21st International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials was held on 23th - 25th May 2012 in Brno. Of the 437 registered participants attended 359 persons from the 25 countries: 237 participants from the Czech Republic, 39 from Poland, 29 from Slovakia, 15 from Romania, 10 from Russian Federation, as well as the USA, Brazil, Korea and Vietnam. Participants presented 187 lectures and 132 posters and symposia were divided according to the number of papers and posters as follows:
Number of papers:
|Plenary session||3 papers|
|Commercial presentation||3 paper|
|Symposium A||26 papers||10 posters|
|Symposium B||24 papers||13 posters|
|Symposium C||32 papers||37 posters|
|Symposium D||28 papers||18 posters|
|Symposium E||47 papers||38 posters|
|Symposium F||30 papers||16 posters|
Presentation of companies:
ŽĎAS a.s., Carl Zeiss Ltd., COMTES FHT a.s., Institute of Scientific Instruments of the ASCR, v.v.i., Linde Gas a.s. RMTVC, TSI System Ltd., The Czech Society for New Materials and Technologies, ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s. MIKRO, Ltd., EVRAZ VÍTKOVICE STEEL, a.s., MSV - Trade Fairs, a.s., Stainless 2013, Material & Metallurgical Research Ltd.
On Thursday afternoon was held accompanying program: Anthropos, Brno Observatory, casemates Spilberk a ship cruise on the Brno dam with a visit to the castle Veveří, were abundantly visited thanks to the nice weather. The participants of this cultural program were greatly appreciated.
Moving Beer party on the first day of the conference to the Restaurant Moravska Chalupa proved to be an excellent idea. It can be said that any Beer party from the previous year's conference Metal was such a large number of participants took place. The Social evening on the second evening at the Hotel Voronez, believe also in the opinion of the participants, also was excellent.
Supplementing the excellent technical support in the conference halls of symposia, food services, accommodation in the hotel or nearby, determines the location for year 2013 as the best.
In the poster session was more than 130 posters were also numerically represented in proportion to the number of papers at various symposia. Impressed by the high participation of posters from Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and other countries. Conference organizer TANGER Ltd. based on the evaluation of chairmen of symposia announced five honorable mentions and another 3 prizes including practical gifts. Poster session of the conference also considers very successful.
Poster session - competition
1st place - Klimová Alena, IMMM SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia, EU
2nd place - Klus Petr - VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
3rd place - Kekule Tomáš - Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, EU
Pohludka Martin - VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
Konečná Kateřina - VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, EU
Schubert Jan - Research and Testing Institute, Pilsen, Czech Republic, EU
Vasilache Violeta - Stefan cel Mare University, Suceava, Romania, EU
Průša Filip - ICT in Prague, Czech Republic, EU