Dear colleagues,

I would like to inform you about the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes 2023 (AJP2023) which will take place in Braga, Portugal on 19-20 of October 2023 (Link: The conference venue is the 5 stars hotel Meliá Braga Hotel & SPA which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions.

The conference is held every two years. It is chaired by me and co-chaired by Paulo Martins (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Mohamad El-Zein (Retired - 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. The conference also includes the 5th in-situ workshop 2021 In-situ observation as the key to material and process behaviour.

You have in attachment the programme of AJP2021 for you to have an idea of the type of themes treated in AJP conferences.

The scientific committee of AJP2023 includes 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), Antonio J. Ramirez (The Ohio State University, USA), 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), Fernando Mañas (CESOL, Spain), 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), Grzegorz Glinka (University of Waterloo, Canada), Heikki Remes (Aalto University, Finland), Hidenori Terasaki (Kumamoto University, Japan), 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), Junying Min (Tongji University, China), Klaus Dilger (TU Braunschweig, Germany), Luca Goglio (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Mahmoud Moradi (‪Coventry University, UK), Manuel Vieira (University of Porto, Portugal), Marion Merklein (Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany), Markus Bambach (Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany), Mehdi Kasaei (INEGI, Portugal) Nicolas Carrere (ENSTA, France), Pedro Moreira (INEGI, Portugal), Peng He (Harbin Institute of Technology, China), Rakesh Goyal (John Deere, USA), Reza Beygi (INEGI, Portugal), 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), Shuye Zhang (Harbin Institute of Technology, China), Stefan Böhm (University of Kassel, Germany), Sudarsanam Suresh Babu (University of Tenessee, Knoxville, USA), Sullivan Smith (TWI, UK), Thomas Kannengiesser (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, (BAM), Germany) and Tomasz Chmielewski (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland).

Authors who wish to make a presentation (oral or poster) are requested to submit a short abstract (one single A4 page possibly with a diagram and references) in English, by 2 June 2023. The abstracts should be sent electronically to The abstract template can be downloaded from the conference web site (

Conference proceedings with the accepted abstracts will be available at the 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 L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications (SAGE), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering (SAGE), Engineering Manufacturing Letters (University of Porto, Portugal) and in a book of the book series Proceedings in Engineering Mechanics - Research, Technology and Education (SPRINGER), provided they meet the quality standards. The full papers (not compulsory) should be sent to the e-mail before 21 October 2021. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.

Important dates
2 June 2023 Abstract submission deadline
16 June 2023 Notification of acceptance to authors
7 July 2023 Early bird registration

Yours sincerely,

Lucas F. M. da Silva
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Adhesion (TAYLOR & FRANCIS)
Editor-in-Chief of Proc. Inst. of Mech. Eng., Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications (SAGE)
Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Joining Processes (ELSEVIER)
Editor-in-Chief of U. Porto Journal of Engineering (UNIVERSITY OF PORTO)
Editor-in-Chief of U. Porto Journal of Teaching Engineering (UNIVERSITY OF PORTO)
Editor-in-Chief of U. Porto Engineering Manufacturing Letters (UNIVERSITY OF PORTO)

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