2nd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes

21-22 October 2021 - Sintra, Portugal

AJP 2021

Welcome to the web site of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes. The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes 2021 will take place in Sintra (Portugal) 21-22 October 2021. The conference venue is the 5 stars hotel Vila Galé Sintra which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions.

Sintra is a city and municipality in the Greater Lisbon region of Portugal, located on the Portuguese Riviera. Sintra is famed for its picturesqueness and for its numerous historic palaces and castles. The historic center of the Vila de Sintra is famous for its 19th century Romanticist architecture, historic estates & villas, gardens, and numerous royal palaces & castles, which resulted in the classification of the town and its historic passage as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This conference is held every two years. The conference is chaired by Lucas F. M. da Silva and co-chaired by Paulo Martins (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Mohamad El-Zein (John Deere, USA) and Uwe Reisgen (RWTH Aachen University). The German Scientific Society of Joining (WGF, Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Fügetechnik) supports this conference. The focus is on all advanced methods of joining such as friction stir welding, joining by plastic deformation, laser welding, advanced mechanical joining, adhesive bonding, hybrid joining, etc.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
4 June 2021

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
18 June 2021

Early bird registration:
2 July 2021

Submission of full papers (not compulsory to submit a full paper):
21 October 2021

Call for Papers
Abstract template
Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at lucas@fe.up.pt. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.

Registration form


To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Early bird (Until 2nd July 2021)
Regular delegate - 600 EUR
Member of Portuguese Adhesion Society (APAA) - 500 EUR
Member of German Scientific Society of Joining (WFG) - 500 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 500 EUR

Standard (From 2nd July 2021)
Regular delegate - 700 EUR
Member of Portuguese Adhesion Society (APAA) - 600 EUR
Member of German Scientific Society of Joining (WFG) - 600 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 600 EUR

The conference fee includes cd-rom of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day.

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to 30 July 2021, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after 30 July 2021.

Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card.

Nuno Pinto
 +351 21 415 6258
+351 96 667 2582
+351 21 415 6383
www.abreupco.com | nuno.pinto@abreu.pt
Head Office | Abreu Events
Av. 25 de Abril, nº 2 | 2799-556 Linda-a-Velha | Portugal


Lucas F M da Silva
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Paulo Martins
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Mohamad El-Zein
John Deere, USA

Uwe Reisgen
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

International Scientific Committee
Abílio de Jesus (University of Porto, Portugal)
Afonso Reguly (UFRGS - LAMEF, Brazil)
Alexander Brosius (TU Dresden, Germany)
Altino Loureiro (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Antonello Astarita (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Arnold Gillner (Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Germany)
Carlos Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Chiaki Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Chris Nielsen (TU Denmark, Denmark)
Erman Tekkaya (TU Dortmund, Germany)
Fernando Mañas (CESOL, Espanha)
Filippo Berto (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Francisco Silva (ISEP, Portugal)
François Nadeau (National Research Council of Canada, Canada)
Giovanni Meneghetti (University of Padova, Italy)
Heikki Remes (Aalto University, Finland)
Holger Fricke (Fraunhofer IFAM, Germany)
Jean Pierre Bergmann (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany)
Jens Holtmannspötter (WIWeB, Germany)
John Goldak (Carleton University, Canada)
Juan Carlos Del Real (Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid, Spain)
Klaus Dilger (TU Braunschweig, Germany)
Luca Goglio (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Manuel Vieira (University of Porto, Portugal)
Marion Merklein (Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany)
Markus Bambach (Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany)
Nicolas Carrere (SAFRAN, France)
Pedro Moreira (INEGI, Portugal)
Rakesh Goyal (John Deere, USA)
Ricardo Carbas (INEGI, Portugal)
Robert Adams (University of Oxford, UK)
Sayed Nassar (Oakland University, USA)
Sean Leen (NUI Galway, Ireland)
Sérgio Duarte Brandi (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Stefan Böhm (University of Kassel, Germany)
Sullivan Smith (TWI, UK)
Thomas Kannengiesser (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Germany)
Tomasz Chmielewski (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

Proceedings / publications

Conference proceedings (CD-ROM) with the accepted abstracts will be available at registration.

Full papers will be published in a special issue of Journal of Advanced Joining Processes (ELSEVIER), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering (SAGE), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications (SAGE), Material Design & Processing Communications (Wiley) and Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (MDPI, no fees involved), provided they meet the quality standards.


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The poster size must be maximum A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm) in portrait (see sample image). The text and illustrations should be readable from a distance of two meters. Tacks and technical equipment for the hanging of posters will be available. Please check the conference final program for the poster board number assigned to you. Your poster should be displayed as per the number in the program.

Venue and Hotels

Conference venue: Vila Galé Sintra
Located in Várzea de Sintra, surrounded by green areas and with a breathtaking view of the Pena Palace, the Vila Galé Sintra Resort Hotel, Conference & Revival Spa unit stands out. With a strong wellness component, this hotek features all the facilities of a hotel, such as restaurants with light gourmet and low-calorie buffet options, an outdoor pool, spa and fitness area, as well as meeting rooms and an event hall.

Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities
For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Nuno Pinto

+351 21 415 6258
+351 96 667 2582
+351 21 415 6383
www.abreupco.com | nuno.pinto@abreu.pt
Head Office | Abreu Events
Av. 25 de Abril, nº 2 | 2799-556 Linda-a-Velha | Portugal


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