SHS 2011

XI International Symposium on Self-Propagating High Temperature Synthesis


5 - 9 September 2011

EDEN Beach Resort Hotel, Anavyssos, Attica, GREECE


  • Institute of Materials Science, “Demokritos” National Center for Scientific Research, Greece
  • Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science of RAS, Russia
  • World Academy of Ceramics
  • International Association on Self-Propagating  High Temperature Synthesis (SHS-AS)

Welcome to the Home Page of the XI International Symposium on SHS!


The SHS2011 Declaration is online!

The SHS2011 Photos are online!


Important Deadlines:

Registration Deadline: 1 July 2011

Abstract Submission: 31 March 2011

Acceptance notification: 15 April 2011






1st Announcement and Call for papers (pdf)

2nd Announcement and call for papers (pdf)

Registration Form (doc)

List of Registered Attendees FINAL!

List of Plenary speakers



SHS2011 Declaration NEW!

Abstract Submission Form (doc)

Abstract Template (doc)

Presentation & Poster Guidelines

Student Matters

Symposium Programme FINAL!! Rev1 pdf

Book of Abstracts (pdf)

Symposium Poster (jpg)

Invitation by SHS Journal!





General Information on Greece

Archaeological sites

Map of central Athens (HighRes, doc)

Map of Athens Metro (pdf)

Accompanying persons



SHS2011 Secretariat

SHS 2009

Int. Journal of SHS



EDEN Beach Resort Hotel (Link)

Hotel Info and Picture Gallery

Attica map (325kB)

How to get to EDEN Hotel

More on the Hotel and the vicinity


Website hosted by:

Institute of Materials Science,

 NCSR "Demokritos,

15310, GREECE



Latest Update: 09-10-2011


The XI International Symposium on Self-Propagating High Temperature Synthesis follows on from the very successful 10 previous Symposia held in Kazakhstan (1991), USA (1993), China (1995), Spain (1997), Russia (1999), Israel (2002), Poland (2003), Italy (2005), France (2007) and Armenia (2009).

The XI Symposium will take place during the week of 5 - 9 September 2011 at the EDEN Beach Resort Hotel, at Anavyssos, Attica, Greece, near Athens.

The Aim of the Symposium

The general aim of SHS 2011 is to address both the fundamentals and the applications of self-propagating high-temperature synthesis of materials and their processing.

Symposium Goals

· To review the state of the art of SHS globally with regard to materials design, SHS processing and applications.

· To share ideas, new SHS approaches and emerging SHS technologies to enable more effective SHS penetration in various fields of manufacture.

· To serve as a platform for initiating discussions on innovative SHS methodologies and techniques.

· To involve young scientists and engineers and promote continued development in the field of SHS, both in fundamental studies and in applied areas.

· To foster international collaboration among the communities of scientists, engineers, and technologists working on SHS.


Symposium Topics

1) Combustion theory and modelling

2) Structural Macrokinetics of SHS processes

3) Chemistry and Technology of SHS processes

4) SHS of advanced materials: nanomaterials, metals, ceramics, intermetallics, composites, etc.

5) Non–conventional SHS processes: New methods and applications

6) Industrialization of SHS


The topics will be addressed in invited plenary lectures, keynote lectures, selected oral presentations and poster sessions.

Special sessions will address “Industrialization of SHS”, young researchers' work (including a “Student Poster Competition”).

Finally, round table discussions will be held to discuss the latest trends and developments on SHS and the ways forward.

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