Koichi Goda, ICMR2022 Chair
(Yamaguchi University)

Dear Delegates.
We are aware that the entire world has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and that the situation is still uncertain. The Organizing Committee, with the safety of all participants as our first priority, and given that the pandemic has not fully ended, we will hold ICMR2022 both onsite and online.

Welcome !
The 6th International Conference on Materials and Reliability (ICMR2022) will be held in Yamaguchi, Japan, on December 7-9, 2022. In this conference, various topics of development, characterization, mechanical analysis, theoretical and experimental reliability analysis, technologies for reliability assessment, and prognostics and health management for various materials, systems and products will be presented and discussed. In this conference, we have planned not only the above interesting sessions but also six organized sessions to provide high-quality discussions. We hope that all participants will take advantage of this opportunity for fruitful research exchange.

On a personal note, as a researcher, I am a member of the Society of Materials Science, Japan, and have participated in many domestic and international conferences related to Reliability Engineering and Composite Materials since 1982. I participated in ICMR2019, the previous ICMR, held in Jeju, Korea in 2019 as a Co-chair. After this conference, in response to the request to hold ICMR in Japan for the first time, I will serve as the chair of the organizing committee.

It is a great honor for me to welcome you in Yamaguchi City, a renowned tourist city.