On behalf of the International Scientific Committee
and the Local Organizing Committee we cordially invite
you to participate in the
17th International Conference on the Strength of Materials (ICSMA 17)
Brno, Czech Republic
August 9 – 14, 2015
Following the tradition and success of previous ICSMA conferences, the ICSMA 17 meeting will provide an opportunity to present recent results achieved in the field using up-to-date experimental and modelling methods. Thirteen scientific topics not only cover standard areas - fatigue, creep and multiscale modelling - but they also focus on emerging topics such as deformation of biological and bio-inspired materials. The meeting will further promote our fundamental understanding of the processes that govern the strength of materials at different length and time scales and will forge links between basic studies and investigations of technologically important engineering materials. Thus, ICSMA 17 will represent a broad forum for the presentation and discussion of all aspects related to the strength and deformation of a wide range of materials.
Brno, lying between the Bohemian-Moravian forested highlands and the fertile South Moravian lowlands with vineyards, offers its residents and visitors a high-quality and attractive natural environment for living, business and recreation. The city is a unique cultural centre of the whole region. There are permanent theatre ensembles, opera, ballet, musical stages and a philharmonic orchestra. It is an ideal place to visit a number of museums, galleries and libraries, a recently modernized observatory and planetarium, a zoo and a botanical garden. More than 20 festivals of culture and theatre take place in the city each year. Brno is remarkable for its unique functionalist architecture including an icon of functionalism - Villa Tugendhat - which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
We are looking forward to welcoming you and your significant ones in Brno, where we strive to prepare an exciting program for both scientific and social exchanges.
Antonín Dlouhý and Ludvík Kunz
Chairman and Co-chairman of ICSMA 17
This conference is held under the auspices of the Mayor of Brno, Petr Vokřál