18th December 2020 - A new page is now online featuring the 40+ invited speakers at WTC 2021, the 7th World Tribology Congress.
    PROGRAM PUBLICATION - 4th February 2021
    Following the abstracts peer review process, the final scientific program will be published by 30th April 2021.
    ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENSION - 16th November 2020
    The abstract submission deadline is extended to Monday 30 November 2020
    REGISTRATION OPENING - 30th September 2020
    Registration is now open. You will find all releveant information on the registration page: registration fees, accommodation, visa, invitation letter, cancellation policy, COVID-19 context.
    ECO-FRIENDLY EVENT - 30th September 2020
    Reducing the environmental impact of the upcoming WTC 2021 Congress in Lyon is one of our challenges. We are working with our partners to make WTC 2021 an eco-friendly event.
    SATELLITE MEETING - 30th July 2020
    The 9th Tribochemistry Satellite Meeting will be held in Beaune, France, from 1st to 3rd September, 2021, prior to WTC 2021.
    PROGRAM - 15th July 2020
    The program overview has been released: sponsor lectures, 40 invited talks, 17 blocks of standard sessions, poster sessions, exhibition, social program...
    SPEAKERS - 29th June 2020
    We are delighted to announce a very rich and intense program with tremendous Plenary and Keynote speakers.
    PUBLICATION - 16th April 2020
    Selected papers will have the opportunity to be published in the peer-review journals partners of the conference.
    CALL FOR ABSTRACT - 31st March 2020
    Abstract submission is open. Any contribution is welcome until 15 October 2020.
  • Welcome

  • We are pleased to announce that the 7th World Tribology Congress (WTC 2021) will be held in Lyon, France, on September 5-10, 2021, following previous WTC events in London (1997), Vienna (2001), Washington DC (2005), Kyoto (2009), Torino (2013) and Beijing (2017).
    WTC 2021 aims to highlight recent important progress in all aspects of Tribology, strengthen the links between academy and industry, provide a unique opportunity for discussion concerning the latest developments in Tribology and to promote international collaborations and exchanges.

    The Congress will consist of 4 plenary + 4 keynote speakers, 41 invited talks, 700+ oral presentations and 300+ posters on topics at the cutting edge of the various Tribology disciplines, a wide exhibition and various events, scientific and nonscientific, some of them dedicated to young tribologists.
  • Partner Event

    The 48th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology will be a Partner Event of WTC2021. Attendees to the 48th Leeds-Lyon Symposium should submit an abstract within the scientific theme n°11 - Partner Event on the submission platform.
    Satellite Meeting

    The 9th Tribochemistry Satellite Meeting will be held in Beaune, France, from 1st to 3rd September, 2021, prior to WTC 2021. This meeting is organized in the historic city of Beaune, in the Burgundy region of France, within easy reach of Paris and Lyon. Registration and abstract submission will begin in Fall 2020.
  • Important dates


    Sept. 2019


    First Announcement

    30 March 2020


    Opening Abstract submission

    Sept. 2020


    Opening online registration

    30 Nov. 2020


    Deadline Abstract submission

    Jan. 2021


    Notification of acceptance 

    15 April 2021


    End of early bird registration

    30 April 2021


    Final program publication

    Sept. 2021


    Conference in Lyon

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