June 6-9, 2016


Congress Graz / Austria


The Congress Graz is an ideal congress venue, located in the city center of Graz. Hotels are in direct proximity and the airport is only 15 km away. The city of Graz has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. It is committed to embracing design and the creative industries as a strategic tool for socio economic and cultural development with its strong history of design culture.

SCOPE / About Conference

The 10th International Rolling Conference and the 7th European Rolling Conference will be jointly organized by ASMET, the Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials.

Thanks to a long and successful series, the ROLLING conferences have become the premier international event for rolling practitioners worldwide. The target audience embraces the whole metals rolling community:

flat and long products rolling, hot and cold rolling and ferrous and non-ferrous rolling. The forum will cover product and process topics, encompassing rolled product properties, quality and applications, in addition to design, control and management of mill assets.

The Conference will bring together rolling practitioners, steel producers, plant designers and researchers and it will provide a forum for best practices and state-of-the-art technology. It will also take a look at developments in the foreseeable future.

Committee / About Conference

Organising Committee:
Bruno Buchmayr – Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
Yvonne Dworak – ASMET, Austria
Bruno Hribernik – ASMET, Austria

Bruno Buchmayr – Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Scientific Committee
Wolfgang Bleck – RWTH Aachen, Germany
Michael Degner – SMS group GmbH, Germany
Andreas Flick – Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH, Austria
Gerhard Hirt – University of Aachen, Germany
Rudolf Kawalla – TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Andreas Kugi Technical University Vienna, Austria
Xianghua Liu – Northeastern University China, China
Paul Mauk – University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Pierre Montmitonnet – CNRS, France
Thomas Narholz – Danieli Centro Met, Italy
Heinz Palkowski – Technical University Clausthal, Germany
Jose Rodriguez-Ibabe – CEIT, Spain
Ivo Schindler – VšB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Ulrike Stellmacher – Stahlinstitut VDEh, Germany

TOPICS / About Conference

  • Automation, Control & Measurements
  • Conventional Hot Strip Mills
  • Long Products
  • Mathematical Modeling & Simulation
  • New Processes
  • New Products
  • Plate Mill
  • Reheating Furnace – Oxidation and Descaling
  • Ressource efficient production techniques
  • Roll Technology
  • Strip Cold Rolling & Annealing
  • Thermomechanical Treatment
  • Thin Slab Rolling


Abstract Submission: Jan. 15, 2016

Acceptance Notification: Feb. 12, 2016

Full Paper Submission: Apr. 15, 2016

Plant Visits / June 9, 2016 (extra fee of €70,-)

voestalpine Schienen GmbH (Rail Mill)

voestalpine Schienen GmbH – Rolling Technology

The state-of-the-art production of the rails takes place in the rail mill of voestalpine Schienen. It combines

The most modern production technologies dedicated to the manufacture of rails

The tightest profile tolerances due to universal rolling technology

Nearly 100 different rail sections on offer – a globally unique section range that responds to the specific requirements of our customers

More than 100 years of production experience as a technology leader

All rails are manufactures as required by customers in accordance with EURONORM, AREMA and other international standards (GOST, IR, AS, JIS among many others).

Support and ancillary processes are also carried out in Donawitz with the greatest care and attention: for example the handling of rails is exclusively done by lifting and lowering them with a crane system specially developed to ensure the best possible surface finish.

voestalpine Tubulars GmbH & Co KG  (Strech-Reducing Mill):

voestalpine Tubulars is a world renowned producer of high quality seamless steel pipes.

The Production plant in Kindberg, Austria produces seamless tubular products with an exterior diameter of up to 177.8 millimeters (7 inches). The maximum capacity of our Hot Pipe Production, Boiler Tube Finishing Department and OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods) Finishing Department Operations is around 350,000 mtons a year. The products are of unalloyed or medium-alloyed steel, and are manufactured to meet and exceed all international standards.

Hot Pipe Production

OCTG Processing Plant

Boiler Tube Plant

Böhler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG (Multi-Line Rolling Mill)


Transporation will be provided!

Departure from the Conference Location 9.00 o’clock

Returning between 14.00 and 15.00 o’clock

Rules for Visitors

The viewing of procedures and equipment are subject to absolute confidentiality.
The taking of photos, filming and drawings are permitted only after agreement by the managing board.

Plant tours are taken at the visitor‘s own risk.

Entering the plant is allowed only with solid, entirely closed footwear and long trousers. 

Distributed helmets, visitor coats, safety glasses and if needed ear protection are to be worn correctly.
All instructions by the guide must be followed.
In the event of any breach of these requirements, the participant/s will be excluded from the tour.

The company insurance only covers the public liability.

Common traffic regulations apply within the plant boundaries.

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Travel Info /

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 rolling2016@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 Price list / Registration Fee

ASMET/Authors Registration


Regular Registration


Students Registration


After the 20th of May the registration is only possible onsite for a higer registration fee!!

Event Location

Congress Graz
Albrechtgasse 1, 8010 Graz, Austria

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Contact Us / Conference Secretary

Yvonne Dworak

ASMET, Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials
Franz-Josef- Str. 18, 8700 Leoben, Austria
Phone: +43 3842 402 2290
Email: rolling2016@asmet.at