VAL4 Executive Chairs

Matthias Decker
AUDI AG, Ingolstadt
Rüdiger Heim
Fraunhofer LBF, Darmstadt
Cetin Morris Sonsino
VAL4 Honorary Chair
Fraunhofer LBF, Darmstadt

Conference Agency / Registration

Sylvia Neumann
Zellescher Weg 3
01067 Dresden
+49 351 320 173 20
+49 351 320 173 33

Congress Organizer / Technical Information

German Association for Materials Research and Testing e.V.
Gutshaus Schloßstraße 48
12165 Berlin
+49 30 811 3066
+49 30 811 9359


The conference organiser cannot be made responsible for any personal accident or loss or damage of private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants have to arrange for their own insurance cover if considered necessary.


An accompanying exhibition showcasing technology, products and services related to variable amplitude fatigue is planned. For details please contact DVM via val4[at]

Conference language

The conference language is English and will be required for abstracts, papers, posters and oral contributions.

Conference proceedings and further Publications

Proceedings will be available as searchable PDF archive for download using an individual access code which comes together with the conference check-in.

Outstanding contributions to VAL4 will be selected for the publication in an extended format in special issues of renowned international journals such as »International Journal of Fatigue«, »Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials« and »Structures and Engineering Fracture Mechanics«. Editorial boards will guide this process to ensure scientific impact and quality.


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  • October 2018
    Start of abstract submission

  • 28 February 2019
    postponed to 18 March 2019
    End of abstract submission

  • June 2019
    Notification of authors about acceptance of their papers

  • 15 September 2019
    Start of Early Bird registration

  • 15 December 2019
    - End of Early Bird registration
    - Deadline for submission of full papers and registration including payment (conditional for publication of paper)
    - Tentative conference programme online

  • 29 February 2020
    Final conference programme available

  • 30 March to 1 April 2020
    VAL4 Conference in Darmstadt, Germany

Conference Agency

Sylvia Neumann
Zellescher Weg 3
01067 Dresden

  0351 320 173 20
  0351 320 173 33


DVM BerlinGerman Association for Materials Research and Testing e.V.
Schloßstraße 48 Gutshaus
12165 Berlin

  +49 (0)30 8113066
  +49 (0)30 8119359

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