The Coatings Research Institute of Eastern Michigan University is seeking technical papers to be considered for presentation at the Smart Coatings 2005 Symposium to be held Feb. 2-4, 2005, at the Grosvenor Resort in Orlando, FL.

Symposium topics include antimicrobial and hygienic coatings, organic nonotechnology-based coatings, stimulus and response coatings, and self-assembled intelligent layers.

Speakers should provide a 100- to 200-word abstract by Sept. 1, 2004, the author's name, company/institution, address, telephone, fax and e-mail address. To learn more, visit the CRI Web site at http://www. If submitting an abstract in electronic format, use Microsoft Word. Submit abstracts to Sandy Tanner, Coatings Research Institute, 430 W. Forest Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48197; phone, 734-487-2203; fax, 734-483-0085; e-mail,