PLASTICITY 2017, Casa Magna Marriott, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January 3-9, 2017


Your intent to attend and tentative title.......................NOW

Hotel Reservation(reservation link will be sent later)..........ASAP

Full-page Abstract(typed using similar instructions  as first page

of compact paper, see website.............................July 1, 2016

Early Pre-registration(see regist. form on website).....August 1, 2016

Typing Instructions.............................Already on the website

Optional Three page Compact Paper Due.................October 15, 2016

Required Payment of Registration Fee..................November 1, 2016

PLASTICITY, DAMAGE & FRACTURE 2017, will take place at Casa Magna Marriott,

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January 3-9, 2017. This Symposium series is the prime forum for plasticity research dissemination as usually 300-400 scientists from around the world participate in this conference, including many IJP authors and reviewers. The symposium will focus on multi-scale computational plasticity, plasticity of emerging materials (nano-crystalline solids, thin films, biomaterials, polymers etc.) and micro mechanics of plastic deformation and texture evolution, including materials science aspects, metal forming, and elastic-plastic damage mechanics. However, presentations in any area of plasticity will be welcomed, especially experimental and materials science studies related to plastic deformation. Thus topics of interest include but not limited to, plastic and visco-plastic behaviors of single crystals and polycrystalline metals, nano-crystalline metals, thin films, biomaterials, ceramics, ice, rocks and soils, composite materials and polymers, as well as plasticity aspects of damage, failure and fracture mechanics.  Symposium presentations must be original unpublished research related to experimental, numerical or theoretical analyses of the inelastic behavior of solids subjected to quasi-static, dynamic or cyclic thermo-mechanical loading.

An optional three-page summary/compact paper will be printed in anelectronic Proceedings and available at the symposium for quickdissemination of your research. The optional full-length papers arepublished in the International Journal of Plasticity after the standardpeer review process and acceptance, for archival reference. The journalhas the highest impact factor among all solid mechanics and materialscience journals for past several years. Please see the journal details at: 

The full-length papers should be submitted for publication consideration anytime from six months before to six months after the symposium. We expect this symposium to be as outstanding, both technically and socially, as its predecessors, including the one in Whistler (July 2000), Aruba (Jan. 2002), Quebec City (July 2003), Kauai (January 2005), Halifax (July 2006) Alyeska Resort south of Anchorage (June 2007), Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort (January, 2008), St. Thomas Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort (January 2009), St. Kitts Marriott Resort (January 2010), Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa (January 2011), Rio Mar Beach Resort in San Juan (January 2012), Nassau Sheraton (January 2013), Grand Lucayan Resort at Freeport (January 2014), Rose Hall Hilton in Montego Bay, Jamaica (January 2015) and Sheraton Kona, Hawaii (January 2016).


PLASTICITY, DAMAGE & FRACTURE 2017 Casa Magna Marriott, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January 3-9, 2017. This is an oceanfront property with its private beach. There are numerous direct and connecting flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from major US, Canadian, and European cities.

Participants from Asia may connect via Los Angeles, San Francisco, NewYork, Miami, Dallas, London, Frankfurt, Paris and Washington,to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The temparature is expected to be 80-85 F.

We have negotiated a very special rate of 139, 159 and 169 US$ pernight plus no taxes(VAT/taxes are waived for non-Mexicans attending the conf. as long as you provide your passport and immigration stamp to be copied upon check-in and pay by a non-Mexican credit card), for resort view, ocean view and ocean front, respectively; we have alsonegotiated a 10% discount in all of their restaurants and a reduced pricefor breakfast. The regular rate for this resort is more than 200% of theconf. rate.


The presentations will include key-note invited lectures and invited presentations in each of four parallel sessions. The invited key-note lecture of 30 minutes duration is expected to give an overview of the subject with almost 15 minutes being devoted to the results of other researchers. Invited presentations will be allotted 15 minutes. All presentations, including invited lectures, must contain a significant amount of unpublished results. A session of two hours will normally include two lectures and four invited talks. Computer projectors will be available for your presentation.

More details will be on the website in about two weeks,

Please send a line indicating your interest as soon as possible,

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