ESAFORM 2020
4th - 8th May, 2020
23rd International Conference on Material Forming will be the FIRST virtual ESAFORM.

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REGISTRATION

How the virtual ESAFORM will be held

Dear participants of ESAFORM 2020,

The virtual ESAFORM will take place from 9:00 am, May 4th until 6:00 pm, May 8th (UTC +2). The conference will contain live events (1) as well as interaction via Q&A of recorded presentations (2). During the conference, the online election of the ESAFORM Board of Directors will take place (3).

(1) Live events

Two plenary live events will take place, the Opening Session and the General Assembly. During these events, we will use the online conferencing system Zoom to interact.

Opening session: 9:00 am - 9:45 am (May 4th)
General Assembly: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (May 5th)

For both events, the Zoom platform will be accessible 30 min before the start, so please log on before the starting time to make sure that you do not miss the start!

The instructions how to access the live events will be sent in a separate email on Wednesday, 29th of April.

(2) Interaction via Q&A of recorded presentations

The videos of the presentations submitted by authors are on our conference platform and can be viewed any time during the conference.

As announced earlier, Q&A sessions will take place in core times where presenters are online to wait and respond to questions to their presentations.

The interaction via Q&A is on two days: 5th and 6th of May. The updated schedule with core times of all authors is available here.

The link to conference platform and the access data will be sent in a separate email on Wednesday, 29th of April.

(3) Election of the ESAFORM Board of Directors

The election of the ESAFORM Board of Directors will take place online from 9:00 am, 4th of May until 12:00 pm 5th of May.

The link to election and the access data will be sent in a separate email on Wednesday, 29th of April.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to a great virtual conference!

All the best,
Markus Bambach
- Conference Chairman -

NEW: FIRST virtual ESAFORM

Dear participants of ESAFORM 2020,

we had 276 accepted papers, 15 companies as sponsors and exhibitors and everything planned to have a great ESAFORM2020. Unfortunately, the health office of the city of Cottbus advised our university not to take the risk of having ESAFORM 2020 take place. So we have no choice but to cancel the physical conference.

However, we are planning:

to organize the first virtual ESAFORM conference via a video streaming and online conferencing system
and
to have all accepted papers published as planned.

For the moment, please do not make reservations for traveling to Cottbus and cancel or change the reservations you already made.

Having a virtual conference is quite a challenge, both for the organizers and for the presenters. Let us try and make the best of the situation!

We will need a few days to estimate the total costs for having a virtual ESAFORM conference, which will be much reduced compared to having a physical one. If you support this idea, please keep up your registration. We will refund everyone who has already paid the original conference fee as soon as we can decide about the fee for the virtual conference.

Accepted papers of presenting authors who withdraw their registration will not be published.

We will get back to you with more information asap via email.

All the best,
Markus Bambach
- Conference Chairman -

BEST COMMUNICATION AWARD

Submission deadline: 15th March 2020
The call is closed

One of the major achievements of ESAFORM is the annual conference on Material Forming. Another major event in the life of ESAFORM is the creation of a scientific prize and an industrial prize. The board of directors has decided to create a new event with the Best Communication Award.

The aim of this award is to promote research activities in material forming and young researchers, engaged in a PhD activity, to help them gain European/international recognition.

Conference Sponsors (in alphabetical order)