YPSILANTI, MI - Eastern Michigan University's Coatings Research Institute issued a call for papers for the institute's "Smart Coatings 2005" Symposium, scheduled for Feb. 2-4, 2005, in Orlando, FL.

Papers are invited on the topics of antimicrobial and hygienic coatings, organic nanotechnology-based coatings, stimulus and response coatings, and self-assembled intelligent layers.

The deadline for submission of 100- to 200-word abstracts is Sept. 1. Abstracts should be accompanied by contact information including author name(s), company or organization/ institution affiliation, address, telephone and fax number, and e-mail address.

Abstracts should be composed in Microsoft Word and be sent to Sandy Tanner, Coatings Research Institute, 4330 W. Forest Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48197; fax 734/483.0085; phone 734/487.2203; e-mail sandy.tanner@emich.edu.

More information is available on the website located at www.emich.edu/ public/coatings_research/smartcoatings/index.html.