19th International Conference on Internal Friction and Mechanical Spectroscopy

29.06-03.07.2020, Moscow, Russia
postponed to

28.06-02.07.2021, Moscow, Russia


Dear participants,

I wish I did not have to write this message but we have to deal with the COVID-19 emergency that is preventing many of us from travelling and participating in conferences.

At this stage, the local organizing committee feels it necessary to clarify some doubts that you may have:

  1. We assure everybody that the ICIFMS-19 will be organized in Moscow by NUST MISiS.
  2. We cannot exclude that the present dates of the meeting will have to be postponed to a later date this autumn (the conference fee payment would be accordingly postponed).
  3. We do NOT plan to change our schedule with the submission of the conference papers: they must be submitted from 1 June to 30 July. With this schedule, they will be published at the beginning of the year 2021 and we do hope that our conference will have taken place by this time. This procedure also assumes that the abstracts have to be submitted according to the existing schedule.

The Conference Secretary will inform and send a pdf copy by e-mail to the applicants when she receives the Official Invitation letter. Then the Conference participant can use this document to apply to the Russian Consulate for a visa.

Please note that at this time we are not postponing the conference. A final decision on this will be made in late April according to the situation with COVID-19.

We thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

Igor Golovin, Francesco Cordero, Valeria Palacheva