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					    ICE 2007 - International Conference on Electroceramics
               Arusha, Tanzania, 31.7 - 3.8.2007
                                                                                                                     About Tanzania and the motivation to
                                                                                                                            have ICE in Tanzania
    ICE 2003 - Boston, USA, America
                                                                                                              ! Tanzania is a peaceful democracy
    ICE 2005 - Seoul, Korea, Asia                                      the Kilimanjaro
                                                                                                              ! It is a multi-ethnic (some 120 tribes), multi-religion,
    ICE 2007 - Arusha, Tanzania, Africa                                                                         tolerant country
                                                                                                              ! Population - 37 millions, surface !1 million km2

                                                 ICE 2007 in Tanzania – it’s interesting,
                                                 it’s beautiful, it’s safe, it’s accessible,                   Motivation
                                                 and it will benefit (a little) Africans.                      !Rarely have international scientific conferences been organized in
                                                                                                               Africa, although accessibility is as good as for any other continent.
                                                                               Conferences bring economical benefits to the locality in which they are
                                                                                         th                    held, so having a conference in Africa is a way to help its economy.
         Abstract deadlin e                 -                             March 15 2007
                                                                                   th                          !Attending scientific conferences also contributes to a better
         Notification of acceptance         -                              April 15 2007
                                                                                    th                         understanding of cultural diversity - we will have here an opportunity to
         Registration deadline (lower rate) -                                May 5 2007
         Deadline for submission of papers -
                                                                            July 30 2007                       discover some facets of Africa.

Chair: Nava Setter, Ceramics Lab, EPFL, Switzerland,

         Conference topics (non-exhaustive list)                                                                       INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
                                                                                                          PRESIDENT: Tuller Harry MIT, USA                            •   Mason Tom            Northwestern University, USA
    Electroceramics for Energy, Environment,            Synthesis &Structural Characterization of
                                                                                                          •  Alford Neil         South Bank University, UK            •   Newnham Robert       Penn. State University, USA
    and Health                                             Electroceramics
                                                                                                          •  Baik Sunggi         POSTECH, Korea                       •   Petzelt Jan          Czech Acad. Sci., Czech Republic
•   Batteries, fuel cells & gas separation membranes    •   Processing-powders and thick films            •  Bell Andrew         University of Leeds, UK              •   Ramesh Ramamurthy Uni. of California Berkeley, USA
                                                                                                          •  Bhalla Amar         Penn. State University, USA
•   Energy harvesting, energy conversion, solar cells   •   Thin films, superstructures, multi-layers                                                                 •   Safari Ahmed         Rutgers University, USA
                                                                                                          •  Bisanda Elifas      KIST, Rwanda
•   Smart materials, MEMS, NEMS                         •   Self-assembly and arrays                      •  Bonnel Dawn         University of Pennsylvania, USA
                                                                                                                                                                      •   Sakabe Yukio         Murata, Japan
•   Piezoelectrics for ultrasonic medical devices       •   Nanocrystalline ceramics, interfaces,                                                                     •   Shiosaki Tadashi     NAIST, Japan
                                                                                                          •  Buchanan Relva      University of Cincinnati, USA
•   Electroceramics in medical diagnostics              •   Sintering and microstructure development      •  Chen I-Wei          University of Pennsylvania, USA      •   Suvarov Danilo       Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
    (magnetics, superconductors, scintillators...)      •   Crystal growth - bulk and thin film           •  Choi Gyeong Man     POSTECH, Korea                       •   Takenaka Tadashi Tokyo University of Science
•   Sensors, varistors, PTCR                                                                              •  Cross Eric          Penn. State University, USA          •   Tandem Ram           University of Delhi, India
                                                        •   Grain boundary engineering
                                                                                                          •  Damjanovic Dragan EPFL, Switzerland                      •   Tesha Joseph         Uni. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
                                                        •   Nanocomposites and mesoporous ceramics
    Electroceramics for Informatics and                                                                   •  Eiras José Antonio Uni Federal de São Carlos, Brazil     •   Traversa Enrico      University of Roma, Italy
                                                        •   Microscopy, diffraction, spectroscopy, etc.   •  Fernandez Jose      CSIC, Spain                          •   Trolier-McKinstry Susan Penn. State University, USA
                                                                                                          •  Fleig Jürgen        Vienna Uni. of Technology, Austria   •   Wallaschek Jörg      Universität Paderborn, Germany
•   Integrated dielectrics and ferroelectrics           Properties and Modeling of Electroceramics        •  Funacubo Hiroshi    TIT, Japan                           •   Wang Hong            Xian Jiaotong University, China
•   Microwave dielectrics, piezoelectrics,                                                                •  Gauckler Ludvig     ETHZ, Switzerland                    •   Waser Rainer         RWTH, Germany
    ferroelectrics                                      •   Modeling and simulation                       •  Hirano Shin-Ichi    Nagoya University, Japan
                                                                                                                                                                      •   Wen Zhaovin          Shanghai Inst. of Ceramics, China
•   Photonic materials                                  •   First principle calculations                  •  Housonne Jean-Marie DRRT Bretagne, France
                                                                                                                                                                      •   Wessels Bruce        Northwestern University, USA
                                                        •   Functional properties of electroceramics      •  Ivers-Tiffée Ellen  University of Karlsruhe, Germany
•   Magnetic and superconducting ceramics                                                                                                                             •   Yamashita Yohachi Toshiba, Japan
                                                                                                          •  Kawada Tatsuya      University of Tohoku, Japan
•   Multiferroics                                       •   Scanning probe microscopies, etc.                                                                         •   Yao Xi               Xian Jiaotong University, China
                                                                                                          •  Kim Ho-Gi           KAIST, Korea
•   Oxides for resistive memories                       •   Ionic, mixed and electronic transport         •  Kingon Angus        NCSU, USA                            •   Yokikawa Harumi      AIST, Japan
                                                            phenomena, defects
•   Ferroics for novel type memories                                                                      •  Knauth Philippe     Université de Provence, France       •   Yoo Han Ill          Seoul National University, Korea
•   Luminescent materials                                                                                 •  Kosec Marija        Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia     •   Yoshimura Masahiro TIT, Japan
•   Electronic packaging                                                                                  •  Li Longtu           Tsinghua University, China           •   Zhu Weiguang         Nanyang Tech. Uni., Singapore
                                                                                                          •  Maier Joachim       Max Planck Institut, Germany
         Accessing Arusha and about the region                                                                                 The Conference venue
    Arusha has an international airport - the                                             200 km
                                                                                                            The conference will be held in the Ngurdoto Lodge (*****) which is
    Kilimanjaro airport. Direct flights from                                  Kenya                         located outside Arusha, 27 km from the Kilimanjaro International airport
    Amsterdam. Convenient flights from Asia through                                                         (mid-way between the airport and Arusha).
    Seoul or Bangkok (e.g. Tokyo-Bangkok-                                    Arusha .
                                                                              Kilimanj aro
    Kilimanjaro !1400 USD).
                                                                                                            The Ngurdoto Lodge is a new luxurious
    Arusha is 3.5 hrs by frequent bus shuttles (or
    some 40 minutes flight) from Nairobi, Kenya                        TANZANIA                             resort surrounded by coffee plantations
    which is served by many airlines from all                                                               with conference facilities for up-to 600
    continents.                                                                                             delegates, beautiful guest rooms and
    Dar-es Salaam, the Tanzanian capital is also                                                            cottages, both Kilimanjaro and Mount
    served by many international flights, and has                                                           Meru (the highest and 3rd highest in
    frequent internal flights to Arusha (1 hr flights).                                                     Africa) can be seen from the Lodge.

       Arusha, (!200’000 inhabitants) is located near the Kilimanjaro, the highest
       mountain in Africa. The languages spoken in the region are Kiswahili and English.                    3 conference halls, one plenary for up-to
                                                                                                            600 persons, one for 400 persons and
       The Masaai tribe inhabits the region of Arusha. Arusha is also the base for
                                                                                                            one for 150 persons will be at our
       visits of the large National Parks (safari): Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and others.
                                                                                                            disposal, as well as a secretariat.
       Zanzibar, a beautiful, exotic island is easily accessible by ample inexpensive
                                                                                                            Posters will be posted in a large hall.
       internal flights from Arusha.


             Accommodation (location and cost)                                                                   Registration, conference proceedings
•    The conference rate at the Ngurdoto                  For those who wish stay in town:                        ICE2007 registration rates:                      By 5.5.2007 After 5.5.2007
     Lodge (5*) will be 95 USD per night                                                                          Regular participant:
     (single) and 120 USD (double) for rooms in           •   The Impala hotel (3-4*) in Arusha offers            Fee includes: coffee breaks, 3 lunches, 2        780 USD     870 USD
     the main buildings (bed and breakfast,                   a conference rate of 65 USD per night               diners, 1 banquet, 1 full day conference trip
     taxes included), and additional 10-15 USD                (single) and 75 USD per night (double) for          (+lunch), 1 cd with conference proceedings
     per bungalow accommodation, which                        bed & breakfast buffet, all taxes included.         (published in the Journal of Electroceramics).
     contains a living room and a bedroom.                    Triple rooms and family rooms are
     Triple lodging and family lodging is                     available too. It has 160 rooms.                    Full-time Student:
     available.                                                                                                   (copy of current student ID and registration     470 USD     520 USD
                                                          •   At a short walking distance from this hotel         form from your university is required – fax to
•    The lodging is tasteful and comfortable, e.g.            are many other hotels and restaurants               +41 21 693 5810)
     Jacuzzi in each room. The facilities are first-          most of them smaller and with lower rates           Fee includes: coffee breaks, 3 lunches, 2
     rate (including a vast golf course), and the             (2*-3* - 20-40 USD per night).                      diners, 1 banquet, 1 full day conference trip
     environment very attractive.                                                                                 (+lunch), 1 cd with conference proceedings
                                                          •   Frequent shuttles will transport the                (published in the Journal of Electroceramics).
                                                              participants between the Impala hotel and
•    The number of rooms at the Ngurdoto                      the Negurdoto Lodge (the conference                 Accompanying person (age >16):
     Lodge is 132.                                            venue).                                             Fee includes: 2 diners, 1 banquet, 1 full day    240 USD     290 USD
                                                                                                                  conference trip (+lunch)

                                                                                                                  Child (age 8 - 15):
                                                                                                                  Fee includes: 2 diners, 1 banquet, 1 full day    100 USD     140 USD
                                                                                                                  conference trip (+lunch).
                                                                                              On climate, safety, and health hazards
                          Social events                                                     Safety and health hazards:                                      Climate

                                                                                            Tanzanians are peaceful and tolerant.                           Arusha is located on a high plateau
                                                                                                                                                            with moderate climate and green
•   Tuesday 31.7.07 18:30-20:30            •   Friday 3.8.07 18:00 – 23:00                  The crime rate in Arusha is very low.                           surroundings.
    Reception/dinner buffet style (and                                                      However, as in every tourist center, one                        Early August (early Spring) is typically
                                               Conference Banquet
    first poster session)                                                                   must be aware of pick-pockets.                                  pleasant, dry, and sunny (typically
                                               An African feast, Tanzanian                                                                                  !22oC daytime, and !15oC at night).
•   Wednesday 1.8.07 18:30-20:30 1st
                                               style: garden party, Tanzanian               It is recommended to take anti-malaria                          In Zanzibar the air temperature is !29oC
    August reception/dinner (Swiss
                                               food, buffets scattered in the               pills and not to drink tap water.                               and sea !25oC.
    National holiday) buffet style (and
    second poster session)                     garden – roasted goat, ugali,
                                               tangafizi….., Tanzanian                      For any additional health precautions                           Visas
•   Thursday 2.8.07 08:30-17:00                                                                                                                             Visas are required by almost all
                                               singers, Masaai dancers,                     and vaccinations, please consult with the
    Conference Tour: Visit of a                                                                                                                             nationals. Best is to obtain the visa at
                                               acrobats, we are invited to                  health authorities of your home-country.
    Tanzanian village (housing,                                                                                                                             your country of departure. However,
    agriculture, education, meeting            participate in the dancing, help                                                                             visas can usually be issued also at the
    some of the villagers), visit of the       your-self – Tanzanian wine                                                                                   international airport of entry to Tanzania
    foothills of Mount Meru (giraffes,         from Dodoma.                                                                                                 (Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, etc) and at
    zebras, beautiful vegetation), visit                                                                                                                    the border crossing from Kenya - please
    of the Kisimiri school complex                                                                                                                          confirm this with the Tanzanian
    (meeting pupils and teachers).                                                                                                                          embassy at your country of departure.

                                                                   View of Kili (Kilimanjaro) from the conference venue           

    Possibilities for pre-conference or
         post-conference tours:
Arusha is a starting point for safari and mountain trekking:
•2-4 days safari to lake Manyara, the crater of Ngorongoro and
Tarangere National park
•4-5 days safari to Serengeti National park                                                                         … looking forwards to be welcoming
•5 days Kilimanjaro climb
•3 days Mount Meru climb                                                                                            you on 31.7.07 in Tanzania
•Another option is to fly to Zanzibar (1 hr flight, 160 US$). It is an
enchanting island with a most beautiful capital – Stone Town. It is                                                                                       Nava Setter
possible then to fly back home from Dar-es-Salaam (the capital)
which is 2.5 hrs boat trip from Zanzibar, or 30 minutes flight.

                                                                                        Photos taken in the vicinity of the conference venue

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