Elsevier Bringing Together Thought Leaders and Experts for New International Conference in Bionic Engineering

By Elsevier, PRNE
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

AMSTERDAM, December 15, 2010 - The International Bionic Engineering Conference 2011 (
www.bionicengineeringconference.com/index.html) organised by Elsevier,
the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services, aims to bridge the gap between academic research and
industrial development in a field that is rapidly growing and gaining
recognition across many disciplines.

Intended as a common ground for the exchange of ideas, Elsevier is
calling upon key researchers in industry and academia from around the globe
to engage each other with presentation and in conversation that inspires
bionic solutions to some of the major engineering problems facing industry
today. Topics include (but are not limited to): understanding of materials in
biomimetics; environmental aspects of biomimetics; sensors and signal
processing; bio-inspired materials and self-x-mechanisms; impact on
engineering; sustainability and responsibility; robotics, motion systems and
artificial intelligence; medicine (prosthetics and orthotics).

Dr. Angela Welch, Elsevier Publisher commented, "We're excited by this
opportunity to build on the successes of the previous Bionic Engineering
conferences organized by the Key Laboratory for Terrain-Machine Bionic
Engineering (China), and bring this unique event to a new geographic region
supporting advances in biologically-inspired solutions to a wide range of
real world challenges."

Professor Julian Vincent, the Conference Chairman and Professor of
Biomimetics at the University of Bath added, "Bionic Engineering is a growing
field. I believe it's very important to nurture this growth by holding
meetings like this one. It will serve as an excellent platform for scientists
to showcase their newest findings and interact directly with peers and
leaders in the field."

This newest International Bionic Engineering conference is held in
collaboration with the Journal of Bionic Engineering
description#description) and set to take place from 18th to 20th September,
at Boston's Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. Further information can be
found at www.bionicengineeringconference.com.

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