combined with the 2nd European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM-II and held at Imperial College, London between 20 and 25 July, 1987. Contributions are required on all aspects of composite materials: fibres, matrices, hybrids, testing, fracture, durability, environmental resistance, impact, inspection, design, fabrication, analysis, economics and applications. Abstracts, which should be a minimum of 800 words, with supporting references and a maximum of two diagrams, should be submitted by 1 August, 1986. Notification of acceptance will be made during October 1986 and the final draft of the complete papers will be required by 31 January, 1987. Further information may be obtained from: Mr F. L. Matthews, General Chairman ICCM-VI, Director, Centre for Composite Materials, Imperial College of Science and Technology, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BY, UK. Tel: (44) 1 589 5111 Extn. 4003 Telex: 261503
Dr A. K. Dhingra, E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (Inc.), Textile Fibers Department, 6005 Du Pont Building, Wilmington, Delaware 19898, USA.
Tsuyoshi Hayashi, President, Japan High Polymer Centre, 2-9-9 Higashi-Shimbashi, Nissho Building, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105, Japan.
European Association for Composite Materials, 2 Place de la Bourse, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France.
THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COM POSITE STRUCTURES The 4th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS-4) will be held at Paisley College of Technology, Paisley, Scotland from 27-29 July, 1987. The conference forms a natural progression from ICCS-1,
ICCS-2 and ICCS-3 held in Paisley in 1981, 1983 and 1985 respectively, and will follow essentially the same format. Papers are requested on all aspects of composite materials used in structural/engineering situations~ 1¥om the practical as well as theoretical viewpoints. Papers should consider large structures or structural components. Practical case studies on the use of composites are especially requested. Intending authors should send an abstract of 800 words, which should outline in sufficient detail the proposed paper, by 1 August 1986. Authors will be notified of acceptance during October 1986 and the final draft of the complete paper will be required by 31 January, 1987. Further information may be obtained from: Dr I. H. Marshall, Conference Director, Paisley College of Technology, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Tel: (44) 41 887 1241. Telex: 778951.