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15th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM15)

Italy, Venice

The 15th European Conference on Composite Materials will be held on the 24th to the 28th, June, in Venice, Italy.


ECCM15, the 15th European Conference on Composites Materials, is going to be a major event in the history of composites.


With more than 2000 contributions collected so far and more than 2400 registrations from 90 countries worldwide, the 15th edition of the European conference on composite materials has all the conditions necessary to become a major scientific event in the world history of composite materials.


The 15th edition of the European conference on composite materials, ECCM15, will be held in Venice, 24-28 June 2012. The event is organized by the Department of Management and Engineering of the University of Padova in cooperation with Veneto Nanotech (the Veneto District of nanotechnology), with the further support of IMAST (the Campania District of composite materials).


The abstract submission was closed at the end of November and, considering the numbers, the overall result is outstanding, with participants from all around the world. The great interest for the event is confirmed by the patronage of 26 technical and scientific associations and by the fact that several world's leading companies such as Alenia, Airbus, Boeing, Lamborghini, among the others, have already confirmed their presence to the event.


The conference covers all the areas related to the development of components made of composites: from the manufacturing of innovative materials to the designing of components for conventional and advanced applications. The contributions received from perspective participants are being considered by the Scientific Committee with the aim to provide a program of the highest technical and scientific level. A first review of the abstracts received has identified the areas of greatest interest to the worldwide composite community. Besides usual topics, such as strength and fracture toughness, computation methodologies and manufacturing technologies, special attention will be paid also to natural composites, "green" and recyclable, made with natural fibers and biodegradable matrices. There is also a huge number of contributions in the field of nanocomposites and nanotechnology applied to polymers and composites. Finally, materials for renewable energy (both for production and storage) are another increasingly important subject


The conference is aimed at enhancing the cultural exchange and the interaction between academic research and the industrial world, stimulating and supporting the innovation on composite materials, especially considering the difficult moment for the industry and the world economy. In this perspective the Organizing Committee has planned more than 50 thematic sessions, organized by world experts, and several roundtables on topics of industrial interest.


On this basis, the conference is therefore a key meeting point for researchers and technical staff from the industry to update on the advances in research, to promote scientific cooperation as well as to suggest new research topics of potential industrial interest.


Updated information on the event, the conference program and promotional opportunities are available at the conference website: or can be obtained from to the conference Secretariat (tel +39-041-2756368, e-mail