The Tribology Division of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) invite you to participate in the International Joint Tribology Conference to be held October 23-26, 2011 at the Marriott Los Angeles Downtown Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
For over 50 years, this meeting has brought together researchers from around the world, providing a forum for the exchange of new ideas and new technology and meetings between participants from academia, research laboratories, industry, and government agencies. The 2011 IJTC will continue this important function in a very popular location. The schedule includes technical sessions, special symposia and a Student Poster Competition. This year, the conference will be proud to host the Symposium on Biomimetrics and Green Tribology, the Symposium on Science and Technology for Condition-Based Monitoring, and the second year meeting of the Symposium on Particle Tribology.
We are pleased to report that the 2-3 page paper for the proceedings CD is again optional. If you choose to submit a manuscript to accompany your technical talks and if the draft paper is acceptable, submitting additional drafts or a final paper will not be necessary. Please do not mark your initial paper "Draft." In addition, the copyright process is now electronic, making it much easier to receive copyright releases from authors. For your convenience, a template for the organization of the paper is available below. The submission and review processes will be managed through the IJTC conference website and the author center.
Deadlines for IJTC 2011 are as follows:
- March 15, 2011 - Submission of short abstract and optional 2-3 page paper. If submitting a 2-3 page paper, do NOT mark it "Draft"
- May 11, 2011 - Abstract or paper review complete and /or Acceptance Notification. Copyright process opens.
- June 15, 2011- Submission of revised 2-3 page paper, if requested
- June 17, 2011 - Submission of Copyright Form for the 2-3 page paper. If copyright is not received by the deadline, the paper will be converted to "Presentation Only"
- June 15, 2011 - Conference Registration opens. Author registration may be required for paper to be included in the program book and the proceeding CD.
- July 1, 2011 - Conference Program available on Conference Website
Mike Robinson, PhD, Deputy Center Director of National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center To Present Keynote Address on "Offshore Wind Technology Development"
Mike Robinson, NREL's Deputy Director of the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) will present the Keynote Address at the IJTC Meeting, discussing the topic of "Offshore Wind Technology Development."
Offshore wind is a significant strategic renewable energy resource for the nation, and worldwide, with a gross total potential exceeding 4,000 GW within 50 nautical miles of the US coastline. Offshore wind turbine technology has evolved from land based architectures with two critical paths; fixed bottom foundations for extracting energy in shallower water and deep water floating architectures. The economies of scale continue to drive both the turbine and wind plant size leading to enhanced energy capture and energy production costs that are competitive with conventional fuel generation. The presentation will examine the evolution in technology, remaining technical challenges and market barriers to future deployment.
Doctor Robinson's presentation will be during the Awards Luncheon scheduled for noon on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
The tracks for the 2011 conference are as follows:
Los Angeles is a wonderful city with easy access from all over the world. It offers a lot of attractions to occupy your time in addition to your enjoyment of the conference and education programs and networking offerings of the IJTC.
We sincerely hope that you can join us in Los Angeles for the exciting 2011 International Joint Tribology Conference.
Q. Jane Wang
Professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Chair, ASME/STLE Conference Planning Committee
There is no requirement to submit a manuscript to one of the three journals (ASME Journal of Tribology, Tribology Transactions, or Tribology Letters) for inclusion in the Conference. Submission of a manuscript to one of the journals is encouraged, however, all decisions regarding acceptance for presentation at the Conference, and for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, will be based on the short abstract or the 2-3 Page Paper that you submit through the Conference web site. Please visit the Author Center above to begin the process of paper submission.
Template for 2-3 Page Papers
A template for the 2-3 Page Papers in MS Word format is located above.
Please note that the copyright forms are now electronic. All authors will receive an email from the conference website with a linkt o sign the form electronically. Copyrights are required for your 2-3 page paper to be included on the Proceedings CD. If you do not provide a copyright release by the deadline, you may still present your work, if accepted, but it will not be included on the Proceedings CD.
March 15, 2011
Extended to April 15, 2011
The deadline has passed but the site remains open to accept abstracts and papers for a waitlist. Authors will be notified if their paper can be included.
See the full author's schedule!