Dear colleague,

I am pleased to inform you that the abstract submission deadline for the USNCCM-10 has been extended to 28 February 2009, and I would like to invite you to submit an abstract and participate in the Mini-Symposium "2.1.14 Image based meshing for material characterisation" (

within the 10th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM-10)

Columbus, Ohio, USA

16 - 19 July 2009

The mini-symposium invites papers looking at recent developments in generating image based models suitable for carrying out physics based simulations with an emphasis not just on what is currently achievable but also on the limitations of currently available technology which need to be addressed. Typical applications would include computational modelling and characterisation of biomaterials and scaffolds.

A frank discussion of both the opportunities and the challenges faced when modelling materials using image data will be encouraged.

Important dates and Instructions:

- Deadline for abstract submission: 28 February 2009;

- Authors notification: 14 March 2009;

To submit your 1-page abstract, please access the conference website at and select the Mini-Symposium "2.1.14 Image based meshing for material characterisation".

With kind regards,


Prof. Philippe G. Young
University of Exeter
North Park Road

Tel: 44 (0) 1392 263639
Fax: 44 (0) 1392 263620