Following on from its six predecessors in Harbin (1990), Hainan (1997), Beijing (1999), Shanghai (2004), Zhengzhou (2007) and Guilin (2010), this conference will be held outside China for the first time. It provides an excellent international forum for those who wish to present their latest work on advances in the field of physical and numerical simulation methods and their applications in the processing of advanced materials.
Oulu will provide an excellent environment for a highly enjoyable stay during the conference with among other things 24 hours of daylight.
Centre for Advanced Steels Research at the University of Oulu in co-operation with the Finnish Metals and Engineering Competence Cluster (FIMECC Ltd.), Harbin Institute of Technology,
Henan Polytechnic University, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Huaqiao University, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining (HIT) and Tavicon Oy.
The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, Dynamic Systems Inc., Fuji Electronic Industrial Co. Ltd., Association of Finnish Steel and Metal Producers, Outokumpu Oyj,
Outotec Oyj, Ovako Imatra Oy Ab, Ruukki Metals Oy, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, The City of Oulu, and The University of Oulu.