing and Storage);
- Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering);
- Turbulent Flows;
- Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified.

5. Other relevant engineering topics
- Carbon sequestration science;
- Combustion and fuel engineering for automotive applications;
- Water resources and quality engineering;
- Biocatalysis;
- Materials physics;
- Materials chemistry, including the theory and design of materials;
- Engineering of materials for automotive applications;
- Biomaterials;
- Construction materials;
- Extractive metallurgy;
- Nanomaterials, molecular and organic electronics and nanotechnology;
- Environmental engineering.


2009 Special and Junior Engineering Awards of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials:

At the end of the 2009 ICCMME the members of the Monitoring Committee will anonymously vote for the best manuscripts presented at the conference.

The quality of the manuscripts will be assessed using the following criteria listed in descending order:

- Originality of the proposed scientific and/or engineering ideas;
- Fundamental theoretical and engineering soundness of the propositions;
- Availability of supportive modeling and experimental results;
- Practical importance of the scientific and/or engineering research outcomes;
- Originality of the proposed experimental methodology;
- Clarity of presentation.

The 2009 Special Award of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials comes with a Certificate and a prize of 500 Australian dollars.

The 2009 Junior Award of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials will be presented to the best student(s) work. The Award comes with a Certificate and a prize of 300 Australian dollars.


Important dates:

-24 July 2009 - Deadline for submission of extended abstract;
-31 July 2009 - Notification of acceptance of the extended abstracts and invitation to submit manuscripts;
-25 September 2009 - Deadline for submission of all types of manuscripts;
-02 October 2009 - Notification of acceptance of the manuscripts accepted on the basis of extended abstracts and Brief Communication Notes;
-16 October 2009 - Deadline for registration of authors of manuscripts accepted on the basis of extended abstracts and Brief Communication Notes;
-16 October 2009 - Notification of acceptance of the peer reviewed manuscripts;
-30 October 2009 - Deadline for registration of authors of peer reviewed manuscripts;
-20 November 2009 - Deadline for submission of last minute Brief Communication Notes;
-27 November 2009 - Deadline for registration of authors of last minute Brief Communication Notes;
-07 December 2009 (Monday) @ 00:00 AEST - The 2009 ICCMME web-page opens the Online Direct Discussion Sessions (ODDS) to the registered participants;
-20 December 2009 (Sunday) @ 24:00 AEST - The Online Direct Discussion Sessions (ODDS) ends;
-24 December 2009 - Members of the Monitoring Committee vote for the 2009 Special and Junior Engineering Awards of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials;
-15 January 2010 - Final day for distribution of the Proceedings of the 2009 ICCMME with Virtual Participation to the registered participants.


2009 ICCMME Registration:

The full registration fee of the author(s) of all types of manuscripts (incl Brief Communication Notes) is 180 Euro per manuscript - Goods and Services Tax (GST) inclusive. Paying the registration fee allows the authors to participate in all sessions of the conference and to receive a copy of the conference proceedings.

The due dates for registration are as follows:

-16 October 2009 - Deadline for registration of authors of manuscripts accepted on the basis of extended abstracts and Brief Communication Notes;
-30 October 2009 - Deadline for registration of authors of peer reviewed manuscripts;
-27 November 2009 - Deadline for registration of authors of last minute Brief Communication Notes;

Registration fee of 120 Euro (GST inclusive) applies to postgraduate students and authors working permanently in one of the following countries:
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Kenya, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, and Zambia.

Further 10% discount applies to postgraduate students completing their study in one of the above countries.


2009 ICCMME Contacts:

The postal address of the 2009 ICCMME is:
2009 ICCMME
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Monash University
Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3800
Australia

All correspondence to the 2009 ICCMME should be e-mailed to the Secretariate of the conference on:
2009iccmme@ausihem.org

or in some exceptional cases faxed to:
+61 (3) 8774 1491

No submissions via ordinary mail are accepted.

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