Scope and Outline
Harmonized coexistence of human beings with nature is now recognized as a global issue. To achieve this goal, innovation is needed in various fields of technology. In particular, conservation of energy and resources through improving efficiency and increasing durability of machinery and equipment is of critical importance.
The scope of the Congress focuses on tribology as the key discipline for technological innovation in the twenty-first century. Tribologists and those who have any interest in tribology from all over the world are welcome to Kyoto to exchange research findings and to discuss new developments for tomorrow in all aspects of tribology.

Date: Sunday 6th  to Friday 11th  September, 2009

Venue: Kyoto International Conference Center
Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
Phone: +81-75-705-1234    Fax: +81-75-705-1100


Japanese Society of Tribologists

Science Council of Japan

Under auspices of:

The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan

Storage Research Consortium

Supporting societies (institutes)

The Japan Society of Applied Physics
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan
The Japan Institute of Light Metals
The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
Information Processing Society of Japan
The Japan Society of Precision Engineering
The Japan Petroleum Institute
Turbomachinery Society of Japan
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
Japanese Liquid Crystal Society
The Japan Institute of Energy
The Chemical Society of Japan
The Japan Institute of Metals
The Society of Materials Science, Japan
The Magnetics Society of Japan
The Ceramic Society of Japan
The Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity
The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
The Japan Institute of Marine Engineering
The Surface Science Society of Japan
The Physical Society of Japan
The Japan Fluid Power System Society

Also with support from:

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Kyoto Prefecture
City of Kyoto
Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kyoto Convention Bureau
Electro-Mechanic Technology Advancing Foundation
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association
Japan Grease Institute
Japan Metal Working Fluids Association
Nippon Steel Corporation
Petroleum Association of Japan
Toshiba Corporation
YKK Corporation

Contact: Congress Secretariat
c/o Congress Corporation
Phone: +81-3-5216-5318    Fax: +81-3-5216-5552