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8–13 July 2018 16th Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium (BOSS XVI)

Brussels, Belgium

The BOSS-conference is a unique international symposium as it combines lectures delivered by established organic chemists as well as younger rising stars with two prestigious events: a lecture delivered by the recipient of the “Janssen Pharmaceutica Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis”, and the “Tetrahedron Chair”: a one-day course on a specific topic in organic synthesis.

The BOSS will cover a broad range of timely topics of modern organic synthesis, including asymmetric synthesis, chemical biology, electrosynthesis, medicinal chemistry, organocatalysis, organometallic chemistry and catalysis, photocatalysis, reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, supramolecular chemistry, sustainable chemistry, total synthesis… and many more!

The BOSS XVI Symposium Programme will include:

- a one-day course by the recipient of the 2018 Tetrahedron Chair, Prof. Phil Baran (Scripps Research Institute, USA)

- a lecture delivered by Prof. Dean Toste (University of California, USA),the recipient of the 2018 Janssen Pharmaceutica Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis

- a series of 17 plenary lectures with ample time for discussion

- poster sessions

- an exhibition of scientific instruments, books and chemicals

- social activities


6–8 August 2018 6th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2018) and 4th SPINTECH Technology Thesis Award

Kenting, Taiwan

Sensors are vital components of smart manufacturing, artificial Intelligence, Cyber–Physical System (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) for industry 4.0. For more advanced creations, biologists, engineers, physicists and chemists are all endeavoring to provide innovative technical sensors. This year, 2018, the well-known journal, Sensors, is going to hold the international conference in Kenting, which is located in the south of Taiwan—taking place in Asia for the first time. I3S embraces all professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss the latest developments and breakthroughs of sensor technology and related subjects. During the conference, attendees, from a range of research areas, will all gather together to share different aspects and establish new mutually beneficial collaborations across different fields.

We sincerely look forward to your participation in I3S2018.


5–7 September 2018 XIX International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals - ICMFM 19

FEUP, Porto, Portugal

Fatigue damage represents one of the most important types of damage to which structural materials are subjected in normal industrial services that can finally result in a sudden and unexpected abrupt fracture. Since metal alloys are still today the most used materials in designing the majority of components and structures able to carry the highest service loads, the study of the different aspects of metals fatigue attracts permanent attention of scientists, engineers and designers.

The first International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals (ICMFM) was organized in Brno, Czech Republic in 1968. Afterwards, regular Colloquia on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals started in 1972 also in Brno and were originally limited to participants form the countries of the former “Eastern Block”. They continued until the 12th Colloquium in 1994 (Miskolc, Hungary) every two years. After a break twelve years long, the Colloquia restarted in 2006 (Ternopil, Ukraine), followed by the ones in 2008 (Varna, Bulgaria), 2010 (Opole, Poland), 2012 (Brno, Czech Republic), 2014 (Verbania, Italy), until the last one, which was organized in 2016 in Gijón (Asturias), Spain, with the aim of opening the Colloquium to participants from all countries interested in the subject of fatigue of metallic materials.

The XIX International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals (ICMFM XIX) will be organized in 5-7 September 2018, in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, in Porto City, located at seaside in the northwest region of Portugal. This International Colloquium is intended to facilitate and encourage the exchange of knowledge and experiences among the different communities involved in both basic and applied research in this field, the fatigue of metals, looking at the problem of fatigue from a multiscale perspective, and exploring analytical and numerical simulative approaches, without losing the applications perspectives.

The limits of current generation materials are continuously reached according to the frontier of hostile environments, whether in the aerospace, nuclear or petro chemistry industry, or in the design of gas turbines where efficiency of energy production and transformation demands increased temperatures and pressures. At the same time, increase the reliability and performance, in particular by the control and understanding of early failures is one key point for the future materials. Moreover, increasing of material lifetimes in service and the extension of recycling time are expected. Accordingly, continued improvements on “materials by design” have been possible through accurate modeling of failure mechanisms by introducing advanced theoretical and simulation approaches/tools. Based on this, researches on failure mechanisms can provide assurance for new materials at the design stage and ensure the integrity in the construction at the fabrication phase. Specifically, material failure in hostile environments occurs under multi-sources of variability, resulting from load environments, material properties, geometry variations within tolerances, and other uncontrolled variations. Thus, advanced methods and applications for theoretical, numerical, and experimental contributions that address these issues on failure mechanism modeling and simulation of materials are desired and expected.

This Special Issue selects excellent papers from ICMFM 19 that are related to materials development. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental assisted fatigue
  • Multi damage/degradation
  • Multi-scale modeling and simulation
  • Micromechanics of fracture
  • Material defects evolution
  • Interactions of extreme environments
  • Microstructure-based modeling and simulation
  • Fracture in extreme environments
  • Probabilistic Physics of Failure modeling and simulation
  • Advanced testing and simulation
  • Life prediction and extension
  • Stochastic degradation modeling and analysis
  • Ultra-low, low-, high- and giga-cycle fatigue
  • Fatigue in biomaterials
  • Cyclic plasticity and internal structure

Conference Chairs

Abílio De Jesus, António Fernandes, José Correia, Rui Calçada

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal


17–20 September 2018 The 6th Asia International Conference on Tribology - ASIATRIB2018

Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia

Asia International Conference on Tribology (ASIATRIB) is the mega event in the series of International Tribology Conferences under the auspices of the Asian Tribology Council (ATC), the apex body of national tribology society of Asia-Pacific countries such as China, Korea, Japan, Australia, India, Malaysia and others. This conference is organized every four years with the great involvements from the various universities and major industry players.

In 2018, Malaysia will become the first South-east Asian country to host ASIATRIB. The sixth series of ASIATRIB will be organized by Malaysian Tribology Society (MYTRIBOS). The conference will take place in Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia, from 17 to 20 September 2018. ASIATRIB2018 is supported by the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovative Malaysia (MOSTI) and the International Tribology Council (ITC).

The objectives of the conference are:

  • To share the pioneering research ideas among academicians, researchers, students, authorities, and practitioners from universities, industries, institutions, and related agencies all around the world through oral presentations.
  • To create a platform for bilateral cooperation between interested parties among delegates in the spirit of sharing ideas through creative and innovative approaches and pushing the frontier of knowledge forward in the respective areas of research.
  • To provide an opportunity for delegates especially young researchers and students to meet up in person with established and renown people from local and abroad in the respective field to get experiences, exchange research ideas, and build rapport through informal discussions.


11–14 October 2018 27th Annual Conference ‘Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Rytro, Poland

The conferences on Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine are held every year and address both fundamentals and clinical applications of polymer, metal, ceramic, carbon, and composite biomaterials. Their aim is to present the latest results of scientific research as well as to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience of scientists, researchers and clinicians in the field of biomaterials.

The conference topics cover all aspects of biomaterials, from basic research to various applications, translation and commercialization, e.g.

  • Smart biomaterials
  • Surface modification and functionalization
  • Advanced manufacturing methods
  • Antimicrobial surfaces and materials
  • Tissue engineering/Regenerative medicine
  • Drug and gene delivery
  • Cardiovascular applications
  • Biomechanics and micromechanics
  • Clinical trials


Each year, the Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine conferences offer a diverse scientific programme combined with a lot of networking opportunities, as well as wonderful social events. The conference venue is located about 120 km from Krakow, in a beautiful surroundings of the Poprad valley, in the Polish mountains.

We invite you to join the 27th Annual Conference of the Polish Society for Biomaterials 'Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine' that will be held 11-14 October 2018 in Rytro, Poland. For more information, please visit the conference website http://www.biomat.agh.edu.pl/

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:


Polish Society for Biomaterials

Al. A. Mickiewicza 30

30-059 Krakow, Poland


14–17 October 2018 The 2018 IEEE 13th Nano Materials & Devices Conference (NMDC 2018)

Portland, Oregon, USA

The 2018 IEEE 13th Nano Materials & Devices Conference (NMDC 2018) will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA on 14-17 October, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Downtown hotel. NMDC is an annual conference sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC). NMDC aims to develop critical assessment of existing work and future directions in nanotechnology research including nanomaterials and fabrications, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, devices, and integration. This conference will bring together key researchers from every sector in the nanotechnology research field, with a special focus on materials and devices. This year, NMDC 2018 is soliciting papers and sessions on Materials and Devices for heterogeneous nano/biomedical systems in these areas:

  • Nanomaterials & nanodevices
  • Properties, Fabrication and applications of nanomaterials, nanosensors and nanomagnetics
  • Special Applications
  • Nanotechnology, Nanostructures and Nanosystems
  • Modeling and simulation of nano-materials, nanostructures and nanodevices
  • Emerging topics related to nanomaterials, nanodevices and nanostructures
  • Education in nanotechnology

We sincerely look forward to your participation in NMDC2018!


22–24 October 2018 Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference–ANNIC 2018

Berlin, Germany

The Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference is an annual event. It hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world-class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits and afterworks. This event is a great opportunity to share your research findings with a wide audience, promote knowledge exchange, and network. Come to share during this fourth edition.

Macro Topics


Nanophotonics & Nano-optics


Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment

Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine & Nanosafety

Nanocharacterization & Nanomanufacturing

Chairs Committee

Prof. Nicola Pinna - Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Prof. Francesco Stellacci - EPFL, Switzerland

Prof. Liberato Manna - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Prof. Jordi Arbiol - ICREA, ICN2, CSIC and BIST, Barcelona


24–26 October 2018 5th Cellular Materials 2018

Bad Staffelstein (Bavaria, Germany)

The activities in the development, manufacture and application of cellular materials are steadily growing. Meanwhile, R&D of cellular materials constitutes a discrete but well-connected research field of materials science and engineering. In the same manner as other materials, it is expected to be a driver of innovations and novel or better products.

Over the last years, applications have been identified in the fields of energy efficiency, light weight construction, novel and efficient conversion concepts or biomedical repair functions, just to mention a few.

The CellMAT conference series was initiated in 2010 in order to bring together experts from the polymer, ceramic, glass and metal communities dealing with cellular materials.

The 5th CellMAT conference will cover all aspects of manufacturing, functionalizing, modification, joining, property analysis and modelling of cellular materials. In addition to this, featured side events will focus on specific topics.

International experts will give keynote/invited lectures about applications in the automotive industry and transportation, in mechanical engineering, for chemical and energy systems, for environmental purposes or for micro and medical devices and functions. Thus, the three-day conference comes up as a discussion panel for researchers, manufacturers, and users of cellular materials. During the conference, the best three posters will be honoured.

The 5th CellMAT will be held from 24th - 26th October 2018 in the medieval Bad Staffelstein, Germany in the famous Franconian Switzerland.

We cordially invite you to join the CellMAT 2018 conference, to share your experience in cellular materials with your fellow colleagues and to enjoy the very beautiful and special atmosphere during our conference.

General Topics

  • Manufacturing
  • Functionalization
  • Surface modification
  • Structure characterization
  • Joining and machining
  • Physical, chemical, mechanical, thermal and optical properties
  • In situ mechanical characterization
  • Plastic deformation
  • Recycling
  • Standardization

Application-related Topics

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Energy management and saving
  • Chemical engineering and conversion
  • Bioengineering, biomaterials and life science
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical engineering
  • Microsystems technology
  • Automotive, aerospace and transportation
  • Architecture and design

The organizing committee welcomes abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations.

Especially young scientists are encouraged to actively contribute to the conference by submitting an abstract. To submit your abstract, please click here.

Conference Organisation
Alexia Ploetz
Marie-Curie-Straße 11 - 17
D-53757 Sankt Augustin (Germany)
T +49 (0) 151 2122 7448


10–12 December 2018 International Conference On Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon – PBSi 2018

Barcelona, Spain

From chemistry to catalysis, materials, biology, and medicine, from theory to application, the main target of this conference is to gather Researchers and Experts in Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon community in order to provide all participants with the latest progress and inputs recorded in each field.


Prof. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, Leipzig University, Germany

Prof. Clara Viñas, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Spain

Prof. T. Don Tilley, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Prof. Matthias Beller, Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse, Germany

Prof. Maurizio Peruzzini, Italian National Research Council, Italy

Prof. Anne-Marie Caminade, University of Toulouse, France

Prof. Carmen Najera, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Prof. Miquel Solà, University of Girona, Spain

Prof. David Scheschkewitz, Saarland University, Germany

Prof. Pawel Kafarski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

Prof. Philippe Miele, University of Montpellier, France

Prof. Hiroyuki Nakamura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


Sustainable Use of Phosphorus

Novel applications of silicon-based materials

Boron-Based Compounds: Potential and Emerging Applications in Medicine


Recycling, green chemistry, environment impact & sustainability

Fabrication processes and applications in the industry

Materials science: polymers, thin films, nanopowders, ceramics, crystals, composites etc.

Smart Inorganic Polymers

Computational and theoretical chemistry

Bioinorganic chemistry and application in medicine

Energy, conversion & storage

Catalysis processes & applications

Optical, electrical and magnetic properties

Advanced synthesis and characterization

Reactions of coordination compounds

General aspects of inorganic chemistry



25–28 March 2019 ICCES 2019

Tokyo, Japan

ICCES (International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences) was initially founded in 1986 as ICCM (International Conference on Computational Mechanics) by Professors Satya N Atluri and Genki Yagawa, to become a forum for then burgeoning discipline of Computational Mechanics. It was the first such international conference. It was held in 1986 at the Tokyo University of Science, under the leadership of the legendary academicians: Professor Hiroshi Miyamoto of Tokyo University of Science, his student Professor Masanori Kikuchi of the same university, and Professor Genki Yagawa of the University of Tokyo.

ICCM transformed in to ICCES at the 1991 conference held in Melbourne, Australia.  The Silver Jubilee conference is being held in 2019, again at the Tokyo University of Science, by those who inherited the legacies of Professors Miyamoto, Yagawa, and Kikuchi: Professors Yoshimura, Okada, Iura, Kakuda, Kawai, and Shibahara.

Most transformational research-advances are made by researchers taking an inspired look  at problems at the interfaces of multiple disciplines, outside their own well-defined disciplinary boundaries. With this aim, ICCES is broad based, multidisciplinary, and promotes basic as well as applied sciences and engineering. Papers are sought from all aspects: theoretical, analytical, computational, and experimental studies and solutions of problems in the physical sciences, chemical sciences, biological sciences, mechanical sciences, electrical sciences, and mathematical sciences, especially at the interfaces of these basic sciences and engineering.

We sincerely look forward to your participation in ICCES2019,  also, if possible, to create and chair a mini-symposium at ICCES2019.


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