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The forty-sixth CALPHAD International Conference will be held in Saint-Malo, France from June 11 to June 16, 2017. Saint-Malo, the “Corsair city”, is a beautiful city on the Emerald Coast in the French Britany, renowned for its rich cultural heritage, the beauty of its seascapes and its turbulent maritime history. The conference venue is the “Palais du Grand Large”, 1 quai Duguay Trouin, Saint-Malo. Registration, scientific sessions, poster sessions, coffee breaks and meals (lunch and dinner) will take place in this area.

According to our tradition, there will be no parallel sessions. The program includes extended poster presentations, software demonstrations, time for spontaneous discussions… and social activities.

Special features for this edition:

  • The registration fees (yet to be fixed) include all meals. The hotel is not included and has to be booked separately. Rooms have already been reserved for us by the Conference Center and will be available to the participants via a dedicated reservation platform (free of charge).
  • The auditorium cannot accommodate more than 200 people. Given the attendance at the previous Calphad meetings, this should be sufficient. However, please consider that in case of a higher affluence, we will have to limit the number of scientific participants.
  • We plan to reactivate the Young Calphadian Meeting that existed in several of the previous editions of the conference. An evening session will be reserved to the meeting of young calphadians with more experienced researchers.

The official language is English.


About Calphad

The International CALPHAD Conference was first held in 1973. Since then, it has provided to scientists and students with an interest in thermodynamics of materials an opportunity to meet, present and discuss their work in a friendly atmosphere. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ab-initio (first-principles) calculation
  • Thermodynamic Modeling
  • CALPHAD Assessments and Database Development
  • Modeling of Diffusion and Phase Transformations
  • Software Development
  • Experimental Phase Equilibria, Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Integrated Computational Materials Design/Engineering (ICMD/ICME)
  • CALPHAD Applications in Chemistry, Physics, Geology, …
  • CALPHAD Applications in industrial processes


Important deadlines

  • 31st January 2017: Deadline for student fellowship application
  • 31st January 2017: Deadline for abstracts
  • 28th February 2017: Deadline for early registration


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