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.
www.electroceramics.ch 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
• 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 .
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
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.
www.electroceramics.ch View of Kili (Kilimanjaro) from the conference venue www.electroceramics.ch
Possibilities for pre-conference or
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