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12 - 16 March 2017
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SPIE Smart Structures/NDE is where the latest advancements in materials and sensor technologies are presented and applied.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Smart Structures/NDE 2017, the conference that is home to energy harvesting, civil infrastructure monitoring, and includes the latest advancements in materials and sensor technologies. A unique collaboration between engineers and researchers involved with the applied technologies of advanced materials, smart sensor networks, and non-destructive evaluation tools. Returning to Las Vegas in March of 2017.

2017 Call for Papers opens in May.

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2016 Technical Program (PDF 4.5 MB)

2016 Technical Summaries/Abstracts (PDF 1 MB)

 2017 Conferences Topic Areas
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 
Nano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors and Systems  
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems  
Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems  
Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems

SPIE conference papers are published in the Proceedings of SPIE and available via the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research.  

The Proceedings are indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, Ei Compendex, Inspec, Google Scholar, Astrophysical Data System (ADS), DeepDyve, ReadCube, CrossRef, and other scholarly indexes, and are widely accessible to leading research organizations, conference attendees, and individual researchers. 

 Inspired by Nature

The San Diego Zoo and the 2015 Conference

SS/NDE 2015 - Martin the Caiman Lizard

The 2015 San Diego Zoo Animal Ambassador, '
Martin' - a Caiman Lizard helped the staff from the Zoo's Centre for Bioinspiration promote the value of bioinspired engineering design. In an effort to connect international academic, public, and industrial sectors to accelerate innovation inspired by nature, the center conducts corporate innovation services, partnered development projects, education and outreach. More information and videos about this project

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Cooperating Organizations

UNLV - Howard Hughes EngineeringJet Propulsion Laboratory

2017 Important Dates

Abstract Deadline
29 August 2016

Author Notification
7 November 2016

Manuscripts Due  
13 February 2017

Early Registration Deadline

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