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1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers

16/06/2014 - 30/06/2014
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Welcome from the Chairs

Cancellation 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers

Dear Colleagues,

Due to a limited number of high quality submissions to the 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers, we have unfortunately had to cancel this e-conference. However, we still want to offer contributing authors the chance to present their work. As such, we invite you to submit a paper to the polymers section of the e-conference on Materials (ECM). Please visit the section page at:
https://sciforum.net/conference/ecm-1/ecm-d.

We hope to organize an e-conference dedicated solely to Polymers at a later date. The Organizing Committee wants to thank you very much for your interest and support and would be delighted if you joined the conference and discussions on polymers at the ECM from 26 May to 10 June 2014 (https://sciforum.net/conference/ecm-1/).

Kind regards,
The Organizing Committee of ECP

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Welcome from the Chair of 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers

Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker

I am pleased to announce the 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers, which will be held on this special platform developed by MDPI.

The conference will cover the following main topics, which will be chaired by well-known experts from the field:

  • New Developments in Polymerization Techniques
  • Complex Macromolecular Architectures
  • Water-Soluble Polymers
  • Enzymes in Monomer and Polymer Synthesis, Polymers from Biomass
  • Bioconjugates/Biohybrid, Biomimetic Polymers
  • Polymer Colloids, Nanogels and Microgels
  • Non-Covalently linked Polymers, Supramolecular Interactions
  • Blockcopolymer Self-Assembly in thin Films and Bulk
  • Polymers Triggered by External Fields (pH, Temp., light, etc.)
  • Polymers for Medical Applications
  • Multiscale Simulations in Soft Matter

This is the first time that such a conference will be held in our field and some of you may wonder about the usefulness of such an event. From my point of view, I consider this a nice opportunity to discuss upcoming topics in Polymer Science in a relaxed environment.

The platform will give you the opportunity to get in contact with specialists in the field from all over the world without the usual hustle of a big conference everyone knows.

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers is sponsored by MDPI and the open access scientific journal Polymers.

I am looking forward to focused discussions and new impulses for the field and welcome all participants.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker
Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Polymers (Founding Editor-in-Chief)
Chair of Macromolecular Materials and Surfaces (IPC)
RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, Germany)
DWI at RWTH Aachen e.V.


Alexander Böker holds the Chair of Macromolecular Materials and Surfaces at RWTH Aachen and is Co-Director of the DWI an der RWTH Aachen e.V. He studied chemistry at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and received his PhD from Bayreuth University in 2002 working with Prof. G. Krausch and Prof. Axel H.E. Müller. From 2002 – 2004 he was a postdoctoral fellow with Thomas P. Russell at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2006 he received a Lichtenberg-Professorship funded by the VolkswagenStiftung. Besides being Founding Editor-in-Chief of Polymers, Alexander Böker is Member of the Reimund Stadler Minerva Center for Mesoscale Macromolecular Engineering in Beer Sheva, Israel, Member of the International Advisory Board of Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics (Wiley-VCH) as well as the Editorial Board of Colloid & Polymer Science (Springer) and Polymer (Elsevier).

He published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals which were cited more than 3500 times. The main research interests of his group include guided self-assembly of block copolymer systems, hierarchical (bio)nanoparticle assemblies and the control of self-assembly processes via external fields.

Call for Papers

e-conferences, virtually anywhere. 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers

We are pleased to announce the 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers, chaired by Prof. Alexander Böker from Aachen University, Germany.

The conference will address topical sessions focusing on:

    • New Developments in Polymerization Techniques
    • Complex Macromolecular Architectures
    • Water-Soluble Polymers
    • Enzymes in Monomer and Polymer Synthesis, Polymers from Biomass
    • Bioconjugates/Biohybrid, Biomimetic Polymers
    • Polymer Colloids, Nanogels and Microgels
    • Non-Covalently linked Polymers, Supramolecular Interactions
    • Blockcopolymer Self-Assembly in thin Films and Bulk
    • Polymers Triggered by External Fields (pH, Temp., light, etc.)
    • Polymers for Medical Applications
    • Multiscale Simulations in Soft Matter

In the 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers, we invite scholars all over the world to present their novel ideas and current research concerned with the various fields of polymer science at this special event. We are looking for experts and scholars who would like to contribute their own knowledge and expertise, in order to exchange ideas and discussions with the community.

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. Selected papers from the conference will be invited for submission to the journal Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360; Impact Factor: 1.687 (2012); 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.685 (2012); www.mdpi.com/journal/polymers).

ECP offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to participate in this conference by presenting your latest work and joining the discussion of the latest work of others.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 16 April 2014 online at https://sciforum.net/user/submission.

For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 16 May 2014. The conference itself will be held 16–30 June 2014.

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success.

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers is organized and sponsored by MDPI, the scholarly open access publisher (www.mdpi.com/).

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the procedure for submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section "Instructions for Authors":
www.sciforum.net/conference/ecp-1/page/instructions.

Instructions for Authors

Submission

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "New Submission" function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 16 April 2014.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers.
    All authors will be notified by 18 April 2014 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper, until the submission deadline of 16 May 2014.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on sciforum.net/conference/ecp-1/page/call for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 16–30 June 2014.
  5. The Open Access Journal Polymers will publish the proceedings of the conference as a Special Issue. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select manuscripts that may be included for publication in this Special Issue.
Proceedings Paper
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:
  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Video Presentations
Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer – conferences@mdpi.com to get to know more about the procedure. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!
Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.sciforum.net/login by registering and logging in to this website.

      Accepted File Formats
    • MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Polymers Microsoft Word template file (see downloading button below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
    • LaTeX: ensure to send a copy of your manuscript as a PDF file also, if you decided to use LaTeX. When preparing manuscripts in LaTeX, please use the MDPI LaTeX template files.
Manuscript Preparation
  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Polymers should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Conference Sponsors

Others

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

<i>Polymers</i> (Open Access Journal)

Conference Chairs

Chair

Alexander Böker

[Not defined]

DETAILS
Email: boker@mdpi.com

Chair

Samanta La Russa

MDPI AG

DETAILS
Email: larussa@mdpi.com

Conference Organizers

Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Polymers

Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker
Chair of Macromolecular Materials and Surfaces (IPC)
RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, Germany)
DWI at RWTH Aachen e.V.
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Polymers (Founding Editor-in-Chief)

Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Paschalis Alexandridis, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, USA

Prof. Dr. Kevin D. Belfield, Department of Chemistry & Professor of CREOL: The College of Optics & Photonics, University of Central Florida, USA

Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker, Chair of Macromolecular Materials and Surfaces, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Michael Buchmeiser, Chair of Macromolecular Compounds and Fiber Chemistry, Institute of Polymer Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Dr. Wei Min Huang, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Yongzhong Huo, Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, Fudan University, China

Dr. Patrick Ilg, Institute for Polymers, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Hatsuo Ishida, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Prof. Dr. Thomas Junkers, Institute for Materials Research, University Hasselt, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Martin Kröger, Polymer Physics, Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Andrew Lowe, Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design (CAMD), School of Chemical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia

Prof. Dr. Katja Loos, Department of Polymer Chemistry & Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Kell Mortensen, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits, Chair Of Heterogeneous Catalyse and Technical Chemistry, Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry (ITMC), RWTH Aachen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Pasut, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Padua, Italy

Prof. Dr. Andrij Pich, Functional and Interactive Polymers, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Bart Jan Ravoo, Organic Chemistry Institute and Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

Dr. Marguerite Rinaudo, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France

Prof. Dr. Felix H. Schacher, Institute of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry and Jena Center for Soft Matter, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Dr. Helmut Schlaad, Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

Dr. Nico Sommerdijk, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Materials and Interface Chemistry, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Spinks, School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering & Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI), University of Wollongong, Australia

Prof. Dr. Ben Zhong Tang, Department of Chemsitry, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China

Dr. Nicolay V. Tsarevsky, Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University, USA

Prof. Dr. Philipp Vana, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Dr. Christine Wandrey, Laboratoire de Médecine Régénérative et de Pharmacobiologie (LMRP), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Dr. Patrick van Rijn, Department of BioMedical Engineering, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Dr. Ben Bin Xu, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, UK

Organizing Committee

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Ms Samanta La Russa, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland