International Conference on Phase Diagram Calculations


will be held

at the China Hall of Science and Technology, Beijing, P.R.China

May 17-23, 1997

Organized by

Tim Anderson (Chair) /University of Florida/

Richard Ball /AEA Technology/

Albert Davydov /University of Florida/

Ursula Kattner /NIST/

Co sponsored by:


Contact Address:


Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 392-0882 (Office) (352) 392-9513 (Fax)

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Conference Topics:

Session titles:

  1. Assessment procedures and results
  2. Advances in the CALPHAD method
  3. Development in solution models
  4. First principle calculations
  5. Point defect chemistry and the CALPHAD approach
  6. Experimental studies
  7. Alloys systems
  8. Ceramic systems
  9. Molten and amorphous slags and salts
  10. Electronic and photonic materials
  11. To be determined
  12. To be determined

Important dates:

Deadline for one-page abstract: February 7, 1997
Notification of authors about acceptance of contribution: February 15, 1997
Deadline for final registration and payment: March 21, 1997

Call for abstracts and posters

The conference will include both invited lectures and contributed papers. Computer demonstrations and tabletop displays from participants and corporate contributors are also welcome. According to tradition, there will be no parallel sessions and each day will include both oral and poster presentations. Anticipating that the number of submitted papers will be greater than number of the oral presentations (64 including invited lectures), the committee asks authors to indicate if a poster presentation is an option. Participants will be notified about acceptance and form of their contribution by February 15, 1997. A complete proceedings will be published in a subsequent issue of the CALPHAD journal. In addition, the organizing committee encourages authors to submit relevant papers for publication in this journal.

After the conference, a 3 day THERMO-CALC training course will be held at Bethel Park, PA on May 20-22. For further information on this course and for the application form you can contact Ms. Megan Muir at the AEA Technology by email: or by fax: (412) 833-4580.

Two copies of a single-page, camera-ready abstract must be submitted by all authors, including invited speakers, not later than February 7, 1997. Fax or e-mail submission will be accepted by this date, providing hard copy is received by February 14. Abstracts should not be folded. The abstract must be typed, single-spaced within 6.5" x 9" (16.5 x 23 cm) rectangle and should not exceed 1 page including references and figures. 12 pt Times Roman or similar typeface is preferable. The heading of the abstract should contain a title followed by author's name(s) with affiliation and full address. The name of the presenting author needs to be underlined. The area available for each poster is 47" height x 40" wide (120 x 100 cm). Please keep an eye on our www-site at as the electronic submission and forms may be added to this address in the near future.

Cost and Payment

The conference fee is $750 per person for single occupancy participants and $550 per person for double occupancy or an accompanying person sharing the same room (participant and accompanying person pay $1100 altogether). A student fee of $450 per person is also available based on four persons in a room. The registration fee includes conference participation, abstract book, social program , lodging on the night of Sunday, May 11 through Thursday night, May 15, 1997. Meals will be provided beginning with breakfast on Monday, May 12 through lunch Friday, May 16. A welcoming reception will be held Sunday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m., sponsored by AEA Technology. The registration fee also includes shuttle bus service from/to Orlando and Jacksonville airports on May 11 /arrival/ and May 16 /departure/ (limited times). Your payment in full must accompany the attached registration form and should be received by the committee before March 21, 1997.

Method of payment: Please complete the attached registration form, include your fee in the form of a check or bank transfer and return to the address shown in the registration form. Checks should be in US dollars and made payable to the University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. If you choose to pay by bank transfer the bank information is as follows:

First Union National Bank

104 N. Main Street

Gainesville, FL 32602

Account Number: 2131001498876

ABA Routing Number: 063000021

Please reference project number 03098 (CALPHAD) of the University of Florida Research Foundation Inc. Also indicate your name on the bank transfer and note that all bank expences must be borne by the participants (please specify this point with your bank).The organizing committee should receive your payment before March 21, 1997. Cancellations received by April 25 will be entitled to a 50% refund. After this date no refund can be issued.

Meeting Venue and Accommodation

CALPHAD XXVI will be held at the Palm Coast Resort located between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach in Northeast Florida.The average temperature in Northeast Florida in May is about 85F (29 C) during the day and 65F (18 C) at night. Average daily sunshine is 70%, precipitation 5"/month, ocean water temperature is about 75F (24 C).

Participants will be accommodated in the Harborside Inn hotel at the Resort located close to Atlantic Ocean shores with breathtaking views of the Marina or Intracoastal Waterway. Recreation facilities include 80 slip marina, championship golf, 18 tennis courts, Beach Club, swimming pools and sauna.

Participants can choose between single occupancy rooms (based on $750 conference fee), double occupancy rooms ($550 conference fee per person) or four person rooms (for $450 conference fee per person , student rate only). Please, indicate your choice on the Registration form. For early arrivals personal arrangements can be made based on $80 + 9% tax rate per room/night (meals are not included) by calling (800) 654-6538 or by fax: (904) 445-9685.

Information for participants, who plan to bring their children to the Resort: each room can accomodate upto 2 children under age 17 with no charge (an extra bed(s) will be provided). Additional costs for the meals at the Resort and for the expenses associated with the sightseeing tour are as follows: for each child age 10 and under - $150; child over 10 - $350. Babysitting services can be arranged at the Resort for an additonal cost. For further information and/or for special arrangements please contact the organizing committee.

Travel to CALPHAD

International participants are advised to arrive at Orlando or Jacksonville International Airports. US participants can also consider flying to the Daytona Airport at Daytona Beach. Air travel times to Orlando International airport from : New-York - 2.5 hr, Chicago - 3 hr, Atlanta - 45 min, Miami - 25 min. In connection with the flights from/to Orlando and Jacksonville airports a shuttle bus service will be available on Sunday, May 11 (arrival) and Friday, May 16 (departure). Average driving times to the Palm Coast resort are: 30 min from Daytona airport, 70 min from Jacksonville, and 90 min from Orlando airports. Directions for those who will be driving: Exit 91C east off I-95 to Harborside Inn or cross the hammock Dunes Bridge from A1A over the Intracoastal Waterway.

Social Program

An entertaining social program has been planned to supplement the formal meetings, including the following:

Sunday evening, May 11: Welcoming Reception, sponsored by AEA Technology.

Wednesday afternoon, May 14: Sightseeing tour to the NASA Space Center at Cape Canaveral.

Thursday evening, May 15: Conference Banquet.

In addition, a social program for accompanying persons will be arranged to explore and enjoy tropical Florida and its attractions. The above events are included with the conference fee.

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