Main Conference Topics

  • Degradation processes in materials
  • Reliability of engineering parts in service
  • Transfer of materials research results to industry
  • September 10 – 14, 2018 Ostrava, Czech Republic


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Conference Venue

Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and is the economic and cultural center of the North Moravia region. The local metallurgy, coke, chemical and mechanical engineering industries rank Ostrava among the most important contributors to the national economy of the Czech Republic.

VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava is the third largest university in the Czech Republic.

Conference Fees

The registration fee includes abstract booklet, conference fee and tour. Payment should be made before July 13, 2018 by bank transfer or in cash at the place. The bank details for the transfer are as follows:

  • Account holder: VŠB-TUO
  • Branch name: ČSOB a.s.
  • Address: Hollarova 5, 702 00 Ostrava
  • Account number: 127089559/0300
  • Payment type code: 7601801
  • Swift code: CEKOCZPP
  • IBAN: CZ2303000000000127089559
  • *All transaction fees must be borne by the applicants.
Category Registration fee
Normal$650 / 13 000 CZK  
Student$350 / 7 000 CZK  
Accompanying person   $350 / 7 000 CZK  

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Ing. Bohumir Strnadel, DrSc., VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava (Chair)
  • Prof. Osamu Umezawa, Yokohama National University (Co-chair)
  • Prof. Ing. Ivo Dlouhý, CSc., Inst. of Physics of Materi-als, Academy of Sciences of Czech
  • Dr. Kunio Hasegawa, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
  • Prof. Hiroshi Fukutomi, The Open University of Japan
  • Doc. Ing. Jan Siegl, CSc., Czech Technical University in Prague

Executive Committee

  • Prof. Tsuyoshi Ukyo, Yokohama National University
  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Petr Haušild, Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Prof. Koji Takahashi, Yokohama National University
  • Prof. Makoto Hasegawa, Yokohama National University
  • Prof. Wataru Nakao, Yokohama National University
  • Prof. Tadahiro Shibutani, Yokohama National Universi-ty
  • Dr. Norimitsu Koga, Yokohama National University

Contact Addresses

  • VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
  • 17. listopadu 15, Centre for Advanced and Innovation
  • 708 33 Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • E-mail: (Secretary)
  • (Chairmen)
  • Phone: +420 597 325 207
  •      +420 737 437 420
  • Fax:   +420 597 323 024

Conference Language

All lectures at the conference will be presented in English. The expected length of each presentation is approximately 15 minutes.


Contributions will be collected and undergo a peer review process. Proceedings will be published in full text in a periodical on by Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
Click here for the template of the full text.

Important Dates

June 30, 2018 Deadline of submitting abstract
June 30, 2018 Deadline of registration
July 13, 2018 Deadline of payment by bank transfer


Please inform the conference secretary about your arrival in Ostrava and your scheduled departure. We can pick you up from the airport Mosnov or Ostrava-Svinov Station.

There are direct, express trains from Vienna and Prague to Ostrava.

Ostrava can also be reached by plane from Prague and Vienna.


Conference participants will be accommodated at the University Hotel (kolej VŠB) in single or double rooms (about 10 minutes´ walk from the conference lecture rooms) or at the hotel Sport Club Poruba (about 20 minutes´ walk). Thursday´s accommodation: hotel Akademie in Velké Bílovice.

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Article abstract

Click here to download the article abstract template for the conference.