June 12-15, 2016



Commemorate Edwin Till’s death


With great sadness we have received the news of the death of Edwin Till on 22-11-2015.

Over the years, Edwin has been a very valued and respected member of the IDDRG community. His first contribution to an IDDRG event was already in 1996, where he was co-author of a paper on the “Bake Hardening Effect in Components”. He gave his first presentation, called “Process and Material Effects with Respect to Springback”, on the IDDRG 2001 in Espoo, Finland. After that he has contributed to over 10 other papers and attended almost all of the IDDRG conferences.

On 22 November 2006 in Gyor Hungary, he was welcomed as a new Vice President of the IDDRG executive committee, representing Austria. In his opening speech, he stated that “the IDDRG in future should be a resource of academic people and knowledge for the industry and that he can bring in some new ideas on this.” This is what he actively did as an executive committee member bridging both academic and industrial sheet metal research. He helped initiating the IDDRG 2010 in Graz Austria and was a member of the scientific organising committee for this conference.

He actively initiated the presence of the IDDRG on the World Wide Web by having various inputs on the IDDRG and sheet metal forming items on Wikipedia.

He was the initiator for the IDDRG 2016 conference in Linz, Austria and started already preparations for this conference in 2014. It is a great pity, he can not participate in this event and we will all definitely miss him.

We remember him as a very gentle person, with absolutely no intentions to push himself to the forefront. He was very knowledgeable in sheet metal forming science, was always very constructive and had very good ideas for new initiatives.

Our thoughts are with his wife, children, family and close colleagues and wish them all the best in these difficult times.

Nico Langerak, President of the International Deep Drawing Research Group


About Event /

The International Deep Drawing Research Group (IDDRG) was started in the late 1950s as an organization of national groups devoted to the study of sheet metal forming including forming processes, materials, formability issues, tooling, tribology and many other interesting aspects of sheet metal forming research and industrial practices.


Topics /

  • Lightweight Structures
  • Manufacturing Issues
  • Press Hardened Steels
  • Full and Small Scale Testing
  • Tribology
  • Material Models
  • Simulation
  • Springback Simulation Compensation

Scope /

The annual conference of the IDDRG is devoted to experimental and computational papers with industrial relevance that are presented by academic and industrial researchers.

The intent of the conference is to present new work that stimulates thinking and provides opportunities for informal discussion among researchers in sheet metal formability. Proceedings, both in written and in electronic form will be provided.

Important Dates /

Abstract Submission: Dec. 31, 2015

Acceptance Notification: Feb. 2, 2016

Full Paper Submission: Mar. 29, 2016

Registration Deadline Authors: Apr. 30, 2016

Registration Fees /

Participant Student
Until April 15, 2016 € 880,- € 400,-
After April 15, 2016 € 990,- € 450,-

Fees include

Conference proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome reception (Stahlwelt), dinner (Monday), conference dinner (Tuesday).

Technical visits and accommodation are not included.

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Welcome Drink
Evening Dinner
Gala dinner

For students after April 22, 2016



Welcome Drink
Evening Dinner
Gala dinner

For participant after April 22, 2016

Author Registration incl. IOP paper publication € 840,00
Author Registration submission € 790,00
Author Registration Student* incl. IOP paper publication € 500,00
* including PhD students, a confirmation of the registration as student is required

Paper contributions
Please, read carefully the following information concerning the registration procedure, especially if you are the prospective presenter of an accepted paper.
Submitted paper contributions will only be handed to the reviewers if the full-fee registration payment (“author registration fee”) for at least one of the authors is received, the copy right form is provided and correctly processed by 30 April 2016.  One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only ONE paper.
All submitted papers that shall be published at IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering will be subjected to an independent reviewing process with two reviewers, the payment of the full registration fee (“author registration fee”) does not guarantee the acceptance of the paper to be published.
The IOP Conference Series is an open access on-line platform indexed by Scopus and many others.

The registration fee includes
Conference proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome reception (Stahlwelt), dinner (Monday), conference dinner (Tuesday).
Technical visits and accommodation are not included.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
In case of written cancellation before 30th of April 2016 we will reimburse 80% of the paid conference fee.
The retained 20% covers incurred administrative expenses.
For attendees who notify their cancellations aft the 01st of May 2016 or will not attend the conference, a charge of 100% of the conference fee will be with-held and a copy of the proceedings will be sent after the event.

Travel Info / Accommodation & More


The Blue Danube Airport is at the gates of the city, just 20 minutes away from the centre. Direct flights from Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Salzburg and Vienna.

Getting to the airport

  • Taxi
  • Shuttle Service Passengers arriving in Linz are invited to use the free shuttle service between Linz Airport and Hoersching station from 5.00 a.m. to 10 p.m., available on request. This transfer takes about three minutes.To order a shuttle service, please contact the information desk at the airport or the station manager at Hoersching station
  • Blue Danube Airport Lines The bus is a comfortable and quick way to get to the airport:
    Timetable Blue Danube Airport Lines
More information Phone: +43 7221 600 1101 or 1151, www.linz-airport.at

Car or bus

Motorway (A1) from Munich - Salzburg, Vienna - Budapest
Motorway (A8) from Passau - Regensburg
Motorway (A7) from Prague
City map

Trains to and from Linz

ÖBB - Österreichische Bundesbahnen
The ÖBB offers convenient, lowcost connections from the whole of Austria and neighbouring countries. The main station is close to the centre and directly linked to all major transport routes.

ÖBB railjet:
Hourly services from Vienna or Salzburg to Linz and every two hours two hours from Budapest, Munich, Innsbruck or Bregenz/Zurich. Discounted SparSchiene tickets to Linz start at € 9.00 from Vienna, € 19.00 from Innsbruck or Munich and € 29.00 from Zurich.

Every two hours from Frankfurt, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg or Passau to Linz. Discounted SparSchiene tickets to Linz start at € 19.00 from Nuremberg or € 29.00 from Frankfurt. Other daily direct connections from Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Prague, Ceské Budjovice, Klagenfurt, Venice & many other cities.

Information and bookings
Phone: +43 51717, ÖBB ticket offices, www.oebb.at

WESTbahn + WESTbus
Since 2011 the new WESTbahn rail service covers the Vienna to Salzburg route via Linz in 3 hours or so. Its counterpart on the road is WESTbus, which runs twice a day from Linz to Graz or from Linz to Prague for just € 19.00.

Information and bookings
Phone: +43 1 89900, www.westbahn.at

Further train and bus connections
German Railway timetable

Rail Europe
Eurail train pass


Source: Linz Tourism

Hotel Distance To venue Rate incl. breakfast
Courtyard by Marriott Linz
Europaplatz 2, 4020 Linz
Booking contact:
Tel : 0043 732 6959 14
Email : daniela.klier@courtyard.com
3.2 KM EUR 110.00 – 136.00 sgl
EUR 138.00  - 159.00 dbl
Arcotel Nike Linz
Untere Donaulände 9, 4020 Linz
Booking Link
6.5 KM EUR 110.00 sgl
EUR 127.00 dbl
Steigenberger Hotel Linz
Am Winterhafen 13, 4020 Linz
Booking Link
6.0 KM EUR 94.00 sgl
EUR 110.00 dbl
Ibis Styles hotel Linz
Wankmüllerhofstrasse 37, 4020 Linz
Booking Link
2.9 KM
5 min per car
EUR 90.00 sgl
EUR 110.00 dbl
Ibis Linz City
Kärntner Strasse 18-20, 4020 Linz
Booking Link
5.5 KM
5 min per car
EUR 90.00 sgl
EUR 110.00 dbl
Harry’s Home Linz
Donaufeldstrasse 3, 4040 Linz
Booking Link
8.6 KM
10-15 min per car
EUR 109.00 sgl
EUR 134.00 dbl
Public Transport to Voestalpine Stahlwelt


please find the schedule of the bus from the airport Linz to Linz city centre http://www.flughafen-linz.at/www/cm/de/passengers/approach/bus.html

From central station Linz to city centre take Tram 1,2 direction Auwiesen or Tram 3 direction Landgutstraße.

ibis Linz City > located opposite of main train station

Harry’s Home, ibis Styles Linz > tram 1 or 2 and then bus nr 25 to Stahlwelt (Bus stop: Betriebsgebäude 41)

Note: Tram 2 in direction solar City does not pass the city center starting at the main station!

Following hotels have a direct bus to Voestalpine Stahlwelt – bus nr 25 into direction Oed (Bus stop: Betriebsgebäude 41)
  • Arcotel Nike, Steigenberger Linz (Access Parkbad)
  • Courtyard by Marriott (Access Europaplatz)
Linzer Taxi, Tel. +43 732 2244
Gelbes Funktaxi, Tel. +43 732 3344
Grünes Funktaxi, Tel. +43 732 6969
SMS airport shuttle, Tel. +43 662 81 61-0
Taxi – Limousinenservice, Tel. +43 664 2423658
230 V; Plugs C & F.
Visit during the mild (average 68°F [20°C]) summer season to experience the outdoor cafés and explore the historic sites on foot. December is cold (average 34°F [1°C]), but magical with Christmas markets, horse-drawn carriages, and snow-topped hillsides.
If you need an official invitation letter please send your request to iddrg2016@asmet.at with surname, first name, passport number, date and place of birth, address and nationality... Visainformation
We cannot assume any responsibility for personal accidents, loss or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons, which may either occur during or arise from the conference. Participants should therefore take whatever steps they consider necessary as regards insurance.
The currency in Austria is the euro.
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Event Location

voestalpine Stahlwelt

voestalpine-Straße 4, 4020 Linz, Austria


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The “iddrg 2016 –  Challenges in forming high strength sheets” conference offers the possibility of a peer reviewed contribution published at IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering for a small extra fee of about 50€. The IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Contact Us / Conference Secretary

Melanie Baumgartner

ASMET, Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials
Franz-Josef- Str. 18, 8700 Leoben, Austria
Phone: +43 3842 402 2291
Email: iddrg2016@asmet.at