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

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Accepted papers of presenting authors who withdraw their registration will not be published.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


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.

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