October 11-13 2023

Welcome to the 15th International Aluminium Conference | INALCO 2023


Dear Colleagues

The International Aluminium Conference (INALCO) has the great honor to announce the 15th International Conference from 11 to 13, October 2023.

The conference is planned to be in-person gathering to be held in Québec City, Canada at the Centre des congrès de Québec. The Organizing Committee of INALCO is inviting the submission of abstracts, papers and presentations to the upcoming INALCO 2023.

The 15th International Aluminium Conference is organized by the Aluminium Cluster AluQuébec and the Aluminium Research Centre REGAL. REGAL is a Research Centre in Québec that gathers experts from seven universities and one college (Université Laval, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, École de Technologie Supérieure, McGill University, Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke, Concordia University and Cégep de Trois-Rivières).


March 20th 2023: Deadline for abstracts submission;

April 3rd 2023:Notification to authors and abstracts acceptance;

June 3rd 2023: Full paper deadline and inscription for authors;

August 31st 2023: Presentations submission deadline;

October 11th 2023: Opening.


About conference

This INALCO 2023 conference provides a unique opportunity to bring together acade- mics, research and development professionals, sales and marketing executives, plant and industrial engineers, quality-control managers, and other prominent aluminium industry leaders. This 3-day conference proposes various sessions where the results of recent research activities from all over the world in the field of aluminium constructions are presented. Approximately 90 papers and expert presentations from many countries are expected (from Algeria, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Montenegro, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, etc.). The conference program will consist of keynote lectures by invited speakers as well as of oral and poster presentations of papers submitted by attendees

The first international conference on welded products and constructions with aluminium alloyswas held in Cleveland (USA) in 1979. It became established as INALCO at the 2nd conference in Munich in Germany in 1982. Since then, conferences have been held every three years in different venues all over the world (except for the 15th edition due to the COVID disease). The latest editions were held in Osaka (Japan, 2007), Eindhoven (The Netherlands, 2010), Montréal (Canada, 2013), Naples (Italy, 2016) and Tokyo (Japan, 2019).

Time to Register!

Registration fees (CAD)

  • Early Bird delegate (before June 15th 2023): 900 $
  • Delegate: 1 025 $
  • Conference speaker: 900 $
  • Student: 450 $


Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada


If you need an official invitation for your visa application, submit your request to info@inalco2023.com

Conference abstract submission

The INALCO series aims at presenting relevant topics for various applications in ground transportation, civil structures for transportation, air transportation and maritime trans- portation, with an emphasis on green aluminium such as: alloys, welding and joining, surface treatment and corrosion, environmental impact and life cycle analysis, etc. The INALCO conference aims to present relevant topics for various applications in ground transportation, civil structures for transportation, air transportation and maritime transportation, with an emphasis on green aluminium. We invite researchers, professors, professionals and companies of the aluminium sector to submit conference propositions relating to practical and innovating applications of aluminium around the following topics :

  • Design and metal forming : design of components or structures, extrusion, rolling, hydroforming, practical applications, etc.
  • Alloys : alloy development, microstructural characterization, heat treatment, phase transformation, etc.
  • Surface treatment and corrosion : corrosion treatment, anodizing, antimicrobial surfaces, industrial examples of surface treatment, etc.
  • Welding and joining : fatigue, FSW, laser welding, MIG, additive manufacturing, practical and industrial applications, etc.
  • Environmental impact : life cycle analysis, total cost of ownership, recycling, industrial applications, etc.

Expected abstracts

Typically, in addition to the title, an abstract presenting a brief background on the topic of the paper, the objective of the conference, and a short overview of what will be presented. If the abstract is accepted, you will have to write a technical article ranging from 2 to 5 pages on the proposed subject as well as presenting it at INALCO 2023.


Abstracts can be submitted directly on the website on the "Abstract Submission" page. The information to be included is as follows:

  • Title.
  • Authors and affiliation.
  • The abstract consists of a single paragraph of a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 250 words (entered directly into the submission form in the abstract section), summarizing the main points of the paper.
  • Paper selections and reviews will be made by the INALCO International Scientific Committee composed of highly qualified scientists and engineers around the globe.
  • High-quality papers will be published in the open-access Engineering Proceedings, with each paper having a DOI number for referencing.
  • Authors will be informed by April 3, 2023. All authors of accepted abstracts are required to submit full paper and register online with the registration payment on June 3, 2023. Abstracts with unpaid registration fee by this due date will be deleted from the program.

Full paper submission

After peer review, high-quality papers will be published in open access in Engineering Proceedings, with each paper having a DOI number for reference.

The quality of the language is one of the criteria in the peer review process.

Engineering Proceedings

Otherwise, they will be made available to participants in downloadable PDF format on the INALCO website.

Authors of accepted abstracts must submit a full paper by June 3, 2023.

The Open-Access publication fees will be covered by INALCO.

The recommended length for papers is 4-9 pages.

Journal Format: use the following template is mandatory: Microsoft Word Template, Latex template,

The authors are responsible for the quality of the language. Language Editing Services is available at your own cost: https://www.mdpi.com/authors/english.

By submitting a paper in INALCO-2023 conference, authors understand and accept that their contribution may be published in the Open-Access Engineering Proceedings.

Full paper submission

Venue and logding

Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, is walkable and safe. Stroll the cobblestone streets of the only fortified city north of Mexico and explore its gorgeous outdoors nearby

Québec city, an inspiring destination

Centre des congrès de Québec


Group rates:

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Venue and logding

Organizing Committee

  • Houshang Alamdari, Laval University
  • Véronique Auclair, AluQuébec
  • Marie Morin-Drolet, AluQuébec
  • Nicolas Boissonnade, Laval University
  • Mario Fafard, Laval University
  • Marie-Louise Tremblay, REGAL

Program Chairs

  • Sofiene Amira
  • Yves Archambault
  • Carl Blais
  • Mathieu Brochu
  • Guillaume D’Amours
  • Pampa Day
  • Alain Desrochers
  • Mario Fafard
  • Axel Gambou-Bocsa
  • Mousa Javidani
  • Charles-Philippe Lamarche
  • Ahmed Maslouhi
  • Bruno Leclerc
  • François Nadeau
  • Lyne St-Georges

International Scientific Committee

  • Amarilys Ben Attar, France
  • Lorraine Blais, Canada
  • Glenn Daehn, USA
  • Laurent Dubourg, France
  • Ali Reza Eivani, Iran
  • Emad Elgallad, Canada
  • Shimaa Elhadad, Egypt
  • Abdallah Elsayed, Canada
  • Jim Evangelista, USA
  • Danick Gallant, Canada
  • Landry Giraud, France
  • Rakesh Goyal, USA
  • Dr. Daniel Green, Canada
  • Lyès Hacini, Canada
  • Amir Hadadzadeh, USA
  • Akbar Heidarzadeh, Iran
  • Max Hobfeld, Germany
  • Randi Holmestad, Norway
  • Niamh Hosking, USA
  • John Hunt, USA
  • Joey Kish, Canada
  • David Lemaitre, France
  • Kun Liu, Canada
  • Johan Maljaars, Netherlands
  • Patrick Martel, Canada
  • Johan Maljaars, Netherlands
  • Prof.Dr.Eng.Federico M.Mazzolani, Italy
  • Elmira Moosavi, Canada
  • Siamak Nikzad, Canada
  • George Olive, USA
  • Lei Ray Pan, Canada
  • Mehdi Shafiei, USA
  • Tomasz Siwowsk, Polland
  • Simon Smith, UK
  • Ann Christine Sychterz, USA
  • Dominique Thierry, France
  • Scott Walbridge, Canada
  • Dr. Peidong Wu, Canada
  • Ron Ziemian, USA

Host sponsor

  • Rio Tinto


  • Aluminerie Alouette
  • WSP

With the collaboration of the Quebec government

  • Gouvernement du Québec

Financial support

  • Québec Destination Affaires

Organization Conference Partner

  • AluQuébec

Sponsorship Opportunities

As you well know, organizing such conference would simply not be possible without the strong support of our Conference Sponsors.

Consult the Sponsors Fees and Benefit table which illustrates the different options.

Conference language

Puisqu'il s'agit d'une conférence internationale, les présentations se dérouleront en anglais. Cependant, n'hésitez pas à communiquer avec nous en français pour toutes questions relatives au congrès. Il nous fera plaisir de vous répondre en français.

As this is an international conference, presentations will be held in English. However, please feel free to contact us in French for any questions regarding the conference. We will be happy to answer you in French.

Québec city

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Centre des congrès de Québec

1000, Boulevard René-Lévesque Est Québec, QC Canada, G1R 5T8

Registration period

October 1, 2022 - 12:00 until October 12, 2023 - 03:30

Submission period

November 1, 2022 - 12:00 until April 15, 2023 - 03:30

Contact us

For any questions about the event, please contact info@inalco2023.com

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