Design & Nature 2012 (June 2012, Spain)
June 18, 2011 Leave a comment
Dates: 11-13 June, 2012
Location: A Coruña, Spain
Deadline for submission of abstracts: ASAP
Organised by: Wessex Institute of Technology, UK, University of A Coruña, Spain
Sponsored by: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment and The International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics
Throughout history, many leading thinkers have been inspired by the parallels between nature and human design, in mathematics, engineering and other areas. Today, the huge increase in biological knowledge, developments in design engineering systems, together with the growth in computer power and developments in simulation modelling, have all made possible more comprehensive studies of nature.
Scientists and engineers now have at their disposal a vast array of relationships for materials, mechanisms and control. The resulting laws have been painstakingly assembled by observation and analysis and span the cosmic scale of space down to the molecular level of genetics. In particular, they have made us aware of the rich diversity of the natural world around us.
It is these developments which have prompted the reconvening of this international conference on Design and Nature. It is intended that the meeting will bring together researchers from around the world working on a variety of studies involving nature and their significance for modern scientific thought and design.
Submit an abstract online at: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/design2012rem1.html or contact the Conference Secretariat below.
Mechanics in nature
Nature and architecture
Natural materials and processes
Solutions from nature
Biomimetics and bio-inspiration
Education in design and nature
Competition in nature
Locomotion in nature
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