Welcome to NOCMAT2022

The International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies

NOCMAT 2022

will be held virtually in June 2022

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (see menu at upper right)

NOCMAT 2022 will include 89 papers representing 26 countries and over 250 authors!

Final Programme

Guide for Presentations

ALL REVISED PAPERS  MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THIS LINK

NOCMAT is the international forum for researchers and practitioners who seek to apply non-conventional materials and technologies in the service of providing safe, sustainable, and affordable construction in a manner that respects local customs and promotes ecological harmony

HIGHLIGHTS OF NOCMAT 2022 INCLUDE A SPECIAL OPENING AND CLOSING PANEL SESSIONS

DAY 1 - 7 June: Shifting Paradigms – turning nonconventional to nonnegotiable

Moderator: Anthony Kilbride, CEO, AKonsult LLC

Panelists: Caori P Takeuchi, Professor, National University of Colombia;  Esther Obonyo, Director of the Global Building Network; Associate Professor of Engineering Design and Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University;  Noha El-Ghobashy, CEO, Institute for Transformative Technologies (ITT);  Caroline Baillie, Professor Integrated Engineering and Director of MS Engineering for Sustainability and Health, University of San Diego. 

DAY 6 - 23 June: Educational Approaches to NOCMAT

Moderator: Christopher Papadopoulos, UPRM

Panelists: Lola Ben Alon, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University; Owen Ingley, Director, Plenitud Iniciativas, Las Marias, Puerto Rico; Dastan Khalili, Co-director, California Insititute of Earth Architecture; Martín Mortera, Bamboo Architecture Company, Puebla, Mexico.

REVISED PAPER SUBMISSION

Revised Papers should be submitted as soon as possible. We will be populating the Conference Proceedings as we received final versions of papers. We hope to have most of the Conference Proceedings available at the time of the conference but can only do so with the cooperation of all authors.

Please submit revised papers through the EasyChair link, which includes instructions: https://easychair.org/cfp/NOCMAT2022.

KEY DATES

1 May 2022                  Peer Reviews returned to authors - Peer review is underway; papers will receive review reports on a rolling basis

1 June 2022                 Final Paper Submission – Papers for publication will be accepted following peer review.

1 June 2022                 Last date to register for conference

All accepted authors are required to register in order to have access to the conference.

 

CONFERENCE FORMAT AND DATES - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Due to continued uncertainty surrounding COVID – especially as it impacts our global NOCMAT community – the organisers of NOCMAT 2022 have taken the decision to make NOCMAT 2022 and entirely virtual meeting.  Nevertheless, in order to provide an engaging conference experience, the conference will have ‘live’ presentations that will enable participants to present their work to a live audience, receive important feedback from their colleagues, and to network.

The conference format will provide 33 hours of live presentations (over multiple tracks) spread over three weeks. These meetings will be hosted on the Maestro Meetings platform and facilitated using the Zoom. All presentations, as well as conference introductions and administration, will be recorded to allow those unable to attend ‘live’ to view these. The tentative schedule at this time is as follows:

7 June 2022 9 June 2022 14 June 2022 16 June 2022 21 June 2022 23 June 2022
UTC
1200 - 1530h
New York 0800 - 1130h
Bogota

0600-0930h

Rio de Janeiro

0900-1230h

Paris

1400-1730h

Beijing

2000-2330h

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (see menu item at upper right)

Registration is required in order to participate. The organizers are estimating that the conference will cost approximately $100 per registrant.  To meet this cost, but recognising the challenges of the global COVID pandemic, the organisers are adopting a “pay-what-you-can” registration model. In order to support participants with economic limitations, it is suggested that those with high incomes contribute more than the baseline, up to $200. The minimum suggested registration fee is $25 .

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS: may be reached at NOCMAT2022@maestromeetings.org, or using the 'contact us' link in the menu at the top of the page.

Professor Christopher Papadopoulos, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Professor Kent A. Harries, University of Pittsburgh

CONFERENCE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Honorary Chair of Scientific Committee and founder of NOCMAT series of conferences

Khosrow Ghavami, Professor Emeritus,  Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Felipe J. Acosta University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Puerto Rico
José Barroso Aguiar University of Minho Portugal
Marie-Ange Arsene Université des Antilles French West Indies
Normando Perazzo Barbosa Universidade Federal da Paraiba Brazil
Lola Ben Alon Columbia University USA
Ulisses Targino Bezerra Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Technologia - Paraiba Brazil
Daniel Mauricio Chacon University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Puerto Rico
Ernesto Villar Cociña Central University of las Villas Cuba
Juan F. Correal Universidad de Los Andes Colombia
Chunping Dai
University of British Columbia Canada
Hanan ElNouhy Housing and Building National Research Center Egypt
Beatriz Garzón FAU UNT - CONICET Argentina
Guillaume Habert ETH Zurich Switzerland
Said Kenai University Blida1 Algeria
A. Manzano-Ramirez CINVESTAV, QUERETARO Mexico
Dan Maskell University of Bath United Kingdom
Luisa Molari Università di Bologna Spain
José María Monzó Universitat Politécnica de Valencia Spain
Ayman Mossallam University of California, Irvine USA
Ian Nettleship University of Pittsburgh USA
Esther Obonyo The Pennsylvania State University USA
Pierre Ohayon Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Germana Rocha Federal University of Paraiba Brazil
Holmer Savastano Junior University of São Paulo Brazil
Bhavna Sharma University of Southern California USA
O. Marcelo Suarez University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Puerto Rico
David Trujillo Coventry University United Kingdom
Humberto Varum University of Porto Portugal
Pete Walker University of Bath United Kingdom
Jianzhuang Xiao Tongji University China

 

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