Conference Venue

The forty-third CALPHAD International Conference will be held from June 1 to 6, 2014 at Changsha, Hunan (China). Changsha (长沙) is the capital city of Hunan province, in south-central China. Its municipality covers an area of 11,819 square kilometres (4,563 sq mi) and, according to the 2010 Census, a population of 7,044,118 inhabitants.  

Important Dates

31 January 2014

Deadline for student fellowship application

28 February 2014

Deadline for early registration

15 March 2014

Deadline for abstracts

15 April 2014

Deadline for registration (on-site registration will not be available)

 Aim of the Conference

The International CALPHAD Conference has been held regularly since 1973, and provides for those with an interest in thermodynamics, kinetics and related research to meet, present, and discuss their work in a friendly atmosphere. Topics include, but are not limited to:

§  Ab initio (first-principles) predictions

§  Thermodynamic Modeling

§  CALPHAD Assessments and Database Development

§  Diffusion and Phase Transformation Modeling

§  Software Development

§  Experimental Thermodynamics and Kinetics

§  Applications of CALPHAD Methodology (e.g., meso-scale and process modeling)

§  Nano-materials, Functional Materials, Meta-materials, and others

§  Applications of CALPHAD Methodology to Societal Issues (e.g., energy)

According to CALPHAD tradition, there will be no parallel sessions and each day will include both oral and poster presentations. Computer demonstrations from participants are also welcome and encouraged.

Call for Abstracts

Contributions to the CALPHAD meeting must be in English and should report original work.

A Template for the abstracts is available here. The abstract must be in PDF format and must be submitted by e-mail to the address with the file name starting with the last name of the presenting author, e.g. “Smith_abs.pdf”. The e-mail subject should be “CALPHAD XLIII Abstract”. By submitting an abstract the submitting author gives permission for the Organizing Committee to reproduce the abstract in all materials associated with the conference. In the e-mail, please indicate your preference in terms of oral or poster presentation though the organizing committee reserves the right to determine the presentation type. Note that the deadline for abstract submission is 15 March 2014.



Citizens from certain countries may need a visa to enter China. For further information, participants are encouraged to consult their local travel agent or the nearest Chinese diplomatic mission. The CALPHAD organizers will provide invitation letters for conference-related delegates if needed.

Further Information

For further information, please send your message to (


AddressState Key Lab of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P. R. China

Postcode: 410083


Tel: +86-731-88877300; Fax: +86-731-88710855 ;