News 29/06/2022: We're excited to announce that the full conference Program Book is now available for download. The printed version will be distributed on site to all delegates. You can also consult the online version of the program, including presenter names, session chairs, posters and abstracts.
    In order to facilitate the registration process, we are pleased to announce that the Early bird deadline is postponed to March 15, 2022!
    News 05/04/2021: SATELLITE MEETING
    The 9th Tribochemistry Satellite Meeting will be held in Beaune, France, from July 6 to 8, 2022, prior to WTC 2022.
    News 09/03/2021: CONGRESS POSTPONED
    The 7th World Tribology Congress, due to take place in Sept. 2021, has been postponed until July 10-15, 2022. The organizing committee will give maximum effort to make WTC 2022 a landmark Tribology Congress.
    News 18/12/2020: SPEAKERS AT WTC
    A new page is now online featuring the 40+ invited speakers at WTC 2022, the 7th World Tribology Congress.
    The abstract submission deadline is extended to Monday 30 November 2020
    News 30/09/2020: REGISTRATION OPENING
    Registration is now open. You will find all releveant information on the registration page: registration fees, accommodation, visa, invitation letter, cancellation policy, COVID-19 context.
    News 30/09/2020: ECO-FRIENDLY EVENT
    Reducing the environmental impact of the upcoming WTC 2022 Congress in Lyon is one of our challenges. We are working with our partners to make WTC 2022 an eco-friendly event.
    News 15/07/2020: PROGRAM
    The program overview has been released: sponsor lectures, 40 invited talks, 17 blocks of standard sessions, poster sessions, exhibition, social program...
    News 29/06/2020: SPEAKERS
    We are delighted to announce a very rich and intense program with tremendous Plenary and Keynote speakers.
    News 16/04/2020: PUBLICATION
    Selected papers will have the opportunity to be published in the peer-review journals partners of the conference.
    News 31/03/2020: CALL FOR ABSTRACT
    Abstract submission is open. Any contribution is welcome until 15 October 2020.
  • Welcome

  • The 7th World Tribology Congress was due to take place in September 2021 in Lyon, France. The congress has been postponed until July 10-15 2022 due to the coronavirus outbreak, and its consequences such as the near-impossibility of international travel.

    In a context which we hope will be more positive, the organizing committee will give maximum effort to make WTC 2022 a landmark Tribology Congress.

    The 7th World Tribology Congress aims to highlight recent important progress in all aspects of Tribology, strengthen the links between academy and industry, provide a unique opportunity for discussion concerning the latest developments in Tribology and to promote international collaborations and exchanges.

    The Congress will consist of 4 plenary + 4 keynote speakers, 41 invited talks, 700+ oral presentations and 300+ posters on topics at the cutting edge of the various Tribology disciplines, a wide exhibition and various events, scientific and nonscientific, some of them dedicated to young tribologists.
  • Partner Event

    The 47th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology will be a Partner Event of WTC 2022. Authors of the 47th Leeds-Lyon Symposium have submited an abstract within the scientific theme n°11.
    Satellite Meeting

    The 9th Tribochemistry Satellite Meeting will be held prior to WTC 2022. This meeting is organized in the historic city of Beaune, in the Burgundy region of France, within easy reach of Paris and Lyon. Registration and abstract submission are open.
  • Important dates


    Sept. 2019


    First Announcement

    30 March 2020


    Opening Abstract submission

    Sept. 2020


    Opening online registration

    30 Nov. 2020


    Deadline Abstract submission

    Jan. 2021


    Notification of acceptance 

    March 2021


    of WTC in July 2022

    Nov. 2021


    Deadline additional abstract submission 

    Dec. 2021


    Notification to authors 

    15 March 2022


    End of early bird registration

    March 2022


    Final program publication



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