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April 30, 2020
The measures against coronavirus forced IAC to postpone the IIW7 to 2021.
April 1, 2021
Abstract submission

April 15, 2021
Abstract acceptance notification

April 30, 2021
Early-bird registration & payment

May 31, 2021
Regular registration & payment

June 20-24, 2021
Workshop chair
František Lofaj
tel: +421-55-7922407
L. Kvetková
tel: +421-55-7922426
Institute of Materials Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
Watsonova 47
04001 Košice

Over the last two decades, instrumented indentation became a standard method for probing mechanical behavior of an extended range of materials at micro- and nano-scales in academia as well as in various engineering applications. Despite its wide acceptance in materials science, the technique still evolves and offers new possibilities. The Seventh International Indentation Workshop (IIW7) follows a series of the international workshops on instrumented indentation devoted to the latest results of research and development in the field of instrumented indentation, its modeling, applications to materials engineering and industrial applications. IIW conferences provide excellent overview of the state-of-the art in instrumented indentation, great opportunities to exchange new ideas in the advancement of this technique and its applications as well as to see the cutting-edge equipment by international manufacturers. The scientific program includes presentations by invited speakers, keynote speakers, regular presentations company presentations and posters. The participation of PhD students and young scientists in the Poster competition is encouraged.

IIW7 is organized by the Institute of Materials Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences,in Kosice, Slovakia, and it will be held in the Congress Center at Smolenice Castle, Slovak Republic, from June 20, 2021, to June 24, 2021.

The main topics of IIW include:

  • Analysis of deformation and fracture during indentation
  • Modeling and simulation of mechanical behavior at small scale
  • Extracting mechanical properties and multi scale modeling
  • Advanced nanomechanical characterization including in-situ testing
  • New developments and improvements in mechanical testing
  • Instrumented indentation under various environmental conditions, especially at elevated temperatures
  • Application to broad area in inorganic and organic materials