Scientific program

       This multidisciplinary, third international conference will provide a forum for researches and practitioners to exchange information, present new developments, and discuss the future directions and priorities in the areas of tribological phenomena in non-conventional bearings. The Scientific Program will let participants share the most recent advances in research and practice of "tribology" through plenary and keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations. Contributions are invited in the following broad thematic areas:

1. Dry and boundary lubrication 10. Surface characterization and surface coatings
2. Fluid film lubrication 11. Advanced tribomaterials
3. Elastohydrodynamic lubrication 12. Tribology of machine elements
4. Fundamentals of friction and wear 13. Maintenance tribology
5. Surface and contact problems 14. Tribology in extreme environments
6. Rolling/sliding contacts 15. Tribology in processing
7. Lubricant rheology and chemistry 16. Nano and microtribology
8. Solid lubrication 17. Biotribology
9. Tribofailures 18. Practical applications of friction and wear

Sessions consist of oral and poster presentations.

Publication and submission of abstracts

       The proceedings of the Conference will be published as a special issue of the
International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering.

       Submissions will be selected on the basis of one-page abstracts. Participants wishing to enter their poster presentations, should indicate so in the lower right corner of the abstract. In the same location indicate the area, named in the Scientific Program, to which your contribution should be allocated. The abstract should contain the title of the presentation (Times 14 pts), the author(s)'s name(s) and their
affiliation(s) including full mailing address, telephone and fax number, and e-mail address (Times 12 pts).

Social program

       A number of social and tourist activities will be organized for participants and accompanying persons. A post-conference tour will also be organized provided there is sufficient interest.


      An international exhibition of testing equipment and tribology related literature will be organized. Manufactures and publishers are invited to address their interest to the conference organizers.


*10% surcharge after May 15, 2004



Submission of abstracts February 29, 2004
Notification of acceptation
and 2-nd Announcement March 28, 2004
Camera-ready manuscripts May 15, 2004


       The official language of the Conference will be English. Detailed information of the camera-ready manuscript will be sent in the 2-nd Announcement.

Address for correspondence

Prof. Edward WALICKI
Conference Coordinator, ITC 2004
Department of Mechanics
University of Zielona Góra
ul. Szafrana 2, 65-516 Zielona Góra, POLAND
Tel: (+48) 68 32 82 472 Fax: (+48) 68 32 47 446