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Conference Topics:

  • Abrasive Wear
  • *NEW Aviation and Aerospace Wear
  • Biotribology
  • Ceramics and CMCs
  • Coatings and Surface Treatment
  • Cutting and Tool Wear
  • Elevated Temperature Wear
  • Engine Tribology
  • Erosion and Erosion-Impact
  • Fretting Wear
  • Lubricated Wear, Scuffing, Rolling
  • Metals and MMCs
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Polymers and PMCs, Friction Materials
  • Role of Third Bodies
  • Sliding Wear
  • Surface Texturing
  • Tribocorrosion (including erosion-corrosion)
  • *NEW Wear in Renewable and Sustainable Technologies
  • Wear Testing and Monitoring
  • Wheel/Rail Contact
  • Other topics
Notes for authors:

At least one author of the accepted abstract must register to attend the meeting to present your work and answer questions. Only talks and posters of registered participants will be scheduled in the programme.

Accepted oral presenters:

you will give a live talk in parallel with your slides at a scheduled time and take questions from our online audience. Subject to your approval, the slides and a recording of your talk will be available on-demand after the live event.

Accepted poster authors:

Your poster will be available in ePoster hall. You may include a brief video alongside this poster and have the option to attend a live poster session to present your poster and talk directly with attendees. Subject to your approval, your poster and a recording of your poster pitch will be available on-demand after the live event

If it is difficult to present in person due to the difference in time zones oral and poster authors may submit a recorded video presentation for the live stream but we encourage live participate where possible to facilitate live Q&A with our live audience. Please discuss this option with the conference organisers if this is something you wish to take advantage of.

Abstracts of all accepted contributions will be included within the online abstract system which will be distributed to all registered conference participants

Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.

Manuscript Review and Publication

If the abstract is accepted for oral presentation, a full manuscript (“Research Paper” or “Case Studies”) must be submitted by September 4th 2020. Instructions on where to submit the manuscript will be provided in the abstract acceptance email.  This manuscript will be peer-reviewed, and  only upon final acceptance for publication in the special issue of WEAR, can it be presented orally. All manuscripts will then be assigned to certain category-field editors by the editorial chairman and forwarded to a minimum of two reviewers. This process has proved to be fast and reliable during prior WoM conferences. The entire reviewing, editing, and revising process will only be handled via Elsevier’s online submission system. No parallel routes or shortcuts are accepted. 

The final deadline for acceptance will be 5 February 2021. The acceptance of a paper after peer-review is absolutely mandatory in order for an oral presentation at WOM2021. The acceptance of a paper is optional for poster presentations.


Poster sessions reporting new research results will also be held on several days during the program. Posters should include sufficient characterization of materials, topography and test method specifications so that other researchers can duplicate the experiments. In order to be included in the Conference Program and website as poster (without paper), abstracts must be submitted via the WOM2021 website no later than 5 February 2021.

Case Studies and Test Methods

(Final manuscript, if accepted, 5-10 double spaced pages, including figures):

These contributions should be specific to an application or service, failure analysis, or solutions to specific wear-related problems. Papers in this category should clearly describe the service or application in sufficient detail to define the issues and solutions and must include characterization of materials, topography and test methods.


The editorial team for the peer review process will determine the top three manuscripts and the poster session team will determine the top three posters presented at WOM. These selections and their authors will be recognized with awards during the conference.

Language and Units

The conference language is English; SI units must be used, and papers must be original contributions, not containing material previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere

For revisions or queries regarding papers already submitted

If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please contact us (Please do not email credit card information under any circumstances) with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.

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