Presentations are welcome on the on the following topics:

  • assessment of fatigue endurance taking material defects into account - predictive methods
  • computational tools for defective materials
  • mechanisms of crack formation and growth
  • competition between microstructural features and defects
  • statistical analysis of defects
  • component qualification and inspection
  • additive Manufacturing
  • defect mapping and novel NDE techniques
  • design standards and bestpractice


The conference papers will be published in Procedia Structural Integrity, thanks to the support by the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS). A number of papers selected by the Scientific Advisory Committee will appear in a Special Issue of International Journal of Fatigue.



Important dates

    abstract submission deadline: February 23th, 2017
    notification of acceptance to authors: March 17th, 2017
    opening of on line submission: May 15th
    early registration rate: before June 15th, 2017
    manuscript submission: July 17th, 2017
    revision of the manuscript and request for revision within: September 15th, 2017
    deadline for sending the revised manuscript: October 15th, 2017
    conference in LECCO (Italy): September 19th-22nd, 2017