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16–18 March 2018 The 8th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials
The 8th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2018) will be held on March 16-18, 2018 in Osaka International Convention Center, Osaka, Japan. This meeting will be organized by the International Association of Computer Science & Information Technology (IACSIT), and co-organized by University of the Ryukyus, Kyushu and Branch of the Society of Materials Science, Japan.
Previous ICKEM meetings were held in Sanya (China), Singapore, Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Bali (Indonesia), Singapore, Hong Kong, and Penang (Malaysia) from 2011 to 2017. With the experience of running successful events in the ICKEM series over the past 7 years, we are confident that 2018 will witness an even greater success of the 8th edition of ICKEM.
The purpose of the 8th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2018) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the whole range of fields related to the materials that underpin modern technologies. Papers presenting original work were invited in the areas listed below.
- Biomaterials in Different Applications
- Novel Composite Materials in Vivid Applications
- Application of Novel Materials in Civil Engineering
- Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Technology
- Materials and Technologies in Environmental Engineering
- Studies on Corrosion, Coating, and Aspects of Chemical Engineering
- Electrical, Electronic, and Optoelectronic Materials: Synthesis and Applications
- Trends in the Development of Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites and Nanotechnology
For this edition of ICKEM meeting, the Conference Chair, Professor Alexander M. Korsunsky from the University of Oxford, UK, proposed the topic of Hierarchically Structured Materials (HSM) as the focal theme.
Natural and engineered materials that enjoy widespread successful use in highly demanding applications are distinguished by multi-level hierarchical structuring across the scales. Beginning with the chemical elements and molecular building blocks that form the material, the inherent properties are determined by the intricate composite architecture found at the nano- and micro-scales that governs macroscopic properties and performance.
A number of simulation frameworks have been put forward in order to model the material structure and behavior at each length scale of consideration. Similarly, a variety of techniques have been elaborated for experimental characterization and testing with the sensitivity and resolution appropriate for each length scale involved. Whilst this view of multi-scale materials modelling and characterization is widely accepted and used, there is a number of conceptual, theoretical and applied challenges that remain unresolved, e.g. rigorous definition of distinct structural scale, robust approach to the validation of multi-scale modelling frameworks, etc. In an attempt to advance our understanding in these areas, the Conference Chair organized a workshop devoted to Hierarchically Structured Materials (HSM), in which specific research results by conference participants were presented and examined in the light of the framework outlined above. This volume includes contributions to this overarching theme from the Conference Chair, Professor Alexander M. Korsunsky, and his collaborators.
Prof. Alexander M. Korsunsky, Trinity College, Oxford University, UK
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.