Papers – Scientific Journals

Selected papers will be published:
  • Key Engineering Materials
  • AuxDefense 2020 Conference Proceedings
  • Materials Today Proceedings
  • Special Issue about “Advanced Materials for Defense: Development, Analysis and Applications”, Applied Sciences, (IF: 2.217)


AuxDefense 2020 — 2nd World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense is sponsored by the Portuguese Ministry of National Defense, organized by the University of Minho and focused on the latest scientific and technical novelties in advanced materials for Defense, including equipment and soldier protective systems. The conference will bring together various universities, research and technological centers, companies and all those interested in innovative solutions for this very high demanding field. The conference aims to represent a forum for exchanging ideas, presenting the latest developments and trends, proposing new solutions and promoting international collaborations.

Registration [Early Bird]


  • includes 1 paper**


  • includes 1 paper**




* Reimbursement from cancellation: 50% until May 15, 2020; 0% after May 15, 2020.
** Presenting authors can submit 1 paper. Additional papers of presenting authors will be subject to a fee of 75 € each (only 2 additional papers per author are allowed).
*** The Publication Fee applies only for the authors of abstracts that are not planning to attend the conference. It ensures that the abstract will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts.

Keynote Speakers

Giuseppe Giovanni Daquino

European Defence Agency

Invited Speakers

Fabiana Arduini

University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

Ramaswamy Nagarajan

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Edwin Teo

Nanyang Technological University

Hong Hu

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Lars Montelius

Lars Montelius

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

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Vladan Koncar

University of Lille

Grants for Young Researchers

Five grants are available for PhD students to attend AuxDefense 2020 with free registration.
Expressions of interest should be sent to, after abstract submission, along with PhD student certificate.

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2020

Organizing Partners
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Sponsorship Opportunities


Serra do Pilar Quarters

Because of its geographical position the monastery reveals itself along history as a strategic building, decisive in the defence of the territory. It is in its premises that in 1809 Duke Wellington’s troops held barracks to prepare the defeat and expulsion of French invading troops.
The defensive vocation of the space and the buildings morphology allowed the maintaining and reinforcing of the new program of the monastery to the present day.

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