BIRMINGHAM, UK - A call for papers has been issued for IMFAIR 2011, a conference and exhibition that provides an international forum for sharing surface finishing knowledge and best-practice techniques for sustainable aviation and defense materials technology. The event will take place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire, UK, June 14-16, 2011.

Organizations and individuals are invited to submit papers for the conference. Anyone wishing to make a formal submission needs to provide a 50-word synopsis, proposed title and full contact details of the author(s). The deadline is November 1, 2010. Authors will be notified of acceptance during December 2010. E-mail submissions to or submit in writing to: The Institute of Metal Finishing, Exeter House, 48 Holloway Head, Birmingham, United Kingdom B1 1NQ.