About

This conference is organised by Elsevier

Conference deadlines

Oral presentations:

Abstract submission deadline for oral presentations – 11 December 2020

Author registration deadline – 19 February 2021

Poster presentations:

Abstract submission deadline for poster presentations – 5 February 2021

Author registration deadline – 5 March 2021

Supporting publication

Papers presented at ICoBT in 2021 will be considered for publication in a special issue of Biotribology. A US$750  award and certificate will be presented to the best paper among all submissions. In accordance with standard procedures for the journal, all papers will be peer reviewed prior to the Editors making a final decision on suitability for publication. Papers are being admitted for review and will become available online as soon as accepted.


Conference committee

Conference chairs

Marc Masen

Marc Masen

Imperial College London, UK

Marc received his MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands.

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Markus Wimmer

Markus Wimmer

Rush University Medical Center, USA

Professor Wimmer is the Grainger Director of the Rush Arthritis and Orthopedics Institute in Chicago (USA) and serves as the Associate Chairman for Research in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.

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Conference organising committee

Nazanin Emami, Lulea University, Sweden
Alfons Fischer, Max Planck Institute, Germany
Anna Igual-Munoz, EFPL, Switzerland and UPV, Spain
Zhongmin Jin, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
John Medley, University of Waterloo, Canada
Yoshinori Sawae, Kyushu University, Japan
Matthias Scherge, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Germany


Conference history

This event is the fifth International Conference on Biotribology (ICoBT). The conference is organised by Elsevier.

Previous events

4th ICoBT
26-29 September 2018 | Hyatt Regency Montreal, Montreal, Canada

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3rd ICoBT
11-14 September 2016 | Imperial College London, London, UK

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2nd ICoBT
11-14 May 2014 | Toronto, Canada

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1st ICoBT
18-21 September 2011 | Imperial College London, UK

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