Other Meetings of Interest

Professional meetings of interest to the adhesion community are listed here.  If you would like your meeting to be listed, send an e-mail with the appropriate details, including a link to the meeting web page, to the Adhesion Society home office at adhesionsociety@ascouncil.org.

EURADH 2018 / CLBA 2018 meeting which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 5-7 September 2018 (www.fe.up.pt/euradh_clba_2018). This joint conference will be held at the Congress Centre of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) - University of Lisbon, Portugal. The conference is chaired by the president of the Portuguese adhesion society, Lucas F. M. da Silva (University of Porto, Portugal), and co-chaired by João M. Bordado (University of Lisbon, Portugal). The presidents of the EURADH adhesion societies (Sociedad de Adhesion - Grupo Iberoamericano de Adhesión (Spain), DECHEMA (Germany), the Société Française du Vide (France), Society for Adhesion and Adhesives (United Kingdom), De bond voor materialenkennis (The Netherlands) are also co-chairs as well as the president of the Brazilian adhesion society.

The conference covers all aspects of the science and technology of adhesion and adhesives, including:
. Adhesion in the marine environment
. Adhesives for electronic applications
. Advances in adhesive materials: structural and pressure sensitive adhesives
. Bio-adhesion and biomedical adhesion
. Engineering aspects of adhesion and engineering applications
. Environmental and ecological aspects
. Fundamental aspects of adhesion
. Industrial aspects
. Innovative designs and applications
. Mechanical properties of bonded joints including joint design and durability
. Nanotechnology as applied to adhesives
. New crosslinking chemistries and novel polymer structures used in adhesives
. Quality procedures, testing and standardisation
. Science, technology and properties of surfaces
Authors who wish to make a presentation (oral or poster) are requested to submit an abstract (up to 3 A4 pages possibly with a diagram and references) in English, by 23 March 2018. The abstracts should be sent electronically to 
lucas@fe.up.pt. The abstract template can be downloaded from the conference web site (www.fe.up.pt/euradh_clba_2018).
Conference proceedings with the accepted abstracts (book of abstracts) will be available at the registration. The book of abstracts will have an ISBN number.
Full papers will be published in special issues of The Journal of AdhesionInternational Journal of Adhesion and Adhesivesand Applied Adhesion Science   (provided they meet the journals standard). The full papers (not compulsory) should be sent to the e-mail 
lucas@fe.up.pt  before the 5th of September 2018. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.

In order to increase the interactions between the industrial and scientific activities in adhesion science, an innovation award funded by FEICA  (Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry) will be granted at the EURADH conferences. The recipient will present his work at EURADH taking place in Lisbon and at the annual meeting of FEICA taking place in Riga, Latvia, 11-14 September 2018. The prize will be donated at EURADH and is € 3,000. In addition, the participation fee for the two conferences is waived and travel cost for the recipient of the price and if applicable the supervisor will be refunded. Possible applicants are young researchers working in adhesion science in Europe who made their excellent results public. For more information on how to apply to this award, please go to www.adhesionaward.org.

Awards will also be given for the best oral presentation (€ 1,000) and the best poster presentation (€ 500).

Important dates
23 March 2018 Abstract submission deadline
20 April 2018 Notification of acceptance to authors
4 May 2018 Early bird registration

April 23-25, 2018
Hyatt Regency Miami
Miami, Florida