12 January 2021

Microdurability conference will be organized as a series of webinars

Considering current situation of COVID-19 in the Netherlands and in European, it will be very difficult to organize a physical conference in the end of this April in the Hague. Furthermore we have already postponed the conference two times so that the conference organizing committee has decided to change the Microdurability conference to an online conference.

Learnt from other successful online events, it would be very hard for participants to sit the whole day in front of screen in three consecutive days. Thus we plan to organize the Microdurability conference as a series of webinars throughout the month of April and May. In each series, we will plan three parallel sessions within 2 hours. Each parallel session may contribute to a specific topic. There are 7 presentations in each session. Every presentation lasts 15 min (12 min pre-recorded video + 3 min live Q&A). A deep discussion is expected in the end of each session.

The event registration is NOW open. Please register before the 10th Feb, 2021.

Registered authors are encouraged to give a presentation during the event. Please prepare a pre-recorded video (maximum length: 12 minutes) of your presentation and send to via WeTransfer before 15th March, 2021.

For registered authors, your contribution will be included in the Microdurability2020 proceeding. Please note that no copyright of your contribution is required. If we do not receive your registration before 10th Feb 2021, your paper will be excluded in the conference proceedings and in the online programme.

We thank you very much for your patience and your support.


3 September 2020

Microdurability2020 pre-conference webinar has launched 

Programme_webinar 2.2.pdf

19 May 2020

Dear colleagues and friends,

Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 worldwide, previously we have already postponed our Conference to October this year. While we are hoping that the situation will have improved by then, we cannot be certain that all international travel and large gathering restrictions will have been fully released by that point in time.

Therefore, the organization committee of the Microdurability2020 has taken the new decision to organize the conference in two stages:

Stage 1: Webinar, a online workshop will be organized on 12-13 October 2020, the same days as originally scheduled. In the webinar, we will invite all keynote speakers, and some selected papers will present online.

Stage 2: Physical conference, a 3-day conference will be held on 28 - 30 April 2021, at the same venue, Madurodam, the Hague, the Netherlands. All keynote lectures and accepted papers will be presented physically.

Meanwhile, we will be open for new paper submission. The deadline for new paper submission is 31 October 2020.

Thank you for your understanding and support for the  conference. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the Hague, 28-30 April 2021.

With kind regards


The Organizing Committee of the Microdurability2020 conference