- Iain Anderson, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Xuanhe Zhao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Michele Ghilardi, Queen Mary University of London, UK
- Francesco Greco, TU Graz, Austria
- Steffen Hau, Saarland University, Germany
- José Martinez, Linköping University, Sweden
- Hidenori Okuzaki, University of Yamanashi, Japan
- Kathlin Rohtlaid, University Cergy-Pontoise, France
- Helmut F. Schlaak, Technische Universität Darmstadt
- Robert Shepherd, Cornell University, USA
- Jian Zhu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Click here to download the technical programme.
A meeting of the European Project MICACT (www.micact.eu) will take place on Thursday 7the June. Participation to the meeting will be free of charge and everyone is invited.
The overall objective for the MICACT is research and development of EAP materials and their integration for industrial applications. Special attention is devoted to the development of microactuators.
The meeting will present results of 15 early stage researchers, and give opportunity for open discussions and other networking activities.
The schedule of meeting is available at http://www.micact.eu/index.
Tuesday, 5 June
A social dinner will be organized at the conference hotel.
The cost is covered by the special hotel package.
Wine & Cheese tasting
Nunc Est Bibendum, an oenological event agency, will animate this “Wine & Cheese” tasting. Four stands will offer gastronomic and oenological specialties representing the major regions located at the four cardinal points of Lyon: Bourgogne and Beaujolais to the north, Savoie and Jura to the east, Rhône for the south and Auvergne for the west.
In the second half of the evening, a barbecue of delicious local food will be served.
Wednesday, 6 June
A dinner cruise will be organized in Lyon.
The cost is covered by the conference registration fee.
Dining cruise – Lyon City Boat
The excursion called “Lyon City Boat” is a gastronomic and cultural experience at the heart of Lyon. The restaurant boat, named Les Célestins, provides a relaxing environment in which you can discover or rediscover the multiple facets of Lyon. Designed by a young architect from Lyon, the boat has high ceilings and large windows to ensure maximum light and superb views of the city. During this unique cruising, guides will provide commentaries on the UNESCO World Heritage of the city of Lyon (Saint Jean, Vieux Lyon, Basilique de Fourvière, Colline de la Croix Rousse, Confluence, Hôtel Dieu...). An aperitif and a dinner prepared on board by a young head chef will be served.
The tour will start at 7.45 pm from quai des Célestins, in Lyon. The cruise last 2h30minutes with a return at 11.00pm on the quai des Célestins. Buses will ensures liaison between the conference hotel and the boat, for all the participants.
The participation fee of the boat cruise for each accompanying person is EUR 70.00.
The fees should be paid cash at the conference desk (credit cards are NOT accepted).
Attendees willing to join the cruise dinner should specify the option (including the number of accompanying persons) during the online registration to the conference.