Key Dates


Submission of abstracts                              Friday, April 26th, 2019 (extended)

Acceptance of abstracts                                Wednesday,  May 15th, 2019

Submission of draft manuscripts                Friday, September 20th, 2019

Acceptance of draft manuscripts                 Friday, January 10th, 2020

Submission of final papers                            Friday, February 21st, 2020

Submission of camera-ready papers           Friday, March 30th, 2020

Deadline for registration of

authors and early registration                      Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Start of Conference                                        Wednesday, July 1st, 2020


Organisation and Advisory Committee



Prof. Dr. Christiane Raab, Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland

Advisory Committee

Hosin "David" Lee, University of Iowa

Rita Moura Fortes, São Paolo Federal Institute

Waheed Uddin, University of Mississippi

Fwa Tien Fang, National University of Singapore

Paulo Pereira, University of Minho

David Woodward, Ulster University

João Merighi, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo

Wynand Steyn, University of Pretoria

Ezio Santagata, Politecnico di Torino

Massimo Losa, University of Pisa

Omar Abd el Halim Abd el Halim, Carleton University, Ottawa

Submission of Papers

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts should clearly describe the scope, findings and practical benefit of the work and not exceed 350 words. Authors are requested to include names and affiliations as well as their address, telephone number and e-mail address.

Four key word should be indicated

Correspondence, abstracts, papers, posters and presentations should be in English and units should be metric only.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: extended till latest Friday, April 26th, 2019

Abstracts should be written in Arial 10 and sent by e-mail or disk to the following address:

Secretariat Mairepav9_2020

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology,

Überlandstr. 129

CH - 8600 Dübendorf

Tel.: +41 58 765 11 11


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Scientific Committee

G. Airey, UK; I. Al-Qadi, USA; C. Angst, Switzerland; H. Baaj, Canada; O. Baglieri, Italy; H. Bahia, USA; W. Bañkowski, Poland; F. Beltzung, Switzerland; B. Birgisson, UK; A. Bhasin, USA; R. Blab, Austria; S. Böhm, Germany; R. Botella Nieto, Spain; N. Bueche, Switzerland; F. Canestrari, Italy; A. Cannone-Falchetto, Germany; A. Carter, Canada; A. Chabot, France; C. Chazallon, France; J. Daniel, USA; J. De Visscher, Belgium; H. Di Benedetto, France; G. Ferrotti, Italy; R. M. Fortes, Brazil; T. F. Fwa, Singapore; M. Gajewski, Poland; A. Garcia, UK; V. Gaudefroy, France; F. Giuliani, Italy; J. Granfell, Australia; A. Graziani, Italy; A. Grilli, San Marino; A. Guarin, Sweden; B. Hofko, Austria; B. Hristov, Germany; I. Isailovic, Germany; P. Jaskula, Poland; D. Jelagin, Sweden; K. Jenkins, South Africa; R. Kakar, Switzerland; K. Kaloush, USA; A. Kavussi, Iran; S. Leischner, Germany; Z. Leng, Hong Kong; E. Levenberg, Denmark; A. Loizos, Greece; D. Lo Presti, UK; X. Lu, Sweden; M. Makowska, Finland; M. Marasteanu, USA; V. Mouillet, France; J. Norambueno, Chile; J. Pais, Portugal; A. Papagiannakis, USA; M. Partl, Switzerland; M. Pasetto, Italy; E. Pasquini, Italy; C. Petit, France; L. Porot, France; L. Poulikakos, Switzerland; C. Rubio Gámez, Spain; C. Sangiorgi, Italy; C. Sauzeat, France; W. Steyn, South Africa; N. Tabatabee, Iran; W. Uddin, USA; A. Vanelstraete, Belgium; K. Vasconcelos Savasini, Brazil; D. Woodward, UK; Z. You, USA; Y. Zhang, UK; A. Zofka, Poland