On behalf of the organizing committee of CanCNSM2013, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics in Montreal, Quebec. CanCNSM Conferences are intended to provide an international opportunity for communicating recent developments in various areas of nonlinear solid mechanics and materials. After 3 successful conferences in Victoria (1999), Vancouver (2002) and Toronto (2008), the 4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics will be held in July 23-26, 2013 at McGill University which is best recognized for its research and discoveries in different fields of science. With an international reputation for academic excellence, McGill offers innovative and interdisciplinary programs and has evolved into a highly motivating and well-respected research center in North America.
Montreal, known as Canada's Cultural Capital, is located in the southwest of the province of Quebec. The unique ambiance, fascinating festivals, vibrant nightlife, cultural diversity and superb cuisine have made the city a favourite travel destination.
The framework of CanCNSM2013 is truly multidisciplinary and scientists from all over the world are encouraged to contribute in the conference. The technical program will include plenary speakers, regular sessions including contributing papers and mini-symposia sessions on pre-defined topics of nonlinear solid mechanics as well as areas of linear solid mechanics that are bridging nonlinear aspects. We look forward to welcoming you to Montreal at CanCNSM2013.