General sponsor

Following on from the success of the preceding events, LMP becomes a well-established forum in the field of local mechanical testing.

The conference will discuss recent results of research and development in the field of materials engineering, experimental methods, modeling, etc., with the aim to characterize mechanical properties of materials from nano to micro/meso-scale.

Contributions on indentation and other methods for hardness and other mechanical properties assessment, measurement of deformations and stresses, time-dependent properties with related microstructure analyses (TEM/SEM, AFM, TERS, etc.) regardless of material type (metals, ceramics, plastics, biomaterials, concrete, etc.) are welcome. However, the contributions related to global mechanical properties are out of the scope of the conference.


The conference will be held in Levoča, an urban cultural historical reservation, in the Town Theater which is the second oldest theatre in Slovakia.

The region covers mountainous terrain 573 m above the sea level. Levoča is located in the historical region of Spiš, which was inhabited as early as the Stone Age. The oldest written reference to the city dates back to 1249. The historic town center became a town monument reservation in 1950. The Master Paul´s Square, one of the largest medieval squares in Central Europe, is rectangle shaped with more than 50 gothic, renaissance and early-baroque houses of nobles with arcade interior courtyards. The fortification system of town walls is the most well-preserved in Slovakia. The gothic St. James church is the second tallest church built before 1400 in Slovakia. The main altar is the tallest (18.6 m) wood-carved late-gothic altar in the world.

Levoča is well conveniently situated as a starting point to the trips to many attractive destinations: the alpine-like mountains High Tatras - Vysoké Tatry (35 km), the national park Slovak Paradise - Slovenský Raj (20 km) with deep canyons and waterfalls, the ruins of Spiš Castle - Spišský hrad (15 km) one of the largest castle sites in Central Europe, Pieniny mountain on the Slovak-Polish border (65 km), Thermal Park Vrbov (20 km) and many others places.


The official conference language is English. All oral or poster presentations, as well as abstracts and manuscripts are requested in English.