About the Congress
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 10th edition of the European Conference on Residual Stresses - ECRS11 which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, May 20-24, 2024.
ECRS is a well-established conference series dealing with residual stresses in both structural and functional materials. From experimental methods via modelling techniques to industrial applications a broad gamut of residual stress-related topics is addressed. The series is well attended by scientists, PhD students and engineers from both academia and industry.
About the Organizers
The main organizer is the Czech and Slovak Crystallographic Association (CSCA, https://www.xray.cz). This association publishes its own crystallographic journal Materials Structure and organizes annual meetings (www.xray.cz). The CSCA has organized several international conferences in the past. It began a series of Size-Strain meetings in 1995, organized the European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM-18 in 1998, with 1200 participants), the European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC-IX in 2004, 330 participants), XTOP - the X-ray topography and high-resolution konference (2004 in Prague, 2016 in Brno, 150 participants), Aperiodic 2015 (Prague, 130 participants), the International Conference on Crystallization of Biological Macromolecules (ICCBM-16, 2016, 200 participants) and mainly the 25th General Assembly and Congress of the International Union of Crystallograhy (https://www.iucr25.org, about 500 real and 1200 virtual participants). During these meetings, we succeeded to put together an organizing team of enthusiastic colleagues and volunteers having now invaluable experience. We plan to collaboratewith PCO Auletris (http://www.auletris.com).
About Prague and Prague Congress Centre
We are inviting crystallographers from all over the world to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and one of the principal European cities with a long history. Its original medieval monuments are attractive for visitors from any part of the world and its modern infrastructure makes it easily accessible and friendly. The congress will take place in the modern and well-equipped Prague Congress Center that has already hosted several large congresses, the largest of which were NATO Summit in 2002 (8,000 participants), the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group (17,000 participants), and some international medical conferences. The center has five halls for 400 3,000 people and 8 rooms with capacity of about 100 people (http://www.praguecc.cz ).
The total number of meeting rooms is 50 and exhibition space covers 13000 m2. The conference center is located within a walking distance from the city center and offers a magnificent view of the
historical part of the city including the Prague Castle.
Praha has an accommodation capacity of about 100,000 visitors. There are almost 800 guest rooms in 4 or 5 star hotels in the immediate vicinity of the congress centre. Many other hotels and dormitories in all categories and prices from 20 to 200 EUR per day are easily accessible via public transport in less than 30 minutes. Our frequently running and comfortable Metro ensures very fast transport from any part of Praha.
About registration system
We are going to use Conftool registration system that has already been used for ECRS-10
To be specified
Radek Kuzel, conference chair