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Abstract Deadline Extended:
> November 15, 2012

Abstract Acceptance Notifications:
> Extended to January 18, 2013

Poster Abstracts Deadline:
> January 25, 2013

Manuscripts Due:
> March 8, 2013

Housing Reservation Deadline:
> June 14, 2013

2nd World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering
July 7-11, 2013 • Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek • Salt Lake City, Utah

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Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) has received international attention due to its great potential to shorten product and process development time, while lowering cost and improving outcome. Building on the great success of the 1st World Congress on Integrated Computational Materials Engineering in 2011, TMS is launching this conference (ICME 2013) to convene ICME stakeholders – including researchers, educators, and engineers – to examine topics relevant to the global advancement of ICME as an engineering discipline.

This conference will provide a forum for presentations and discussions of ICME-related issues, including:

  • Foundational engineering problems addressed by an ICME approach
  • Individual computational components of an ICME program
  • Challenges in integrating models to achieve ICME
  • Experimental programs and techniques that support ICME efforts
  • Data management issues, including vetting, sharing, and housing materials data
  • Digital infrastructure required for information sharing and model integration
  • ICME in engineering education at the undergraduate and graduate levels
The goal of ICME 2013 is to assemble the community of ICME contributors to capture the current state-of-the-art, identify current gaps in ICME efforts, and to set the stage for the future growth and application of ICME worldwide.


  • Mei Li, Ford Motor Company
  • Katsuyo Thornton, University of Michigan
  • Elizabeth Holm, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carrie Campbell, NIST
  • Peter Gumbsch, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials


The final report of a TMS-led study on ICME Implementation in the Automotive, Aerospace, and Maritime Industries will be released at ICME 2013. The report is the result of a 14-month study to identify, prioritize, and recommend key steps for rapid implementation of integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) in the automotive, aerospace/aircraft, and maritime industries. The ICME discipline uses predictive computational tools combined with critical experiments to accelerate and significantly reduce costs associated with the design and manufacturing of new materials systems. TMS has coordinated the project on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation. This effort also strongly supports the U.S. Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) goals to accelerate the discovery and deployment of new products.

To conduct the study, TMS recruited a cross-section of more than 45 scientists, engineers, and technical experts representing industry, government, and academia to serve on a total of five ICME implementation study teams. Three of these teams focused on specific industrial sectors–aerospace, automotive, and maritime–while a fourth team studied the "cross-cutting" issues across these sectors. The fifth team independently reviewed and edited the final report. The work of these groups provided frameworks and pathways needed to implement ICME more rapidly and on a much broader scale within the industry sectors, while also generating ideas and offering guidance that can aid integrated product development teams, ICME practitioners, and research and engineering groups seeking to implement ICME in these industries. The ultimate intent is that the final report will, in essence, serve as a "field manual" toward such ICME implementation.

Copies of the report will be distributed to all ICME 2013 attendees.


For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:

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