IATC Announces Call for Papers for Conference 2005
Apr 29, 2004
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The Steering Committee for the 56th Annual International Appliance Technical Conference (IATC) has issued a worldwide Call for Papers for Conference 2005, to be held March 28-30, 2005, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 6600 North Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL, U.S.

The Conference solicits technical papers that focus on breakthroughs in the design and manufacture of major appliances, portable electric appliances, gas-fired appliances, consumer electronic appliances; heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment; and commercial appliances used in hotels, institutions, and public buildings.

Engineering approaches to appliance designs that result in noise reduction, vibration reduction, energy efficiency improvements, water conservation, networking appliances, product simulation, utilization of new refrigerants, innovative features, design for disassembly, design for waste management, design for manufacturing, design considerations for health improvements, EMI/RFI shielding issues, wireless technology, and safety improvements will also be of special interest.

From appliance industry suppliers, the conference solicits papers about new developments in controls, switches, motors, plastics, metals, and other components, materials, and services that promise revolutionary innovations in appliance designs, and new options or features, or cost-reduction opportunities. Specifically, we seek papers about innovative developments in controls and control systems, sensors, insulation, filtration, adhesives, coatings, glass, lubricants, metals, plastics, refrigerants, sealants, vibration damping, wire, cords and cord sets, etc.

Papers about new research completed on appliances by university educators and their students in engineering or home equipment education are sought. Student participation in presenting is highly encouraged. The Conference also solicits papers from government bodies, educational institutions, regulatory bodies, standards-making bodies, and others influencing consumer appliance design and.

Anyone interested in presenting a technical paper at Conference 2005 should send a 200-word abstract with working title to IATC at the address below. Full address, phone, fax, and email should be included. Abstracts will be evaluated by the Paper Review Committee and approved for presentation. Accepted papers will be due by Dec/ 1, 2004.

Submissions should be sent to International Appliance Technical Conference, Inc., 1001 Starkey Road, #427, Largo, FL 33771-5464 U.S.; phone: 727/536-4326; fax: 727/536-4283; E-Mail: IATConference@aol.com.

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