International Conference on Tomography of Materials & Structures
ICTMS 2019
22-26 July 2019 | Cairns, Australia

Welcome to ICTMS 2019

ICTMS 2019 - International Conference on Tomography of Materials & Structures
22 - 26 July 2019

The fourth biennial conference of IntACT (Int. Assoc. of Computed Tomography), ICTMS 2019, will bring together scientists from universities, research organisations, and industry, to discuss 3D/4D tomographic imaging and analysis methods for (non-clinical) studies of materials and structures as well as their evolution.

Australia has a strong tomography community with a long commitment to GeoX and ICTMS, with research groups active in theory, algorithms and hardware . Australian developments include lab-based micro and ultra-micro CTs (some commercialised e.g. Gatan XuM, FEI Heliscan); imaging and XRF beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron (AS), a recently commissioned neutron imaging facility, high-end TEM systems, along with numerous applications groups with sophisticated 3D analysis techniques. We hope that hosting the next ICTMS in Australia will enhance involvement in ICTMS (and intACT in general) by this community in future, and encourage increased involvement from the Asia-Pacific region simply by being more accessible. It is great timing for AS which has received a new round of funding and is expected to announce shortly the addition of a micro-CT beamline that will be nearing completion by ICTMS 2019.

"Last-minute" poster submission now open!

Official abstract submission to ICTMS 2019 is now closed. However, we are now accepting submission of "last-minute" posters to be displayed at the conference. Please visit the registration page for details.

Information for presenters

Please note that the preferred aspect ratio for your oral presentation slides is 16:9 (i.e., widescreen format). For poster presentations, please compose your posters in a "landscape" orientation and print with dimensions of A0 paper, i.e., 1189 x 841 mm (46.8 x 33.1 inches).

Where will ICTMS 2021 be held?

The next ICTMS in 2021 is to be held in Europe. IntACT have received three propositions to host next conference:

  • Copenhagen (Chair: Jens Wenzel Andreasen, DTU, Denmark)
  • Grenoble (Chair: Sabine Rolland du Roscoat, U. Grenoble, France)
  • Baden (Chair: Anders Kaestner, PSI, Switzerland)

Participants from each bid will have 10 minutes to present their proposal and answer questions of those attending the IntACT General Assembly at ICTMS 2019 (Friday, 26th July in the Ballroom Foyer at 11:00 AM). Following this presentation, the IntACT members that are present will vote to choose who will host next ICTMS.

Conference themes

The organisers would like to encourage submission of abstracts on all tomography probes, (e.g., X-ray, Neutron, electron, THz, optical, acoustic, electrical) specifically surrounding the following themes.

  • 1. Hardware and acquisition techniques for tomography:
    • 1.1 Advances in tomography using alternative/novel contrast modes
    • 1.2 Hardware and acquisition techniques for tomography
    • 1.3 Architectures for data-management, automated-metadata, archiving; Software to facilitate high-speed data acquisition and processing
    • 1.4 Advances in tomographic image reconstruction
    • 1.5 Correlative tomography; techniques and methods
    • 1.6 Tomography of in-situ experiments; differential & time resolved tomography techniques
  • 2. Tomographic volume analysis techniques:
    • 2.1 Structure-property relationship of 3D micro-structured materials
    • 2.2 Topology data analysis persistence homology
    • 2.3 Digital Volume Correlation
    • 2.4 Generative design techniques
    • 2.5 Automated methods for volume segmentation/analysis, e.g., machine learning
    • 2.6 Automated/high-performance-computing solutions to complex analysis pipelines
  • 3. Applications of tomography in material characterisation:
    • 3.1 Advanced-materials e.g. composites, foams & engineered tissue
    • 3.2 Construction materials e.g. timber & concrete
    • 3.3 Items of cultural heritage
    • 3.4 Biological and biomedical structures
    • 3.5 Geological structures
    • 3.6 Palaeontology
    • 3.7 Fuel cells & batteries
    • 3.8 Functional materials, e.g., semiconductors, optical nanostructures, and catalysts


We have selected Cairns as the location; a beautiful destination with diverse attractions, a well set up conference venue, and easily accessible (in fact several hours less travelling than Sydney or Melbourne). Cairns is located in the north-eastern corner of Australia. It is a popular tourist hub because of its tropical climate and the islands, rainforests and reefs on its doorstep. From Cairns you can swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef; immerse yourself in the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest; or take the scenic railway to the tranquil, butterfly-fringed village of Kuranda and cruise amongst colourful parrots, platypus and fresh water crocodiles.

The daytime temperature is around 25°C (77°F) for the proposed dates of Monday July 22 - Friday July 26. We have selected this time period to give delegates the option of a family holiday over the summer vacation period of the northern hemisphere.

ICTMS2019 is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our code of conduct can be found here.