Abstracts submission is closed
Electronic version of the proceedings will be available at the conference registration.
All papers should be submitted:
Selected papers (up to 100) will be recommended for publication in special issues of the journals Surface Engineering and Materials and Manufacturing Processes.
Posters should be in A0 portrait format. Authors should bring the printed version of the poster to the conference on registration. Poster can be removed from Friday 07 July 14.00.
Registration fees include admission to the conference, welcome pack and social events.
For special food requirements, please contact Fanny.Lallemand@umons.ac.be before June 15, 2017.
After April 15, 2017, registration fees will encrease of 10%. End of full registration: June 15, 2017.
You will be given the opportunity to request an invitation letter for administrative procedure (VISA) on the registration form.
Please click on this link to proceed with your registration: registration & payment
Mons, the administrative centre of the Hainaut province, is located in a dynamic region situated at the heart of Europe, between Amsterdam and Paris on one hand and Cologne and London on the other. Its particularly rich and varied heritage contains 4 cultural masterpieces of humanity recognised by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
The Belfry in Mons, which was recognized as a World Heritage site in 1999, was built between 1661 and 1672 by Louis Ledoux and Vincent Anthony. While being the only baroque Belfry in Belgium as well as having recognition from UNESCO, it possesses a 49-bell carillon. This symbol, overlooking Mons, offers a splendid view of the rooftops of the city and of the former heaps which trace back to its mining history.
The Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes was listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2000 and is one of the oldest and largest flint extraction sites in Europe. Located 6 km from Mons, this archaeological site covers 100 hectares. You will be able to discover the inventions and pruning techniques developed 6000 years ago by man, which today mark a major step in the cultural and technological development of mankind.
The traditional festival in Mons, known as the ‘Doudou’, was recognised in 2005 by UNESCO. The ‘Doudou’, which is comprised of a Procession, the ascent of the Golden Chariot, and the fight, known as the ‘Lumeçon’, is a lively tradition celebrating St Waudru, the founder of the city and St George’s battle against the Dragon, the symbol of evil.
Grand-Hornu, listed in 2012 by UNESCO as World Heritage of Humanity, is an example of the idealistic architecture found at the beginning of the European industrial era. As a symbol of its industrial past, the Grand-Hornu was a former mining complex which included the wells and housing of miners, and all administrative institutions necessary for the running of a community. Today it is a Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC’s), in the French Community of Belgium.
Mons and its surrounding area is also replete with a number of museums and impressive sites such as the Collegiate Church of Saint Waudru, the Town Hall, the Mayor’s Garden, the Fine Arts Museum (BAM), PASS (Park of Scientific Adventures) and many other venues for your events.
In the evening, Mons comes alive with its many bistros and quality restaurants ready to ravish the finest of palates and invite you to discover Belgian cuisine. The warm atmosphere of the bars and cafes in Mons will bring the perfect end to your sensational day.
The conference will be held in the Centre Vésale (Avenue du Champs de Mars - 7000 Mons)
Mons is situated between Paris and Brussels on the E19 motorway, exit 24.
High-speed train from Paris, Amsterdam and London via Lille or Brussels. Frequent trains: Mons‐Brussels, Mons‐La Louvière‐Charleroi‐Namur‐Liège (two per hour), Mons‐Lille. Good connections with Luxembourg, Aachen, Cologne. Consult international train timetables on the SNCB website.
It is easy to walk into the centre of Mons from the train station
Brussels South Airport, located in Charleroi is 30 minutes from Mons by car. It serves some 100 international destinations. Brussels Airport, the country’s main international airport, is only 50 minutes from Mons. It serves 163 short-flight destinations as well as 41 long-haul destinations.
The fee does not include accommodation and so you have to organize your own accommodation. Rooms have been pre-booked with a reduced rate in some hôtels.
SMT-31 is an EFC event (event No. 421)