FEUP, Porto - Portugal
11-12 July 2019


Welcome to the web site of the 5th international conference on structural adhesive bonding AB2019. The 5th International Conference on Structural Adhesive Bonding 2019 will take place in Porto, Portugal, 11-12 July 2019. The conference venue is the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), which offers excellent facilities for high quality scientific interactions. FEUP is located in the town of Porto in the Northern region of Portugal. Porto is a beautiful and lively city, steeped in history and rich in great experiences. With its magnificent location by the Atlantic coast, Porto is the city of the world famous Port Wine and the River Douro.

This conference is held every two years in Porto. The conference is chaired by Lucas F. M. da Silva and co-chaired by R. D. Adams (University of Oxford, UK). The focus is on structural bonding but all relevant areas of bonding are welcome: Fundamental aspects of adhesion; The science and technology of surfaces; Advances in adhesive materials; Mechanical properties of bonded joints; Innovative designs and applications; Testing and standardization; Industrial aspects; Quality procedures; Environmental and ecological aspects.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts:
8 March 2019

Notification of Acceptance to Authors:
29 March 2019

Early bird registration:
12 April 2019

Submission of papers (not compulsory to submit a paper):
12 July 2019

Call for Papers
Abstract template
Abstracts should be sent electronically to Lucas F M da Silva at lucas@fe.up.pt. Indicate in the email if you want oral or poster presentation.

Registration form


To register for the Conference, please fill in the electronic registration form. Each participant, including authors, is expected to pay the corresponding registration fee.

Early bird (Until 12th April 2019
Regular delegate - 550 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 450 EUR
Member of APAA (Portuguese Society of Adhesion and Adhesives) - 450 EUR

Standard (From 12th April 2019)
Regular delegate - 650 EUR
Student (MSc or PhD) - 550 EUR
Member of APAA (Portuguese Society of Adhesion and Adhesives) - 550 EUR

The conference fee includes cd-rom of abstracts, lunches, conference dinner, coffee-breaks and reception first day.

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, a written notification should be sent to the conference chairman. If it is received prior to May 10th, 2019, registration fees will be refunded with a deduction of €75. No refund can be made after May 10th, 2019.

Payment of Conference Fee
Payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card. Register here.

Ms. Lurdes Catalino
tel.: +351 966 672 582
fax: +351 214 156 383


Lucas F M da Silva
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Robert D Adams
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, UK
Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK

International Scientific Committee
Alberto Sastre (SIKA, Spain)
Alessandro Pirondi (Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy)
Andrea Bernasconi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Andreas Lutz (Dow Europe GmbH, Switzerland)
Antonio Pizzi (University of Lorraine, France)
Chiaki Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Eduardo Marques (INEGI, Portugal)
Erol Sancaktar (The University of Akron, USA)
Eugenio Dragoni (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Francisca Arán-Ais (INESCOP Innovation and Technology Centre, Spain)
Gary Critchlow (Loughborough University, UK)
Hans Poulis (TU Delft, Netherlands)
Ian Ashcroft (University of Nottingham, UK)
Jens Holtmannspötter (WIWeB, Germany)
Juan Carlos Del Real (Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid, Spain)
Juana Abenojar (University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Klaus Dilger (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)
Luca Goglio (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Majid Ayatollahi (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran)
Maurice Brogly (University of Haute Alsace, France)
Miguel Martinez (University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Nicolas Carrere (SAFRAN, France)
Raul Campilho (ISEP, Portugal)
Roger Sauer (Aachen University, Germany)
Romain Créac'hcadec (ENSTA, France)
Seung-Boo Jung (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
Silvio De Barros (CEFET/RJ, Brazil)
Sofia Teixeira de Freitas (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
Stefan Böhm (University of Kassel, Germany)
Thomas Tannert (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
Till Vallée (Fraunhofer IFAM, Germany)
Voytek Gutowski (CSIRO, Australia)
Weidong Li (Dalian University of Technology, China)
Yukihiro Kusano (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)


Conference proceedings (cd-rom) with the accepted abstracts will be available at the registration.

The full papers will be published in special issues of The Journal of Adhesion, International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives and Applied Adhesion Science (provided they meet the journals standard).

The full papers should be sent to the e-mail lucas@fe.up.pt before the 12th of July 2019. The text should be in single column format and double line spacing.


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Venue and Hotels

Conference venue: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
If you are arriving by subway (Metro), you should exit at IPO station (walking distance to FEUP).
Note that when travelling from Sá Carneiro airport and from the main train station (Campanhã), there is a SUBWAY/METRO connection, with transboarding in Trindade (Trindade Station) to the IPO station. Information on Metro.

Please consult the list of hotels with special rates. To benefit from this, please access the registration area using online facilities.
For further information about travel and hotels, please contact:
Ms. Lurdes Catalino

Viagens Abreu, SA - Congress Department-PCO
Av. dos Aliados, nº 207 | 4000-067 Porto Portugal
Tel.: +351 222 043 573
Fax: +351 222 043 693


The best oral presentation will be awarded with a certificate and copy of 'Handbook of Adhesion Technology' (Lucas F M da Silva, Andreas Öchsner, Robert D Adams (Editors), 'Handbook of Adhesion Technology', Springer, Heidelberg, 2011) offered by Springer.

The best poster presentation will be awarded with a certificate and a copy of 'Testing adhesive joints - Best practices' (Lucas F M da Silva, David Dillard, Bamber Blackman, R D Adams (Editors), 'Testing adhesive joints - Best practices', Wiley, Weinheim, 2012) offered by Wiley.