American University of Sharjah


Eleventh International Conference on Composite
Science and Technology


The objective of ICCST/11 is to bring together composites scientists, engineers and technologists to exchange ideas, to discuss the latest developments in composites and to present their work to the international composites community. The conference will be held April 4-6, 2017 at the American University of Sharjah, in Sharjah, UAE. Sharjah was selected as the 2014 Capital of Islamic Culture and is located 20 minutes from Dubai.

Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts on topics related to, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • mechanics of composites
  • ceramic composites
  • infrastructural use of composites
  • metal-matrix composites
  • nondestructive evaluation and characterization of composites
  • composite manufacturing
  • polymers and polymer composites
  • fracture and fatigue of composites
  • smart materials and structures
  • numerical and mathematical modeling of composites
  • applications of composites in civil engineering
  • nano-composites

A number of leading researchers in the field of composite materials will be invited to deliver keynote lectures. The conference's official language is English.

Prospective authors should submit a two-page extended abstract online (details to be given soon). The extended abstract should clearly state the objectives, results and conclusions of the work undertaken and emphasize the novel aspects of the work. Contact information and affiliation of the corresponding author must be included.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings. A six-page camera-ready manuscript of accepted papers should be submitted by the deadline mentioned below. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Applied Composite Materials as well as other journals.

Important Dates 

Deadline for extended abstracts

November 30, 2016

Notification of acceptance

December 15, 2016

Submission of six-page camera-ready manuscripts

December 30, 2016

Early registration before

January 31, 2017

Submission of selected papers to Special Issues

May 31, 2017

ICCST/11 is held jointly with the Seventh International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO'17), which will take place at the same time and venue as ICCST/11. One registration fee covers attendance for both conferences (maximum of two submitted manuscripts).

Tutorials and Exhibitions

The conference constitutes an excellent opportunity for participants to hear from experts about the latest developments in composites and to exchange ideas. Companies and individuals are welcome to submit proposals for tutorials (short courses) and exhibitions to be held in conjunction with ICCST/11. Please send your proposal by email to

The committee will also provide facilities for exhibitors during the conference. For more information, please email

Student Poster Contest

The contest is open to graduate and undergraduate students. All student posters must be submitted during the call for papers and must be accepted for the students' poster session to be entered into the contest.

Posters for the contest will be displayed and winners will be announced at the general poster session on April 5, 2017. Prizes will be given to first, second and third-place winners at the conference banquet.

Poster extended abstracts must be submitted by October 31, 2016.

Registration Fees

Early Registration US $500 (By January 31, 2016)

On-Site Registration US $600

Student Registration US $200

Student On-Site Registration US$250

Registration fees include daily lunch and the conference banquet dinner.

For further information, contact the conference secretary at

  • To download the call for papers, click here
  • To download the abstract templateclick here
  • To download the paper templateclick here
  • To download the guide for using the EDAS online submission system, click here.

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