The theme of IDDRG 2019 conference is Forming 4.0: Big Data, Smart Solutions and contributions in this field are actively solicited. Apart from the main theme of the conference, topical sessions with the focus on the specific aspects, current trends and challenges in the field of sheet metal forming will be organized by internationally renowned experts. These topics are:

  • Formability of sheet metals and characterization methodologies
  • Material constitutive modelling
  • Necking, instability and formability prediction
  • In-line control in sheet metal forming
  • Digitalization in tooling and intelligent tools for sheet metal forming
  • Advanced simulation methods for sheet metal forming
  • Damage and fracture in sheet metal forming
  • Tribology, friction and wear in forming
  • Shear cutting and blanking
  • Sheared edge formability
  • Local versus global formability
  • AHSS and Gen-3 steels
  • Warm and hot forming of light metals
  • Hot stamping
  • Interaction of forming and crashworthiness

Important Dates

Event Deadline
Abstract submission November 30th, 2018 (extended)
Abstract notification December 14th, 2018
Paper submission February 18th, 2019
Revised paper submission March 30th, 2019
Paper notification April 12th, 2019
Early-bird registration April 19th, 2019

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for IDDRG 2019 is handled via EasyChair which can be reached at EasyChair IDDRG 2019.

To be able to use the website, authors need to create an EasyChair account, if they are not already registered with the system, and accept the Terms & Conditions. Afterwards, please proceed to New Submission and enter details of your paper.

Please download and use the Abstract template here.

Please note that the conference proceedings will be published in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering.


The IDDRG (International Deep-Drawing Research Group) was started in the late 1950’s as an organization of national groups devoted to the study of sheet metal forming including forming processes, materials, formability issues, tooling, tribology and many other interesting aspects of sheet metal forming research and industrial practices.

The IDDRG conference is a gathering for the world’s leading production specialists and researchers from all over the world for fruitful discussions on challenging technical topics in sheet metal forming technology.

The conference is designed to provide a rich environment for knowledge development, discussions and interactions.