27 mars 2022 -
30 mars 2022 / Nancy


ICRS 11 – The 11th International Conference on Residual Stresses


The 11th International Conference on Residual Stresses is intended as a continuation of the successful series initiated in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany, 1986) and continued in Nancy (France, 1988), Tokushima (Japan, 1991), Baltimore (USA, 1994), Linkoping (Sweden, 1997), Oxford (UK, 2000), Xi’an (China, 2004), Denver (USA, 2008), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany, 2012) and Sydney (Australia, 2016).

ICRS11 should have taken place in 2020, but due to the COVID pandemic the International Scientific Board of ICRS conferences decided to postpone it to 2022.  

The conference provides a key forum for scientists, students, and engineers interested in the prediction, evaluation, control, and application of residual stresses.

Equal emphasis is given to the measurement, modelling, and utilization of residual stress/strain data.

Both the scientific and engineering aspects of these topics, such as the influence of residual stress fields on distortion, material response to loading, damage initiation and propagation, component performance, life and failure, will be addressed.

Special attention is paid to method development and burning issues of great current interest, as, for example, stresses in nanosized systems, stress analysis using synchrotron radiation, multiscale approaches…

Organized by

supported by


Centre de Congrès Prouvé – Grand Nancy
1 place de la République, Nancy




  • Abstract submission deadline: 15/10/2021
  • Acceptance notification: 15/11/2021
  • Deadline for registration at reduced fee: 15/12/2021
  • Full paper submission deadline: 15/01/2022
  • Conference: 27-30/03/2022

scientific programme

The main topics will be :

  • Measurement methods: diffraction methods, line profile analysis, magnetic methods, acoustic methods, photomechanical methods, mechanical and micromechanical methods…
  • Modelling methods: at different scales (nano, micro, macroscales), multiscale modelling…
  • Residual  stress management and control: design, engineering, product life cycle management, stress monitoring, standards, quality control, metrological aspects
  • Residual stresses in manufacturing processes: heat treatments, surface treatments (mechanical, thermochemical…), casting, additive technologies, machining, cutting, coating technologies, welding and other assembling methods…
  • Residual stresses in advanced materials: polymer based composites, Metal and/or ceramic composites, glass and amorphous materials, Functionally Graded Materials, nanocrystallised/nanostructured materials, thin films, coatings, multilayers…
  • Residual stresses, Internal stresses and microstructures: phase transformations, phase stresses, intergranular/intragranular stresses, dislocations…
  • Residual stresses in devices, components and structures: distortion engineering, stress relaxation methods, MEMS, electronic devices, residual stresses in geological materials and structures, residual stresses in biological systems…
  • Consequences of residual stresses: fatigue, crack propagation, damage, chemical reactivity, stress corrosion, physical properties of solids…

social events

A welcome reception (cheese party) is organized at  Prouvé Congress Centre on Sunday evening 27 March

A reception at Nancy City Hall on the famous Place Stanislas (UNESCO World Heritage Site) will be organized too.

The gala dinner on Tuesday evening will be located in an emblematic venue of Nancy.


International Scientific Board

S. Denis (France)
L. Edwards (Australia)
C. Genzel (Federal Republic Germany)
T. Niendorf (Federal Republic Germany)
C. Noyan (United States of America)
A. Payzant (United States of America))
R. Lin Peng (Sweden)
M.R Prime (United States of America)
P. Scardi (Italy)
O. Thomas (France)
X-L Wang (China)
P. Withers (United Kingdom)
K. Xu (China)

Local Organizing Committee

S. Denis, Chairwoman (IJL)
G. Geandier, Co-chairman (IJL)
L. Barrallier (ENSAM)
S. Berveiller (ENSAM)
P. Boulet (IJL)
B. Chenal (SF2M)
M. François (UTT)
F. Lefebvre (CETIM)
J.J. Maillard (RNM)
D. Quantin (SF2M)

guide for authors

Abstract Submission  

The abstract content needs to give the background, methods, results, conclusions, references.

The abstract should not be longer than 1 page, including references and following the template to download. The file Template-Abstract-ICRS11.docx will be saved in your Downloads folder.

Contribution can be presented as oral or poster, on basis of author’s request and evaluation by the scientific committee.

The abstracts will be collected in a booklet available at the conference. Only pdf files will be accepted by the submission platform in order to facilitate the production of the booklet

Deadline for submission of abstract is 15 October 2021.

Please note:

Registration is required when presenting.

The language of presentation will be English.

We kindly remind you to add the full name and affiliations as well as email address of the presenting author to facilitate communication.

Abstract submission is only online.


The maximum length of a contributed paper is 8 pages. A template will be available on due time

Deadline for submission of full paper is 15 January 2022.

Delegates will have access to full papers a few days before the conference.

Selected papers will be published after the conference in a special issue of an international journal.


The online registration platform will open soon.

An early bird discount applies to registrations made on or before 15 December 2021.

Registration fees include:

For all delegates

  • Welcome reception (Sunday)
  • Reception at City Hall (Monday)
  • Attendance at all sessions (Monday to Wednesday)
  • Coffee breaks (Monday to Wednesday, morning and afternoon)
  • 3 lunches: Monday to Wednesday
  • Gala dinner (Tuesday)
  • Booklet of abstracts
  • Conference full papers

For accompanying Persons

  • Welcome reception (Sunday)
  • Reception at City Hall (Monday)
  • Gala dinner (Tuesday)
  • Nancy City Pass

Registration fees

 Early registration
up to 15 December 2021
Late registration
after 15 December 2021
Regular550 € 700 €
SF2M, RNM or FEMS member* 500 €650 €
Student on presentation
of a valid student card
300 €350 €
Accompanying person90 €90 €
Net prices, the organizer is not VAT-registered (article 293B of the French General Tax Code).

* Member of SF2M or member of an institution affiliated with the French RNM or member of a metallurgical society affiliated with FEMS; in the latter case, log you on the FEMS website as a member of a national society to get the advantage code.


Space for exhibition booths is available. It is located in the same hall as for coffee breaks and conference posters sessions.

On the basis of a 6 m2 module, we will provide you electric power supply (1kW, 220 V AC), table ,two chairs. Module reservation includes: participation to lunches and pause. Module reservation does not include: registration for the conference nor participation to gala dinner

Download the form for booking of a booth.

Please contact the organizer for more detail.

Access to Nancy

By train:

Nancy is at 95 minutes from Paris by TGV (bullet train) with 2 stations:
– Nancy downtown, 8 links per day from Gare de l’Est Paris downtown
– Lorraine TGV (35 km from downtown Nancy, bus shuttle available), 5 links per day from Roissy Airport.

By plane:

The airport of «Lorraine Aeroport» is 40 km from downtown Nancy (bus shuttle available) and has national connections with Lyon (hub for connexion with European destinations), Marseille and Toulouse.

From Paris Roissy Airport 5 links per day to Lorraine TGV station (35 km from downtown Nancy, bus shuttle available).

By the road:

From Paris, Highway A4 (direction Reims, Strasbourg) then Highway A31 (direction Metz, Nancy), 380 km.

Chargement de la carte…


A partnership with the Métropole du Grand Nancy allows us to offer you reservations at preferential rates. More details will be given later on.

General information on accomodation in Nancy area.

The Prouvé Congress Centre

The Prouvé Congress Centre is first and foremost the successful conversion of an emblematic building in the station district: the former postal sorting centre, designed in the 1970s by architects Jacques André and Claude Prouvé. Located 90 min. from Paris, it is a strong element of the attractiveness of the Greater Nancy Metropolis. The Université de Lorraine, the Regional University Hospital Center, the prestigious research laboratories, the 3 competitiveness clusters make Nancy a dynamic and attractive destination to host the congresses of the sectors of excellence that have characterized this territory for many years.

In addition, located 1 min. walk from the TGV station, the Prouvé Congress Center allows pedestrian access in less than 10 minutes to nearly 1500 hotel rooms and tourist attractions. This latest-generation facility is equipped with an exhibition hall of 600 m2 and a hall of 2,400 m2 modular in a room with 2,400 seats, 2 auditoriums (850 and 300 seats), 13 meeting rooms with simultaneous translation booths, a panoramic reception area for up to 1,200 seats and a public parking in the basement with 455 spaces, it is thus the ideal setting for the organization and hosting of all types of events. With its new Live studio, it also allows the organization of digital or hybrid events.

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