The Coatings Research Institute (CRI) of Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., is seeking technical papers to be considered for presentation at the Smart Coatings 2006 Symposium, which is slated for Feb. 15-17, 2006, at the Grosvenor Resort, Orlando, Fla.

Symposium topics include antimicrobial and hygienic coatings, organic nanotechnology-based coatings, stimulus and response coatings and self-assembled intelligent layers. Provide a 100- to 200-word abstract by August 15, 2005, along with contact information to Sandy Tanner,

Coatings Research Institute, 430 W. Forest Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48197; phone: 734-487-2203; fax: 734-483-0085; e-mail: For more information, visit coatings_research/smartcoatings/CallForPapers.html.