ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM) is one of the prestigious conferences of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) and is held in alternate years. The earlier conferences in this series were held in Beijing, China (1999), Cancun, Mexico (2001), Yokohama, Japan (2003), Singapore (2005) and Bangalore (2007). The ICAM 2009 is organized together with the VIII Brazilian MRS Meeting — VIII Encontro SBPMat. This event will be held in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 25 September 2009. Thirty technical symposia, four plenary lectures, an Energy Forum and an exhibition are envisaged. Each symposium will have invited talks, contributed oral and poster presentations.
A range of topics at the frontiers of material research of contemporary importance for science, technology and engineering will be highlighted. A galaxy of distinguished scientists will be present, delivering plenary and invited talks, among more than 2000 delegates.
Rio de Janeiro is an exuberant and cosmopolitan city with very pleasant weather in September. Easy access from all over the world, allows participation of delegates from all the IUMRS affiliate societies to come to friendly Rio and feel at home.
Rio is not only a beautiful city but also a vibrant scientific, intellectual and cultural center in Brazil. ICAM 2009 in Rio will be the event for an update on the challenges at the frontiers of Material Science and related technologies.