About the Conference

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 11th edition of the European Conference on Residual Stresses - ECRS11 which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, June 3-7, 2024.

ECRS is a well-established conference series that focuses on residual stresses in 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. Previous editions have been successfully held in Karlsruhe (1983), Darmstadt (1990), Frankfurt/Main (1992), Cluny (1996), Delft (1999), Coimbra (2002), Berlin (2006), Riva del Garda (2010), Troyes (2014) and Leuven (2018).

This gathering brings together scientists, students, and engineers with a shared interest in Residual Stresses, a phenomenon that affects the physical properties of materials and surfaces across various scales. While its core focus lies in mechanical engineering and materials science, Residual Stresses also hold relevance in solid-state physics, life sciences, geology, and the chemical reactivity of solids. Managing residual stresses can unlock improved material and structural properties, such as enhanced fatigue life and geometrical stability. The analysis of residual stresses, being a highly sensitive parameter influenced by micro/nano-structure, provides valuable insights into the history of materials and structures. This conference offers an interactive platform for experts from diverse disciplines including mechanics, physics, optics, chemistry of solids, manufacturing, diffraction, and engineering. Attendees can exchange their perspectives and share recent advancements through experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches.

Main Topics


Diffraction Methods

Mechanical Relaxation Methods

Electron Microscopy Methods

Acoustic Methods

Electromagnetic Methods (incl. Barkhausen effect)

Synchrotron and Neutron Approaches

Instrumentation and devices

Modelling of Residual Stresses

Stresses in Microelectronics

Stresses in Additive Manufacturing

Microstructures, Composites and Nanomaterial

Thin Films and Coatings

Welding, Fatigue and Fracture

Cold Working and Machining

Heat Treatments and Phase Transformations



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 using Conftool registration system that has already been used for ECRS-10


Sponsorship invitation

Different possibilities are offerred for companies - exhibition, commercial lectures, sponsoring. Possibility of gold and silver sponsors. Specification in preparation.

Radek Kuzel, conference chair