A selection of contents: Conference Themes. On the elastic constants of thin solid lubricant films (M.N. Gardos). Elastic and viscoelastic analysis of two multiple layered cylinders rolling over each other with coulomb friction (J.J. Kalker). Theory. Analysis of damage mechanism using the energy release rate (P. Destuynder, T. Nevers). Coating design methodology (M. Godet et al.). Experiments. Reduction in friction coefficient in sliding ceramic surfaces by in-situ formation of solid lubricant coatings (A. Gangopadhyay et al.). A morphological study of contact fatigue of TiN coated rollers (H.S. Cheng et al.). Soft Coatings 1. A full solution to the problem of oil film thickness prediction in natural synovial joints (D. Dowson, J. Yao). Analyses of shear deformations between cylinders with and without surface films (J.W. Kannel, T.A. Dow). Solid Lubricants. Effects of microstructure and adhesion on performance of sputter-deposited MoS2 solid lubricant coatings (P.D. Fleischauer et al.). Assessing the durability of organic coatings (M.J. Adams et al.). Rough Coated Surfaces. Effect of surface coatings in a rough normally loaded contact (P. Sainsot et al.). Hardness. Scratch tests on hard layers (A.G. Tangena et al.). Damage mechanisms of hard coatings on hard substrates: a critical analysis of failure in scratch and wear testing (R. Rezakhanlou, J. von Stebut). Multilayer Theory. Stress determination in elastic coatings and substrate under both normal and tangential loads (J.M. Leroy, B. Villechaise). Young's Modulus. Young's modulus of TiN and TiC coatings (L. Chollet, C. Biselli). Biomechanics. Use of a polyethylene coating to improve the biotribology of a hemiarthroplasty implant (M. Leberge et al.). A preliminary investigation of the `cushion bearing' concept for joint replacement implants (D.D. Auger et al.). Soft Coatings 2. The influence of elastic coating deformation upon film thickness in lubricated bearings with low elastic modulus (D. Dowson, Z. Jin). Effect of nitrogen ion implantation on the friction and wear properties of some plastics (M. Watanabe et al.). Failure Mechanisms. The effect of continuous Au sputter deposition on the enhancement of growth of transfer particles (K. Hiratsuka et al.). Oxides. The oxide film and oxide coating on steels under boundary lubrication (Y-W. Zhao et al.). New Tools and Models. A survey of research in acoustic microscopy applied to metallurgy (J. Attal et al.). A low cycle fatigue wear model and its application to layered systems (A.G. Tangena). Wear 1. The inter-relationship between coating microstructure and the tribological performance of PVD coatings (S.J. Bull, D.S. Rickerby). Protective coatings for application in seawater (M.F. Lizandier et al.). Wear 2. Lubricant influences on the wear of piston-ring coatings (J.C. Bell, K.M. Delargy). Viscoelasticity. Influence of viscoelastic parameters on coated bearing behaviour (Y.T. Sun et al.). Hard Coatings. Morphological aspects of the friction of hot filament grown diamond thin films (P.J. Blau, C.S. Yust). The mechanism of failure of coatings in roller tests (J. Vizintin). Deformation. Measurements of thin film adhesion and mechanical properties with indentation curves (J.L. Loubet et al.). Deformation and fracture of hard coatings during plastic indentation (D.M. Elliott, I.M. Hutchings). Coating Evaluation. Coating evaluation methods: a round robin study (H. Ronprainen et al.). The effect of dynamic loads in tribometers - analysis and experiments (H. Heshmat). Written contributions. List of authors. List of delegates.