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The Indian Institute of Welding

announces

International Congress – 2017

of the International Institute of Welding

Concurrent Event

Weld India 2017


(XII International Welding Technology Exhibition)

Young Professionals Conference


of the International Institute of Welding

07-09 December 2017

Chennai Trade Centre


Nandambakkam, Chennai

Hosted by: The Indian Institute of Welding


Website: www.iiwic2017.com
Chennai Branch
The Indian Institute of Welding The International Institute of
(IIW INDIA) Welding

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he Indian Institute of Welding is a professional body he International Institute of Welding (IIW) was founded in
devoted to the promotion and advancement of welding 1948 by the welding institutes/societies of 13 countries who
science and technology in India. Established in 1966, with its considered it crucial to make more rapid scientific and
registered office at Kolkata, it has thirteen branches located at technical progress possible on a global level. Their vision was for
Bangalore, Baroda, Bhilai, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Jamshedpur, the IIW to be the international vehicle by which innovation and
Kolkata, Mumbai, Tiruchirapalli, Vishakapatnam, Pune and best joining practices could be promoted, while providing an
Hyderabad. IIW has over 4000 welding professionals and more international platform for the exchange and dissemination of
than 300 industries as members. With a mission to be the Premier evolving welding technologies and applications.
Professional Institute in India for the advancement of Welding
From its humble beginnings, the IIW is today a universal reference,
Science & Technology and related activities, IIW India has been
recognized as the largest worldwide network for welding and
involved in human resources development in Welding in India by
allied joining technologies, boasting a current membership of 59
carrying out training and certification of engineers and welders in
countries from five continents.
India in line with international standards; technology diffusion to
the Industry and to the welding community; encouraging The IIW's Mission is to operate as the global body for the science
Research & Development in welding; and establishing and application of joining technology, providing a forum for
international standards of quality for the Indian fabrication networking and knowledge exchange among scientists,
industry. researchers and industry. Through the work of its 26 Technical
Commissions and Working Units, the organization's technical
IIW India organises seminars, workshops, training programmes
focus encompasses the joining, cutting and surface treatment of
etc.; provide technical guidance and consultation in welding
metallic and non-metallic materials by such processes as welding,
technology to its members; conduct associate membership
brazing, soldering, thermal cutting, thermal spraying, adhesive
examination; and publish technical journals and periodicals in the
bonding and microjoining. IIW work also embraces allied fields
field of welding. IIW India is a member of the International Institute
including quality assurance, non-destructive testing,
of Welding. It has its own Authorised National Body through which
standardization, inspection, health and safety, education, training,
it conducts international certification programmes, such as IWE,
qualification, design and fabrication.
IWT, IWS & IWP, of the International Institute of Welding. IIW-India
has obtained accreditation as Authorised National Body for In 1986, IIW was selected as one of the world's three official
Company Certification (ANBCC) from the International Institute of International Standardizing Bodies in the areas of welding and
Welding through its International Authorisation Board (IAB) for joining. Since the date, the organization, together with the
the exclusive rights within India to operate its Manufacturers practical input of industry leaders, has published eighteen
Certification Scheme (MCS) for certification of companies for international welding standards under the auspices of the
compliance to the requirements of ISO 3834. IIW India has its own International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The
National Welding Training and Certification Scheme (NWTCS), standards programme covers materials, test methods, best
which has been prepared to meet the demand of industry for practices, new technologies, health and safety matters,
welders, trained and certified to a level of competency environmental issues and management. With the qualification of
commensurate with the requirements of any of the welder welding personnel now mandatory for manufacturers
qualification and certification standards or codes. IIW India is also everywhere, IIW has established a requirements system for the
closely associated with Prime Minister’s Kaushal Vikas Yojana proper education, training, qualification and certification of
(PMKVY) of National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and welding professionals, from engineers and technologists to on-
Modular Employable Scheme (MES) of Directorate General of site practitioners. These standards enable countries to shape
Training (DGT) under Ministry of Skill Development and qualified, world-class professionals locally, thus making welding
Entrepreneurship of Government of India. one of the only professions to have uniform requirements around
the world.
Recognising the rapid pace of industrial growth in India, the
International Institute of Welding has allotted its prestigious IIW's virtual library constitutes the world's largest online source of
International Congress for 2017 to the Indian Institute of Welding. welding information available today. Members can consult and
Considering the wide ranging fabrication activities in South India, share technical documents, white papers, publications, articles
particularly in Chennai, the Indian Institute of Welding has allotted and original doctoral theses not found elsewhere… comprising a
its Chennai Branch the responsibility to host this Congress. The database of roughly 20,000 documents, of which more than 1,000
Chennai Branch of IIW India, formed in 1973, was adjudged the may be downloaded from the IIW web site. And for in-print access
best performimg Branch of IIW India in 2016. It has made good to the latest, most significant findings of researchers and
progress over the years with respect to membership, technical practitioners from around the globe in brief, the IIW journal,
programmes etc, due to the unstinted support of industries in the “Welding in the World”, is published six times yearly and may also
region and selfless efforts of various members and office bearers. be consulted online.
Today the Branch has over 500 members and 25 Industrial
Corporate members. It organizes technical meetings every month,
courses, workshops and seminars of topical interest and visits to
important projects. With our country in the midst of a quantum
leap to industrialization, the Branch hopes to contribute
effectively towards improved productivity, cost effectiveness and
quality enhancement to the welding fraternity in particular and
industries in general. The Chennai Branch constantly audits its
position and develops strategic plans to meet the latest objectives
of our Country's development.
The Theme of the Congress

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ndia has seen a rapid rise in used engineering manufacturing process, the research-industry co-ordination cannot be
industrialisation in the past few decades, welding industry is also poised for a vibrant overlooked.
due its expansion in markets such as change due to the need to introduce high Skill Development in welding is all set to get a
pharmaceuticals, bio-engineering, nuclear productivity welding processes, cost effective major thrust in India in the years to come, with
technology, informatics and technology- designs and reliable quality control methods. the launch of the 'Make in India' initiative by
oriented higher education. India is poised to Also, newer materials ranging from variations the Government of India. The Make in India
become a major manufacturing hub because of existing metallic materials to ceramics and initiative was launched in September 2014 to
of the relatively low cost of production, thus composites to nano-materials and others, transform India into a global design and
resulting in India going global. The structured which widely differ in their physical and manufacturing hub. This initiative requires
liberalisation of the Indian economy, which has mechanical properties, are being introduced highly skilled manpower to make Indian
paved the way for globalisation of our for industrial use for extended life of the products globally competitive. To meet this
industry, has had its impact on core components. Welding of these materials poses end, Skill India campaign was launched in July
sectors such as power, steel, oil, gas, petro- technological challenges in welding 2015 with an aim to train over 400 million
chemical and transportation. Hence, there is fabrication, leading to development of people in different skills by 2022. Welding is
an imperative need for the manufacturers to superior welding processes and quality one of the trades in this campaign.
maximise profits without compromising on assurance criteria. Further, the role of Hence, the theme of International Congress
quality and by lowering manufacturing time information technology and the need to 2017 is Advances in the Science, Technology
and costs. Since welding is the most widely develop high quality products based on and Skill Development in Welding

Objectives of International Congress 2017


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to provide a dynamic forum for professionals for industries, academia and research institutes to share and enhance the latest in knowledge
base in Welding Science & Technology, besides discussing strategies to make India an industrial global power. This would help the delegates
use this forum for fulfilling the missions of their organisations.
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Use the forum for fulfilling the Govt. of India's mission of Rapid industrialization through Skill Development
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Promote Regional co-operation by involving neighboring countries

Topics to be Covered During IC 2017


Topics that would be deliberated upon in the International Congress 2017, but not limited to, are the following:

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Arc Welding Processes Ø
Welding Metallurgy and Weldability Analysis of Ferrous and Non-
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Solid State Welding Processes Ferrous Materials
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Beam welding processes and Additive Manufacturing Ø
Mathematical Modelling and Simulation Related to Welding
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Advanced Welding and Cutting Processes Ø
Assessment of Properties and Integrity of Weld Joints
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Welding Consumables and Procedures for Conventional and Ø
Residual Stresses and Distortion
Emerging Materials Ø
Repair and Maintenance Welding and Residual Life Estimation
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Welding Power Sources, Equipments and Robotics Ø
Non-Destructive Evaluation, Quality Assurance and Weld Related
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Surfacing and Wear Failure Analysis
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Advances in Welding Fabrication Techniques and Productivity Ø
Cost and Economics of Welding
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Automation in Welding Ø
Safety and Productivity in Welding
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Design and Manufacturing of Welded Components Ø
Skill Development, training and education in Welding

Invitation to authors
Welding technologists, scientists and professionals who are interested in presenting their original work and
experience as technical papers in the Seminar are requested to send their abstract(s) of the paper(s), in any one of
the suggested theme topics.
The papers should be based on original work and should not have been presented in any other national or
international conferences.
To ensure a wider participation, POSTER sessions will be held along with the oral presentations. Authors desirous
of presenting their papers in the poster session may indicate their preference while submitting the abstract.
Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts
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The abstract should be in English and should not exceed 500 words.
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The abstract should be typed on A4 size paper leaving aside 25 mm margin on the left and 20 mm margin on all other sides. The abstract shall
highlight the aim of the work, procedures adopted for the study, and salient features of the results and conclusions.
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The names, complete postal address, e-mail address and telephone & fax numbers of the authors should be typed below the title in the abstract.
The abstracts and full texts of paper may be sent by email or by post to
Dr. Shaju K. Albert, (Convenor, IC 2017)
Head, Materials Technology Division,Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
Kalpakkam – 603 102
E-mail : shaju@igcar.gov.in; shajualbert.ic2017@gmail.com
The abstracts will be scrutinised by a panel of experts in the field and the authors would be informed regarding the acceptance along with the guidelines
for submission of the full paper. The authors presenting the paper would have to register as delegates in the Seminar.

Important Deadlines

Receipt of Abstracts 15 August 2017

Acceptance of Abstracts 07 September 2017

Receipt of Full Manuscripts 30 September2017

Early Bird Registration* 20 September 2017

* 10% reduction on delegate fees will be given for those


registering with payment for the International Congress
on or before this date.

Awards to be Presented During IC 2017


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Life Time Achievement Award of IIW India for outstanding v
Sharp Tools-Award-2 for the second Best Paper in Welding
contribution towards promotion of welding science & Fabrication and Practices, presented at the National Welding
technology in India Seminar
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Keith Hartley Memorial Lecture for outstanding contribution in v
EWAC Alloys Award for the Best Paper in Reclamation and Repair
the field of Welding Research & Education in India and to the Welding, presented at the National Welding Seminar
cause of The Indian Institute of Welding v
CEOBSP AWARD for the Best Paper in Reclamation and Repair
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Prof. Placid Rodriguez Memorial Lecture to a young scientist for Welding in Steel Plants, presented at the National Welding
his significant contribution for development of Welding Science Seminar
and Technology in India v
D&H SECHERON AWARD for the Best Paper Presentation at the
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Prof. D. R. G. Achar memorial Lecture awarded by Chennai Branch National Welding Seminar
to one of its member for outstanding contribution in the field of v
WELDMAN AWARD for the Best Paper in Automation or Process
Welding Development, presented at the National Welding Seminar
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Minati Bhattacharjee Memorial Award For Excellence for the Best v
Venus Wires Award for the Best Technical Paper in Stainless Steel
Performing Branch For The Year Application, presented at the National Welding Seminar
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ESAB INDIA AWARD for the Best Technical Paper presented at v
Weldwell Speciality Award for the Best Thesis In The Field Of
the National Welding Seminar Welding Submitted For The Award of Ph. D
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T. Mirchandani Memorial Research Award for the Best Research v
ASSOCIATE ENGINEERS AWARD for the Best Thesis Submitted
Paper in Welding Metallurgy, Modelling, and Extensive Testing, For Award of M.E/M.Tech/M.S Degree
presented at the National Welding Seminar
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ELCA Laboratories Award in National Skill Competition For Best
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H.D. Govindraj Memorial Research Award for the second Best Welder (Structural / MIG-CO2)
Research Paper in Welding Metallurgy, Modelling, and Extensive
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ELCA Laboratories Award in National Skill Competition For Best
Testing presented at the National Welding Seminar
Welder (Pipe / SMAW)
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Panthaki Memorial Award for the Best Paper in Welding of Non-
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ELCA Laboratories Award in National Skill Competition For Best
Ferrous Materials presented at the National Welding Seminar
Welding Engineer
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Sharp Tools-Award-1 for the Best Paper in Welding Fabrication
and Practices, presented at the National Welding Seminar

Delegate Fees Category Indian Delegates Foreign Delegates

Members of IIW INR 7500/- -----


Non-members INR 9500/- USD 300

Presenting Authors INR 7500/- USD 240

Faculty of Educational Institutions INR 7500/- USD 240

Students INR 5000/- USD 160

Spouses INR 4000/- USD 125

(Taxes as applicable during time of registration extra)

For delegate fees, payment may be made to the following account:


Name of Account: The Indian Institute of Welding – IC 2017
Account No.: 277801000405 | Bank: ICICI Bank | Branch: Villivakkam Branch | IFSC: ICIC0002778 | Swift Code: ICICINBBCTS
Organising Committees
Leading welding professionals have agreed to guide the IIW International Congress 2017

Patrons
The Indian Institute of Welding is honoured to have the following dignitaries as Patrons for the International Congress 2017
Dr. Sekhar Basu, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, India
Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister, India
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, India

Leading welding professionals have agreed to guide International Congress 2017 to success. The following are the various Committees.

International Advisory Committee


Chairman: Dr. A. K. Bhaduri, Distinguished scientist and Director, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, India, and
Member, Board of Directors, International Institute of Welding
Co-Chairman: Mr. R. Srinivasan, India, President, Indian Institute of Welding

Members
Dr. Douglas Luciani, Canada Mr. Chris Smallbone, Australia Dr. Baldev Raj, India Dr. Americo Scotti, Brazil Dr. David Landon, USA
Dr. Damien Kotecki, USA Mr. Jouko Lessila, Finland Mrs. Cecile Mayer, France Prof. Peter Meyr, Germany Dr. Luca Costa, Italy
Dr. Mustafa Kocack, Turkey Prof. Harry Bhadeshia, UK Dr. G. Padmanabham, India Dr. R. Easwaran, India Mr. A.K. Mukherjee, India
Mr. C. C. Girotra, India Mr. K. M. Panthaki, India Mr. R. Ravi, India Mr. P. K. Das, India Mr. Parimal Biswas, India

National Organising Committee


Chairman: Mr. R. Srinivasan, President, Indian Institute of Welding
Vice Chairmen: Dr. Shaju K. Albert | Mr. Anirrudh Deshpande | Mr. M. Saibabu |Mr. Harish Khurana
Organising Secretary: Mr. Parimal Biswas, Hon. Secretary General, Indian Institute of Welding
Finance Committee: Mr. P. K. Dutta, Treasurer, Indian Institute of Welding
Preparatory Committee: Mr. Hasan Shaikh, Member, National Council, Indian Institute of Welding
Resource Mobilisation Committee: Mr. Anirrudh Deshpande

Members
Mr. Rohit Gambhir, Managing Director, ESAB India Ltd., Chennai Mr. Rashmi Mahapatra, Managing Director, Kemppi India Ltd, Chennai
Mr. M. Sivagurunathan, Managing Director, MAILAM India Ltd., Pondy Mr. S Sundarram, Managing Director, Lincoln Electric, Chennai
Mr. Satish Bhat, Managing Director, Ador Welding Ltd., Mumbai Mr. Abby Joseph, Managing Director, voestalpine Bohler Welding, Mumbai
Mr. Arvind A.Maheshwari,Vice Chairman, D&H Secheron Electrodes, Indore Mr. B. K. Mishra, IIW India
Mr. A. K. Datta, IIW India Mr. B. K. Das, IIW India
Mr. P. K. Das, IIW India Mr. R. Ravi, IIW India
Mr. C. C. Girotra, IIW India Mr. A. K. Mukherjee, IIW India
Mr. V. Muralidharan, IIW India Dr. A. K. Bhaduri, IIW India
Mr. T. V. Prabhu, IIW India Mr. Dileep Kulkarni, IIW India
Mr. Hemant Kumar, IIW India

Preparatory Committee
Chairman: Dr. Hasan Shaikh, Member, National Council, Indian Institute of Welding
Vice Chairman: Mr. V. Muralidharan, Imm. Past Chairman, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Convenor, IC 2017: Dr. Shaju K. Albert, Vice President, IIW India
Co-Convenor, IC2017: Dr. M. V. Venkatesan, Vice Chairman, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Convenor, Weld India 2017: Mr. T. V. Prabhu, Chairman, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Co-Convenor, Weld India 2017: Mr. R. Ravirajan, Vice Chairman, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Secretary: Mr. Hemant Kumar, Honorary Secretary, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Treasurer: Mr. P. Sasianand, Honorary Treasurer, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Members:
Mr. M. Krishnamoorthy, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch Dr. V. Balasubramanian, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Dr. G. D. Janakiram, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch Dr. S. R. Koteswara Rao, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Mr. R. G. Rangaswamy, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch Mr. S. Chandran, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Mr. P. Logesh Babu, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch Mr. A. V. Raghupathy, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Mr. Harihara Swaminathan, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch Mr. T. S. Ravichandran, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Mr. G. S. Bhalakrishnan, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch Mr. R. D. Pennathur, Member, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Dr. G. Madhusudhan Reddy, Chairman, IIW India, Hyderabad Branch Mr. Jose P. Philip, Chairman, IIW India, Cochin Branch
Mr. T. Ravi Kumar, Chairman, IIW India, Bengaluru Branch Mr. T. Gurunathan, Chairman, IIW India, Tiruchirapalli Branch

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please see attached sheet.
Concurrent Event: WELD INDIA 2017
On the occasion of International Congress 2017, the Indian Institute of Welding will organise an International
Welding Exhibition, known as WELD INDIA 2017, during 07-09 December 2017 at Chennai Trade Centre,
Chennai. WELD INDIA is back after a gap of 6 years in Chennai, which was the venue to India’s largest welding
technology exhibition till date, Weld India 2011.
WELD INDIA 2017 will present an opportunity for the leaders in welding consumables and equipments, and
other allied industries such as NDT, microstructural and properties characterization, to display their wares to
attract the prospective Indian consumer and gain a foothold in the India of the future. This will be the apt forum
for the manufacturers and dealers of conventional and advanced welding equipments; electron beam, laser, 7
magnetic pulse and diffusion welding equipments; equipments for joining of nano materials, ceramics, plastics 07- 09 December 2017
etc., welding and hardfacing consumables; weld repair and maintenance equipments; computer aided welding
equipments; welding robots and CNC machines; soldering and brazing equipments; gas, plasma and laser
cutting machines; gas equipments and accessories; grinding and cutting tools; heat treatment furnaces; industrial gases; manufacturing
and fabrication technologies; materials including steels, stainless steels, aluminum and other advanced materials; welding safety
equipments; non-destructive inspection and testing equipments; electron and optical microscopes; welding education, training and
consultancy, to display the latest in the area of welding and its allied technologies. A separate Brochure is being sent to all prospective
exhibitors. Delegates to International Congress 2017 will benefit immensely from the Exhibition.
Around 200 high profile exhibitors across the globe and over 7000+ industry visitors are expected at WELD INDIA 2017 Exhibition, which
will bring together raw material producers, consumables and equipment suppliers, end-users and the Industry at large under one roof to
provide for a comprehensive insight of technology and markets.
For further details on booking of stalls and other aspects of WELD INDIA 2017, please contact Mr. Biju Thomas, CEC Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.,
Hand Phone: + 91 94951 95000, Land Line : +91 44 4855 9080, E-mail: info@weldindia.com, mail@weldindia.com,
info@cecexpo.com

Concurrent Event: Young Welding Professionals International Conference 2017 (YPIC 2017)
The Young Welding Professionals International Conference is being organized as a part of the International Congress 2017 on 8 December
2017 at the Convention Centre of the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, for welding professionals below 35 years of age. YPIC will give an
opportunity for young researchers and professionals to share and exchange their results in their professional fields. Also, it will be an
appropriate platform for young welding professionals across the globe to interact and network with each other. Delegates to YPIC 2017 can
also participate in International Congress 2017.
The topics that would be deliberated upon in YPIC 2017 will be the same as those of the International Congress 2017.
Young professionals are invited to submit abstracts as per the following guidelines:
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The abstract should be in English and should not exceed 500 words.
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The abstract should be typed on A4 size paper leaving aside 25 mm margin on the left and 20 mm margin on all other sides. The
abstract shall highlight the aim of the work, procedures adopted for the study, and salient features of the results and conclusions.
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The names, complete postal address, e-mail address and telephone & fax numbers of the authors should be typed below the title
in the abstract.
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Please type 'Young Professionals Conference 2017' on the top left hand corner of the abstract. Also, Please type 'Paper for
Young Professionals Conference 2017' in the subject of the mail

The abstracts and full texts of paper may be sent by email or by post to
Dr. Shaju K. Albert, Convenor, YPIC 201, Head, Materials Technology Division,
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam – 603 102, E-mail : shaju@igcar.gov.in; shajualbert.ic2017@gmail.com

The abstracts will be scrutinised by a panel of experts in the field and the Delegate fees may be paid into the following account:
authors would be informed regarding the acceptance along with the
Name of Account: The Indian Institute of Welding – IC 2017
guidelines for submission of the full paper. The authors presenting the
Account No.: 277801000405 | Bank: ICICI Bank | Branch:
paper would have to register as delegates for YPIC 2017.
Villivakkam Branch | IFSC: ICIC0002778 | Swift Code:
ICICINBBCTS
The following are the delegate fees for YPIC 2017 A separate brochure for YPIC 2017 will be released separately
Category Indian Delegates Foreign Delegates
Important Deadlines
Young Professionals INR 7500/- USD 250
Receipt of Abstracts 15 August 2017
(Taxes as applicable during time of registration extra)
Acceptance of Abstracts 07 September 2017

Receipt of Full Manuscripts 30 September2017

Early Bird Registration* 20 September 2017

* 10% reduction on delegate fees will be given for those


registering with payment for the International Congress
on or before this date.
Post-Conference Tutorials
It is planned to hold Post Conference Tutorials (PCT) on the following topics on Delegation Fees for WELD PCT are as follows:
10 and 11 December 2017. The topics planned are as follows Category Indian Delegates Foreign Delegates
Category Theme of the Course Members of IIW Rs. 4000 -----
Pre-Conference Tutorials Director
Non-members Rs. 5000 USD 125
WELDPCT 1 WELDING TECHNOLOGY & Dr. A. Murugaiyan
METALLURGY FOR ENGINEERS Email: murugaiyan@iitm.ac.in Faculty of Engg. Colleges Rs. 3500 USD 100
WELDPCT 2 FABRICATION OF Mr. T. V. Prabh Students Rs. 2500 USD 70
WELDED COMPONENTS Email: prabs@igcar.gov.in (Taxes as applicable during time of registration extra)
(Taxes as applicable during time of registration extra) Delegate fees for PCT may be paid into the following account:
The above Post Conference Tutorials will be held at Hotel Radha Park Inn, Name: The Indian Institute of Welding – Chennai branch
171 Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, Chennai – 600106. Experts in the field, both Bank A/c No: 10476546226
from India and abroad, will form the faculty of the three WELDPCT. Bank: State Bank of India, Anna Nagar West, Chennai
IFSC Code: SBIN0003870 | Branch Code No: 3870
Swift Code:
A separate brochure for the PCT will be released soon.

India – A Tourist Destination


India as a country offers enormous opportunity and a dazzling array of
destinations at any part of the year for international visitors. The diversified
Indian tourism includes archaeological monuments and architectural
treasures (various forts and palaces, temples and caves with profuse
carvings, mosques and churches), museums, mountains and hills, hill
resorts, world famous beaches (Chennai, Goa, Kovalam), several wildlife
parks and sanctuaries, and various shopping malls. The Buddhist stupas are
one of the earliest architectural monuments. The exquisite sculpture at
ancient Palitana, Ajanta, Ellora, and Mount Abu has left an indelible mark on
the Indian architecture. The temple trail of Konark Puri, Kancheepuram,
Madurai, Tiruchirapalli and Kanniyakumari discover some of the notable
examples of temple art and architecture in India. The fine arches, perfect
domes and filigree culminating in the perfection of the Taj Mahal is another
shining example of Indian architecture. Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer of
Rajasthan present the desert adventure for the tourists. The wildlife parks
and sanctuaries (with abundance of animals and birds) spread across the
country offer a fascinating diversity of terrain, flora and fauna.

Chennai – The City


The International Congress will be conducted in Chennai, the largest city in South India and the fourth largest in the country. Chennai, is a
journey into timeless India, a kaleidoscope of moods, rich in the treasures of history, from temples and shrines to forts and palaces, the
landscape of the past lives easily with the present. Chennai is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Retaining much of its traditional charm, this 350 year
old city is the gateway to the south, providing many a fascinating vignette of southern heritage. San Thome Basilica, St. Mary's Church,
Government Museum, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Parthasarathy Temple, Kalakshetra, Marina Beach, Elliot's Beach, Ice House, Guindy National
Park, Snake Park, Anna Zoological Park and Valluvar Kottam, Tidel IT Park, and amusement parks such as Maya Jaal, Kishkinta, MGM Dizzy
World, VGP Golden beach, Go Carting Alleys, are some sights in Chennai which tourists from all over the globe throng to. The British
influence on the city is most evident in the various cathedrals, buildings in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, wide tree lined avenues. The
varied aspects of traditional South Indian culture exist alongside the lifestyle of a modern city complete with its plush hotels and
restaurants.
Chennai is one of the frontier industrial cities in India with several large, medium and small scale engineering industries, and numerous
academic and research Institutions. Kamaraj National and Anna International Airports are situated at Tirusulam about 20 Kms from city.
Chennai is easily accessible from various parts of India and the world. All major international airlines operate their flights to Chennai. A number
of direct flights operate to and from Chennai on a daily basis from the American and European continents besides the Middle East and Far East
countries.
For domestic travelers, there are direct flights to all destinations in India from Chennai. Eight airlines operate their domestic flights from the
Kamaraj National Terminal. Chennai is connected by rail with all major towns and cities in India. The main railway stations in Chennai are
Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore. A good network of roads connects Chennai with all important places in Tamil Nadu and many cities in
South India. Both Government and Private bus operators ply state-of-the-art buses from Chennai to these places. The public transport in
Chennai run by the State Transport Corporation is outstanding. Besides delegates can hire call-taxis, autos and other means of conveyance
right from their places of stay and the venue of the Conference. There is no traffic congestion and traffic hold-up is a rarity.
Around Chennai
Mahabalipuram: Globally renowned for its shore temples, Mahabalipuram was the second capital of the Pallava kings of
Kanchipuram. 58 kilometres from Madras on the Bay of Bengal, this tiny sea - side village of Mahabalipuram, is set in a boulder -
strewn landscape. Tourists are drawn to this place by its miles of unspoiled beach and rock-cut art. This unspoiled seaside village on
the Bay of Bengal has miles of beaches, fine Indian seafood, exceptional art, and intricately carved stone temples. In Mamallapuram
the Five Rathas, the Shore Temple, and Arjuna's Penance are impressive examples of Pallavan work.
Kanchipuram: This is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites in India and the seat of the Shankaracharya. The city is situated
around 70 km from Chennai in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was under the Pallavas from 6th to 8th century A.D and later
became the citadel of Cholas, Vijayanagar Kings, the Muslim and the British. It has been a centre of Tamil learning, cultural and
religious background for centuries. Kanchi is also known centre of the finest silk sarees made in the country. Kanchi has magnificent
temples of unique architectural beauty bearing eloquent testimony to its glorious Dravidian heritage. Adi Sankara established his
episcopal seat.
Pondicherry:Situated on the Coromondel coast, about 160 kms south of Chennai, lies the Union Territory of Pondicherry. The
French ruled this territory for 300 years, and today it stands testimony to French culture and ethos in India. Sri Aurobindo Ashram
and its offshoot, Auroville, are the main attractions in Pondicherry and are located about 10 kms outside the town.

Your Contacts in Indian Institute of Welding


For further details on the IIW International Congress 2017 and YPIC 2017, you may contact any of the following:

Dr. Hasan Shaikh Dr. Shaju K. Albert Mr. T. V. Prabhu


Chairman, Preparatory Committee Convenor, International Congress 2017 Chairman, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Email: hasanshaikh.ic2017@gmkail.com Email: shaju@igcar.gov.in, Email: prabhutv.ic2017@gmail.com
Hand Phone: +91 9159595363 shajualbert.ic2017@gmail.com Hand Phone: +91 9445309266
Hand Phone: +91 9443382372

Mr. Hemant Kumar Mr. P. Sasianand


Secretary, IIW India, Chennai Branch Treasurer, IIW India, Chennai Branch
Email: hemant.ic2017@gmail.com Email: sasianand.ic2017@gmail.com
Hand Phone: +91 9382303353 Handphone: +91 9840529953; +91 7391095718

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