CALL FOR PAPERS - SUBMISSION OPEN

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS - SUBMISSION OPEN

The International Conference on Non-Conventional Materials and Technologies

NOCMAT 2022

will be held virtually in June 2022

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SITE IS OPEN

Abstracts may be submitted at https://easychair.org/cfp/NOCMAT2022

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.

NOCMAT 2022 THEMES

The conference covers applications of nonconventional construction materials and technologies, with the overall objectives of reducing environmental/climate change impact, providing safe affordable construction, and promoting social and commercial acceptability. Specific conference themes will include:

·        applications of bio-based and natural building materials and composites, including those fabricated from bamboo, hemp, straw and other natural fibres;

·        earth-based construction and materials including fired and unfired clay, adobe, cob and rammed earth;

·        other non-conventional materials which may include vernacular materials, materials recovered from the waste stream and innovative materials such as mycelium;

·        delivery of appropriate technological solutions for the construction industry focusing on non-conventional materials and technologies; and,

·        socio-technical dimensions, such as social acceptance of NOCMAT, circular-economic models, community engagement, and promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the context of NOCMAT.

·        Educational and curricular approaches and initiatives.

Special Sessions. The conference organizers invite proposals for special sessions that attend to these themes and related topics. Please direct such proposals to the conference organizers at NOCMAT2022@maestromeetings.org.

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 an entirely virtual meeting. The conference format will provide 18 hours of live presentations (over multiple tracks) spread over three weeks in June 2022.

For further details, including the schedule for submissions, conference calendar, and registration information, please consult the NOCMAT 2022 webpage

https://nocmat.lasaweb.org/

Please direct enquiries to conference organisers at NOCMAT2022@maestromeetings.org

Professor Christopher Papadopoulos, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Professor Kent A. Harries, University of Pittsburgh

Sponsors