Mark your calendars for these important conference dates

The 5th International Conference on Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering of Tools and Dies will be held in Hangzhou, China, in April. (Courtesy: Shutterstock)

5th International Conference on Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering of Tools and Dies (HTSE-TD)

Hangzhou, China  |  April 24-27, 2023

This conference, sponsored by the Chinese Heat Treating Association, will be April 24-27, 2023, in Hangzhou, China. This conference will finally resume the HTSE-TD series. At the present time, it is being planned as in-person conference. The due date deadline for abstracts was January 31, 2023.   


Genova, Italy  |  May 29-31, 2023

AIM is happy to announce the ECHT 2023 Conference in Genova, Italy, at Magazzini del Cotone, May 29-31, 2023. 

ECHT 2023 will cover all relevant topics for the Heat Treatment & Surface Engineering community. The Conference will have a special focus on sustainability.

More information:

Important dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: December 16, 2022.
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2023.
  • Preliminary program: February 27, 2023.
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Heat Treat 2023

Detroit, Michigan  |  October 17-19, 2023

This event will co-located with IMAT 2023 in Detroit, and cover many topics of interest.  Abstracts are due February 17, 2023.  If an abstract is accepted into the Heat Treat 2023 technical program, the author will be encouraged to submit a full manuscript (6-8 pages) by the deadline date. Complimentary full conference registration will be offered to authors (presenting author only) who submit a full manuscript for the proceedings.

Important dates:

  • Abstracts Due: February 17, 2023.
  • Accept/Reject Notification: April 17, 2023.
  • First Draft Manuscript Due: May 31, 2023.
  • Final PDF Manuscript Due: July 17, 2023.

28th IFHTSE Congress

Yokohama, Japan  |  November 13-16, 2023

This event, sponsored by the Japanese Society for Heat Treatment, will be November 13-16, in Yokohama, Japan.  This wide ranging conference will allow participants to network and hear papers on a wide ranging series of topics, including thermal processing of steel, surface hardening additive manufacturing, and modeling and simulation of industrial processes.

Important dates:

  • Deadline of abstract submission: April 28, 2023.
  • Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2023.
  • Preliminary program release: June 30, 2023.
  • Deadline of extended abstract: July 14, 2023.
  • Deadline of early registration: July 31, 2023.
  • Deadline of full paper submission: September 22, 2023.

A special issue of JSHT will be published in March 2024 (scheduled). Applicants can submit a full paper (refereed) to the special issue. Only the presenters of the 28th IFHTSE Congress can submit full papers for this special issue.

Spotlight on Members


MISAD (Metal Isı ĺșlem Sanayicileri Derneği) or the Heat Treatment Industrialists Association was established February 25, 2008. Its goal is to provide a common ground for heat-treatment industrialists to meet across Turkey and to establish working standards across Turkey. It is further tasked with organizing and providing technical training for management on quality, management, and heat treatment. Lastly, the organization promotes Turkish heat treaters.

Contact information is, Kavacık Mah. Fatih Sultan Mehmet Cad. Tonoğlu No:3 ĺç Kapı No: 4, Beykoz / ĺstanbul. +90 535 050 4454.

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