Conference announcements

  1. MORIS 2004, Magnetooptical Recording Int. Symp., Yokohama, Japan, May 16-19, 2004.
  2. 5th Magnetic Microsphere Meeting, Lyon, France, May 20-22, 2004.
  3. MML'04 4th International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers, Boulder, CO, June 7-11, 2004.
  4. SCM-2004 Second Seeheim Conference on Magnetism, Seeheim, Germany, June 27- July 1, 2004.
  5. EMSA 2004 5TH European Magnetic sensors and Actuators conf., Cardiff, UK, July 4-7, 2004.
  6. PASPSIII 3rd Int. Con. Physics and Application of Spin-Related Phenomena in Semiconductors, Santa Barbara, CA July 21-23, 2004.
  7. GRC ON MAGNETIC NANOSTRUCTURES, Big Sky resort, Montana, USA, August 22-27, 2004.
  8. ICF- 9, San Francisco, USA,August 23-27, 2004.
  9. JEMS'04 Joint European Magnetic Symposia, Dresden, Germany, September 05-10, 2004.
  11. INTERMAG 2005, Nagoya, Japan April 4-8, 2005.

Conference announcement 1

May 16-19, 2004,
Yokohama Symposia, Yokohama, Japan

The 9th Magneto-Optical Recording International Symposium (MORIS) will be held from May 16 to 19, 2004 in Yokohama, Japan. The purpose of MORIS 2004 is to provide a forum for information exchange on optical and magnetic recording. A broad range of topics covering materials, physics, and the technology of recording as well as fundamental background studies will be addressed. The latest information on MORIS 2004 can be found on the Conference Web Site:


Papers are solicited on all topics relevant to magneto-optical memory and magneto-optical devices including hybrid recording. The current status of new development of materials, components, measurement and basic theory, as well as their applications will be discussed. In addition to contributed papers, a number of invited papers on important topics will be presented. A list of the subject areas is given below.

  1. Magneto-optical recording materials and fabrication
  2. Magnetism and domain physics
  3. Magneto-optical effect and physics
  4. High density MO recording
  5. Hybrid recording
  6. Alternative recording technologies
  7. High density mastering and nano-fabrication
  8. Near field optics and applications
  9. Magneto-optical devices for optical communication system
  10. Advances in components and related drive technology
  11. Measurements
  12. Others

The symposium will include invited and contributed papers. Some of the invited papers will be selected from those submitted by the deadline of January 31, 2004.

For further information, please contact to

Proactive Convention Co., Ltd.
Eiko Bldg. 2F, 93 Edomachi, Chuo-ku,
Kobe 650-0033, Japan
Phone:+81-78-334-6661 Fax:+81-78-334-6662

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Conference announcement 2

5th Magnetic Microsphere Meeting

Scientific and Clinical
Applications of Magnetic Carriers
May 20 - 22, 2004
Lyon, France

Not far from theGrenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory!


Preparation and Modification of Magnetic Particles
Characterization of Magnetic Particles
Application in Cell Separation and Analysis
Applications in Molecular Biology

Clinical Applications:
Cancer Treatment Hyperthermia
Magnetic Resonance Contrast Enhancement
Drug Delivery

Organized by:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Urs Hafeli and Maciej Zborowski

For further information, please check as always our website

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Conference announcement 3

4th International Symposium
on Metallic Multilayers

(MML '04)

When: June 7 - 11, 2004
Where: National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Boulder, Colorado, USA

We wish to inform you of the Metallic Multilayers Symposium to be held in Boulder, Colorado, in June 2004 (MML '04). This upcoming meeting continues the tradition of giving scientists a single-session venue for the presentation of outstanding, cutting-edge research in a relaxed, picturesque setting. Past conferences were held in Kyoto 1992, Cambridge 1995, Vancouver 1998, and Aachen 2001. MML '04 will be held on the campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Topics for the conference include both fundamental and applied aspects of magnetic metallic multilayers. The subject matter spans the range from devices to film properties; from spin injection into semiconductors to spin-dependent tunneling; from magnetization dynamics to exchange bias; from magnetic recording media to patterned structures.. to name just a few exciting topics of research. Please mark your calendars, and we look forward to seeing you in Boulder in 2004!

Symposium Co-chairs:

Dr. Thomas J. Silva
Magnetic Technology Division
NIST, US Dept. of Commerce
Boulder, Colorado

Prof. Zbigniew Celinski
Physics Department
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Conference announcement 4

Second Seeheim Conference on Magnetism
Seeheim, Germany
June 27- July 1, 2004

SCM is a series of Conferences held every three years under the auspices of the Darmstadt University of Technology. Scientists from 36 countries attended the last Seeheim Conference on Magnetism in 2001. The conference covers the latest developments in the magnetism of nanostructured materials, surfaces, interfaces and nanoparticles.

The location is Lufthansa Training Centre Seeheim. The idyllic climatic resort of Seeheim is situated 43 km south of Frankfurt Airport. The Training Centre is embedded in the Odenwald forest overlooking the Rhine river valley. Here the participants of SCM will find a quiet, natural country environment with everything it takes for concentrated discussions.


M. Ghafari, H. Hahn

Darmstadt University of Technology
Petersenstr. 23
64287 Darmstadt,

Tel: + 49-6151-16 63 25
Fax: + 49-6151- 16 63 35

The complete information of


is now available at:

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Conference announcement 5

EMSA 2004
5th European Magnetic Sensors and Actuators Conference
July 4 -7, 2004
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Scope and Format

The European Magnetic Sensors and Actuators Conference (EMSA) is already a well known European forum that serves to assess the status, recent progress, and development in the field of magnetic sensor technology and magnetic actuators. It was first held in 1996 in Iasi-Romania and since then has continued every two years in Sheffield-UK, Dresden-Germany, and Athens-Greece. The aim of the conference is to generate an overview of research in magnetic sensors and actuators, to recognise their relevance in modern industry and to identify potential future collaborations. EMSA 2004 provides an excellent opportunity to bring together scientists and engineers from universities, research institutes and industry to present and discuss their most recent results covering both fundamental and applied aspects of magnetic sensors and actuators.

Conference Topics


Papers will be published in a special volume of Sensors and Actuators after a regular review process. Details related to abstract formatting, preparation and submission will be announced on the conference website

Important Deadlines

- Abstract submission March 01, 2004
- Notification of acceptance April 01, 2004
- Early registration May 01, 2004
- Papers to be submitted July 06, 2004

Conference Office

Cherrie Summers
Wolfson Centre for Magnetics Technology
School of Engineering, Cardiff University
Cardiff CF24 OYF, United Kingdom
Tel / Fax: +44(0)29 2087 4421

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Conference announcement 6

Areas of interest include:

On behalf of the PASPS III organizers and advisory committee, I hope to meet you in Santa Barbara.

Dr. David Awschalom
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Chair

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Conference announcement 7

Gordon Research Conference on
Magnetic Nanostructures
August 22 - 27, 2004 - Big Sky Resort (Montana, USA)

Sessions and invited speakers (preliminary)

Magnetic semiconductors: H. Ohno (Sendai)
Magnetic nanowires: TBA
Magnetic anisotropy of nanoclusters: H. Brune (Lausanne)
Spin-dependent tunneling: TBA
Spin-injection: W.W. Ruhle (Marburg)
Spin-current induced excitations and magnetization reversal: R.A. Buhrman (Ithaca) / M.D. Stiles (Gaithersburg)
Ultrafast magnetization dynamics: Th. Rasing (Nijmegen) / C. Chappert Orsay)
Kondo effect in self-organized nanostructures: K. Kern (Stuttgart)
Spin-dependent effects in quantum dots: J. Martinek (Poznan)
Spin Hall effect and novel spin dependent phenomena: TBA
Spin manipulation and quantum computing: to be announced
Magnetic logic: R. Koch (Berlin)
Berry phase, spin chirality, and anomalous Hall effect: Y. Tokura (Tsukuba, Tokyo) (to be confirmed)

Information and applications:


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Conference announcement 8

Ninth International Conference of Ferrites

August 23-27, 2004
Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Second Announcement and Call for Papers

Abstract Submission Deadline-March 1, 2004

The 2004 International Conference on Ferrites (ICF) is the ninth in a series of conferences that provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest scientific and technological developments in ferrites (magnetic ceramics) and related materials. The International Advisory Committee and the U. S. Organizing Committee are pleased to announce that for the second time in its history, the conference (ICF9) will be held in San Francisco, California.

The eight previous conferences were held in Kyoto, Japan (1970, 1980, and 2000), Tokyo, Japan (1992), Bellevue, France (1976), San Francisco, U.S.A. (1984), Bombay, India (1989), and Bordeaux, France (1996). The last conference in 2000 attracted over 500 attendees from 30 countries and had a technical program of 312 papers (oral and poster).

Hosted by: The American Ceramic Society; Sponsored by: Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy International Magnetics Association; Endorsed by: The American Physical Society; Cooperating Society: IEEE Magnetics Society


The conference will cover all areas of basic science and technology for ferrites and related materials. Special emphasis will be placed on advanced findings and emerging technologies that are expected to open new horizons for ferrites in the twenty first century. Papers on the results of academic, technical, and industrial studies are welcome. The subject areas for ICF9 are as follows:

Science (S)

1. Physics of ferrites and related materials
2. Chemistry of ferrites and related materials
3. Crystal growth, sintering and microstructure
4. Thin films, multilayers, and fine particles
5. Other basic science

Processing and Applications (PA)

6. Raw materials and manufacturing processes/facilities
7. Soft magnetic materials and cores
8. Hard magnetic materials and magnets
9. Magnetic recording media, heads and systems
10. Magneto-optics and applications
11. High frequency and microwave ferrites
12. Bio-magnetics and medical applications
13. Power magnetics
14. Transducers and sensors
15. Other applications

Special Topics (ST)

16. Nano-structured ferrites and related materials
17. Magnetic fluids, magnetorheological fluids, and novel magnetic devices
18. Multilayer chip inductors
19. Other novel emerging technologies
20. Other special topics

Invited Speakers and Special Sessions

In addition to contributed oral and poster papers in the above areas, ICF9 will include a number of invited speakers, symposia, panel discussions, and workshops. The Program Chair ( welcomes suggestions for invitees, special topic sessions, as well as the names of possible organizers for such sessions. The Program Committee will review all suggestions and assemble a slate of invited speakers and special sessions in key areas of current interest to the ferrite community.

Possible symposia, panel, and workshop topics include:

1. Energy conversion using ferrites and related compounds
2. Magnetite bio-mineralization: new developments and current topics
3. New physics, especially of electronic phase transitions in magnetite, perovskites, and other oxides exhibiting Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR), Colossal Magnetoresistance (CMR), and superconductivity
4. Linear and nonlinear microwave processes in thin films
5. Magnetic and magnetorheological properties of novel ferrite films, including amorphous films and multilayered structures
6. Bonded magnets: basic and applied studies, from raw materials in current use to new products
7. Magnetic materials and components for power electronics
8. New raw materials, methods, and equipment for ferrite processing
9. Ferrite applications [Joint with International Magnetics Association (IMA)]

Abstract Submission

Scientists and engineers working in the broad area of ferrite materials, science, and applications are invited to submit abstracts for consideration by the Program Committee. Abstracts for contributed papers must be submitted electronically through The American Ceramic Society Online Conference Management Submission (OCMS) system. Potential submitters as well as prospective attendees are invited to visit the ICF9 Web site at

Abstracts must be 300 words or less in length, not counting the title, author and address by-lines, and references. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by e-mail. If acknowledgement is not received, the abstract was not properly submitted. Contact if you have problems with submission of your abstracts.

Acceptance notices will be sent out in early April, 2003. The web submission software will automatically produce the accepted abstracts in the proper format for publication in the ICF9 Meeting Guide.

The firm cut-off date for the submission of abstracts is March 1, 2004

Sponsorship and Commercial Exhibits

Organizations and companies with ferrite related services and products are invited to serve as industrial sponsors for the conference. These organizations, especially those involved in ferrite production, raw materials supply, production equipment manufacture, and measuring instrumentation, are invited to exhibit their products in a specially designated ICF9 exhibit area. Further information on sponsorship and exhibits will be sent out shortly. Contact Christine Schnitzer at for more information.

Conference Proceedings

The ICF9 Proceedings will be published by the American Ceramics Society.

ICF- 9 U. S. Organizing Committee

Conference Chairperson:
Dr. Alex Goldman, President, Ferrite Technology Worldwide,
Secretary General:
Prof. Gareth Thomas, University of California at Berkeley
Program Committee Chairperson:
Prof. Carl E. Patton, Colorado State University,
Publications Committee Chairperson:
Prof. Ronald F. Soohoo, University of California,
Corporate Relations Committee Chairperson:
Mr. Richard G. Parker, Chairman of the Board, Fair-Rite Products Corp,
Local Committee Chairperson
Mr. Thomas M. Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates,

American Ceramic Society (ACerS) Conference Coordinator

Ms. Christine Schnitzer,

In order to be placed on the ICF9 mailing list for future announcements, please visit the conference web link indicated above or contact Ms. Schnitzer by email.

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Conference announcement 9

Joint European Magnetic Symposia
September 05-10, 2004
Dresden, Germany


The Joint European Magnetic Symposia, JEMS, are the unification of the two most important conferences on magnetism regularly organized in Europe, namely EMMA (European Magnetic Materials and Applications) and MRM (Magnetic Recording Materials). JEMS focus on magnetism research and applications as well as new magnetic materials. Information about the conference is available at:



September 15, 2003 Call for papers
February 1, 2004 Deadline for abstract submission
March 15, 2004 Notification about abstract acceptance
May 15, 2004 Deadline for advanced registration
June 30, 2004 Deadline for paper submission


For further information, please contact the organisers at the following address:

A. Kirchner: IFW Dresden, P.O. Box 27 00 16, 01171 Dresden, Germany
Phone: +49 351 4659 405 / 460
Fax: +49 351 4659 541

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Conference announcement 10


Part of the 206th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society
October 3-8, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii

Call for Papers

Magnetic thin films play important roles in data recording systems, sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and other devices. New knowledge continues to be acquired in magnetic film processing including: film nucleation and growth, structure of deposits, stress and micromagnetics of films, thermal and magnetic annealing, electrochemical and electroless plating systems, etching, process chemistry, tool design, process control, etc. Our understanding of the correlations between deposition parameters, film composition, structure, properties and device performance also continues to improve.

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together electrochemists, physicists, engineers, and device designers who are working in the area of magnetic thin-film technology to review the present state of the field and to point out fruitful new areas for research. Materials of interest include Fe, Ni, Co, and their alloys, as well as laterally patterned, laminated or compositionally modulated structures, including nanowires and self-organized films.

The symposium will further cover subjects specific to the fabrication of thin-film heads, microelectro mechanical systems, micromotors, and other magnetic devices. The symposium will include invited review or tutorial papers and contributed papers.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume to be available after the Meeting is provisionally planned.

Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obliges the authors to submit a camera-ready copy of the full proceedings volume manuscript at the meeting. Instructions for preparing the manuscript will be sent out by the symposium organizers after the notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office. Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to ECS Headquarters and the symposium organizers. Abstracts must be received at ECS Headquarters by June 1, 2004.

Symposium organizers:
		C. Bonhote, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies,;
		S.R. Brankovic, Seagate Research,;
		W. Schwarzacher, University of Bristol,;
		G. Zangari, University of Virginia,;
		T. Osaka, Waseda University,;
		Y. Kitamoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Visit the Symposium website at
for updates and to see the Table of Contents of previous Proceedings volumes.

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Conference announcement 11


Submission Deadlines

Digests: November 1, 2004

Manuscripts: January 31, 2005


	For further information, please contact 
	Intermag 2005 Secretariat
	c/o Convention Linkage, Inc.
	Akasaka-Nihon Bldg., 9-5-24, Akasaka, Minato-ku, 
	Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
	Phone : +81-3-5770-5531
	Fax : +81-3-5770-5532
	E-mail :

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