The 21st International Symposium on

Advances in Abrasive Technology

October 14-17, 2018

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada


Papers in the following areas are invited by the symposium, but papers in other related areas will also be considered:

  • Abrasive jet machining
  • Advanced cutting technology
  • Beam-aided processing
  • Brittle material machining
  • CMP and semiconductor wafer processing
  • Coolants and cooling
  • Design, fabrication and analysis of devices for the applications of abrasive technologies
  • Eco-machining
  • EDM, ultrasonic machining, and laser machining
  • Finishing, lapping, polishing, and deburring
  • Glass molding and related topics
  • Grinding wheel and abrasive grain technologies
  • High speed and high-efficiency machining
  • In-process measurement and monitoring, metrology
  • Machine tools and systems, tooling processing
  • Finishing and machining of 3D printed components
  • Micro/nano-machining
  • Robotic abrasive finishing
  • Surface integrity and materials characterization
  • Tribology in manufacturing
  • Truing, dressing, and ELID


April 1 Full paper submission of papers to both IJAT and ISAAT
April 1 Abstract submission of papers to ISAAT only
April 15 Notification of ISAAT abstract acceptance
June 1 Full paper submission of papers to ISAAT only
June 30 Notification of ISAAT paper acceptance
July 15 Submission of final ISAAT paper
July 31 Payment of early registration fee
October 14 Conference registration and reception
October 15-16 Technical sessions
October 17 Technical visit

News & Notice

Submission of Final Paper July 15, 2018
  • Important dates were extended on February 27, 2018

Organizing Committee

Symposium Chairman
Jeff Xi Ryerson University, Canada
Symposium Co-Chairmen
Zhongde Shi National Research Council Canada, Canada
Xipeng Xu Huaqiao University, China
Libo Zhou Ibaraki University, Japan

Organizing Members

Puren Ouyang Ryerson University, Canada
Bo Tan Ryerson University, Canada
Ahmad Ghasempoor Ryerson University, Canada
Phil Koshy McMaster University, Canada
Robert Bauer Dalhousie University, Canada
Andrew Warkentin Dalhousie University, Canada
Victor.Songmene École de technologie supérieure, Canada
Shuai Guo Shanghai University, China
Nanyan Shen Shanghai University, China
Chuangfeng Huai China East Jiao Tong University, China
Yuewei Bai Shanghai Polytechnic University, China
Evgueni Bordatchev National Research Council of Canada

Scientific Committee Members

Changsheng Guo United Technologies Research Center, USA
Helmi Attia National Research Council Canada, Canada
Amr Elfizy Pratt & Whitney, Canada
Andy Simoneau University of New Brunswick, Canada
Imtiaz Ahmed Choudhury University of Malaya, Malaysia
K. Subramanian Higgins Grinding Technology Center, USA
K. Brinksmeier University of Bremen, Germany
Linda Zan 3M Abrasive Systems Division, Canada
Francois Arrien AV&R Aerospacem, Canada
Li Liu Beijing University, China
Lihui Wang KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Bin Shi National Research Council Canada, Canada
Mouhab Meshreki National Research Council Canada, Canada
Note: The committee includes all ICAT members.

ICAT Members

X. P. Xu Huaqiao University, China
Vice Chairmen
Libo Zhou Ibaraki University, Japan
K. Ohashi Okayama University, Japan
Immediate Past Chairman
H. Aoyama Keio University, Japan
Ordinary Board Members
X. Chen* Liverpool John Moores University, UK
C.Z. Huang Shandong University, China
Emeritus Chair
K. Suzuki* Nippon Institute of Tech, Japan
Active Members
H. Aoyama Keio University, Japan
B. Azarhoushang Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany
E. Brinksmeier IWT, University of Bremen, Germany
D. L. Butler Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
C.L. Chao Tam-Kang University, Taiwan
C.C.A Chen National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
M. Chen Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
X. Chen* Liverpool John Moor University, UK
H.Z. Choi* Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea
B. Denkena IFW, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
T. Enomoto Osaka University, Japan
Y.C. Fu Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
H. Gao Dalian University of Technology, China
Y. Gao* Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Y. D. Gong Northeastern University, China
C.Z. Huang Shandong University, China
H. Huang University of Queensland, Australia
H. Huang Huaqiao University, China
M. Iwai Toyama Prefectural University, Japan
Z.Y. Jiang University of Wollongong, Australia
R.K. Kang Dalian University of Technology, China
P. Krajnik Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
T. Kuriyagawa* Tohoku University, Japan
X.S. Li CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Australia
Y.S. Liao Taiwan National University, Taiwan
Z. Q. Liu Shandong University, China
B.H. Lyu Zhejiang University of Technology, China
M.N. Morgan* Liverpool John Moores University, UK
S. Ninomiya Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan
K. Ohashi Okayama University, Japan
K. Okuda University of Hyogo, Japan
H. Sakamoto Sophia University, Japan
A. Slocum Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Z. D. Shi National Research Council, Canada
J. Shimizu Ibaraki University, Japan
F.H. Sun Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
H. Suzuki Chubu University, Japan
T. Tawakoli Hochshule Furtwangen University, Germany
P.L. Tso* National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
D. Walker University College London, UK
J. A. Webster Cool-Grind Technologies, USA
Y.B. Wu Akita Prefectural University, Japan
J.H. Xu Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
X.P. Xu* Huaqiao University, China
T. Yamada Nihon University, Japan
C. Y. Wang* Guangdong University of Technology, China
J. Wang* The University of New South Wales, Australia
J. Yan Keio University, Japan
S.H. Yin Hunan University, China
N. Yoshihara Iwate University, Japan
J.L. Yuan Zhejiang University of Technology, China
A. Yui National Defense Academy, Japan
F.H. Zhang* Harbin Institute of Technology, China
L.C. Zhang University of New South Wales, Australia
Z. X. Zhou Hunan University, China
Associate Member
G. Q. Huang Huaqiao University, China
Y. Kakinuma Keio University, Japan
T.Kitajima National Defense Academy, Japan
T. Sawa Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
B. Shen Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
P. Yao Shandong University, China

History and Scope

The International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology (ISAAT) was first held in Sydney, Australia in 1997. Since 2002, JSAT and ICAT have been jointly organizing this exciting annual event for this community and the symposia have been successfully held in Hong Kong, UK, Turkey, Russia, US, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Germany, Singapore, China, Republic of Korea, and Sweden. An emphasis of the ISAAT series is to bring together both academic researchers and industrial practitioners from around the world for the interchange of the latest developments and applications in abrasive technologies. The ISAAT2018 in Toronto Canada will continue to promote the discipline development and research collaboration, and to foster the growth of young engineers and researchers in the field.


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October 14 October 15 October 16 October 17
  • Conference registration
  • Reception
  • Technical sessions
  • Technical sessions
  • Technical visit

Submission Guideline

  • Authors will be provided the options to submit their papers to ISAAT proceedings only, or to both ISAAT proceedings and the International Journal of Abrasive Technology (IJAT, EI indexed).
  • Abstract submission to ISAAT: The abstract must include paper title, authors and their affiliations, and a summary of the paper within 200 words.
  • Full ISAAT papers must be written in English of length from 4 to 6 proceedings pages.
  • Each paper must be formatted and submitted according to the Instructions for Authors available in the ISAAT2018 website.

Paper Presentation and Publication

All papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers MUST be presented in oral or poster session. Each delegate may present up to two papers (a publication fee will be charged for the second paper).

Paper Submission

Online Submission: Paper Online Submission System


Category Early Registration On-Site Registration
Date Before or on July 31, 2018 After July 31, 2018
Full Registration CAD 875 CAD 1000
Student Registration CAD 625 CAD 750

A full registration covers the costs of the attendance to all technical sessions, conference proceedings, welcoming reception, banquet and lunches. A student registration does not include the cost of the banquet.

The currency of registration fees was changed from the originally planned United States Dollar (USD) to Canadian Dollar (CAD) since the bank of the registration account accepts payment in CAD only.

Online Registration

Registration Confirm

  • Please fill out your simple basic information at first step of Registration for identification.
  • During registration stage, - Can Select Main accommodation day by day - Can Add the person who want to join Official Banquet optionally - Can Check to take part in Technical Tour

Toronto is Canada's largest city, and the capital of Ontario which is the country's industrial and commercial center. Located in southern Ontario and on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. Population: over 2.5 million,  Area: 630 square kilometers. Toronto is a clean, safe, cosmopolitan city with a wonderful network of parks, recreational, and cultural facilities.

  • Toronto CN Tower
  • 553.33 meter high
  • Concrete communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto
  • The world's tallest free-standing structure

  • The Royal Ontario Museum, founded in 1912, is Canada's largest museum of world culture and natural history
  • Attracting over one million visitors every year
  • With more than six million items and forty galleries
  • Houses the world's largest collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale with more than 150,000 specimens

  • From the top of Skylon Tower to the base of Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls is an awe-inspiring Ontario Canada vacation destination.
  • The Falls give off a round-the-clock roar,a refreshing - and surprisingly far-reaching - mist, and a reminder of just how wondrous our natural world is.

Ryerson is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move. It is a distinctly urban university with a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community. It is home to Canada's largest undergraduate business school, the Ted Rogers School of Management, and Canada's third largest undergraduate engineering school, the George Vari Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, as well as the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Communication & Design, Faculty of Community Services, and the Faculty of Science. The university is composed of 39,000+ undergraduate students, 2,600 graduate students, and 12,000 continuing education students.

Travel information will be available on the conference website

Organized by

Ryerson University, Canada

National Research Council Canada, Canada (NRC)

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Co-organized by

Japan Society of Abrasive Technology (JSAT)

Chinese Committee of Abrasive Technology (CCAT)

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Sponsored by

International Committee for Abrasive Technology (ICAT)

Japan Society of Abrasive Technology (JSAT)

Chinese Committee of Abrasive Technology (CCAT)

Shanghai University (SHU)

Symposium Secretariat

ISAAT2018 Secretariat: Gabriel Campos


Tel: 416 979 5056