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Important Dates

May 31, 2024 Deadline of registration

June 15, 2024 Deadline of submitting abstract

July 31, 2024 Deadline of payment by bank transfer 



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Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development


October 14 – 18, 2024 

May 31, 2024 Deadline of registration

June 15, 2024 Deadline of submitting abstract

July 31, 2024 Deadline of payment by bank transfer 

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New Methods of Damage and Failure Analysis of Structural Parts – an international meeting of experts specializing in damage to materials and structures – will take place for the tenth time from 14–18 October this year.

Issues such as rapid low-energy fractures, fatigue processes, creep and corrosion are highly attractive research topics, as the direct technical application of research findings to structures in operation can prolong these structures’ lifespan. This field of study continues to grow in importance as a result of increasing demands on the reliability and fitness-for-service of structures – so any information that leads to an extension in a structure’s lifespan brings substantial economic benefits. The members of the Editorial Board – comprising both Japanese and Czech experts – are convinced that the findings presented in the publication will be practically applicable for both producers and operators of steel structures, pressurized systems and means of transportation.

This year, presentations at the workshop will address two additional topics – Construction and Building Materials, and Health Technologies. There will also be a special section for PhD students, offering a platform for them to present the results of their ongoing research; this represents an important opportunity to showcase their achievements to their peers.

Last autumn, work began on a major new research project entitled Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development (MATUR), and the workshop will serve as a forum for presenting the first results of this research on an international stage. Besides the standard topics, presentations will also discuss new findings on hybrid concrete mixes, the properties of economically viable materials for energy generation, and materials designed for use in technologies with high environmental potential.

Most of the successful presentations will be published in an abridged form as Open Access texts. I am confident that you too will want to join us and enrich our workshop with your opinions and experiences. I look forward to meeting you.

Prof. Ing. Bohumír Strnadel, DrSc.

Workshop Chair

Conference Venue

VSB – Technical University of Ostrava has been connecting technical, economic, natural sciences and artistic disciplines in modern study programmes for more than 170 years responding to the real problems of the present.

We carry out basic and applied research at the highest level. Thanks to tradition and cooperation with industry as well as many domestic and foreign universities in a wide range of sectors, we provide innovative solutions in a number of fields and the certainty of employment to our graduates.

Faculty of Materials Science and Technology is a modern educational institution integrating attractive teaching and cutting-edge research in material, metallurgical, chemical, economic and environmental study programs with the following focus: Materials preparation, processing and recycling; Materials Engineering; Automotive materials and technologies; Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies; Biomaterials and Biomechanics; Chemical and environmental technologies; Quality management; Industrial Automation; Economics and management in industry; Thermal energetics.

 The Faculty carries out high-quality scientific research with an emphasis on the applicability of achieved results in practice.

In the field of education and science, the Faculty develops cooperation with Czech and foreign partners - universities, research institutes and industry. The Faculty has long-term cooperation with foreign universities in Japan, China, USA, Russia and EU countries. The faculty is one of the so-called stone university institutions, has a long and rich history. Some faculty workplaces were already part of the university when it was founded by František Josef I in 1849.

Ostrava is Czechia’s third largest city, a centre of industry and a university town in which students comprise approximately 14% of the population. It is a vibrant student city full of cultural and entertainment options. Ostrava is in an excellent location with superb public transport links meaning you can walk out of your door and travel to five European capitals within 4 hours for less than €20. Ostrava is also home to the Colours of Ostrava and Beats for Love music festivals, which host artists from around the world every summer.

The conference is organized within the framework of the Jan Amos Comenius Operational Programme

Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development - MATUR (No. CZ.02.01.01/00/22_008/0004631).