Papers are being invited for the Ninth International Symposium on Bearing Steel Technologies: Advances in Rolling Contact Fatigue Strength Testing and Related Substitute Technologies, to be held 17-18 November 2011, at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa, Florida, US. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel and Related Alloys, the meetings will be held in conjunction with the 14 – 17 November standards development meetings of the committee. Numerous methodologies exist for direct, or substitute, rolling contact fatigue testing for quality assurance and equivalence testing. Papers reviewing the user experience of various tests or substitute test methods as well as original work papers on the subject will be welcome. In addition, papers dealing with the treatment of the statistical nature of the rolling contact fatigue process are particularly encouraged. Interested presenters/authors must submit a 250-300 word abstract by 1 November 2010, online at www.astm.org/A01symp1111.htm.