Dear Colleague:

It is with pleasure that I bring to your attention the International Magnetics Conference, Intermag 2003, which will be held from Sunday, March 30, until Thursday, April 3, 2003, at the Boston Marriott at Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts.

Intermag is the premier conference on applied magnetics and information storage technologies. As a member of the international scientific and engineering communities interested in recent developments in magnetics and associated technologies, please plan to attend the conference and contribute to one or more of its technical sessions. We are planning an exciting and informative set of invited talks, tutorial sessions, oral and poster presentations, and exhibitions reviewing the latest developments in these fields.

We are now soliciting contributed papers in all areas of applied magnetics, magnetic recording technologies, and related fields. Please review the attached list of technical categories for further details. Interested authors are requested to submit a two (2) page digest (please note this change from last year) to the conference, prior to October 9, 2002.

All digests must be submitted electronically through the conference web site address provided above. This site will contain detailed instructions on digest preparation and submission procedures as of late Summer. The conference web site will also provide information on the conference location, the city of Boston, conference registration, and hotel reservation, and conference related events, through periodic updates of the site.

All accepted oral presentations at Intermag 2003 are expected to be presented using LCD projectors connected to a personal computer. More information may be found on the accompanying pages, and on the web site.

On behalf of the Management Committee of Intermag 2003, I look forward to seeing you all in Boston, MA, and your contributions to an exciting conference.


V. R. Ramanan
General Chairman