Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology

Abstract submission

Abstract acceptance for oral presentation is conditional upon at least one author registering for the Symposium by Friday 21 July to present the paper. Papers without a registered presenting author after this date will be omitted from the final Symposium programme.

Abstracts must be submitted via EasyChair

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An abstract template is available for download on EasyChair. 

Extended submission deadline of initial 1 page abstract for oral presentation: Monday 20 March 2023

Submission of 1 page abstract for poster presentation: Monday 26 June 2023

Posters should be in the following format: A1 landscape (h 594mm x w 841mm); A0 portrait (w 841mm x h 1189mm).

Submission of final 1 page abstract for oral presentations: Monday 24 July 2023

If you wish to update your abstract by 24 July, please login to EasyChair, select the submission you wish to edit and click ‘update submission information’. You will then have the opportunity to add a new file to replace the existing one.


Oral and poster presenters are encouraged to submit full papers for publication in special issues in one of the following international journals, subject to standard peer-review process and their normal refereeing procedures. This offers high visibility for research papers presented at the symposia, full recognition as contributions to peer reviewed journals and electronic access.

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology
Editor: Professor Andreas Almqvist Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
The Journal of Engineering Tribology publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed papers from academia and industry worldwide on the engineering science associated with tribology and its application to machine elements. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Tribology International
Editors: B. Bou-Saïd, H. Liang, W. M. Liu
Tribology International seeks to publish original research papers of the highest scientific quality to provide an archival resource for scientists from all backgrounds. Written contributions are invited reporting experimental and modelling studies both in established areas of tribology and emerging fields. Scientific topics include the physics or chemistry of tribo-surfaces, bio-tribology, surface engineering and materials, contact mechanics, nano-tribology, lubricants and hydrodynamic lubrication.

Tribology — Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces
Editors: T. Liskiewicz
Tribology – Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces is an international journal publishing peer-review research on tribology. Areas of focus include: Tribocorrosion, Lubricant additives — tribochemistry, tribophysics and tribofilm characterisation, Surface analysis — in-situ and ex-situ analysis of tribological processes, Biotribology — including biotribocorrosion and processes at biological implant interfaces, Nanoscale tribology — understanding surface processes and reactions on the nanoscale, Surface and coatings technology — surface and interface engineering to improve tribological performance, Lubrication challenges in the boundary and mixed lubrication regimes — environmental legislation, fuel economy and novel additive systems, Manufacturing processes — e.g. chemo-mechanical polishing, Molecular tribology — understanding molecular arrangement, changes of configuration and functionality at tribological interfaces. Tribology – Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces is indexed in Web of Science’s ESCI and Scopus.

Submissions to the special issue should be extended versions of the conference papers presented at the symposium, and should be prepared according to the journal’s instructions for authors. To submit to the special issue, please upload your paper to the online submission site at www.edmgr.com/trib and remember to select ‘Leeds-Lyon’ as the special issue when prompted.

Tribology – Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces will be publishing a special issue of research presented at the Leeds-Lyon symposium. It is estimated to publish by the end of 2023 and will be available to purchase online at www.tandfonline.com/ytrb, or available to purchase in print by contacting rose.worrell@tandf.co.uk. All submissions to be received by Monday 25 September 2023.

*unless the paper is a Dowson Prize application then the earlier date given below under Dowson Prize applies.

Dowson Prize 
This prize was launched at the 35th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology in 2008 in honour of the lifetime achievements of Duncan Dowson and to inspire and reward outstanding young tribologists. The prize is awarded to the best paper and presentation by a young tribologist at the Symposium when hosted by Leeds as judged by a independent panel of experts. Entitled the “Dowson Prize” it essentially mirrors the remit of the “Maurice Godet Award” presented when the Symposium is held in Lyon.

The winner will be announced at the closing session of the Symposium on 7 September 2023  and will receive £1000 GBP and a copy of "The History of Tribology" by Duncan Dowson.  

The basic criteria are as follows:

  • The applicant must be a registered research student or within 3 years of graduation from a research degree.
  • The applicant must present the paper at the Symposium, either orally or as a poster.
  • The written paper must be submitted to at least one of the three journals (Tribology International, Journal of Engineering Tribology or Tribology — Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces) by Wednesday 5 July 2023.
    The applicant must notify the conference organisers by email to leeds-lyon@leeds.ac.uk of their application for the prize by the stated deadline. The email should contain their full name and affiliation, the title of the paper, list of authors and the journal to which it has been submitted.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 5 July 2023