ECCMR VII - The 7th European Conference on Constitutive models for Rubber
The conference was hosted by the Centre for Elastomer Research and is the premier rubber technology event throughout Europe. The conference took place at the Radisson-Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin, Ireland between September 20th - 23rd, 2011.
In 2011, in the largest ECCMR programme to date, all of the topics of the previous years remained strongly represented. However, there was a need for the organising and scientific committees to timetable two full conference sessions to Modelling and Simulation and similarly there was a discernable increase in presentations devoted to understanding fatigue mechanisms and associated theories and analyses and simulations. Not surprisingly, properties of new adaptive elastomers featured strongly for the first time.
The previous conferences, Vienna in1999, Hanover in 2001, London in 2003, Stockholm in 2005, Paris in 2007 and Dresden in 2009 were highly successful and attracted a large number of delegates from a wide variety of disciplines in academia and industry worldwide.
Delegates widely acclaimed the Dublin event as the best ever ECCMR with the conference receiving some of the following testimonials.
"This is just to say a big thank you for the excellent time I had in Dublin during ECCMR....an excellent conference both in terms of content and organisation...I left Ireland with fond memories, and look forward to coming back soon"
"Thank you again for the splendid arrangements for the ECCMR meeting. It was one of the most enjoyable and useful conferences I have ever attended" (Professor Emeritus Alan N. Gent)
"Well done for sorting the event out so well"
"Warmest congratulations on a marvellous conference today! I am/was most impressed with it. The attendance is great and it is heart-warming for me to experience the conference buzz along with the obvious excitement and enthusiasm of all participants. The conference proceedings look absolutely fantastic! They are professionally presented and look simply wonderful. It is a credit to all concerned.
In the months preceding the 2011 conference, the Department of Applied Mechanics in CEIT, San Sebastian, Spain accepted an invitation to host ECCMR 2013 thus ensuring the continued success of the ECCMR series of conferences.