Plenary Speakers


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee it is our great pleasure to extend you a cordial invitation to

participate in the Fourth International Conference on “Welding and Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials (WAFA-2018)

to be held in Aswan, Egypt, November 19-22, 2018.

WAFA-2018 is organized jointly by the Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI), Cairo University, EGYPT

and the Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University, JAPAN.

WAFA-2018 will focus on basic and applied research in the field of Materials, Joining, Welding, Inspection, Quality Assurance,

Failure Analysis, Fracture Mechanics, Preventive and Emergency Maintenance, Modeling and Computer Programs with the objective of improving the safety and performance of engineering structures and components.

The attendees of WAFA-2018 will have the opportunity to interact with the most outstanding world leaders and get acquainted with the latest developments in the area of Materials, Welding and Failure Analysis.

WAFA-2018 will be a forum of university, industry and government interaction and exchange of ideas in an area of utmost scientific and technological importance.

We are sure that besides the superb technical program, you will enjoy the majestic city of Aswan with its unique islands and scenic beauty,

many areas of historical interest and archeological importance, the delicious local cuisine, and the traditional Upper Egypt/Nubian hospitality.

WAFA-2018 will be an unforgettable event from the scientific, social and entertainment points of view. Aswan,

the biggest town in upper Egypt, is located 900 km south of Cairo where tourists flock from all over the world to this unique city.

Welcome to Aswan city,

the heart of the ancient frontier of Pharaonic Egypt, from where the stones used to build the Obelisks and Pharaonic Temples came. Moreover, a visit to Cairo will let you enjoy a unique mixture of Pharonic, Coptic and Islamic cultures. During your stay in Egypt,

you will certainly get the message that many technological developments we enjoy today cannot be understood in isolation of the wonderful civilization,

once flourished on this land several thousand years ago.

WAFA-2018 Local Organizing Committee

A. El-Batahgy      M. Megahed         B. Zaghloul       T. Matar





Important Dates

Submission Deadline for Abstract

August 31, 2018

Notification of Acceptance of Abstract

September 5, 2018

Submission Deadline for Full Paper

September 20, 2018

Notification of Acceptance of Paper

September 30, 2018

Conference First Call