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Welding and Related Technologies: Present and Future _ Report

The first announcement of the International Conference “Welding and Related Technologies: Present and Future” was launched in early February 2017 to confirm the stakeholders that the long-established scientific event would take place and, in this connection, inviting them to reserve the dates in 2018.
The announcement included the Conference key topics which were the following:
  • Technology, materials, equipment for welding and related technologies.
  • Strength of welded structures, theoretical and experimental investigations of stress-strain states and their control.
  • Non-destructive testing and technical diagnostics.
  • Improvement of welded structures, automation of their designing, evaluation and extension of service life.
  • Surface engineering.
  • Welding in medicine, technologies, equipment, nanomaterials and nanotechnologies.
  • Ecological problems in the field of welding production.
  • Special electrometallurgy.
  • Standardization and certification of products of welding manufacturing, training and attestation of specialists.
  • Information technology and welding control systems
The dates came, and on December 05 and 06, 2018, E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (PWI) hosted the international Conference “Welding and Related Technologies: Present and Future”. About 250 scientists, researchers, educators, business managers and executives from 15 countries came to Kyiv, Ukraine, to participate in the event.

The local participants and the Conference guests who arrived to Kyiv earlier had a possibility to register the day before, on December 04, when the registration table was open at the PWI premises from 9:00 to 17:00. All the same, the first working day on Wednesday, December 05, started at conference hall “Depo” by the registration process.

The Conference welcome ceremony was preluded with a performance of the classical music orchestra, which is a tradition of the PWI scientific event.

Prof. Kuchuk-Yatsenko, member of the Conference Organising Committee, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, PWI First Deputy Director, started the plenary session passing welcome remarks of Prof. Borys Paton, PWI Director, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Prof. Anton Naumovets’, First Vice President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, providing his welcome address, noted the PWI commitments to developing the science of welding and the role of Prof. Borys Paton managing the Ukrainian science for 56 years.

That was a specil pleasure for the Conference participants to listen to Dr. Cecile Mayer, CEO of the International Institute of Welding (IIW), who pointed out the importance of cooperation between PWI and IIW.

The welcoming part of the Conference smoothly entered the first plenary session opened by Prof. Borys Paton’s “Present research and developments of E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute in the field of welding and related technolo­gies”.

Split by coffee and lunch breaks, 17 scientific reports were presented by the participants from Austria, Belarus, Canada, China, France, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, United Kingdom and, which is obvious, Ukraine on the first working day.