The Powder Metallurgy World Congress and exhibition will take place in Yokohama, Japan, from 14-18 October 2012. It is organised by the Japan Powder Metallurgy Association (JPMA) and the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy (JSPM).

Participants wishing to make a presentation in the technical program should submit an abstract in English no later than 20 November, 2011. All submitted papers will be reviewed and allocated to oral or poster sessions by the technical committee, based on authors’ choices, and the acceptance notification will be e-mailed to the authors by the end of February 2012.

For the oral sessions, 20 minutes will be allocated to each paper, including discussion time, and posters will be on display throughout the congress period, with authors provided specific time for one-on-one discussions.

The papers should be original and unpublished work covering the results of the latest research, innovations or improvements in powder metallurgy processing or products.