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Smart Materials are responsive to their environment (passive) and/or external stimuli (active) in such a way that they serve an enabling technological function. Examples include, but are of course not limited to: shape memory alloys, piezoelectrics, electro/photo/thermo-chromics, self-healing polymers, magnetics, re-configurable devices/components, and many others. There is an opportunity to collaboratively connect people across the current materials and/or application focus, to address common issues that may center around phenomenology, reliability, integration, adoption and standards, or any number of others.