Symposia & Workshops / Call For Papers
C16 Thermal Insulation
Title: Symposium on Next-Generation Thermal Insulation Challenges and Opportunities
Papers are invited for a Symposium on Next-Generation Thermal Insulation Challenges and opportunities to be held Wednesday and Thursday October 23-24, 2013. Sponsored by ASTM Committee C16 on Thermal Insulation, the symposium will be held at the Hyatt Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida, in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of Committee.
Subject Areas of Interest
5. Long-Term Thermal Performance of Cellular Plastics.
6. Quality Control/Quality Assurance
7. Environmentally Friendly Insulation
8. Phase Change Materials
9. Water vapor transport
The language of the symposium will be English.
To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit online the Abstract Submittal Form and attach a 250-300 word preliminary abstract no later than October 23, 2012. Scroll to the top of the page to "Go to Abstract Submittal Form". To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating that your abstract was submitted.
The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. Symposium Co-Chairmen Therese K Stovall and Thomas Whitaker will notify you via postal mail by December 16, 2012 of your paper's acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.
Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Paper (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors' instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than April 30, 2013 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost.
ASTM publishes individual paper(s) in the online STP as they are finalized ASTM also publishes a printed book as a Selected Technical Papers (STP). (A minimum of ten papers is required for a printed STP.) Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.
Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairmen Therese Stovall, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, TN, Email: email@example.com, tel: 865-574-0329 and Thomas Whitaker, Industrial Insulation Group, Brunswick, GA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 970-858-6211.