EuroEAP Platform


Invited speakers

EAPlenaries’: plenary talks

  • Iain Anderson, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Xuanhe Zhao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

EAPodiums’: invited lectures

  • Michele Ghilardi, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Francesco Greco, TU Graz, Austria
  • Steffen Hau, Saarland University, Germany
  • James Holbery Applied Science Group, Microsoft, USA
  • José Martinez, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Hidenori Okuzaki, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • Kathlin Rohtlaid, University Cergy-Pontoise, France
  • Robert Shepherd, University of Cornell, United State of America
  • Helmut F. Schlaak, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Jian Zhu, National University of Singapore, Singapore


Technical programme

The technical programme will be released later on, close to the conference start (not earlier than 1 month from the event).


Satellite event

A meeting of the European Project MICACT (www.micact.eu) will take place on Thursday 7the June. The overall objective for the MICACT project (www.micact.eu) 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. Participation to the meeting will be free of charge. Interested participants are invited to send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Social events

Tuesday, 5 June

A social dinner will be organized at the conference hotel.
The cost is covered by the special hotel package.

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.

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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.

Accompanying persons

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.