The ISAAT2020 in Slovenia has been postponed to 2022 due to the worldwide pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus.

The call for ISAAT2020 paper proceedings is terminated. However, the authors are recommended to send their papers to International Journal of Abrasive Technology (IJAT) directly via the journal’s website:

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Dates & venue

18 – 21 October 2020

LifeClass Hotels & SPA,
Obala 33, 
6320 Portoroz,

Important dates in 2020

  • Mar. 15 Paper submission deadline for IJAT & ISAAT

  • Apr. 15 Paper submission deadline for ISAAT only

  • May 15 Notification of ISAAT paper acceptance

  • May 31 Submission deadline for final ISAAT paper

  • Jun. 15 Early registration deadline

  • Oct. 18 Symposium registration and reception

  • Oct. 19-20 Technical sessions

  • Oct . 21 Technical visit / Cultural tour

Welcome address

Distinguished ICAT Colleagues, Researchers and Students,

On behalf of the International Committee for Abrasive Technology (ICAT), the International Grinding Institute (IGI) and the University of Ljubljana it is our great pleasure that we extend this invitation to the 23rd International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology (ISAAT) in Portoroz, Slovenia from the 18th to 21st of October 2020.

The ISAAT2020 will bring together world-renowned academics and practitioners presenting the latest advancements in abrasive technology. The symposium will also serve as an international platform to discuss and share new ideas, consolidate existing collaborations and establish new partnerships with leading researchers in the field.

This is the first time the ISAAT is coming to Slovenia. Situated in the ‘heart’ of Europe, the stable, prosperous and welcoming Slovenia is a charming and comfortable place to stay and visit, with architecturally grand, antique cities, as well as quaint beach resorts and coastal towns – all carefully embedded to the cultural tour.

We are confident that with your participation, this event will be successful as well as pleasurable and we look forward to welcoming you to Portoroz in 2020.

Peter Krajnik (Symposium chairman)

Xun Chen and Franci Pusavec (Symposium co-chairmen)