Programme booklet available

Second Circular available

On-line final registration form (The registration deadline has been extended to 15 May 2002)


EUROPEAN POLYMER FEDERATION

CZECH CHEMICAL SOCIETY

 Prague Meetings on Macromolecules

4th International Conference on Polymer-Solvent Complexes and Intercalates

Prague, Czech Republic: 22 - 25 July 2002

INSTITUTE OF MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY

ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

 

SCOPE

The conference continues in the tradition of two series of meetings: Prague Meetings on Macromolecules, organized since 1967, and International Conferences on Polymer-Solvent Complexes and Intercalates, held since 1996. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists involved in the study of polymer-solvent complexes, intercalates and interactions, who use different techniques and approaches. The conference should provide the opportunity to communicate and discuss their results.

TOPICS

Polymer-solvent interactions in solutions, gels, solids and interfaces. Structure (conformation, morphology, spectroscopy, SANS), phase transitions (phase diagram), rheology (mechanical properties), dynamics (relaxations) and applications of gels, solid materials, biopolymers and liquid crystals.

INVITED SPEAKERS

To date, the following scientists have accepted the invitation to present main lectures:

G. ten Brinke (University of Groningen, Netherlands): Comb-shaped supramolecules: A concept for functional polymeric materials
D. Golodnitsky (Tel Aviv University, Israel): Highly conductive oriented polymer electrolytes
J.-M. Guenet (Institut Charles Sadron CNRS, Strasbourg, France): Polymer-solvent complexes and intercalates prepared under various conditions
M.W. Hosseini (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France): Perspectives in molecular tectonics
M.J. Miles (University of Bristol, United Kingdom): Force spectroscopy studies of complexes with single polymer molecules
A.K. Nandi (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Calcutta, India): Thermoreversible gels of conducting polymers
C. Rossi (University of Siena, Italy): Ligand-macromolecules interactions as determined by NMR studies
K. Tashiro (Osaka University, Japan): Microscopically-viewed structural changes in solvent-induced phase transitions of synthetic polymers
A.E. Tonelli (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA): Reorganization of the structures, morphologies, and conformations of polymers by coalescence from their crystalline inclusion compounds formed with cyclodextrins
O.N. Tretinnikov (B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus): Conformational characteristics of stereoregular poly(methyl methacrylate)s and of the stereocomplex: new insights into the bulk and surface structure from FTIR measurements

PROGRAMME

The scientific programmme consists of invited lectures of 40 min and 10 min for discussion, oral communications of 15 min and 5 min for discussion, and poster sessions.

PUBLICATION

Summaries of invited lectures, oral and poster communications will appear in the Programme Booklet. Full texts of invited lectures and selected oral and poster communications will be published in a special volume of Macromolecular Symposia.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

SESSIONS:

All sessions of the meeting will take place in the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Heyrovského nám. 2, Praha 6.

REGISTRATION:

Full information and final registration form will be included in the Second Circular to be sent out  to all those who will preregister for the Conference by returning the attached preliminary registration card till 15 December 2001.

REGISTRATION FEES

Full registration fee will be approx. 550-600 CHF ( including lunches and welcome reception); the exact amount will be specified in the Second Circular. Student registration fee will be 300 CHF (this fee will be available also for participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Yugoslavia ). Accompanying person fee will be also 300 CHF. Payment of fees should be made along with the submission of final registration form.

SOCIAL EVENTS:

All participants are invited to take part in social events to be specified in the Second Circular. A special programme will be arranged for registered accompanying persons.

ACCOMMODATION:

Accommodation will be available in a hall of residence within easy reach from the Institute by public transport. Accommodation is not included in any registration fee.

VISAS:

A valid passport is required for entry into the Czech Republic. Visas are generally valid for three months from the date of issue; please note that your visa must be valid until the end of your stay in the Czech Republic. Visas are not required if participants come from countries with which the Czech Republic has a visa-free agreement (their official list in Czech language can be found at URL http://www.czechembassy.org/wwwo/mzv/default.asp?ido=4628&idj=1&amb=1 ).
 

DETAILED AND TOPICAL INFORMATION:

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http://www.imc.cas.cz/sympo/4icpsci.html (this page)

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Prague Meetings on Macromolecules

4th International Conference on Polymer- Solvent Complexes and Intercalates

under the auspices of the  European Polymer Federation
 

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

J. Spěváček (Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic)

CONFERENCE VICE-CHAIRMAN

Y. Grohens (Laboratoire de Biologie et Chimie Moléculaire, Université de Bretagne-Sud, Lorient, France)

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

H. Berghmans (Leuven, Belgium), T. Bleha (Bratislava, Slovakia), J.-M. Guenet (Strasbourg, France), G. Guerra (Salerno, Italy), O. Ikkala (Helsinki, Finland), H. Itagaki (Shizuoka, Japan), C. Mijangos (Madrid, Spain), C. Rochas (Grenoble, France), S.J. Spells (Sheffield, UK), A.E. Tonelli (Raleigh, USA)

 

organized by the

INSTITUTE OF MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY
ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

K. Ulbrich Director of the Institute

D. Výprachtický P.M.M. Head

J. Kahovec P.M.M. Editor

J. Jůza Assistant Editor

M. Srpová P.M.M. Secretary

E. Grisová, M. Rodová P.M.M. Assistant Secretaries

J. Hradil P.M.M. Technical Manager

D. Kotíková P.M.M. Social Programme Manager

Address:

P.M.M. SECRETARIAT

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Heyrovského nám. 2, CZ-162 06 Praha 6,
Czech Republic

Telephone: (4202) 96809332
Telefax:    (4202) 96809410
E-mail:       sympo@imc.cas.cz