General Information


January 11, 2021 Abstract submission site opens
February 21, 2021→ February 28 Deadline for abstract submission
March 16, 2021 Conference registration opens
May 1, 2021→ May 15May 26 Deadline for submission of final brief papers
June 1, 2021 Deadline for presenter registration
June 1, 2021→ June 21June 28 Deadline to submit presentation video files
June 25, 2021 Announcement of final program
July 5 – 9, 2021 VHCF8 online & on-demand

— Regarding the deadline for submission of final brief papers (May 20, 2021) —

According to the requests from those who need some more time to submit the final brief paper, the organizing committee has decided to re-extend the deadline.
Please note that the posting website will be closed on May 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM JST.

Call for Papers

We invite you to submit an abstract and a final brief paper. The final brief paper will be peer-reviewed by experts, including VHCF8's organizing committee, and available for download as conference proceedings.

Abstract Submission

Please visit the "ABSTRACTS & PAPERS" page to submit your 200-word abstract.

Submission of Final Brief Paper

Please prepare a final brief paper and submit it via the website.

The paper should be a limited number of pages in length and submitted in A4 format. Writing guidelines are provided in a template downloadable from the "ABSTRACTS & PAPERS" page.

All final brief papers will be reviewed and included in the conference proceedings, which will be downloadable via the website.

Submission of Presentation Video Files

Please prepare a presentation video and submit it via the website.

The guidelines for preparing the video files will be provided on May 24.

A Special Issue

After the conference, a special issue of VHCF8 will be published in Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures (FFEMS).

The authors who present their work at the conference are welcome to prepare a full paper. Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed through the regular FFEMS review process.

Detailed information about the special issue will be announced later.

Young Researcher Award

To encourage young scientists and engineers working in the field of very high cycle fatigue and its related areas, the Young Researcher Award is being launched during the conference.

The award will be given in recognition of outstanding research work performed by students or those who have completed a terminal degree within the last five six years. The candidate must make a presentation at the conference as the first author of a paper. The award winner will be chosen by committee members.

—Congratulations to Six Winners of the Young Researcher Award! (July 9, 2021) —

Carsten Wickmann
(University of Rostock, Germany)
"Very high cycle fatigue behaviour of different steels in artificial seawater"

Shawn L. KISER
(Laboratoire PIMM, Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology, CNRS, CNAM, HESAM Universite, France)
"Harmonic balance framework for ultrasonic fatigue vibration"

Andrea Tridello, Ph. D
(Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
"VHCF responce of AlSi10Mg specimens produced through SLM and related size-effect"

Luciana Maria Bortoluci Ormastroni
(ENSMA/Institut Pprime, France)
"VHCF crack initiation at high temperatures of Ni-based single crystalline superalloys coated with a slurry aluminide"

Shotaro Shimomura
(Fukuoka University, Japan)
"Hydrogen effect on fatigue crack growth behaviors of low alloy Cr-Mo steel under continuous hydrogen charging"

Gaoge Xue
(Hokkaido University, Japan)
"Initiation and propagation process of small fatigue crack in beta titanium alloy via multiscale synchrotron radiation computed tomography"


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