Eighth ISSS International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures & Systems

July 5-7, 2017

J N Tata Auditorium, National Science Seminar Complex

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru-12, Karnataka, INDIA

ISSS 2017

Institute for Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS) was registered as a technical society under the Government of Karnataka to promote the Science and Technology of Smart materials and systems, MEMS and related areas. ISSS organizes triennial International Conferences and annual National Conferences, which are the major events providing a platform for dissemination of knowledge and information amongst the practitioners of Micro and Smart Systems technology. ISSS also conducts training workshops for teachers of engineering education institutions across the country. ISSS publishes a biennial technical journal called Journal of the Institute of Smart Structures & Systems since 2012. This journal is co-published with Springer as ISSS Journal of Micro and Smart Systems from 2017.

It has been more than eighteen years since ISSS started the series of triennial International Conference on Smart Materials Structures and Systems. During this period there has been a spurt of activities in the area of Smart Structures in general and MEMS in particular. In recent years, the National Programme on Micro and Smart Systems has facilitated product oriented research in India, in many areas of interest to ISSS.

The evolution and maturing of these technologies are clearly visible over the years. The present conference, which is the seventh in the series, continues this evolutionary thread and aims to provide a forum to academicians, researchers and technologists to not only assess the current status in these technologies but also to steer towards a more effective utilization of these technologies.

The present conference is jointly organized by ISSS and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to be held at the National Science Seminar Complex, IISc Bangalore.

Important Dates

  • Manuscript submissions open:
  • Manuscript submissions close:
  • Intimation of Paper Acceptance:
  • Early-bird registration deadline:
  • Camera ready manuscripts for e-proceedings:
  • Technical Sessions of ISSS-2017:
  • November 1, 2016
  • March 15, 2017 (Extended)
  • April 15, 2017
  • May 15, 2017
  • May 15, 2017
  • July 5-7, 2017

Structure of the Conference

The conference will have several Plenary and Invited talks on contemporary areas of micro and smart systems technologies from leading experts from around the world. In addition, contributions are sought for oral and poster sessions of the conference on topics including (but not limited to):

Previous Conferences

The previous conferences in this series were highly successful with an average of over 400 delegates participating in the previous events organized in Bangalore by ISSS in association with IISc and other R&D Organizations.

For more visit ISSS website.

Pre-Conference Workshops

As done during previous conferences, special preconference tutorial workshops are planned on topics of special interest such as Micro and Nano Fabrication, Advanced topics in MEMS fabrication, Microsystems development and smart materials and systems. Click here to view the workshops' topics. Special registration charges may apply to attend these events.

In addition, special tutorial workshops /sessions on topics such as microsensors in agriculture, nanobiomedicine would be organized as parallel sessions during the conference.

Product Exhibitions

Industries are welcome to show-case their products during the conference. Exhibitions stalls measuring 2mx3m (typical) will be provided to industries supporting the conference. Please contact the organizers for additional details.


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