About postpone of SPCI-XII

Dear, Authors

As we are sure you already know, an outbreak of the corona virus (COVID-19) means it is very important to limit social contact directly or togetherness.

Therefore, we as the committee have made a difficult decision to postpone the “International Symposium on the Science and Processing of Cast Iron (SPCI XII)“
about one year and will be updated until conditions are more likely.

Although we know this is disappointing, we hope you can understand the steps we take to help keep all participants healthy.
Regarding the submitted abstract or paper, the SPCI XII committee will return all authorities and copyrights to original authors.
The submitted abstracts or papers can be submitted again to the SPCI XII committee until an undetermined time or the authors can send them freely to other journals without our permission and we guarantee that there will not be any restrictions from the SPCI XII committee sovereignty.

Best regards,
Kazumichi Shimizu
Chairperson of SPCI-XII


The 12th International Symposium on the Science and Processing of Cast Iron follows the distinguished tradition of researchers, producers and users of cast iron together and discuss the advances in the science and processing of cast iron.


  • Fundamental research on metallurgy, solidification and solid state transformations of cast iron.
  • Thermo-physical and thermos-mechanical properties of cast iron.
  • Modelling and simulation of phenomena’s related to processing of cast iron.
  • Recent technologies of melting, casting, heat treatment and process control.
  • Novel developments and applications of cast iron.


The symposium will be held in Muroran city in Hokkaido, Japan. The symposium venue is the Muroran City Lifelong Learning Center "Kiran". The word “Muroran” is derived from the Ainu word “Mo - Luerani” and means “small, downstream”.

This city has a mortar-like topography centered on the port of Muroran, and as the name implies, it is a town with many slopes. The city has a population of 84,727 and a group of plants such as Nippon Steel Co., Ltd. and Japan Steel Works Co., Ltd. are located around the port, making it a representative of Hokkaido's heavy chemical industry and port city. In addition, recently, the scenery of the factory group at night has attracted attention as a "factory night view", and with the light up of the Swan Ohashi over the Muroran port, it creates a night view as if it is inside a jewelry box.


CHAIRPERSON Kazumichi Shimizu
(Muroran Institute of Technology)
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Hideyuki Yasuda
(Kyoto University)
MEMBER Sadato Hiratsuka
(Iwate University)
Toshimitsu Okane
(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Yasuhiro Maeda
(Daido University)
Takashi Kanamori
Hiroyasu Makino
Noritaka Horikawa
(National Institute of Technology, Asahikawa College)
Yoshiyuki Noda
(Yamanashi University)
Atsuya Toba
(Hokkaido Research Organization)
Kenta Kusumoto
(Muroran Institute of Technology)
Kazunori Sato
(SECRETARY GENERAL of Japan Foundry Engineering Society)
ADVISER Shoji Kiguchi
(Former Chairman of Japan Foundry Engineering Society)
Takeshi Torigoe
(Chairman of Japan Foundry Engineering Society)
Kiyohiko Hosoda
(Adviser of Japan Foundry Engineering Society)


MEMBER Lena M Åberg
(Volvo Powertrain)
Roberto Boeri
(INTEMA - University of Mar del Plata - CONICET)
Sarum Boonmee
(Suranaree University of Technology)
Andriy Burbelko
(AGH University of Science and Technology)
Andreas Bührig-Polaczek
(RWTH Aachen University)
Manuel de Jesús CASTRO-ROMÁN
(Cinvestav Unidad Saltillo)
Attila Dioszégi
(Jönköping University)
Steve Dawson
Jessica Elfsberg
(Scania CV AB)
Hasse Fredriksson
Marcin Górny
(AGH University of Science and Technology)
Wilson Luiz Guesser
(TUPY and State University of Santa Catarina – UDESC)
Sadato Hiratsuka
(Iwate University)
Zenon Ignaszak
(Poznań University of Technology)
Jacques Lacaze
Juan Miguel Massone
(INTEMA, National University of Mar del Plata)
Werner Menk
(Dr. Werner Menk Giessereiberatungen)
Primož Mrvar
(University of Ljubljana)
Adel Nofal
(Central Metallurgical R&D Institute)
Iulian Riposan
(POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest)
András Roósz
(University of Miskolc)
Carlos Silva Ribeiro
(Porto University)
Peter Schumacher
(Montanuniversität Leoben)
Pål Schmidt
(Volvo Powertrain AB)
Kazumichi Shimizu
(Muroran Institute of Technology)
Doru M Stefanescu
(The Ohio State University)
Ramón Suárez
Niels Skat Tiedje
(Technical University of Denmark)
Babette Tonn
(Clausthal University of Technology)
Robert C Voigt
(Pennsylvania State University)
Hideyuki Yasuda
(Kyoto University)
Note: Members will be added after confirmation.

Contact us

Japan Foundry Engineering Society
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Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0023 JAPAN
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