Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest news and events from TWI:

Subscribe >
Skip to content

13th International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding

Conferences 21-24 May 2024


13th International Symposium on Friction Stir Welding
3rd International Joint Symposium on Joining and Welding

21-23 May 2024

Kyoto, Japan

 This is a unique global forum that provides the opportunity for professionals from around the world to share and develop scientific and technical knowledge on Friction Stir Welding.

The event will be hosted in Kyoto, one of Japan's great destinations at its premier conference center. It is famous for having preserved much of the atmosphere of the past. Visitors can enjoy beautiful Zen gardens, mysterious Buddhist temples and colourful Shinto shrines. Kyoto continues to play an important role in Japanese religion and at the same time universities, institutes, and companies carry out advanced research in science and technology.

This event has been kindly sponsored and supported by the Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University and will also combine as the Third International Joint Symposium on Joining and Welding.

The symposium will include three days of technical presentations, with opportunities to network and socialise during an evening banquet of traditional Japanese food and entertainment surrounded by a beautiful Japanese garden.

An industrial visit has been organised by our sponsor on 24 May 2024.

Papers are expected to describe new developments in science, technology, applications, industrialisation, performance, quality, design or any other topic relevant to the advancement of FSW. This can also include progress at an incremental level as well as more spectacular advances.

An abstract is required, which should be ~300 words long. It must show the full title of the paper, names, affiliations, email addresses and full mailing addresses of all the authors and the requested presentation mode (Oral or Poster). The official language of the Symposium will be English. The abstract must clearly present background, objectives, methodology and results on a sound basis.

Authors will be expected to attend the event and present their papers themselves. The author who will present the paper at the Symposium should be clearly indicated. Each leading author may submit no more than three abstracts.

The deadline for abstract submission is 10 November 2023.

As well as the usual scrutiny for paper quality, the main criteria for acceptance will be

  • Clear evidence of progress in some aspect of friction stir welding
  • Work of industrial or academic relevance
  • Mostly unpublished work.

A decision about submissions will be fed back no later than 19 January 2024.

Meeting attendees from countries that require a visa to enter Japan are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa can take up to three months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early. The Symposium Organising Committee will assist in providing an official visa invitation letter for this conference. Details will be posted later on the website.

Accepted papers will be required by no later than 19 April 2024.

We are keen to invite suggestions on other ways of presenting and discussing research and developments which you may wish to suggest. Ideas should be discussed with the conference organiser Jonathan Martin.


For more information please email: