ANNOUNCEMENT – PACAM X

Cancun, Mexico

The Tenth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM X) will be held January 7th – 11th 2008 in beautiful Cancun, Mexico. 

>>>> Please see below for Registration Forms and NSF-Sponsored Mini-Travel Grants for Students <<<<

The PACAM international conferences are held biennially, always in a Latin American venue, and at a time when few other conferences are scheduled.  The previous Congresses were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1989; Valparaiso, Chile in 1991; São Paulo, Brazil in 1993; Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1995; San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1997; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1999, Temuco, Chile in 2002, Havana, Cuba in 2004, and Merida, Mexico in 2006.  Approximately 125 people from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe attended the last PACAM in Merida.

The aim of the conference sponsors is to promote progress in the broad field of mechanics by (1) exposing engineers and scientists as well as advanced graduate students to new research developments, methods, and problems in mechanics and (2) providing broad opportunities for personal interactions through means of formal presentations and informal conversations. PACAM remains the only conference sponsored by the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM).

Join us shortly after the New Year 2008 in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Enjoy the beautiful crystal-blue waters and the endless relaxing stream of sugary-white-sand beaches off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Optional day-tours include trips to any one of several nearby islands, the eco-world wonderment of Xel-Ha, a swimming with the dolphins adventure, a sandy ‘dune-buggy’ ride, and other day-trips.

Experience an after-New Year adventure in this beautiful setting while engaging with colleagues from all over the world in this 10th biennial celebration of the Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics series.

                         

Papers are invited on the following listed topics and in other areas within the Mechanics scope.

Conference topics of PACAM X will include

(1) Composite materials

(2) Computational mechanics

(3) Controls

(4) Dynamics

(5) Fluid Mechanics

(6) Monitoring

(7) Solid Mechanics

 

 

Abstract Submittal:

  • Please submit abstracts of no longer than 1-page and in .PDF form as soon as possible to tattard@csufresno.edu. The Abstract should clearly specify the purpose, results, and conclusions that will be presented in the Final Full-Length Paper.

  • The File Title is to only include the Author’s Name followed by " - Abstract" as in "Last Name, First Initial – Abstract"

  • In the Subject heading of the email, please indicate: PACAM X – Abstract.

  • Abstract template for submittal: PACAM X - Abstract Template

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    Full-Length Paper Submittal:

  • The Final Full-Length Paper should be 4-pages long and submitted electronically in .PDF form by September 15th, 2007 to tattard@csufresno.edu.

  • The File Title is to only include the Author’s Name followed by " - Paper" as in "Last Name, First Initial – Paper"

  • In the Subject heading of the email, please indicate: PACAM X – Paper

  • Full-Paper template for submittal: PACAM X - Full Paper Template

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    Registration Fees, Hotel/ Venue Information, and Travel Grants:

    Acceptance of the final paper(s) will be based on a peer-review and contingent upon presenting the final paper(s) at PACAM X. Full payment of the registration fees (US$275) must be received by October 15th, 2007.  Late fees are $350.  Student fees are $125, and student late fees are $175. 

    Participants are welcome to submit up to 3 papers at the single registration fee.

     

    To register for the PACAM X Congress, please download, complete, and send the following form (via postal mail, fax, or e-mail):

                PACAM X Congress Registration Form

     

    Prof. T.L. Attard

    PACAM X Chairman

    Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering

    California State University, Fresno

    2320 E. San Ramon Avenue, M/S EE94

    Fresno, CA 93740-8030

     

    Fax: 559 – 278 – 7002

    Email: tattard@csufresno.edu

     

    (If emailing, please include: “PACAM X – Registration” in the Subject Heading)

     

    For Hotel Reservations and Credit Card forms, please fill out, and fax or email the following forms to Tourlite International:

                PACAM X - Hotel Registration Form

                PACAM X - Hotel Credit Card Authorization Form

     

    For NSF Mini-Travel Grant Applications for Students, please download, complete, and send the following form (via postal mail, fax, or e-mail)

                PACAM X Congress - NSF Mini-Travel Grants

     

     

    Publications:

    Accepted papers will be published in Volume 12 of the Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM X). Registered and attending individuals will receive a soft bound-copy of the Proceedings (PACAM X).

    The presenters of selected papers will be invited to submit an extension of the work for possible publication in the Journal of Materials of Mechanics and Structures (www.jomms.org).   Editor-in-Chief: Charles Steele, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

     

     

    More information about the Conference and the Hotel Venue can be found on the conference flyer: PACAM X - Call For Papers

    Information about the Optional Tours and the Hotel's Registration Policies can be found at: PACAM X - Tours Flyer

      

                     

      

    Conference Chairman and Organizer

    Professor T.L. Attard

    California State University, Fresno, USA

    tattard@csufresno.edu

     

    Conference Secretariat

    Vikki Hensel

    California State University, Fresno, USA

    vhensel@csufresno.edu

    Please visit this site periodically for updates.