Prague 30.8. - 2.9.2005

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Honorary Chairman: P. Lukáč (Czech Republic)

Chairman: F. Chmelík (Czech Republic)

Assistant Chairman: R. Král (Czech Republic)

Members: J. Dutkiewicz (Poland), J. Estrin (Germany), E. Evangelista (Italy), G. Kostorz (Switzerland), T. G. Langdon (USA), J. Lendvai (Hungary), J. L. Martin (Switzerland), H. Neuhäuser (Germany), J. Pokluda (Czech Republic), M. Šob (Czech Republic).


Chairman: P. Málek

Members: M. Cieslar, M. Janeček, V. Šíma

Secretariat ISPMA 10

Dr. P. Málek, Ms. R. Černá

Department of Metal Physics

Charles University

Ke Karlovu 5, 121 16 Prague 2, Czech Republic

Phone: +420 221911358, +420 221911363

Fax: +420 221911490

E-mail: ispma@met.mff.cuni.cz

Third Announcement


The Department of Metal Physics, Charles University Prague, has been regularly organising International Symposia on Plasticity of Metals and Alloys (ISPMA). The series started in 1972. The last Symposium with a title International Symposium on Physics of Materials 9 was held in Prague in the year 2003. The next Symposium ISPMA 10 organised in cooperation with the Metals Science Society of the Czech Republic will focus on fundamental and applied aspects of physics of alloys, intermetallics, non-metallic materials, composites, submicrocrystalline and nanocrystalline materials, and materials science.
S. R. Agnew (USA), F. Chmelík (Czech Republic), V. N. Chuvil'deev (Russia), R. Kirchheim (Germany), P. Lejček (Czech Republic), T. G. Langdon (USA), P. Lukáč (Czech Republic), H. J. McQueen (Canada), D. Morris (Spain), J. W. Morris, Jr. (USA), A. Mortensen (Switzerland), E. Nes (Norway), Y. Shirai (Japan), P. Šittner (Czech Republic), S. Tsurekawa (Japan), and V. Vitek (USA) will give the key lectures on these subjects.


The Symposium will be held in the historical building of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Malostranské náměstí 25, Prague 1 - Malá Strana (click "Orientation plan" below). The Symposium place is easily reachable by public transport - by the underground line "A" to the station "Malostranska" and then 1 stop (2 minutes) by trams Nr. 12, 20, 22, 23 to the tram stop "Malostranske namesti". There is a paid parking place in front of the faculty building, however, we do not recommend to come by car to the Symposium place because of limited number of parking places.


The Symposium program starts on Monday, August 29 with a welcome party between 19.00 and 21.00. The scientific program starts on Tuesday, August 30 at 9.00 and ends on Friday, September 2 in the afternoon.


The registration desk will be located on the 3rd floor of the Faculty building at Malostranske namesti on Monday, August 29 from 14.00 to 20.00 and on Tuesday, August 30 from 8.00.


The Organising Committee of ISPMA 10 arranges only the accommodation of invited speakers and of a limited number of Symposium participants at the student dormitory. The other Symposium participants are invited to use the service of the travel agency ITC Travel & Conference s.r.o. which is an official partner of the Organising Committee of ISPMA 10.

The offer of ITC Travel & Conference s.r.o. is located bellow.

Hotel locations overviewPDF (Adobe Acrobat)
Hotel reservation formPDF (Adobe Acrobat) or DOC (Microsoft Word)


The participant fee includes 4 lunches from Tuesday, August 30 to Friday, September 2 that will be served at the restaurant located directly in the Faculty building.


The Symposium fee is

420 EURif paid after May 31, 2005

The Symposium fee includes organising costs, Symposium Proceedings, lunches, and social program (welcome party, concert, Symposium dinner). The fee does not include the accommodation costs.

The participation is also possible at a reduced fee

250 EUR

The reduced fee does not include Symposium Proceedings, lunches, and social program.

The fee for accompanying persons is

80 EUR

and covers the social program.

The Symposium fee is to be paid by a bank order to:

Account No.:01256280/0300
Bank:Československá obchodní banka, Na Poříčí 24, 11520 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Account owner:Matematicko-fyzikální fakulta UK
Reference:1065007 and participant´s name

Please transfer fee free of charges for the beneficiary and send a copy of your bank transfer order to the Organising Committee as a proof that the payment has been effected.

In special cases the fee can be paid in cash at the registration office.


As the list of participants may change only a preliminary program is available at present. The preliminary program can be downloaded here.


Social program includes:


The official language of the Symposium is English. Both invited lectures (30 min + 10 min for discussion) and other contributions (15 min + 5 min for discussion) will be presented orally in two parallel sections. Only contributions presented by their authors may be included into the program of the Symposium. The lecture room is equipped with a MS Power Point equipped data projection facility, an overhead projector, and a laser pointer. The lecturers demanding another technique are kindly asked to contact the Organising Committee as soon as possible.

The manuscripts should be submitted at the registration office. The submission deadline is August 30, 2005. After reviewing the contributions will be published in the Symposium Proceedings that will appear as a special issue of the Materials Science & Engineering A. The length of papers is limited to 8 printed pages for keynote papers and 4 pages for contributed papers. For a rough estimate, one printed two-column page corresponds approximately to 850 words or to 4 figures. For detailed authors instructions click here

A book of abstracts will be available at the registration.


Prague - which is sometimes called as City of Hundred Spires - is the capital of Czech Republic. It is ideally situated in the middle of the Bohemian basin and it has been the centre of the Czech state since ancient times. The organic connection between its various districts, cultural influences and architectural styles has made the city unique not only at the Czech but also at the European level and gives Prague its essential and peculiar magic.

One thing which strikes the visitors about Prague is its depth of culture, art and music. This is the place where Mozart, Kafka, Dvořák and many other writers, musicians and artists found inspiration. And it is also its architecture what makes hundred of thousands tourists coming to Prague every year. The most striking feature on its skyline is the huge Prague Castle with the St. Vitus Cathedral, the largest complex of castle buildings in Europe. The Lesser Town (Mala Strana) which was originally a settlement at the foot of the castle is today an area of splendid baroque palaces, gardens and churches. The stone Charles Bridge founded in middle of the 14th century by Charles IV. connects the Lesser Town with the Old Town (Stare Mesto). Adjoining Josefov quarter hides the most remarkable Jewish monuments in Europe such as the Old Cemetery and the Old New Synagogue. Prague is the site of the oldest University in Middle Europe. Charles University was founded in 1348 by Charles IV and its oldest building - Carolinum is still used for ceremonial events. There are many other sights worth seeing as well as a lot of small pubs, restaurants and clubs where you can enjoy the special atmosphere of Prague.

Prague can be reached easily by plane, train or car from all major European cities. The Praha Ruzyne Airport is situated 12 km from city center. All railway stations are connected to the Metro (Underground).

For more information you can see for instance www.mapy.cz or www.prague.cz.


Four types of transport can be used in Prague: Metro (Underground), trams, buses and taxi.

Metro - The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters A, B C and differentiated in colour.
Metro operates daily from 5:00 to 24:00. The time interval between trains is approximately 2-3 minutes during the workday rush hours and about 10 minutes during the off-peak hours.

Trams - The usual daytime operation of trams is from 4:30 to 24:00. The time interval between trams is approximately 5-10 minutes during the workday rush hours and 15-20 minutes during the off-peak hours. Night time operation is from 24:00 to 4:30. Tram schedules are located at individual stops.

Buses - The daytime and night time operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Bus schedules are located at individual stops.

Travelling by city transport is only possible with a valid ticket. Passengers have to obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the Metro system. Tickets for trams, buses and Metro are uniform and can be bought at all Metro stations, selected newsstands, travel agencies, etc. Single tickets can also be bought from the slot machines located at each Metro station. One transfer ticket costs 20 CZK and is valid for 75 minutes after marking. A cheaper ticket costs 14 CZK and is valid either for 30 minutes/5 stops in Metro (it is possible to change all lines) or for 20 minutes in trams and buses only for one line.

Taxi Each taxi has to be equipped with permanently installed yellow roof lamp with the TAXI sign. The registration number, company name and the price list must be displayed on both front doors of the cab. These prices must correspond with the prices set on the taximeter in the cab. Usual prices are between 20 and 25 CZK for 1 km and an entrance tax between 25 and 35 CZK is charged.
Customers are recommended to order a taxi with non-stop dispatching offices. After the journey is completed, the customer has the right to ask the driver for a receipt for the payment. The receipt has to be issued by the taximeter printer (except of special Airport taxi where the price fixed). Selected non-stop taxi dispatching offices:
AAA RadioTaxi - phone 14014 or 222 333 222
CityTaxi - phone 257 257 257
HaloTaxi - phone 244 114 411


Prague is situated in Central Europe that has a mild and continental climate. The weather is very nice in September. The average daytime temperatures are usually above 20°C.


The official currency is the Czech Crown (CZK).
An approximate exchange rate is USD 1 = 25 CZK, EUR 1 = 30 CZK (June 2005).


All participants entering the Czech Republic must have a valid passport. No visa is required from the citizens of all European countries. Other participants are advised to consult the nearest consular office of the Czech Republic.

All correspondence will be arranged via web and E-mail. The Announcements and other news on the Symposium will be given at the web-site http://material.karlov.mff.cuni.cz/events/ispma10/