General sponsor

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Local Mechanical Properties LMP2017
November 6 - 8, 2017
IMR SAS, Košice, Slovakia

The LMP2017 is organized by the Institute of Materials Research of SAS with the aim to continue the series of successful annual LMP conferences focused on the recent results of research and development in the field of characterization of a wide range of mechanical properties 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 (the contributions related only to (makro)mechanical properties are out of the scope of the conference).

Conference will be held at the Institute of Materials Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Košice. The venue is located in a new building of PROMATECH Research Center, Watsonova 47A, 04001 Košice, Slovakia.

The official language of the Seminar is English. The seminar includes 15 min oral presentations (+ 5 min discussion) included in the student speech competition.

Conference fee
Conference fee covers organization of the conference, conference proceedings, social program, refreshment and catering during the conference. Accommodation is not included in the conference fee. The early bird (prior to Sept. 30, 2017) registration fee is 300 EUR for the regular attendants and 250 EUR for PhD students; late fee (after Sept. 30, 2017) is 350 EUR. Conference fee shall be paid via bank transfer at:

Account Name: LMV/LMP
Address: Watsonova 47, 04001 Košice, Slovakia
Bank Name: Štátna pokladnica

Bank Address: Radlinského 32, P.O.BOX 13, 810 05 BRATISLAVA 15, Slovakia

IBAN number: SK78 8180 0000 0070 0026 1018
VAT number (DIČ): SK 2020 762 623
Organiyation number (IČO): 00166 804
Message for recipient: LMP2017 + Name of participant(s)

After Oct 31, 2017, the conference fee shall be paid in cash at the conference site.

Contact for registration

Regular mail:
A.Kovalčíková - LMP2017
Institute of Materials Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Watsonova 47
040 01 Košice
Slovak Republic
Tel: + 421 55 792 2463 Fax: + 421 55 7921 2408

Conference Proceedings
Besides book of abstracts, the successfully reviewed contributions will be published in the special issue of the Key Engineering Materials (Trans Tech Publications, Ltd., Switzerland) which will be distributed to all participants. The publication of the second contribution of the regular participant in the proceedings is possible after payment of additional reduced fee of 150 EUR.

The accommodation in Kosice is available in various hotels, pensions and dormitories and it is a sole responsibility of the participants themselves. The recommended websites for booking of the accommodation include:

Traveling to Kosice
Airplane: Direct flights from Vienna, Prague, London and Warsaw
Train: direct trains from Prague and Budapest , from Vienna with a transfer in Bratislava
Car: mostly highway connection from Budapest (around 4 hours) or from Bratislava (~5 h)

Important dates

September 30, 2017
Preliminary registration with abstract
October 31, 2017
Final registration and payment
October 31, 2017
Final programe
November 6-8, 2017
LMP2017 conference

Preliminary Program

Monday, November 6, 2017 13:00 – 14:00Registration
14:00 – 15:30Session 1
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00Session 2
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 9:00 – 10:30Session 3
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00- 13:00Session 4
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 16:00Session 5
16:30 – 18:00Excursion (US Steel, City center)
19:30 – 22:00Gala dinner
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:00 – 10:30Session 6
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00- 12:30Session 7
12:45 – 13:00Speech contest Award ceremony and closing
13:00 – 14:00Lunch

I hope that the LMP2017 will be a place for fruitful exchange knowledge and experience and to strengthen the existing as well as for the establishment of new scientific and personal contacts.

František Lofaj
Chair of the Seminar