First of all, we hope that all of you are well and safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. Given this unprecedented crisis all over the world, we have decided that the 2nd Korea-Tribology International Symposium (K-TRIB2020), organized by the Korean Tribology Society (KTS), will be held entirely by online from November 29 to December 2, 2020. As online conferences have become the new normal in 2020, we are confident that online K-TRIB2020 will be executed effectively without compromising the high quality of the oral and poster presentations.
The importance of tribology has been increasingly emphasized over the years as we face critical technical and social issues related to energy and environment. In this regard, tribology will continue to play a vital role in the development of novel technologies to maximize the efficiency as well as performance of machines and devices. As a result, a significant portion of energy and environmental problems that confront our present and future lives is expected to be overcome. We, as tribologists, should take the lead in this important endeavor.
The aim of K-TRIB2020 is to provide the platform for scientists and engineers from all over the world to share the latest information on a wide range of topics relevant to tribology. The topics will include all the major themes of tribology and other related fields. Even though K-TRIB2020 will be held online, we expect K-TRIB2020 to be exciting and fruitful for all the participants from academia as well as industry. We invite all of you to participate in this event.
Prof. Dae-Eun Kim