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The workshop is entirely devoted to biodegradable metals, i.e. all works, studies, researches, specific to developing metals showing properties for a temporary time., in any applications related to human health, from medical devices to implants, biomaterials, and health-related products. Bone and blood-contact applications, or applications in other anatomical sites, with any kind of physiological function requirements are welcome. We particularly suggest attendees to provide future vision of the research undergoing in their laboratory. 

Considering the large efforts in the last decade dedicated to experimental in vitro modeling, we are dedicating part of this workshop to computational modeling. Indeed, computational modeling is on the rise in the field of materials design and testing, as predictive models can enable in silico testing. Thus, the cost and time of experimental work can be reduced. This is of particular importance in the field of biomaterials, as animal experiments may be reduced in accordance with the 3R principles. However, computational modeling, and specifically machine learning models are often perceived as a black box by non-experts. This slows down the adoption of numerical methods by the broader research community. 

At the same time, modeling experts require comprehensive experimental data for the calibration and validation of their models. With this workshop we want to inform researchers that focus primarily on experimental work with respect to the possibilities to complement, expand and potentially accelerate their work using computational modelling. Moreover, we want to bring together researchers from both modelling and experiments in the Biometals community to foster an exchange of knowledge, as well as data. 


The following constitute some example of targeted topics, but the symposium is not limited to: 

  • Metals, from design to testing, including new methods for designing new alloys, tools and strategies for predicting performances, numerical modeling, surface treatments of any kind, fabrication processes of any kind, process-property relationships; 
  • Corrosion, electrochemical methods and processes for testing, assessing, coatings degradable metals with inhibiting, accelerating or pro-active coatings, new electrochemical processes, new tools for electrochemical analysis; 
  • In-vitro studies, for assessing/investing/studying degradation at short/medium and long term, degradation tests in any kind of pseudo-physiological solutions, degradation tests in 2D, 3D and 4D in-vitro cellular models; 
  • In-vivo studies, results from implantation in any animal model of biomaterials, implants, and devices with limited expectations in term of stability, functionality, and lifetime expectancy. Toxicity, osteosynthesis, hemocompatibility, or any other physiological properties are welcome; 
  • Computational works in terms of applications on the design of the material microstructure, the biodegradation of metals either in vitro or in vivo, and the cell and tissue response to the former. The computational methods applied may be broad, including for example analytical models, finite difference/volume/element models, cellular automata or agent-based models, as well as machine learning models. 

Keynote speakers

Pil-Ryung Cha, Kookmin University (Korea) 
"Computational design of Mg alloys" 

Other keynote talks will be announced in due course.

Manuscript Preparation

For the abstract submission, please use the provided template below and strictly follow the instructions to prepare your abstracts. After submission, all abstracts will be reviewed by three independent reviewers. Corrections must be done promptly and absolutely before the deadline to have the abstracts online and downloadable before the workshop.

Before you begin the submission process, please prepare the following information:

  1. Presenting author's contact information:
    • Full given name and family name
    • Main affiliation details: institution, address, city, province/state, country, post/zip code
    • E-mail address
    • Phone number where you can easily be reached  
  2. Co-authors' information:
    • Full given name and family name
    • Main affiliation
    • E-mail address 
  3. A PDF copy of your abstract which you will be required to upload during the submission process.

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