ITC Fukuoka 2023
ITC Fukuoka 2023

Welcome message

The Japanese Society of Tribologists cordially invites and welcomes you to the 9th International Tribology Conference, Fukuoka 2023. As promised at the banquet for the ITC Sendai on the 19th of September 2019, the next ITC will be held in September 2023 in Fukuoka City, the largest city in Kyushu, located in the northern part of the island.

The International Tribology Conference is hosted by JAST once every four years; first in Tokyo in 1985, then in Nagoya in 1990, Yokohama in 1995, Nagasaki in 2000, Kobe in 2005, Hiroshima in 2011, Tokyo in 2015, and the latest in Sendai in 2019. The number of participants from around the world has gradually increased, and it is now recognized as an important international meeting in the field of tribology.

The scope of the ITC Fukuoka 2023 covers all areas of science and technology regarding tribology, including well-established areas, developing areas and new interdisciplinary areas emerging with the development of related fields. The slogan "Reunite, Invigorate, Create an Inspiring Future" expresses our strong desire to provide stimulating opportunities for our tribology colleagues to meet and exchange new ideas and developments, to energize tribology, and to discuss the future global directions of tribology.

We have all faced many struggles since early 2020, and have learned to accept the new normal and to communicate with people through the internet. However, for the development of science and technology, it is vital that we actually meet and talk in person and regain true human relationships in everyday life and work.

Fukuoka has been an international gateway since the third century. The city’s geographical advantages have fostered an interactive and friendly urban atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you all, young and old, to the vibrant and exciting city of Fukuoka in September 2023.

We hope that all tribology colleagues around the world keep well and stay safe, that the novel coronavirus crisis comes to an end, and that the day we can finally meet will come soon!

Conference Organizing Committee

Chair:    

Joichi Sugimura

Kyushu University
 

Vice-chair:    

Takero Makino

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
 

Yoshinori Sawae  

Kyushu University
 

Kazuyuki Yagi

Kyushu University
 

Secretary general:    

Takefumi Otsu

Oita University

Chair:

Joichi Sugimura
Kyushu University

Vice-chair:

Takero Makino
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Yoshinori Sawae
Kyushu University

Kazuyuki Yagi
Kyushu University

Secretary general:

Takefumi Otsu
Oita University