Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 June 2004




(2004), "Conferences", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 56 No. 3.



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Keywords: Conferences, Tribology

Once again in January this year the centre of the tribology world moved to Stuttgart in Germany. The scene was of course the 14th International Colloquium of Tribology and Lubrication Engineering held in the Technische Akademie at Esslingen.

Professor Wilfred Bartz and his team organised a truly international gathering attended by over 500 delegates from nearly 50 different countries. The programme was constructed in a way to ensure that the high standards set at previous events was maintained.

Once the plenary sessions were completed there were up to ten different subjects being covered in separate meeting rooms. It is unlikely that any attendee would have been disappointed with either the variety or quality of the papers presented.

We will try to describe some of the presentations in more detail in future issues but believe that the printed proceedings available now from TAE should be of great interest to tribologists worldwide. Contact TAE at

The next colloquium will be held at TAE in January 2006. We look forward to seeing you there.

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