I would like to inform you about the next EURADH 2018 / CLBA 2018 meeting which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 5-7 September 2018 (www.fe.up.pt/euradh_clba_2018). This joint conference will be held at the Congress Centre of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) - University of Lisbon, Portugal. The conference is chaired by the president of the Portuguese adhesion society, Lucas F. M. da Silva (University of Porto, Portugal), and co-chaired by João M. Bordado (University of Lisbon, Portugal). The presidents of the EURADH adhesion societies (Sociedad de Adhesion - Grupo Iberoamericano de Adhesión (Spain), DECHEMA (Germany), the Société Française du Vide (France), Society for Adhesion and Adhesives (United Kingdom) are also co-chairs as well as the president of the Brazilian adhesion society.

The conference covers all aspects of the science and technology of adhesion and adhesives, including:
. Adhesion in the marine environment
. Adhesives for electronic applications
. Advances in adhesive materials: structural and pressure sensitive adhesives
. Bio-adhesion and biomedical adhesion
. Engineering aspects of adhesion and engineering applications
. Environmental and ecological aspects
. Fundamental aspects of adhesion
. Industrial aspects
. Innovative designs and applications
. Mechanical properties of bonded joints including joint design and durability
. Nanotechnology as applied to adhesives
. New crosslinking chemistries and novel polymer structures used in adhesives
. Quality procedures, testing and standardisation
. Science, technology and properties of surfaces

Authors who wish to make a presentation (oral or poster) are requested to submit an abstract (up to 3 A4 pages possibly with a diagram and references) in English, by 16 March 2018. The abstracts should be sent electronically to lucas@fe.up.pt. The abstract template can be downloaded from the conference web site (www.fe.up.pt/euradh_clba_2018).

Conference proceedings with the accepted abstracts (book of abstracts) will be available at the registration. The book of abstracts will have an ISBN number.
Full papers will be published in special issues of The Journal of Adhesion, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives and Applied Adhesion Science (provided they meet the journals standard). The full papers (not compulsory) should be sent to the e-mail lucas@fe.up.pt before the 5th of September 2018. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.

Important dates
16 March 2018 Abstract submission deadline
20 April 2018 Notification of acceptance to authors
4 May 2018 Early bird registration

Yours sincerely,


Lucas F M da Silva
Associate Professor
Chairman of AB conferences
Chairman of MDA conferences
Chairman of CLBA conferences
Editor in Chief of The Journal of Adhesion
Editor in Chief of Journal of Materials: Design and Applications
Editor in Chief of U. Porto Journal of Engineering
President of the Portuguese Adhesion Society
Director of the Integrated Master in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP)
Department of Mechanical Engineering (DEMec)
Rua Dr Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351225081706, email: lucas@fe.up.pt