The purpose of these conferences is to bring together scientists working on all material forming processes with all types of materials.
If you are interested to organize an ESAFORM conference, please contact the President or any other member of the Board of Directors for an informal discussion and have a look at the guidelines.
Next Conference (ESAFORM 2022)
The 25. International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2022 – will be organized by Dr. Gabriela Vincze from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and Prof. Frédéric Barlat from Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, between 27. and 29. of April 2022, in Braga, Portugal.
The conference will cover numerous disciplines related to material forming including all kinds of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites), processes (traditional and new forming processes), scales (nano, micro, macro, and meso), and approaches (data-driven, modeling, simulation, analytical, experiments, …).
It will bring together specialists from academia and industry worldwide to discuss the latest technological innovations and recent achievements in material forming.
Official website: https://esaform2022.org/
Congress Venue: https://esaform2022.org/venue/general-information
ESAFORM 2023 International Conference
The 26. International Esaform conference will be organized in Krakov, Poland, April/May 2023
Organiser: Lukasz Madej
ESAFORM 2024 International Conference
The 27. International Esaform conference will be organized in Toulouse, France, April/May 2024
Organiser: Fabrice Schmidt and Philippe Olivier
Esaform Bulletins were published at the annual conferences until 2016. It contained:
- ESAFORM Board of Directors and Scientific Committee
- ESAFORM books and conferences
- Scientific and technical news
- Reports from laboratories
- Reports from associations
- Conference diary
- PhD defenses
- Short & advanced courses
Copies can be obtained by the links below.
The 24. International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2021 – has taken place as the 2nd virtual ESAFORM conference, hosted by the University of Liège, Belgium, between 14. and 16. of April, 2021.
Official website: aimontefiore.org/esaform2021/index.php
Proceedings: https://popups.uliege.be/esaform21/ (Open access)
Organized by Prof. Anne-Marie Habraken
The 23. International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2020 has taken place as the 1st virtual ESAFORM conference, hosted by University of Cottbus, Germany between 4. and 8. of May, 2020.
Official website: https://esaform2020.org/
Proceedings: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/procedia-manufacturing/vol/47 (Open access)
Organized by Prof. Markus Bambach
The 22. International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2019 has taken place at the Europa Conference and Exhibition Centre in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain between 8. and 10. of May, 2019.
Official website: esaform2019.mondragon.edu
Organized by Dr. Lander Galdos and Prof. Pedro Arrazola
The 21. International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2018 has taken place at the University of Palermo, Italy between 23. and 25. of April, 2018.
Organized by Prof. Livan Fratini
The 20. International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2017 has taken place at DCU in Dublin, Ireland between 26. and 28. of April, 2017.
Organized by Prof. Dermot Brabazon
The 19. International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2016 has taken place at the Nantes Congress Center in Nantes, France between 27. and 29. of April, 2016.
Organized by Prof. Fransisco Chinesta and Prof. Elias Cueto
International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2014 has taken place at at the Dipoli Congress Centre, Espoo, Finland from 7. to 9. May 2014.
Organised by Dr. Jari Larkiola
International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2013 has taken place at Aveiro University, Portugal from 22 to 24 of April, 2013.
Organised by Dr. Robertt Valente and Dr. Ricardo de Sousa
International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2012 has taken place at University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany,14-16 March, 2012.
Organised by Prof. Marion Merklein and Dr. Hinnerk Hagenah
The 18. International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2015 has taken place at Graz University of Technology, Austria, between 15. and 17. of April, 2015.
Organised by Prof. Christof Sommitsch and Dr. Aldo Ofenheimer
The 14. International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2011 have taken place in Queen’s University Belfast, UK, April 27-29, 2011.
Organized by Dr. Gary Menary
The 13th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming – ESAFORM 2010 has taken place in Brescia – Italy – April 7-9, 2010.
Organized by prof. Elisabetta CERETTI and prof. Claudio GIARDINI
The 12th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming has taken place in Twente, the Netherlands on April 2009.
Organized by Prof. Han Huétink and Dr.Ton van den Boogaard
The eleventh ESAFORM conference on Material Forming has taken place in Lyon, France, on April 2008.
Organized by : Prof. Philippe Boisse, Emmanuelle Vidal-Salle, Fabrice Morestin.
The tenth ESAFORM conference on Material Forming took place in Zaragoza, Spain, on April 2007.
Organized by : Prof. Maurice Touratier, Prof. Francisco Chinesta, Elias Cueto and Manuel Doblare.
The nineth ESAFORM conference on Material Forming took place in Glasgow, U.K., on April 2006.
Organized by : Prof. Neal Juster and Dr. Andrzej Rosochowski
The eighth ESAFORM conference on Material Forming took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on April 2005.
Organized by : Prof. Dorel Banabic, Dan Sorin Comsa, Liana Hancu, Gloria Cosovici, Liana Paraianu, Paul Jurco.
The seventh ESAFORM conference on Material Forming took place in Trondheim, Norway, on April 2004.
Organized by : Prof. Sigurd Stören
The sixth ESAFORM conference on Material Forming took place in Salerno, Italy, on April 28-30, 2003.
Organized by : Prof. V. Brucato, F. Caiazzo, R. Pasquino, V. Sergi, G. Titomanlio, A. Pozzi, D. Acierno, F. Micari, S. Piccarolo
The fifth ESAFORM conference on Material Forming took place in Krakow, Poland, April 14-17, 2002.
Organized by : Prof. Maciej Pietrzyk, Zbigniew Mitura, Barbara Krzemien-Kotula, Halina Kusiak, Wojciech Wajda, Jacek Kaczmar
The fourth ESAFORM conference on Material Forming took place in Liège, Belgium, April 23-25, 2001.
Organized by : Anne-Marie Habraken, Serge Cescotto, Charles Jean-François, Laurent Duchêne, Sylvie Castagne, Frédéric Pascon
The third ESAFORM conference on Material Forming took place in Stuttgart, Germany, April 11-14, 2000.
Organized by :Thomas Hofer, Ralf Kaiser, Heike Bastian, Ralf Mehling
The second ESAFORM conference on Material Forming took place in Guimaraes, Portugal, April 13-16, 1999.
Organized by: Prof. José Covas
1998 The first conference
The first ESAFORM conference on Material Forming took place in Sophia-Antipolis, France, March 17-20, 1998.
Organized by : Noëlle Billon, Patrick Coels, Pierre Montmitonnet, Bruno Vergnes, Anne-Marie Chaze, Lionel Fourment, Patrick Navard
First conference in brief
The First Conference – Sophia Antipolis, France – March 17/20, 1998
The first ESAFORM Conference was organised by the Ecole des Mines de Paris and held at Sophia Antipolis, France. The aim of that conference was to gather experts working on different materials and processes with various approaches, in order to stimulate scientific exchanges.
The final number of participants taking part was 137, coming from 23 European countries. The number of contributed papers was 71 of which 39 were invited speakers and also nineteen posters were presented.
The conference was sponsored by the Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes, the French Ministry of Education, Research and Technology, as well as by the Ecole des Mines de Paris, plus two private companies, Sciences and Computers Consultants, and Transvalor, all to whom we send our gratitude.
Two Round Tables were organised on:
- New Scientific and Technical Trends in Material Forming : Nine informal networks have been created on the different topics and Education
- Education and Diffusion of Knowledge
The main conclusions were:
- to collect information about existing courses on Material Forming and identify those open to other European countries.
- to use the Socrates networks for the exchanges of students.
- to promote the existing programs (EUPOCO, NATO ASI …).
- to create advanced short courses in connection with the ESAFORM annual meeting.