Papers – Scientific Journals

The authors will have the opportunity to publish their conference papers in:
  • AuxDefense 2020 Book of Abstracts (Free)
  • Key Engineering Materials (IF0.35, publication fee of 100€)
  • Special Issue about “Advanced Materials for Defense: Development, Analysis and Applications”, Applied Sciences, (IF2.227, publication fee of 1800CHF)


AuxDefense 2020 — 2nd World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense [Online Edition] 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 virtual forum for exchanging ideas, presenting the latest developments and trends, proposing new solutions and promoting international collaborations.






Keynote Speakers

Giuseppe Giovanni Daquino

European Defence Agency

Lars Montelius

Lars Montelius

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Steven Savage

Swedish Defence Research Agency

Invited Speakers

António Torres Marques

University of Porto

Evaldo José Corat

Brazilian Institute for Space Research

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Fabiana Arduini

University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

Genevieve Langdon

University of Sheffield

Hong Hu

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Vladan Koncar

University of Lille

Organizing Partners
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Sponsorship Opportunities


Online Edition

Due to the worldwide public health emergency related to COVID19, AuxDefense2020 has become a virtual conference.

We aim to maintain the identity of AuxDefense Conference and to ensure the enhanced academic quality of the communications and publications. As the traditional format, the online conference will consist in oral and posters sessions and scientific publications.

AuxDefense2020 has free registration and the link to access the sessions will be sent to all the participants on the first day of the conference.

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