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16–18 March 2018 The 8th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials

Osaka, Japan

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.

  1. Biomaterials in Different Applications
  2. Novel Composite Materials in Vivid Applications
  3. Application of Novel Materials in Civil Engineering
  4. Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  5. Materials and Technologies in Environmental Engineering
  6. Studies on Corrosion, Coating, and Aspects of Chemical Engineering
  7. Electrical, Electronic, and Optoelectronic Materials: Synthesis and Applications
  8. 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.

Conference Chair
Prof. Alexander M. Korsunsky, Trinity College, Oxford University, UK


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.


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!


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