Under the auspices of Prof. Jan Vrbka, rector of the Brno University of Technology
Organised by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology

  • Institute of Physical Engineering
  • Institute of Materials Engineering

  • Sponsored by the Czech Society for New Materials and Technologies (CSNMT)
    Approved by the Europen Structure Integrity Society (ESIS)


    MSMF-4 will be focused on fundamental relations between structural and mechanical characteristics of materials. Papers dealing with structure and damage modelling based on atomistic and micromechanistic approaches are particularly welcome. Technology and properties of nanomaterials will be discussed within the framework of a special section.


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    Abstract Booklet containing camera-ready extended abstract of all accepted contributions will be available at the beginning of the conference.


    A special issue of the scientific journal "Materials Science Forum" devoted to the MSMF-4 will appear in December 2004. Papers for this issue will undergo a review procedure.


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    Before 30th April:
    100€     (3200Kč*)   postgraduate students from EU countries. The study statement (confirmed by the respective educational institute) is to be handed over at the registration desk,
    100€ (3200Kč*)   members of International Advisory Board of MSMF-4,
    250€ (8000Kč*)   all other regular participants,
    50€ (1600Kč*)   accompanying persons.
    After 30th April:
    150€     (4800Kč*)   postgraduate students from EU countries. The study statement (confirmed by the respective educational institute) is to be handed over at the registration desk,
    300€ (9600Kč*)   all other regular participants,
    75€ (2400Kč*)   accompanying persons.
    The participation fee covers the Proceedings (excluding accompanying persons), organising and administrative costs and refreshment during the conference time. The payment should be made according to instructions sent in the accompanying letter to individual participants. Please note that it is not possible to restore already paid participation fees.
    Payment detail was sent on January 14, 2004 to the individual participants by e-mail.
    * Payments performed by Czech subjects should be made in the Czech currency (Kč).


    MSMF-4 will be held at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2, Brno, Czech Republic.


    MSMF-4 will take place at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technická 2, Brno-Žabovřesky, Czech Republic. Brno lies in the central part of Europe, in the Czech Republic; it is the second largest city in the coutry (nearly 400 000 inhabitants). It is the centre of the province of Moravia, one of the historic lands of the Czech Crown. Brno is situated in a picturesque countryside (190 - 425 m above sea level), surrounded on three sides by wooded hills and opening to the Southern Moravian lowlands. Geographically, Brno is part of the Danube Basin and has many historical ties to the Austrian capital Vienna, which lies a mere 110 km to the south. Brno enjoys a very pleasant, moderate climate, ideal for recreation and everyday living.


    Brno occupies a strategic location in the contemporary European transportation network.
    Road Network
    The city is located at the crossroads of freeways D1 and D2 that form a part of the trans-european highways west to east (France - Ukraine: E 50), and north - south (Scandinavia - the Balkans: E 65).
    The rail route from the Balkans to western Europe and Scandinavia passes through Brno (Budapest - Prague - Berlin). Brno is also a stop on the Euro-City Express route (Prague - Vienna). Time tables are available on http://www.idos.cz/ConnForm.asp?tt=a&cl=E5
    Bus connections
    Brno is connected with the majority of big towns in Europe. Many of the bus-lines go through Prague from where, between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, the bus service is practically continuous. All connections can be found on http://www.idos.cz/ConnForm.asp?tt=b&cl=E5
    Air connections
    Current flights connect Brno only with Prague. The airport (IATA Code: ZDN) is only 7.5 km from downtown. All information are available on the web page http://www.airport-brno.cz/english/index_e.htm The international airports in Prague and in Vienna serviced by international airlines are only about 2 hours car or bus ride away. All bus connections from Prague or Vienna are on http://www.idos.cz/ConnForm.asp?tt=b&cl=E5


    For a limited number of participants, the organizing committee can reserve an accommodation in the Imos hotel near the faculty campus (walking distance 15 min), where very low-priced, double rooms of standard quality will be available. Both single and double rooms of higher quality can be also booked in the Continental hotel (city center) with substantial price discount for conference participants. Participants are asked to mark the relevant days and the room type on the registration form and send it to the MSMF-4 secretariat at their earliest convenience.
    Hotel*** Continental       Hotel** Imos
    double room superior 1460 Kč   double room 800 Kč
    single room superior 1320 Kč   double room 600 Kč
    double room standard 1320 Kč      single use
    double room standard 1113 Kč      
       single use      
    single room standard 900 Kč       
    All prices are for 1 night including breakfast
    Many other hotels of wide quality range are also available in Brno.

    A standard lunch (equivalent of about 2€) will be provided at the conference site.


    Orientation maps are available on conference website. These maps will show the easiest route from the town centre to the conference and accommodation sites.


    The topical information can be found on the internet address http://csnmt.fme.vutbr.cz/msmf/. This web site will be updated regularly with more detailed information about all aspects of the conference.