The 19th International Conference on Textures of Materials (ICOTOM 19)
March 1 to 4, 2021, Virtual Conference, Japan

The organizing committee has decided to hold ICOTOM19 as a "Virtual Conference"
in consideration of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.


Thank you very much for attending ICOTOM 19 and your kind cooperation.
The video presentations of the plenary lectures by Prof. A. D. Rollett and Prof. L. A. I. Kestens are available to view on the video platform.
As you know, you can connect to the video platform with your log-in ID and password.
You can access the video platform by April 5, 2021.
The main website of ICOTOM19 here will be available by June 30, 2022.


On behalf of the International and Organizing Committees we have great pleasure in inviting you to the 19th International Conference on Textures of Materials (ICOTOM 19), which will be held from March 1 to March 4, 2021. It belongs to the series of ICOTOM meetings with a history of 50 years. The conference started in Clausthal in 1969 and it has been held about every 3 years as follows: Cracow-1971, Pont-à-Mousson-1973, Cambridge-1975, Aachen-1978, Tokyo-1981, Noordwijkerhout-1984, Santa Fe-1987, Avignon-1990, Clausthal-1993, Xian-1996, Montreal-1999, Seoul-2002, Leuven-2005, Pittsburgh-2008, Mumbai-2011, Dresden-2014 and St, George-2017. It is indeed our great honor to hold an ICOTOM conference in Japan again after 40 years.

Following the tradition of ICOTOM conferences, ICOTOM 19 will focus on the fundamental understanding of the basic processes underlying the formation of texture and its relation to the properties. ICOTOM 19 will thus provide a forum for the presentation and discussion on recent progress in crystallographic texture and related mechanical and functional properties of all kinds of polycrystalline materials. We invite all the scientists and engineers from many different areas working under the common theme of crystallographic orientation and texture to exchange ideas with the aim of linking basic research with an application.

The conference focuses on issues relating to crystallographic orientation and texture and covers theoretical and experimental investigations. The topics in the following non-exhaustive list are covered by ICOTOM 19:

  1. Deformation
  2. Recrystallization
  3. Grain growth
  4. Phase transformation
  5. Grain boundary
  6. Textures and properties of crystalline materials
  7. Texture control for producing high performance materials
  8. Texture formation in intermetallics, ceramics and biomaterials
  9. Surfaces and interfaces
  10. Multiphase materials and composites
  11. Characterization techniques
  12. Films and coatings
  13. Modelling on texture formation and property estimation
  14. Geological materials
  15. Additive manufacturing
  16. ・・・

This list can be modified at a later date based on the response.

We look forward to welcoming you at ICOTOM19.
Hirofumi Inoue, Yoshimasa Takayama and Naoki Yoshinaga