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Town & Country Resort and Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
8 - 12 March 2015
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San Diego, California

SPIE Smart Structures/NDE conference features the latest advances in smart materials, energy harvesting, sensor networks, soft actuators, non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and structural health monitoring (SHM) for civil infrastructure and energy systems, damage detection, electroactive polymers (EAP), bioinspiration, and biomimetics. Present. Publish. 

Registration opens in November.

Call for Papers (PDF) 



Photonics for a Better World:
 Smart Structures + Bioinspiration

IN THE NEWS:
Courtesy of PBS.
Making Stuff: Smarter - Video 53.24 min
Explore a new generation of ingenious materials, incliding rela-life invisibility cloaks.

 2015 Conferences Topic Areas
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication V  
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XVII  
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems IX  
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites IX
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies IX  
Nano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors and Systems  
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems  
Smart Sensors Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration VIII  
Structural Health Monitoring and Inspection of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure IX  
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems IX  
NEW- Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems  
 Inspired by nature

The San Diego Zoo is back in 2015, and is always a highlight.

SS/NDE 2014 - Tipu the Anteater

The 2014 San Diego Zoo Animal Ambassador, Tipu - The Anteater helped the staff from the Zoo's Centre for Bioinspriation demonstrate the application of structural design from his strong yet flexible body, to his rotating ankles for easier scaling of surfaces, to his fur which acts like armor. This is part of an ongoing collaboration between SPIE and the San Diego Zoo to promote bioinspired engineering design.

More information and videos about this project

 Review 2014 Conference Content
2014 Final Technical Program (PDF 4 MB)
2014 Technical Abstracts (PDF 2 MB)
2014 Event 'Hot Topics'
2014 Conference News and Photos
2013 Event Press Release | Nature Inspired



Accepted Papers

If accepted, your research will be published in the SPIE Digital Library

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2015 Important Dates

Abstracts Due
25 August 2014 Deadline extended to 5 September.

Author Notification
3 November 2014

Manuscripts Due  
9 February 2015


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