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8th European Continuous Casting Conference
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    Danieli ranks among the three largest suppliers of plants and equipment to the metals industry, worldwide.

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    The 8th European Continuous Casting Conference focusses on new developments in the casting of steel and will continue the tradition of a successful series of events which took place in Florence (1991), Duesseldorf (1994 and 2011), Madrid (1998), Birmingham (2002), Nice (2005) and Riccione (2008).

    The ECCC is a unique forum for the European continuous casting community to exchange views on the status and future development of the continuous casting process.

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    Convention Center Graz

    Linking tradition with innovation, Grazer Congress offers a unique backdrop for any event. The central location and versatile conference facilities, ranging from state-of-the art technology to excellent catering services make Grazer Congress one of Austria’s leading event centre.

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    Kaiser-Josef-Markt

    Graz people want to know for certain what they eat. And Styrian farmers set great store by good quality. The two things go together well – for instance, at the farmers’ market in Kaiser-Josef-Platz in Graz.

    Before six in the morning, farmers from different Styrian regions take their home-made produce to town and offer fruit and vegetable, seedlings and flowers, pumpkin-seed oil and bread, and and and… to the discerning “townies”. A spectacle, a sensory experience of a very special kind.

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    Kunsthaus Graz

    Something extra-terrestrial in the World Heritage site of Graz? Like a huge bluish bubble the landmark of new Graz is hovering above the right bank of the river Mur. Since October 2003, Kunsthaus – affectionately called “a friendly alien” by its creators, Peter Cook and Colin Fournier –
    has attracted people with spectacular architecture and changing exhibitions of contemporary art.

    Moreover, Kunsthaus is a symbol of the harmonious co-existence of old and new in Graz.

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    Graz Universities

    Studying in Graz means to be enrolled at one of the 4 universities, as c. 37,000 others are. Studying in Graz probably means attaching importance to tradition. After all, Karl Franzens University was founded as early as 1585.

    Studying in Graz often means to experience an atmosphere of open-mindedness. Which, for instance, is responsible for the fact that Erzherzog Johann University has produced internationally renowned architects.

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    Murinsel

    What was meant to be a temporary project of the Cultural Capital of Europe, Graz 2003, has turned into an attraction – the island in the river Mur. The New York artist Vito Acconci designed a steel grid structure in the shape of a half-opened shell.

    The open part – an amphitheatre for performances but also a resting place for sun-seekers. The covered part – a very trendy café. The island also functions as a bridge between the two banks of the river Mur.

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    Clock Tower

    Although the clockworks in the tower have struck the hours accurately since 1712. Standing at the romantic landmark of Graz you could be forgetting time. The fortified medieval tower got its present shape around 1560. And its characteristic wooden gallery as a fire station. Three bells are ringing from the Clock Tower. Three coats of arms decorate the walls.

    A tower on this spot of the hill was first mentioned in the 13th century. When the fortress was reconstructed in the middle of the 16th century, the tower was given its present shape. The hands on the huge clockfaces often confuse people. Is the clock out of order? No. The fact that originally there were only long hands for the hours which could be seen from the distance, and that those for the minutes were added only later caused the “swapping” of the hands.

8th European Continuous Casting Conference
23 - 26 JUNE 2014 Congress Graz, Austria

The ECCC is a unique forum for the european continuous casting community to exchange views on the status and future development of the continuous castingprocess.

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Scope

The 8th European Continuous Casting Conference focusses on new developments in the casting of steel and will continue the tradition of a successful series of events which took place in Florence (1991), Duesseldorf (1994 and 2011), Madrid (1998), Birmingham (2002), Nice (2005) and Riccione (2008).

The ECCC is a unique forum for the European continuous casting community to exchange views on the status and future development of the continuous casting process.

The conference program is abreast of the latest developments in control and automation, advanced continuous casting technologies and the continuing improvement of product quality.

Steel metallurgical issues will be addressed as their physical and numerical simulation. The exchange of experience in operational practise, maintenance and first results from recently commissioned plants will complement the program. The conference aims to stimulate the communication among delegates with industrial and academic background and among participants in many conferences and new members of the continuous casting community.

Topics

  • Advanced technologies for the casting of slabs, blooms and billets
  • Modernization and new implementations
  • Operational practise and maintenance
  • Measurement, automation and process control
  • Safety and environmental aspects
  • Ladle metallurgical innovations and steel cleannes
  • 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, benchmark experiments)
  • Thin slab casting and direct rolling
  • New developments in casting technologies
  • Casting of stainless steels and special steel grades
  • Postprocessing of semi-finished products (Scarfing, machining and heat treatment)

Conference language

The conference language for presentations and submitted manuscripts is English

Deadlines

Abstract Submission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15th September 2013
(The abstract has to include the Title, Authors, Institution/Company and about 300 words)
Download Abstract Submission Form

Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 2013

Full Paper Submission (extended deadline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31th March 2014

 

CONGRESS ORGANISATION

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