Part 1 Fibre, whisker and particulate-reinforced ceramic composites: Fibrous monolithic ceramics; Whisker reinforced silicon nitride ceramics; Fibre reinforced glass/glass-ceramic matrix composites; Particulate composites. Part 2 Graded and layered composites: Functionally-graded ceramic composites; SiAlON based functionally graded materials; Design of tough ceramic laminates by residual stresses control; Hardness of multilayered ceramics. Part 3 Nanostructured ceramic composites: Nanophase ceramic composites; Nanostructured coatings on advanced carbon materials; Processing and microstructural control of metal reinforced ceramic matrix nanocomposites; Carbon nanotubes-ceramic composites; Machinable nanocomposite ceramics. Part 4 Refractory and speciality ceramic composites: Magnesia-spinel (MgAl2O4) composite refractory materials; Thermal shock of ceramic matrix composites; Superplastic ceramic composites. Part 5 Non-oxide ceramic composites: Sialons; Carbon-ceramic alloys; Silicon nitride and silicon carbide-based ceramics; Oxynitride glasses-glass ceramics; Functionally graded ceramics.