The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is currently seeking papers for sessions taking place during the ACI Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans, La., USA, Nov. 8-12, 2009. More information about current Calls for Papers can be found by visiting www.CallforPapers.concrete.org .

Construction and Formwork Design

ACI Committee 347, Formwork for Concrete, seeks papers for its technical session "Construction, Formwork, Scheduling, Tolerances, and Communication." This session will take place during the ACI Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans, La., Nov. 8-12, 2009. Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics including, but not limited to, all aspects of concrete formwork design and construction. Emphasis will be given to the design/construction interaction. Abstracts of 500 words or less, along with paper title, author name(s), and contact information should be sent to John Gardner at jgardner@eng.uottawa.ca no later than Dec. 15, 2008.

Sulfate Content and Solubility

ACI Committee 231, Properties of Concrete at Early Ages, seeks papers for its technical session "Sulfate Content and Solubility: Examining Sulfate Influence on Early-Age Concrete Properties" to take place during the ACI Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans, La., Nov. 8-12, 2009. Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics including, but not limited to, cement sulfate phase determination and solubility; clinker sulfate forms and their influence; sulfate balance incompatibility issues in concrete; Class C fly ash and chemical admixture interaction; test methods for measuring soluble sulfate; and investigating mixture incompatibilities.Abstracts of 100 words or less, along with paper title, author name(s), and contact information should be sent to Wayne Wilson at wayne.wilson@holcim.com no later than Jan. 11, 2009.

Nanotechnology of Concrete

ACI Committees 236, Material Science of Concrete, and 236D, Nanotechnology of Concrete, seek papers for their technical session "Nanotechnology of Concrete: The Next Big Thing is Small," to take place during the ACI Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans, La., Nov. 8-12, 2009. Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics including, but not limited to, subjects related to material science of concrete with focus on nanostructure characterization, synthesis, design, and modeling of cement-based materials, as well as application of nanomaterials in concrete technology.Abstracts of up to 500 words, along with paper title, author name(s), and contact information should be sent to Konstantin Sobolev at sobolev@uwm.edu no later than Feb. 15, 2009.

For more information on ACI's current Calls for Papers, to submit an abstract, or to submit a Call for Papers for a concrete industry-related meeting or event, please visit: www.CallforPapers.concrete.org.