Scientific program

       This multidisciplinary Conference intends to bring together scientists and engineers from different fields such as rheology, material science, chemical, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering, and others. These subjects deal, in one way or another, with the rheology of materials. The Conference aims at promoting the transfer of knowledge between groups that essentially approach the problems of engineering rheology from different directions often using various materials. The Scientific Program will let participants share the most recent developments in research and practice of rheology through plenary and keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations. Papers dealing with engineering rheology are sought in the following areas:

1. Novel Engineering Materials 11. Blends
2. Smart and Intelligent Composites 12. Electro- and Magneto-Rheology
3. Constitutive Theories and Equations 13. Food Rheology
4. Fracture, Fatigue and Wave Propagation 14. Industrial Rheology
5. Polymer Melts and Polymer Processing 15. Liquid Crystals
6. Rheometry and Experimental Methods 16. Polymer Solutions
7. Time-dependent Phenomena 17. Surfactants
8. Analytical and Numerical Methods 18. Suspensions, Emulsions, Dispersions, Gels
9. Intelligent Processing of Materials 19. Other Related Topics
10. Biorheology and Biomimetics

Sessions consist of oral and poster presentations.

Publication and submission of abstracts

       The proceedings of the Conference will be published as a special issue of the
International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering.

       Submissions will be selected on the basis of one-page abstracts. Participants wishing to enter their poster presentations, should indicate so in the lower right corner of the abstract. In the same location indicate the area, named in the Scientific Program, to which your contribution should be allocated. The abstract should contain the title of the presentation (Times 14 pts), the author(s)'s name(s) and their affiliation(s) including full mailing address, telephone and fax number, and e-mail address (Times 12 pts).

Social program

       A number of social and tourist activities will be organized for participants and accompanying persons. A post-conference tour will also be organized provided there is sufficient interest.


      An international exhibition of testing equipment and tribology related literature will be organized. Manufactures and publishers are invited to address their interest to the conference organizers.


*10% surcharge after May 16, 2005



Submission of abstracts April 15, 2005
Notification of acceptation
and 2-nd Announcement April 30, 2005
Camera-ready manuscripts May 16, 2005


       The official language of the Conference will be English. Detailed information of the camera-ready manuscript will be sent in the 2-nd Announcement.

Address for correspondence

Prof. Anna Walicka
Conference Coordinator, ICER 2005
Department of Mechanics
University of Zielona Góra
ul. Szafrana 2, 65-516 Zielona Góra, POLAND
Tel: (+48) 68 32 82 472
Fax: (+48) 68 32 47 446

MSc. Piotr Ratajczak
Conference Manager, ICER 2005
Department of Mechanics
University of Zielona Góra
ul. Szafrana 2, 65-516 Zielona Góra, POLAND
Tel: (+48) 68 32 82 652
Fax: (+48) 68 32 47 446