German Tribology Conference 2021

We invite you to participate in the 62nd German Tribology Conference from September 27 to 29 2021 in Goettingen. We hope that the Corona pandemic will be overcome by then and it will be possible to present your contributions to an audience on site without any concerns. Furthermore, the hotel has developed a distance and hygiene concept for the case that this will be still necessary in September 2021. Therefore, GfT plans to hold the Tribology conference in 2021 in the usual way in Goettingen and is looking forward to your registrations for papers and posters for the following topics:

Key Topic 2021: Sustainability by Tribology

After the well-recognized GfT-Study on the potential of tribology for CO2-reduction and conservation of resources, the continuation addresses on “Wear Protection and Sustainability”. The contribution of tribology to a sustainable economy will also be the key topic of the next GfT conference and in this context the new study will be presented in detail. Also we ask for contributions from the following fields:

  • wear and endurance
  • environmental impact of wear debris
  • resource consumption a resource consumption and recycling of tribo-materials
  • sustainable lubricantsy

Of course, we also hope for interesting registrations for the core topics of tribology:

  • Tribosystems
  • Tribometry
  • Databases and Data Analysis
  • Materials and Materials Technology
  • Thin Layers and Surface Technologies
  • Lubricants and Lubrication Technology
  • Machining and Forming Technology
  • Machine Elements and Transmission Technology
  • Sealing Technology
  • Tribology in Automotive Technology
  • Tribology for Earth Drilling and Tunnelling
  • Biotribology, Life Science

Contributions to the key topics of recent years are still welcome

  • Haptics and Tactile Perception of Surfaces
  • Tribology for Earth Drilling and Tunnelling
  • Biotribology, Life Science
  • Databasis and Data Analysis

Companies are invited to present their product in a technical exhibition. If you are interested, please get in contact with the GfT office.

Please remember also to send us your suggestions for the GfT awards! Here you will find the conditions.

Deadline for registration of papers and posters is April 09, 2021 . Publication opportunities are the Conference Proceedings and the journal “Tribologie und Schmierungstechnik” (articles in English are welcome).


Registration for papers and posters

Please register here:



Please find herewith our conference fee:

  • Participant GfT member: 730 €
  • Participant: 770 €
  • Speaker: 430 €
  • University member: 570 €
  • Retiree: 250 €
  • Student: 50 € (till Master/Diploma)