International Scientific Committee for Shot Peening Announces Conference Call for Papers

The Eleventh International Conference on Shot Peening (ICSP-11) will be held September 12-15, 2011 in South Bend, IN. ICSP-11 is a triennial conference and exhibition of the International Scientific Committee for Shot Peening.

The ICSP-11 organizing committee is seeking papers that further the understanding and knowledge of shot peening. Related mechanical surface treatments, such as deep rolling, laser peening, ultrasonic peening, combined processes, and other cold work processes inducing compressive surface residual stresses, are within the scope of the conference, especially when compared to shot peening.

Shot peening and related mechanical surface treatments have proved to be powerful instruments in enhancing the resistance of components to various kinds of stress-induced damage, largely with respect to fatigue and corrosion damage. The service lives of a wide variety of structural components, irrespective of shape and dimensions, can be improved dramatically by shot peening. The commercial benefits of applying mechanical surface treatments are increasingly recognized, particularly in the automotive and aerospace industries.

ICSP-11 will be an important international meeting for discussing the science, technology and applications of mechanical surface treatments. It will offer a unique forum, enabling scientists and engineers to deepen and update their knowledge of all aspects of mechanical surface treatments. The conference will cover a range of surface treatment topics based on technological aspects, process procedures, changes in the surface state, process simulation, service properties and fields of application.

The study of shot peening's benefits and uses are crucial as the need grows for stronger and lighter metal components in transportation, medical and many other applications.

Important Call for Paper dates:
Abstracts Due
June 1, 2010

Notification to Authors
August 1, 2010

Manuscript Drafts Due
January 1, 2011

Final Manuscripts Due
June 1, 2011

For more information:

Jack Champaigne
Electronics Inc. (host of ICSP-11)
56790 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 USA
(574) 256-5001