Papers are invited for a symposium on Heat-Air-Moisture Transport: Measurements on Building Materials, sponsored by ASTM Committee C16 on Thermal Insulation. The symposium will be held on April 23, 2006, in conjunction with the April 23-26, 2006, standards development meetings of Committee C16.

This symposium is intended to provide a forum to discuss the state-of-the-art research and development activities on the measurement of heat-air-moisture transport through building materials related to international standards.

More specifically, papers are invited on the following topics:

  • Current research activities on the heat-air-moisture transport measurement for building materials,

  • Scope and need to develop new standards or review existing standards; and

  • Standard development activities at the national and international level.

To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit the online Abstract Submittal Form found at, and attach a 250- to 300-word preliminary abstract by March 15, 2005. The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results.

The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature, nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium co-chairmen, Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya, Ph.D., and Mavinkal K. Kumaran, Ph.D., will notify you in writing by May 20, 2005, of your paper's acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.