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Inverse Problems Design and Optimization Symposium 2007

Mar 22, 2007, 12:18:10 PM3/22/07
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Information for authors of submitted full papers for

Symposium on Inverse Problems, Design and Optimization

Miami Beach, Florida , April 16-18, 2007



Each contributed paper has a 20 minutes slot (approximately 16 minutes for presentation plus about 3 minutes for questions and answers).

Each Invited Keynote Lecture has about 30 minutes for presentation and about 8 minutes for questions and answers.

There will be no blackboard or a large paper panel for hand writing and sketching.

There will be no overhead projectors that work with plastic foils.

There will be no classical slide projectors.

But, each conference room will have one laptop computer (a notebook) which will be connected to a high intensity projector via a standard cable with RS232 connectors. Each of these laptop computers run Windows and have three USB ports, an optical mouse, and a CD/DVD drive (no floppy disk drives).


Thus, please prepare your presentation as a PowerPoint file or a .pdf file and bring it on a memory stick (flash memory) plus a copy on a CD. Before the session starts or during the reception on Sunday evening, copy your file on the laptop computer to check that everything functions properly. If you feel more comfortable with your own laptop computer, bring it with you and connect it to the projector before your presentation to make sure that everything works properly.



If you have not reserved your room in the conference hotel, please do that immediately. The hotel will hold a block of rooms for IPDO attendees hopefully one more week. After that, the cost of rooms will go up. Please go to IPDO-2007 website ( http://ipdo.freeshell.org/ipdo2007/index.htm) and reserve a room as soon as possible. If you can, try to arrive on Saturday or earlier. We might organize a trip to the edge of Everglades National Park (a huge swamp west of Miami) where you can go on a memorable airboat ride, a nature tour and watch alligator wrestling.



Sunday, April 15 – 17:00-19:00 welcome reception in hotel mezzanine hosted by Taylor and Francis Publishers. There will be some food and drinks and you will be able to check your presentation files.

Monday, April 16 – free evening (bus rides to Miami South Beach district of bars and restaurants)

Tuesday, April 17 – 19:00-21:00 banquet in conference hotel ballroom

Wednesday, April 18 – 19:00-22:00 a boat ride off Miami Beach with a dinner (still under negotiation)



If you have not registered already, please do that as soon as possible by either of these methods;


Pay using PayPal system on Internet as explained on the IPDO-2007 website.


Obtain a bank certified check from your bank that is payable to "ASME FIU Student Chapter – for IPDO" and air mail this check to me at the address listed below.


Registration fee is $450 per person. Students will have to pay only $275 if they can bring a signed official document from their university administrator showing that they are students. Registration fees will cover the following:

-          welcome reception on Sunday evening

-          banquet on Tuesday evening

-          boat ride with a dinner on Wednesday evening (still under negotiation)

-          lunches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

-          coffee breaks on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

-          a book of abstracts

-          a CD with all full papers

-          two volumes of soft bound proceedings of full papers to be shipped to authors in May

-          a bag, ball pen, cap, and T-shirt with IPDO logo

Therefore, accompanying persons that will join in social activities and use the food and drinks, are expected to pay $200 per person.


Several of you are still waiting to hear if you will get U.S. visa.

In case that you do not get the visa and still want your paper to be published in IPDO-2007, please notify me immediately, obtain a bank certified check payable to "ASME FIU Student Chapter – for IPDO" in the amount of $65 per each technical paper, and air mail this check to me at the address listed below.

Any possible overpayment (minus any possible bank fees or credit card fees) will be reimbursed to you at the time of IPDO-2007.


I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at IPDO-2007 which will have over 110 full papers.


Best regards,


     George S. Dulikravich, Ph.D.

      IPDO Founder and General Chairman


     Professor and Chairman

     Department of Mechanical and Materials Eng.

     Florida International University

     10555 West Flagler St., EC 3474

     Miami, Florida 33174

     +1 (305) 348-7016 phone

     +1 (305) 348-6007 FAX






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