Seventh International Conference on


Main Conference page MSMF7
in Brno, Czech Republic
July 1 - 3, 2013
Main Conference page

Main Conference page Seventh International Conference on
Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture
MSMF7, in Brno, Czech Republic, July 1 - 3, 2013

Organised by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Central European Institute of Technology, Brno University of Technology
Co-organised by the Czech Society for New Materials and Technologies and ESIS Czech Chapter.
Approved by the European Structural Integrity Society and the Federation of European Materials Societies


MSMF-7 will be focused on fundamental relations between structural and mechanical characteristics of materials. Microstructure and mechanical properties of biomaterials will be discussed within a newly included section. Papers dealing with a multiscale approach are particularly welcome. A meeting of ESIS TC2 on Micromechanisms of Fracture and Fatigue will be held during the conference.


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


A special issue of the scientific journal "Key Engineering Materials" devoted to the MSMF-7 will appear in the begining of the year 2014. Journal is indexed by Thomson Reuters (Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science [CPCI-S], Elsevier (SCOPUS and Ei Compendex (CPX), Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA), Chemical Abstracts (CA), Google and Google Scholar, Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), etc.
Papers for this issue will undergo a peer-review procedure.


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Before 1st May 2013:
160€*    (4000Kč*)   regular full-time students. The study statement (confirmed by the respective educational institute) is to be handed over at the registration desk,
80€* (2000Kč*)   accompanying persons,
290€* (7300Kč*)   all other participants.
After 30th April 2013:
210€*    (5300Kč*)   regular full-time students. The study statement (confirmed by the respective educational institute) is to be handed over at the registration desk,
100€* (2500Kč*)   accompanying persons,
340€* (8600Kč*)   all other participants.

The participation fee covers the Proceedings (excluding accompanying persons), organising and administrative costs and refreshments during the conference time. The payment should be made according to instructions appearing at the "Registration form". Please note that it is not possible to restore already paid participation fees.
* Payments performed by Czech subjects should be made in the Czech currency (Kč).


MSMF-7 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.


For a limited number of participants, the organizing committee can reserve an accommodation in the Continental hotel (city center, tram connection - 5th stop from the faculty campus), where double rooms of standard quality with substantial price discount for conference participants will be available. Details you can found in the "Registration form".
Many other hotels of wide quality range are also available in Brno.

A standard lunch (equivalent of about 4€) will be provided at the conference site.


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
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
Air connections
Current flights connect Brno with London, Milan, Rome, Eindhoven and Moscow. The airport (IATA Code: BRQ) is only 7.5 km from downtown. All information are available on the web page 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


The topical information can be found on the internet address This website will be updated regularly with more detailed information about all aspects of the conference.

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