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During the last decade, LMP conferences became a well-established forum in the field of local mechanical testing in the countries of Central Europe.

The LMP 2017 conference will be focused on the latest research and development activities 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 only to global mechanical properties are out of the scope of the conference.


The conference will be held in Košice, the second largest city in Slovakia.

The conference will be held in a new building of the PROMATECH/Institute of Materials Research of SAS in Košice, the second largest city in Slovakia.

Being the economic and cultural center of eastern Slovakia, Košice is the seat of the Košice region and Košice Self-governing region, the Slovak Constitutional Court, several universities, various dioceses, and many museums, galleries, and theatres. Košice is an important industrial centre of Slovakia, and the U.S. Steel Košice steel mill is the largest employer in Eastern Slovakia. The town has extensive railway connections and an international airport.

The city has a well-preserved historical centre, which is the largest among Slovak towns. There are many heritage protected buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles with Slovakia's largest gothic church, the St. Elisabeth Cathedral. The long Main street, rimmed with aristocratic palaces, Catholic churches, and townsfolk's houses, is a thriving pedestrian zone with many boutiques, cafés, and restaurants. The city is well known as the first settlement in Europe to be granted its own coat-of-arms.