||In order to reduce significantly the environmental burdens of society in the 21st century, light metals and alloys play an increasingly important role because of their lightweight, high specific strength and stiffness, good corrosion resistance, and high recycle-ability. The three most highly used light metals are magnesium, aluminum, and titanium alloys. These alloys are widely used to manufacture structural components in aircraft, automotive, marine, electronics and construction industries. These structural components are often subjected to complex forming and loading histories involving deformation, damage, and eventual fracture, which must be anticipated in the design and durability evaluation of structures made from these alloys. This symposium will focus on deformation, damage, and fracture of light metals and alloys at room temperature and elevated temperatures in their service environments. The Symposium topics will include, but are not limited to the following: (1) deformation/damage/fracture mechanisms in light metals and alloys subjected to various loading conditions, (2) deformation and damage/crack growth in the presence of multiple damage mechanisms such as corrosion, creep and fretting, (3) alloy development, phase transformation, structural characterization, mechanical properties, residual stress, and in-situ characterizations utilizing state-of-the-art techniques (such as neutron and synchrotron scattering), (4) multi-scale modeling and multi-physics approaches of deformation, damage, and fracture. Papers in both experimental and modeling studies are solicited.