Those interested in organizing a mini-symposium in the forthcoming International Conference on Damage Mechanics 4 (ICDM4), May 18-20, 2022, at Baton Rouge, Louisiana should submit a proposal through the ICDM4 web site: Register to Submit at icdm4.lsu.edu by no later than the March 15th, 2021 due date. Should you need additional assistance please contact the secretary of ICDM4 via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Organizers will select the topics to be addressed, obtain speakers for those topics, decide with each speaker on the title of his/her presentation, and provide other information as needed.

Prospective mini-symposium organizers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 200 words), and a list of speakers and titles of their presentations. It is recommended that a mini-symposium organizer make the first presentation. Organizers may refer to the ICDM4 website for Scope and Topics of the Conference.

The Scientific Program committee will referee all mini-symposium proposals. Upon acceptance of the proposal, each mini-symposium speaker will be asked to submit a 150-word abstract.
A mini-symposium may have up to four organizers, who can also be speakers, and chair the sessions. In conducting the mini-symposium, one of the session organizers should provide an overview of the mini-symposium, introduce the speakers, and provide an opportunity for discussion among the speakers and the audience.
Prospective mini-symposium organizers should seriously consider the following recommendations when selecting speakers in a mini-symposium.

  • Speakers should be selected primarily for their current contributions to the topic area.
  • Speakers should be as representative of researchers in the area as is practical.
  • Mini-symposium organizers are encouraged to include women and members of underrepresented minorities as speakers whenever appropriate.

Guidelines for Preparing a Mini-symposium Proposal

Only one of the mini-symposium organizers will be the contact person with the organization. He/she should provide the following information:

  • Title of the Mini-symposium: Describe the subject of your mini-symposium as accurately and specifically as possible in not more than 15 words.
  • Abstract: Describe your mini-symposium in not more than 200 words. The summary should be written to attract those who specifically work on your topic as well as those who work in related areas. It is suggested that you explain the problem area to be addressed by the speakers and why it is important in significant applications; identify current directions of research and methods being developed to solve problems, including their advantages and shortcomings; and describe the scope of your mini-symposium.
  • Organizer(s): Provide your full name, title, affiliation, address, telephone number, and, when available, fax number and e-mail address.
  • Contact Person: Provide full name, title, affiliation, address and e-mail address. All correspondence regarding the mini-symposium will be sent to the e-mail address of the contact person.
  • Potential List of Speakers: Provide full name, affiliation, and address of each speaker and the title of his/her presentation.

 
Mini-Symposium Proposal Form
Title: Describe the subject of your mini-symposium as accurately and specifically as possible in not more than 15 words.
Abstract: Describe your mini-symposium in not more than 200 words.
 
 
Organizers:
 
Contact Person:
 
Potential List of Speakers: