The following topics essential to the physics of auxetic and related materials are within the scope of the Workshop:

  1. properties and applications of auxetic materials,
  2. mechanisms leading to auxetic behaviour,
  3. experimental studies of auxetic materials,
  4. multifunctional systems incorporating auxetic behaviour,
  5. systems of special mechanical properties (e.g. systems with inclusions of negative stiffness, composites of hierarchical structures, systems of extreme hardness, etc.),
  6. theoretical and computer simulation methods for modelling auxetics and other systems of special mechanical properties.