The objective of this Conference is to highlight current and future multidisciplinary research on nanostructured materials and development of nanotechnologies with the primary focus on reinforce of connection between the fundamental science, engineering and commercialization of nanostructures; between universities, governmental laboratories, academic institutions, private research sector and industry. This Conference aims to assess the current status and to identify future priority directions of fabrication, research, design and applications of nanocomposites, carbon nanotubes, self-assembled supramolecules, nanostructured bulk solids, films and coatings, quantum dots and wires. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing close interactions among scientists and engineers from Asia, Europe, and North America and fostering future transdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaboration in this new and rapidly growing area.


We plan to focus on the following topics: In the framework of the NN 2003 Conference, round table discussions will be arranged with focuses placed on enhancement of interactions between universities, industry, governmental labs, foundations and agencies in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology. We hope these discussions will provide a good opportunity to share views of scientists, officers of science and representatives of industry from America, Europe and Asia on this very intriguing topic.


We wish to thank the following for their contribution to the success of this conference:
Advanced Study Center (Russia)
European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (USA), Air Force Research Laboratory (USA)
National Science Foundation (USA)
University of Central Florida (USA)

Conference chair:    I.A.Ovid'ko (Russian Academy of Sciences)

International Organizing Committee: 

E.C. Aifantis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
M.-I. Baraton (University of Limoges, France)
G.-M. Chow ( National University of Singapore, Singapore)
J.Th.M. De Hosson (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
G. Kiriakidis (IESL, FORTH, Greece)
E. Lavernia (University of California, Davis, USA)
C.S. Pande ( Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
H.-E. Schaefer (Stuttgart University, Germany) 
S. Seal (University of Central Florida, USA)
R.D. Shull (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
G. Skandan (Nanopowder Enterprises Inc., USA)
V. Teixeira ( University of Mihno, Portugal)
T. Tsakalakos (Rutgers University, USA)

Invited speakers (a partial list):

D. Agrawal (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
L. Ajdelsztajn (University of California at Davis, USA)
P. Avouris (IBM, USA)
U. Brossmann (Technische Universitaet Graz, Austria)
M.F.de Costa (University of Mihno, Portugal)
H. Doumanidis (National Science Foundation, USA)
S. El-Shall (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
K.E. Geckeler (Kwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea)
J.Groza (University of California at Davis, USA)
H. Hahn (Darmstadt University, Germany)
Y. Hwu (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Jung Ho Je (Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea)
C.C. Koch (North Caroline University, USA)
C. Kutsche (EOARD, USA)
S. Logothetidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
M. Mayo (GUIRR, The National Academies, USA)
L. Merhari (CERAMEC R&D, France)
Yu. Mishin (George Mason University, USA)
N.F. Morozov (St.Petersburg State University, Russia)
G. Palumbo (Integran Technologies Inc., Canada)
D.A. Papaconstantopoulos (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
V. Postnov (Russian Academy of Sciences)
R.G. Reddy (University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, USA)
B.K. Rao (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
S.K. Sundaram (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
S.Suresh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
R.Tomellini (European Commission Research Directorate)
S. Veprek (Technical University Munich, Germany)
R. Vajtai (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
B. Wang (Florida State University, USA)

Conference Program:

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Presentation Equipment:

Power Point Projectors and Overheads (for transparancies) will be used at the NN 2003 conference.

Maximum sizes of one (1) poster presentation are as follows:
Width should not exceed 1.80 meter (= 180 cm);
height should not exceed 0.96 meter (= 96 cm)
Please use double sided tapes (but not pins) to attach posters to poster stands.


The Conference will be held in Creta Maris Hotel, de-luxe (five-star) hotel situated on the north coast of Crete, 25 km east of Heraklion airport on its own golden beach. The Creta Maris is ranked among the best deluxe hotels in Greece and provides a perfect holiday or incentive atmosphere with unmatched hotel facilities, services and cuisine. For more information, please visit: http://www.maris.gr
Creta Maris Hotel Swimming Pool

ROOM RATES (guaranteed for hotel reservations made by JUNE 16, 2003):
Double room (two-persons occupancy) on Half Board basis (breakfast and dinner), per person, per day: 85,50 Euros
Single room on Half Board basis (breakfast and dinner), per day: 130,81 Euros
Extra Beds Supplements: 3rd adult in Double room: 46,35 Euros per day (half board) Child (2-12 years Old): 42,75 euros per day (half board)
The number of 4 bedded rooms is limited.

Hotel Reservation:

Regarding NN 2003 Hotel Reservation, please be in touch with Mrs. Maria Prodromitis (Select Tourist Agency, 122, Avenue Ethnikis Antistaseos, 1st Floor, GR 71306 Heraklion, Crete, Greece)
phone: +(30 2810) 228 536,
Fax: +(30 2810) 344 206
email: select@hellasnet.gr or eariaselect@hellasnet.gr

Also, accommodation is possible to be arranged in four- and three-star hotels being in walking distance from Creta Maris Hotel. For details on the accommodation, please be in touch with Mrs. Maria Prodromitis
(Select Tourist Agency;
phone: +(30 2810) 228 536,
fax: +(30 2810) 344 206,
email: select@hellasnet.gr or eariaselect@hellasnet.gr)

Visa Support Letter:

If you need a Greek visa to attend the NN 2003 Conference, please be in touch with
Mrs. Maria Prodromitis
(Select Tourist Agency;
phone: +(30 2810) 228 536,
fax: +(30 2810) 344 206,
email: select@hellasnet.gr or eariaselect@hellasnet.gr)
Professor George Kiriakidis
(IESL/FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece)
email: kiriakid@iesl.forth.gr


NN 2003 Proceedings will be published in Reviews on Advanced Materials Science (RAMS) Journal. Deadline for NN 2003 manuscript submission is July 1, 2003. RAMS issues with NN 2003 Proceedings are planned to appear in the end 2003 and/or the beginning of 2004. Please download Instructions for Preparation and Submission of NN 2003 manuscripts ( word, pdf) as well as RAMS Transfer of Copyright Form ( word, pdf). The manuscript length limits are as follows:

Invited Papers should be limited to twenty (20) typewritten pages (including References and Tables) and eight (8) Figures each on separate page.

Contributed Papers (Oral/Poster Presentations) should be limited to ten (10) typewritten pages (including References and Tables) and three (3) Figures each on separate page.

Registration Fee:     US$ 400

Important Deadlines:

NN 2003 Hotel Registration Form submission: April 15, 2003
Notification on acceptance of abstracts: April 1, 2003
Manuscript submission: July 1, 2003

Submission of Abstracts

Submission of Abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations: Anyone interested in making a contribution to the Conference is invited to submit a half page abstract in English. The abstracts (plain texts) may be submitted via on-line using the form on the conference web-site (the preferred method)
or via email sending email with an application form to Prof.Ilya Ovid'ko, email:nn2003@def.ipme.ru The abstracts must be submitted by FEBRUARY 1, 2003. (If an author has multiple authors who each wish an invitation to attend the Conference, each author must submit a separate application.)

Application Form

(Crete, Greece, August 30 - September 6, 2003 )
First Name:
Last Name (Surname):
Title (Dr., Prof, ...):
Job Title:
Organization or Company:
Mailing Address:
Abstract including abstract title, author listing (affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax and email address for each author), abstract text (approximately 100-150 words), key words, preference for "oral presentation" or "poster presentation".

Contact (Conference chair):
  Ilya Ovid'ko, Dr.Sci., Professor
Principal Editor, Materials Physics and Mechanics Journal
Principal Editor, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science Journal
Head, Laboratory for Theory of Defects in Materials
Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Bolshoj 61, Vas.Ostrov, St.Petersburg 199178, Russia
Fax: +7(812)321 4771, Email: ovidko@def.ipme.ru

Contact (accommodation): Maria Prodromitis,
Email: select@hellasnet.gr and/or mariaselect@hellasnet.gr

Abstract submission: nn2003@def.ipme.ru

The NN 2003 conference web-site: http://www.ipme.ru/ipme/conf/NN2003/