Friction, Wear and Wear Protection 2014: Call for Abstracts/Call for Exhibition - Abstract Submission Deadline: 9th December 2013!

Conservation of energy and resources is one of the biggest challenges for society and industry. Modern tribology is one of the main cornerstones of reducing carbon emissions. However, friction and wear protection lacks of a systematic approach based on elemental mechanisms from materials science, physics and chemistry; materials and technologies needed in the near future may not be a simple extension of one which is in our hand now. 

Following the successful 2008 and 2011 symposium the 2014 conference belongs to a series of conferences held once every three years under the auspices of the technical committee "Materials aspects of tribology and machining" of the German Materials Society, DGM. The scope of the symposium covers all classes of materials, machining, production and lubrication technologies and targets at practitioners from industry as well as engineers and scientists. 

The organisers invite prospective authors to submit an abstract for lectures or posters relating to the conference topics. 

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 9 December 2013.

Conference Topics: 

  • Wear resistant materials and coatings 
  • Friction materials and linings (brakes, clutches) 
  • Ultra-low friction materials and coatings 
  • Modelling and computer simulation 
  • Material-lubricant interactions and tribochemical effects 
  • Ceramics 
  • Polymers and PMCs 
  • Surface modifications 
  • Novel instrumentation and testing 
  • Biomaterials 
  • Nanotribology 


Looking forward to receiving your abstract and seeing you in Karlsruhe!

Matthias Scherge, Martin Dienwiebel
Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Karlsruhe (Germany)
The Conference Chairs 


Friction Wear 2014 Conference Office
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.
Senckenberganlage 10
D-60325 Frankfurt
Telefon: +49-69-75306 747
Telefax: +49-69-75306 733



Take the chance to represent your company to this specific audience! 

An industrial exhibition will be run throughout the whole conference. Coffee breaks and poster sessions will be held close to the exhibition area. You will find detailed information about the exhibition and sponsoring opportunities here.
If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity or in becoming an exhibitor please contact the exhibition office INVENTUM GmbH at