Conference Announcements

  1. TMRC 2005 16th Magnetic Recording Conference , Stanford, CA, USA, August 15-17, 2005.
  2. SMM17 17th Int. Conf. on Soft Magnetic materials, Bratislava, Slovakia, September 7-9, 2005.
  3. ISPMM2005 Int. Symposium on Physics of Magnetic Materials, Singapore, 14-16 September, 2005 .
  4. ISMST-8 8th International Symposium on Magnetic Suspension Technology, Dresden, Germany, Sept. 26 - 28, 2005.
  5. 50th MMM San Jose, California, Oct. 30-Nov.3, 2005.
  6. IEEE SENSORS 2005, Irvine, California, Oct. 31-Nov.3, 2005.
  7. ICST’05 Int. Con. on Sensing Technology, Palmerston, New Zeeland, November 21-23, 2005
  8. LAW3M05 Seventh Latin-American Workshop on Magnetism Magnetic Materials and their Applications, Reñaca, Chile, December 11-15, 2005
  9. 6th International Conference on the Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers, Krems, Austria, May 17 – 20, 2006


Conference announcement 1

16th Magnetic Recording Conference
TMRC 2005
August 15-17, 2005
Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

We are pleased to announce the program for
The 16th Magnetic Recording Conference (TMRC 2005)

TMRC 2005 will have six oral sessions and poster sessions to focus on magnetic recording heads and systems.

  • Advanced Read Heads
  • Write Head Technology
  • Recording Systems
  • Reliability and Mechanics
  • Advanced Coding and Detection

The program booklet for this conference contains registration, lodging and transportation information. While the oral program has been finalized, the poster sessions are continuing to request contributions. The attached booklet contains information on how to make submissions for poster presentations before the July 15th deadline.

The program and the schedule is downloadable in pdf format from

Conference registrations should be sent to (650) 941-8035 by FAX or 12388
Priscilla Ln, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, USA by mail.
Please register by July 18th to take advantage of the discounted conference rates. Please refer to the attached booklet for additional information.

Current information on TMRC 2005 can be found at

Moris Dovek
Publicity Chairperson






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Bratislava, Slovakia
7-9 September 2005


Organized by the
Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and
Information Technology and
Slovak Academy of Science, Institute of Physics and Institute of Experimental

The Conference will be held at the Incheba EXPO Bratislava an exhibition facility, located within 20 minutes by public transportation from the centre of the town ( Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia. Having around 450 000 inhabitants it is the largest city in the country. With several universities, there are about 50 000 students in the season. The town spreads on both banks of the Danube River at the foot of the Low Carpathians. It ranks among the warmest spots in Slovakia with temperatures around 25 centigrade in the beginning of September. Bratislava is accessible with its own International Airport (20 km from the Conference site) or the Airport Vienna-Schwechat, Austria, which is only 40 km from the place. There are also regular IC trains from Vienna (60 km), Prague (350 km) and Budapest (200 km).

The Soft Magnetic Materials Conferences provide a forum for presentation of advances in the research and application of soft magnetic materials. This SMM Conference will be the 17th in a series of international meetings devoted traditionally to all kinds of soft magnetic materials with a special emphasis on industrial aspects and applications.

Contributions are now invited, however not limited, to the following areas:

  • basic problems, magnetization processes
  • magnetic characterization, measurement techniques
  • electrical steels: GO, NGO, thin electrical steels, higher Si-alloys
  • FeNi, FeCo, Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Alloys
  • Ferrites and other oxides, powder and composites
  • design of electromagnetic components: modelling of magnetic circuit and numerical methods
  • power applications (e.g. motors, transformers, actuators)
  • electronic and high frequency applications

Preliminary Registration and Abstracts
Prospective contributors are asked to indicate provisional title, topic area and three to five key words describing the content of their work. Registration should be done exclusively on-line, at Conference Web site . Two hard copies and electronic version (rtf file by E-mail) of one-page abstract of intended paper should be submitted to the SMM17 Conference Secretariat not later than by 15 March 2005. Abstracts must be prepared in accordance with instructions that can be downloaded from the Conference Web site. The abstracts of contributions accepted for inclusion in Conference Programme will be published (from the author supplied “camera-ready copy”) in Conference Abstracts to be handed-out to participants at the beginning of the Conference.

Registration fees
Expected registration fees: Regular fee 440 €, Student fee 210 € Accompanying person fee 200 €

Final versions of papers are due on 30 May 2005.
Submitted papers will be peer-refereed and the authors will receive eventual comments and recommendations in time of the Conference. All conference contributions will be published, after the event, in Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.

Important terms and deadlines
• Submission of one-page abstracts not later than 15 March 2005
• Notification of acceptance 1 April 2005
• Early registration, before 15 May 2005
• Full paper submission, deadline 30 May 2005

International Advisory Committee
Antony J. Moses, Cardiff, UK

J. M. Barandiaran, Bilbao; Spain • G. Bertotti, Torino, Italy • J. Bydžovský, Bratislava, Slovakia • A. Coombs, Newport, UK • F. Fiorillo, Torino, Italy • R. Grössinger, Vienna, Austria • R. Hasegawa, Conway, USA • A. Kedous-Lebouc, Grenoble, France, • T. Kubota, Chiba, Japan • F. J. G. Landgraf, Sao Paulo, Brazil • A. Lovas, Budapest, Hungary • Y. Okazaki, Gifu, Japan • K. Peters, Essen, Germany • D. Raabe, Dűsseldorf, Germany • A. Slawska-Waniewska, Warsaw, Poland • R. West, Surahammar, Sweden • K. Závěta, Prague, Czech Republic

Local Organising Committee
Jan Bydžovský, STU Bratislava, SK

Secretariat of Conference
FEI, STU, Ilkovičova 3, 812 19 Bratislava, Slovakia
Phone: +421 2 654 22 783, Fax: +421 2 654 22 756,






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Conference announcement 4

8th International Symposium on Magnetic Suspension Technology
September 26 - 28, 2005
Dresden, Germany


Dear Colleague,

we are pleased to announce the 8th International Symposium on Magnetic  Suspension Technology, ISMST-8. The symposium will be held from September 26  - 28, 2005 in Dresden, Germany. It will bring together experts from all over  the world to present and to discuss the latest developments in magnetic  suspension technology. The ISMST-8 will cover all areas of magnetic  suspension by actively controlled and superconducting, passive magnetic  bearings including the related magnetic and superconducting materials. The  topics addressed are such promising applications as flywheels for the energy storage and magnetically levitated transportations systems, but include also  other applications of magnetic bearings, e.g. in electric machines, control  and guiding systems as well as modelling.

Important dates to remember:
    -    February 14, 2005 : On-line Abstract Submission Open
    -    March 1, 2005 : Deadline for On-line Abstract Submission
    -    May 31, 2005: Deadline for Advanced Registration

We are looking forward to hosting you in Dresden at ISMST-8.

Günter Fuchs (Conference co-chairman)
Ludwig Schultz (Conference co-chairman)
ISMST-8 secretariat
IFW Dresden
P.O. Box 270116
D-01171 Dresden, Germany
Web site: <>.
Phone: +49 351 4659 405
Fax:      +49 351 4659 541





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Further information at:





  Conference announcement 6

Hyatt Regency Irvine
Irvine, California
Oct. 31st - Nov. 3rd , 2005

Organized by the IEEE Sensors Council
General Chair
Andrei Shkel, University of California, Irvine, USA

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, within 15 minutes of Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, South Coast Plaza Mall, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Oak Creek and Pelican Hill Golf Courses, Edison Field (Anaheim Angels) and Arrowhead Pond (Anaheim Mighty Ducks).

 Orange County Attractions:
Abstract Submission Deadline April 20, 2005

 Topics of Interest:

1. Sensors Phenomena and Modeling (theory, characterization, CAD modeling, and testing of sensors)
2. Sensor and Actuator Systems (sensor electronics, actuator systems, sensor-actuator systems, multiple-sensor systems, intelligent sensing, sensor arrays, “electronic nose” technology, sensor buses, sensor networks, voting systems, telemetering, internet-based and other remote data acquisition, and control of sensors)
3. Chemical and Gas Sensors (devices, materials, and technology)
4. Biosensors (sensor arrays, lab-on chip, online monitoring, process control, test kits, materials, and technology)
5. Optical Sensors (radiation sensors, optoelectronic/photonic sensors, and fibers)
6. Mechanical sensors (inertial, pressure, and tactile)
7. Physical Sensors (thermal, magnetic, and mass-sensitive devices)
8. Applications (automotive, medical, environmental monitoring, consumer, alarm and security, military, nautical, aeronautical and space sensor systems, robotics, and automation)






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ICST 2005 is intended to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the area of sensing technology. ICST 2005 will include keynote addresses by eminent scientists as well as special, regular and poster sessions. All papers will be peer reviewed on the basis of a full length manuscript and acceptance will be based on quality, originality and relevance. The review process will be double blind and author details will not be divulged to the reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Topics will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Vision Sensing
    • Sensors Signal Processing
    • Sensors and Actuators
    • Sensors Phenomena and Modelling
    • Sensors Characterization
    • Smart Sensors and Sensor Fusion
    • Electromagnetics Sensors
    • Chemical and Gas Sensors
    • Physical Sensors
    • Electronic Nose Technology
    • Biological Sensors
    • Electro-optic Sensors and Systems
    • Mechanical sensors (inertial, pressure, and tactile)
    • Nano Sensors
    • Acoustic, Noise and Vibration Sensors
    • Wireless Sensors
    • Optical Sensors (radiation sensors, optoelectronic/photonic sensors, and fibres)
    • Lab-on chip
    • Sensor Arrays
    • Intelligent sensing
    • Telemetering
    • Online monitoring
    • Applications of Sensors (automotive, medical, environmental monitoring, consumer, alarm and security, military, nautical, aeronautical and space sensor systems, robotics, and automation)
    • Solid State Sensors
    • Internet-based and other Remote Data Acquisition

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit the full manuscript (4 to 6 pages including references) of their technical paper, for oral or poster presentation, in MS Word format using web ( )

For further details, please contact: Subhas Mukhopadhyay






Conference announcement 8

 Seventh Latin-American Workshop on Magnetism
Magnetic Materials and their Applications (LAW3M05)

Reñaca (Chile) December 11-15, 2005



Description: Latin-American Workshops on Magnetism, Magnetic Materials and their Applications are held every two years in different Latin-American countries and open to participants from all over the world. Sessions include: invited talks, oral contributions, poster contributions, advanced topic discussions, round table on collaborations and others. Working language is English. Proceedings will be published as a special but consecutive number of Physica B.

Main topics:

Cooperative phenomena in magnetism
Artificially structured materials
Spintronics: spin injection and detection
Magnetic nanostructures
Transition metal oxides
Magnetic multilayers
Low-dimensional magnetism
Spin glasses and frustrated systems
Giant and colossal magnetoresistance
Molecular and cluster magnetism
Computer simulations of magnetic systems
Applications and interdisciplinary topics


31 July 2005 Abstracts, pre-registration and beginning of hotel reservation.
31 August 2005 Announcement of abstract acceptation
30 September 2005 Deadline for discount registration fee
31 October 2005 Full paper reception for the Proceedings (to be published in Physica B)
11 December 2005 Venue at hotel Conference Town, Reñaca and beginning of LAW3M-05 ( There is no deadline for hotel registration but it will be handled on the basis of "first come first served".


US$ 300.-
Discount fee
US$ 250.- (if paid before September 30, 2005)
US$ 150.-






Conference announcement 9

6th International Conference on the
Scientific and Clinical
Applications of Magnetic Carriers

May 17 – 20, 2006
Krems, Austria (Vienna Region)

This meeting will discuss all aspects of magnetic nanospheres, magnetic microspheres and ferrofluids. This includes

- Preparation and analysis of magnetic microspheres and nanospheres made from all kinds of materials such as polymers, ceramic, biomaterials, biodegradables, including fluorescent ones.

- Applications covered are magnetic drug delivery, molecular biology, in vitro diagnostics, contrast agents in MR imaging, stem cell separation, toxic metal removal, magnetic cell sorting, hyperthermia treatment, groundwater decontamination and magnetic particle motion analysis, just to name a few.

* Daily lecture series about the fundamental physics of magnetic carriers are given by Dr. Robert Shull, NIST.

* Deadline for abstract submission, reduced online registration and guaranteed hotel reservation: Friday, March 10, 2006

* Registration: Euro 300 until March 10, Euro 380 thereafter; students/postdocs: Euro 150; this fee includes all lunches, a boat trip, the reception and a dinner in the historic downtown of Krems

* Proceedings will be published as fully peer reviewed articles in the online journal "Biomagnetic Research and Technology"

* Travel grants: We will provide 10 participants with a travel grant of 500 Euros plus free registration. Recipients will be chosen within one week after the abstract deadline, based according to the scientific quality of their abstract. Applicants must either be doctoral and postdoctoral students, or come from an economically disadvantaged country (e.g., former Soviet Union, South America, Eastern Europe, Africa).

You are cordially invited to our next and 6th Conference by:

Urs Häfeli    
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
Maciej Zborowski
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, U.S.A.
Wolfgang Schütt
IMC University of Applied Sciences
Krems, Austria
Mirka and Ivo Safarik
Academy of Science
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic


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