I would like to inform you that the 1st International Conference on Industrial Applications of Adhesives 2020 will take place in Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) 5-6 March 2020 (www.fe.up.pt/iaa2020). The conference venue is the 5 stars hotel VidaMar Resorts Madeira, which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions.
Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal. The capital of Madeira is Funchal, located on the main island's south coast. It is a popular year-round resort. The region is noted for its Madeira wine, gastronomy, historical and cultural value, its flora and fauna, landscapes (Laurel forest) which are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and embroidery artisans.

As members of the scientific committee, I ask you to inform your colleagues as much as possible about this conference.
It is intended that this conference will be held every two years. The conference is chaired by me and co-chaired by R. D. Adams (University of Oxford, UK), Chiaki Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Prof Klaus Dilger (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany). The focus will be on applications of adhesive bonding in the industry such as automotive, aeronautic, railway, marine, energy, electronics, etc. The idea is to bring together the adhesive makers and the adhesive users to exchange experiences and facilitate potential synergies and partnerships.

Authors who wish to make a presentation (oral or poster) are requested to submit a short abstract (one single A4 page possibly with a diagram and references) in English, by 8 November 2019. 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/iaa2020)

Conference proceedings (CD-ROM) with the accepted abstracts will be available at registration. The CD-ROM will have an ISBN number.
The extended abstracts (4 pages minimum) will be published in Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (SPRINGER). The extended abstracts should be sent to the e-mail lucas@fe.up.pt before the 6th of March 2020. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.
Important dates
8 November 2019 Abstract submission deadline
29 November 2019 Notification of acceptance to authors
13 December 2019 Early bird registration (registration form available soon on the Conference web site)
Yours sincerely,


Lucas F M da Silva
Associate Professor
Chairman of AB conferences
Chairman of CLBA conferences
Chairman of MDA conferences
Chairman of IAA 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