ECCC 2020


10th European Conference on Continuous Casting


Bari * Italy 17/06/2020


The 10th European Continuous Casting Conference – ECCC 2020 – will be organised by AIM, the Italian Association for Metallurgy, in Bari (Italy) on 17-19 June 2020 with focus on the status and future developments in the casting of steel.

The ECCC is a unique forum for the European continuous casting community to exchange views on the status and the future development of the continuous casting process. The Conference program is abreast of the latest developments in control and automation, advanced continuous casting technologies, application of electromagnetic technologies and mechanical devices to improve the core microstructure, the lubrication issues for improving the surface qualities. Steel metallurgical issues will be addressed as well as their physical and numerical simulation. The exchange of experience in operational practice, maintenance and first results from the recently commissioned plants will integrate the program. The Conference aims at promoting the dialogue among the delegates with industrial and academic background and among the participants in former Conferences and new members of the continuous casting community.

Topics
• Trends of innovation in casting technologies

• New developments and advanced technologies for the casting of slabs, blooms and billets

• Ladle and tundish recent metallurgical solutions for steel cleanness
• Flow control, refractories and clogging
• Mold lubrication and heat transfer
• Product quality control: Surface quality and internal soundness
• Numerical simulation and modelling (solidification, metallurgy, fluid flow, validation)

• Safety and environmental aspects

• Continuous casting technologies and circular economy

• Operational practice and maintenance
• Measurement, automation and process control

• Post-processing of semi-finished products (Scarfing, machining and heat treatment)

• Modernization and new implementations

• Industry 4.0, machine learning and digitalisation


ECCC 2020 background

1991 Florence

1994 Düsseldorf

1998 Madrid

2002 Birmingham

2005 Nice

2008 Riccione

2011 Düsseldorf

2014 Graz

2017 Wien

 

Call for Papers - Abstract Submission

Prospective authors wishing to present papers are invited to submit a tentative title and an abstract of about 300 words (in English), specifying a maximum of two topics for each proposal, to the Organising Secretariat (aim@aimnet.it). The abstract should provide sufficient information for a fair assessment and include the title of the paper, the author’s names and contact details (address, telephone number and e-mail address). The name of the presenting author should be underlined. A poster session might be organized as well.

There are two ways to submit papers:

• fill in the form on the Conference website at:

http://www.aimnet.it/eccc2020 

• send the requested information by e-mail to: aim@aimnet.it.

Deadlines

Abstract Submission: 31 October 2019
Notification of Acceptance: 18 December 2019
Paper Submission: 28 February 2020

Language
The official Conference language will be English

 

Exhibition and Sponsoring
As an integral element of the event, a technical exhibition will be held during the event.
Companies have the opportunity to reinforce their participation and enhance their corporate identification by taking advantage of the benefits offered to them as sponsors of the event.
The detailed sponsorship packages will be available on the Conference website: www.aimnet.it/eccc2020

Companies interested in taking part in the Exhibition or sponsoring the event may contact the Organising Secretariat (e-mail: aim@aimnet.it / tel: +39 0276021132).



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