Call for Papers - Advances in Protective Clothing

Defence, Safety and Security Committee
11 Jan 2012

Being a comparatively frail thing, the human body requires protection against a wide spectrum of threats in an ever-increasing range of challenging activities and environments. From the earliest days, the human race has developed forms of protective clothing to counter these threats to improve survival, increase comfort, improve performance or increase endurance.

This one day conference, to be held at QinetiQ, Farnborough, UK on 25 April 2012, will consider Advances in Protective Clothing through the latest innovations in materials science and design across different sectors encompassing defence, the emergency services, agriculture, sports, building, chemical, biological and nuclear material handling and industrial processes to encourage cross fertilisation of ideas for future improvements in Protective Clothing.

If you would like to present a paper at this conference as either an oral or poster presentation please send a short abstract of no more than 300 words to by Friday 3 February 2012 indicating whether you would prefer oral or poster presentation.

Please note that, if your abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be required to attend the conference and pay the appropriate delegate fees, we also request that presentations (in PDF format) are made available to IOM3 members via the IOM3 website after the event.

Further information about the conference can be found at:

The conference is supported by the Materials KTN and QinetiQ.