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Dear colleagues, dear friends,

ACT20 congress held in Dakar (Senegal) has been rescheduled next December 2020.

Hoping to welcome you in Dakar !

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Benyebka BOU-SAID, Michel FILLON & Aurélien SAULOT

Conference presentation

After the remarkable success of the 1st and 2nd African Conferences in Tribology in 2014 and 2017, we are happy to announce the 3rd African Conference in Tribology (ACT 2020) that will be held in Dakar, Senegal, December 2-4, 2020. This 3rd ACT will focus on current and future tribological challenges to be addressed by both academic and industrial researchers to improve our future.  Such challenges include the impact of tribology on human health, the environmental impact of tribology, etc. Once again, strong interactions between the academy and industries from all over the world are expected.

This 3rd African Conference in Tribology will include a satellite forum on Biomechanics as a joint event.

Consequently, the program committee cordially invites research ideas in (but not limited to) the following suggested range of subjects:

African Conference in Tribology:

Tribology in transportation, tribology in industry, tribology in the space environment, tribology in energy production, nano-scale tribology, local and global contact measurements, multi-scale and multi-physics modeling in tribology, smart tribology, and others.      

Satellite Forum on Biomechanics:

Bio-materials, bio-mechanics, bio-medicine, bio-robotics, bio-sensors, bio-fluids and heat transfer, and clinical investigations.

An act of humanism as scientists to help teaching development

As an associated theme to the scientific nature of this meeting, the organizers of the Congress would also like to emphasize the humanism of our tribology community.

We propose to aid in the development of several elementary schools located near to the conference site: ‘Ecole Somone 1’.

Meeting participants are encouraged to contribute greatly valued but inexpensive educational items such as: pencils, notebooks, chalk, backpack, school supplies, etc. Of course, direct financial assistance would also be deeply appreciated.

If you want to contribute to this humanitarian activity, please contact us directly at  .



Academic Partners


Universite Poitiers  Université de Lyon

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