International Conference
on the Technology of Plasticity
Congress Center | Mandelieu - La Napoule | Bay of Cannes | France
SEPTEMBER 24-29, 2023

Scope & Topics

The International Conference on the Technology of Plasticity was founded in 1984 with the objective of gathering both scientific experts and industrial engineers around metal forming challenges and innovations. This major international event, considered as the ‘Olympic games of metal forming’, is organized every 3 years around the world.


The 14th ICTP, the first to be held in France, builds on a long tradition of excellence: Tokyo, Japan (1984); Stuttgart, Germany (1987); Kyoto, Japan (1990); Beijing, China (1993); Columbus, Ohio, USA (1996); Erlangen, Germany; 1999); Yokoyama, Japan (2002); Verona, Italy (2005); Gyeongju, Korea (2008); Aachen, Germany (2011); Nagoya, Japan (2014); Cambridge, United Kingdom (2017); Columbus, Ohio, USA (2020+1).

ICTP is not only a conference where the latest scientific achievements are presented, it is also a place where a bridge is built between fundamental science and industrial applications. Gathering international scientists and engineers from across industry, academia, and government gives us the opportunity to share our latest results but also to think about the solutions this ICTP community can provide to answer major challenges related to industry, society and environment issues. Indeed, research and development in metal forming does not aim only at improving productivity and final component properties or reducing production costs. It is a major asset to answer the energy transition and sustainable development challenges that will shape our industry and our society in the next decades.

The conference covers all major areas of the technology and science of metal forming and its scope also encompasses other classes of materials.

We are very proud to host this conference in France for the first time, a country with a dynamic scientific and industrial community dedicated to the technology of plasticity. We are also very excited to prepare an event that will give us the opportunity to meet again after a long period of “virtual events”. Nothing better than the sunny French Riviera to enjoy this scientific event and to discover the beauty and charm of France.

Conference Organizers

Pierre-Olivier Bouchard            Katia Mocellin           Régis Bigot           Tudor Balan


The conference covers all major areas of the technology and science of metal forming, including:

  • Manufacturing processes & equipment
  • Materials behavior and characterization
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Microstructure design by forming
  • Surfaces & Interfaces
  • Control & Optimization

 Themes of particular interest have emerged in recent years and are expected to mark the 2023 edition:

  • Green / sustainable metal forming technologies
  • Digitalization, virtualization, AI in metal forming
  • Joining by forming, multi-material processing
  • Agile / flexible metal forming processes
  • Forming of non-metallic materials
  • Micro-forming and luxury applications

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Standard registration deadline
September 10, 2023

Late fee registration
From September 11, 2023 and on-site

ICTP 2023 Conference
September 24-29, 2023

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