Bianisotropics'97 will be the sixth in a series of loosely connected international conferences and workshops and concerned with all aspects of electromagnetics relating to novel materials. Its predecessors were
Since their inception in 1993 these conferences/workshops have proved highly successful meetings for scientists actively working in this particular area of research. They have provided a stimulating setting for the exchange of research results, the development of new directions of theoretical and experimental research and the fostering of new research collaborations. Equally importantly, they have provided a platform for vital mutual interaction between East and West in attracting scientists from the Former Soviet Union. Bianisotropics'97 will serve both as an International Conference, as defined by the contributed papers, and a Workshop, through the presentation of Special Talks (invited) and panel discussions.