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4th International Conference on Medium and High Manganese Steels

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4th International Conference on Medium and High Manganese Steels

  • Start: Mar 31, 2019 00:00
  • End: Apr 3, 2019 00:00
  • Location: SuperC of the RWTH Aachen University
  • Host: Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung & RWTH Aachen University
  • Contact: info@hmns2019.de


The HMnS2019 is the fourth international conference
covering all scientific and technical aspects of medium
and high Mn steels. After the success of the previous
HMnS conferences in Seoul (2011), Aachen (2014) and
Chengdu (2016) the HMnS2019 will return to Aachen,
Germany. Here, the twelve‐year long collaborative
research center (SFB) 761 on Mn steels “Steel – ab
initio. Quantum mechanics guided design of new Fe
based materials” with more than 50 international
researchers at the RWTH Aachen University and the
Max‐Planck‐Institut für Eisenforschung comes to an end.
Therefore we intend to offer an international
forum on high Mn steels.
Medium and high Mn steels exhibit complex
deformation mechanisms leading to an extraordinary
combination of mechanical properties. Austenitic singlephase
high Mn steels and multi‐phase medium Mn
steels between 3 to 30 wt.% Mn will be addressed to
cover the ongoing scientific and industrial developments
in the design and processing of Mn‐rich high‐strength
steels. The HMnS2019 will bring together international
scientists and engineers to discuss the understanding of
the underlying physical phenomena and possible
answers to relevant technical challenges.
We intend to address participants from both scientific
institutions and industry. Oral sessions will range from
fundamental aspects to final application. In addition, a
conference tour, included in the programm, will
introduce various institutes and facilities in the high tech
engineering city Aachen and the future of production
within the context of industry 4.0 at RWTH Aachen

International Scientific Committee:

  • Chairmen: Prof. Wolfgang Bleck (Germany)
    Prof. Dierk Raabe (Germany)
  • Prof. Sébastian Allain (France)
  • Dr. Gabriele Brückner (Germany)
  • Prof. Kwang‐Geun Chin (South Korea)
  • Prof. Han Dong (China)
  • Prof. Mingxin Huang (China)
  • Prof. Rustam Kaibyshev (Russia)
  • Dr. Frank Klose (Germany)
  • Prof. Young‐Kook Lee (South Korea)
  • Dr. Jiangxin Lu (China)
  • Prof. Elena Pereloma (Australia)
  • Dr. Astrid Perlade (France)
  • Prof. John G. Speer (USA)
  • Prof. Setsuo Takaki (Japan)

Registration information:

Conference participants can register electronically at the
conference website: www.hmns2019.de
Regular participant: € 900,‐
Early registration (Jan. 15, 2019): € 800,‐
Undergraduate Student: € 400,‐
The Conference fee covers the welcome party,
conference dinner, excursion, farewell party and meals
during the conference meetings. The papers will be
available in a book and USB‐Stick at the conference. The
conference fee will be paid after registration at the

Call for Abstracts:

Those who are active in the areas of medium and high
Mn steels are invited to submit abstracts. The official
language at the conference is English. One page
abstracts should be submitted until October 1, 2018. A
notification of acceptance for oral presentation will be
sent after the abstracts are reviewed by the scientific
committee. The authors of accepted abstracts are kindly
asked to submit a 4‐page extended abstract for the
conference proceedings. Authors of selected papers will
be invited to publish a contribution in a special issue of
the Journal Steel Research International (SCI journal).
Abstracts can be submitted via the website.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Due: October 1, 2018
Acceptance Notification Due: November 15, 2018
Early Registration Due: January 15, 2019
Extended Abstract Due: January 15, 2019
Final Registration: February 28, 2019
4th HMnS 2019: March 31 – April 3, 2019

Contact Information:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Bleck, Steel Institute, RWTH Aachen University


E-mail: info@hmns2019.de

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