Continuing the successful series of LCF conferences established in 1979, the Ninth International Conference on Low Cycle Fatigue (LCF9) will now be held in Berlin, Germany, from 21-23 June 2022. With this further postponement, we hope to assure a safe on-site event, enabling fruitful personal discussion as well as various networking opportunities. The permanent and even growing interest of the scientific community in low-cycle fatigue, including thermomechanical fatigue addresses on the one hand a broad range of applications, e.g. in energy technology, ransportation, civil engineering, and several other topics. On the other hand, many scientific questions on fundamental deformation and damage mechanisms, influence of multiaxial stresses / strains, creep-fatigue and TMF/HCF interaction as well as crack initiation and growth are investigated with increasing experimental efforts.

As a bridge between fundamental research and application in component and structural design, simulation approaches for cyclic plasticity, crack initiation and growth have made impressive and still continuing progress in the recent decades: FEM-based deformation and life assessment models at different scales, from the microstructure to macroscopic structures, are state-of-the art and under further successful development, especially for reliable design of components undergoing complex thermomechanical loadings. Current research activities show that LCF research keeps being a hot topic in material research and in structural integrity considerations as well.

This development is augmented by the current megatrend in digitalization imposing new challenges in data acquisition and storage in appropriate database structures as well as in data processing and usage of cloud computing approaches in fatigue research which is a-priori associated with handling big data volumes in experiment and simulation. The increase in 2D-3D full-field measurements by image-volume correlation associated to high-fidelity FEM simulations are a major challenge in this context.

The objective of LCF9 is to provide a worldwide platform for scientific communication and discussion as well as a point of origin for collaboration of scientists and engineers interested in fundamental aspects and practical application as well as novel challenges in the context of digitalization.

The conference comprises plenary lectures given by outstanding international scientists and contributed oral presentations.

We’re looking forward meeting you in Berlin in an, after the “hot phase” of the COVID-19, relaxed atmosphere with many opportunities for personal scientific discussion.


Prof. Tilmann Beck
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Prof. Eric Charkaluk
École Polytechnique Palaiseau



31 August 2021
extended to 30 September 2021

• deadline for submission of new abstracts, acknowledgement / update of existing abstracts

October 2021
postponed to December 2021

• notification of authors about acceptance of contributions

15 March 2022
• start of Early Bird registration

15 April 2022
• end of Early Bird registration

1 May 2022
• deadline for submission of full papers (6 pages) and registration including payment (conditional for publication of paper)
• final programme

1 June 2022
• submission of power point presentations

21 to 23 June 2022
• LCF9, Berlin, Germany

Organized by

Conference Agency

Sylvia Neumann
Zellescher Weg 3
01067 Dresden

  0351 320 173 20
  0351 320 173 33

Technical support

EventClass GmbH | it - solutions for the event management / it - lösungen für das veranstaltungsmanagement
EventClass GmbH
it - solutions for the event management