3rd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes

19-20 October 2023 - Braga, Portugal

AJP 2023

Welcome to the web site of the 3nd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes. The 3rd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes 2023 will take place in Braga (Portugal) 19-20 October 2023. The conference venue is the 5 stars hotel Meliá Braga Hotel & SPA which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions.

This conference is held every two years. The conference is chaired by Lucas F. M. da Silva and co-chaired by Paulo Martins (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Mohamad El-Zein (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.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
2 June 2023

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
16 June 2023

Early bird registration:
7 July 2023

Submission of full papers (not compulsory to submit a full paper):
19 October 2023

Call for Papers
Abstract template
Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at lucas@fe.up.pt.
Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.
Indicate in the email if you want to be included in the 5th In-situ workshop 2023.

Registration Form


To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Early bird (Until 7th July 2023)
Regular delegate - 650 EUR
Member of Portuguese Adhesion Society (APAA) - 550 EUR
Member of German Scientific Society of Joining (WFG) - 550 EUR
5th workshop on the topic "In-situ observation as the key to material and process behaviour" - 550 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 550 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 350 EUR

Standard (From 8th July 2023)
Regular delegate - 750 EUR
Member of Portuguese Adhesion Society (APAA) - 650 EUR
Member of German Scientific Society of Joining (WFG) - 650 EUR
5th workshop on the topic "In-situ observation as the key to material and process behaviour" - 650 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 650 EUR
Online - Videoconference - 450 EUR

The conference fee includes the book of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation and if you want your abstract to be included in the 5th workshop on the topic "In-situ observation as the key to material and process behaviour"

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to 28 July 2023, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after 28 July 2023.

Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card. Register here.

Ms. Lurdes Catalino
T.: +351 22 204 3570
M.: +351 965 101 393


Lucas F M da Silva
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Paulo Martins
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Uwe Reisgen
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Organising Committee
Eduardo A S Marques
INEGI, Portugal

Ricardo J C Carbas
INEGI, Portugal

International Scientific Committee
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)
Christian Garnier (ENIT-INPT, University of Toulouse, France)
Fernando Mañas (CESOL, Espanha)
Filippo Berto (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
France Chabert (ENIT-INPT, University of Toulouse, France)
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 (‪University of Northampton, UK)
Manuel Vieira
(University of Porto, Portugal)
Marion Merklein (Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany)
Markus Bambach (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
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 Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
Sullivan Smith (TWI, UK)
Thomas Kannengiesser (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Germany)
Tomasz Chmielewski (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)

Proceedings / publications

Conference proceedings with the accepted abstracts can be downloaded with a password.

Full papers will be published in a special issue of Journal of Advanced Joining Processes (ELSEVIER), Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (MDPI),  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 should be sent to the e-mail lucas@fe.up.pt before the 20th of October 2023. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing

5th In-situ workshop 2023

“In-situ observation as the key to material and process behaviour"

Many joining/welding and material phenomena can only be observed and interpreted in real time with the help of photons, electrons or neutrons. These in-situ studies are increasingly contributing to understanding processes and improving products. Materials are becoming increasingly complex and require precise real-time analysis. In addition to the focus on welding, this workshop will also deal for the first time with additive manufacturing. Especially in process monitoring, considerable progress has been made here in recent years.

In-situ scattering and diffraction measurements using synchrotron and neutron beam lines have become a viable tool to look at the non-equilibrium processing of advanced materials. In the recent years in-situ methods have undergone rapid development and are used effectively in research and application.

In the tradition of the in-situ workshops already held in 2009 (Berlin), 2012 (Osaka), 2016 (Salt Lake City), 2021 (Sintra, Portugal), the continuation of these events will now take place at the 3rd International Conference on Advanced Joining Processes (AJP) in Braga (Portugal) from 19-20 October 2023. The workshop provides the platform for the international experts to discuss the subject from the theoretical and experimental standpoint, in order to provide a closer insight into the different synchrotron and neutron diffraction techniques as well as innovative microscopy techniques. It will allow these researchers to collaborate freely and also share ideas for a future research network for In-situ Scattering Studies of Advanced Materials Processing.

We invite researchers to present and discuss their findings and exchange ideas!

Within sessions, the following items will be addressed:
- Joining/advanced welding process observation
- Stress-/strain analysis (residual stresses)
- phase detection and quantification
- Observation of cracking phenomena
- Additive manufacturing
- In-situ welding experiments
- model development and simulation
- In-situ methods and techniques
- Analysis tools and programming


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Venue and Hotels

Conference venue: Meliá Braga Hotel & SPA
The Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa is a modern and sophisticated 5-star Hotel serving the city of Braga and the entire region. In a prime location, the Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa is located just 5 minutes from the City centre, shopping malls and the Iberian Nanotechnology Centre. Close to the Bom Jesus Sanctuary, the University of Minho and the Peneda-Gerês National Park.

Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities
For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Ms. Lurdes Catalino
T.: +351 22 204 3570
M.: +351 965 101 393


The Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (MDPI) will sponsor two awards with CHF 300 both for best paper and best poster.