Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Feb. 10, 2020

Notification Date: Feb. 25, 2020


Registration Deadline: Mar.5, 2020


Camera Ready: March 10, 2020



Due to the severe impact of the epidemic, the organizing committee has called an emergency meeting and made the final decision: The onsite presentation will be replaced by the online presentation, which will allow all participants to connect and take part in the sessions from your own computer(s). The health and safety of our participants is our top priority. Thanks for your kind understanding!

MatDes 2020

Welcome from the conference Chairman

Prof. Alexander M. Korsunsky

Vice President, Trinity College, University of Oxford, UK
Editor in Chief, Materials & Design



With the success of MatDes 2019 in Oxford, we are proud to announce the 2020 2nd International Workshop on Materials and Design (MatDes 2020) will be held in Madrid, Spain on March 26-29, 2020 and it will be run alongside ICKEM 2020 (www.ickem.org).

Modern engineered materials play a central role in enabling technological designs that underpin, advance and revolutionise engineering practice. By cooperating with the Elsevier journal Materials & Design, MatDes seeks to present  applicable advances in the insight into structure and function, and provide useable and reproducible recipes for the synthesis, preparation, characterisation, modelling and exploitation of new metallic alloys, ceramics, polymers, coatings, composites and bio-materials systems.

Today's products and their constituent components and structures have to meet increasingly stringent requirements during operation. The economic and human costs of failure during service impose a great deal of responsibility on organisations and individuals who select and integrate materials in a final engineering design. A critical feature of successful product development is the judicious selection of the best materials based on informed awareness of the capabilities and opportunities afforded by all candidates, coupled with a design that takes full advantage of their properties. A further aim of MatDes is to promote a greater knowledge and understanding of the attributes and capabilities of all types of modern engineering materials in the context of engineering design.

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Submitted papers will be Peer-Reviewed (Double blind, and conducted by the technical program committee) and the accepted ones will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be submitted for indexing in Ei Compendex, Scopus, IET etc. major databases.

Journal Cooperation-Special Issue

Materials & Design (ISSN: 0264-1275)

CiteScore: 6.25
Impact Factor: 5.77
5-Year Impact Factor: 5.83
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.43
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.951

Indexing: SciSearch/Science Citation Index Expanded
SCISEARCH, Materials Science Citation Index, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing & Technology, INSPEC - Physics Abstracts
Metals Abstracts, Cast Metals Journal, Research Alert, Scopus, EI Compendex.

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Submission Method

All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published nor is currently under review for any other journal or conference.

Full Paper is requested for publication purpose. With presentation only purpose, please just submit an abstract.

The MatDes 2020 online submission system is opened at iConf conference system; Click the below link to start with:


For any questions about the submission, please feel free to contact matdes@young.ac.cn

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