◉ Last Date for Early Bird Registration extended to 20 October 2017. ◉ Last Date for Submission of Full Text of Accepted Abstracts extended to 15 October 2017

Young Welding Professionals International Conference 2017 (YPIC 2017)

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


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

  • The abstract should be in English and around 300-500 words.
  • 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.
  • 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
Hand Phone: +91 9443382372
E-mail : shaju@igcar.gov.in

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.

Guidelines for Submission of Accepted papers

  • The Paper should be written in English.
  • The Paper should not exceed 8 pages for contributed talks and 10 pages for Invited talks.
  • The Paper should be written on A4 size paper leaving aside 25 mm margin on all sides. Pl provide a header on all pages mentioning ‘International Congress 2017’ or ‘Young Professionals International Conference 2017’, as the case may be on the Left Side, and paper no. on the Right Side. Pl do not type page numbers.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted as a MS Word 2007 file.
  • The following style should be followed for submission of the paper:


      The title should include:

    • A concise and informative title --- Arial 16 font, Capital letters, Bold
    • The name(s) of the author(s) -- Arial 12 font, Capitalise each word, Bold
    • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the authors --- Arial 11 font, Bold
    • The e-mail address, telephone numbers of the corresponding author --- Arial 11 font, Bold
    • Please leave one line spacing between each of the above

The text of the Paper

The text of the Paper should include an Abstract, Keywords, Introduction highlighting the status of literature available, Experimental Procedures, Results and Discussions, Conclusions, References. All these titles should be Arial 12 font Capital Bold, Full Justified


An abstract should be of 150 to 250 words. It should not contain any undefined abbreviations and references. Pl use Arial 11 font italics for abstract


Four to six keywords should be included --- Arial 11 font

Body of the Paper

The body text of the paper should be single-spaced and fully justified in 11-point Arial font. Leave one line space between paragraphs, but do not indent the first line of a new paragraph. Insert a line space after the final paragraph in a section.

First level heading should be consequently numbered like 1., 2., etc., left justified, all caps and bold. Insert one line space before and after a first level heading.

Second level heading should be numbered consequently like 1.1., 1.2., 2.1., 2.2., etc., left justified, with running letter and bold, with one line space above it.

References should be numbered sequentially in square bracket eg. [1], [2-6]


The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Reference citations in the text should be identified by numbers in square brackets. Some examples :

The effect has been widely studied [1-5]. The same results were observed by Reddy et al. [6].

For Example

1. Badheka, V. J. and Albert, S. K. (2009); Improving the weld penetration by application of oxide coating in GTAW of P91 steel, Proc. Nat. Weld. Sem., Kolkata, India, p.18.

2. Sabiruddin K., Das S. and Bhattacharya A. (2009); Application of the analytic hierarchy process for optimization of process parameters in GMAW, IWJ, 42(1), pp.38-46.0

Appendices and Acknowledgment

Appendices, if needed absolutely, should be placed after references section. Uses of appendices are not encouraged, in general. Acknowledgment, appendices, etc., if any, may follow the References section.

Authors willing to publish their work in Indian Welding Journal should indicate the same in the body of email

Last date for submission of full text of the papers is 15 October 2017.


Manuscripts of contributed articles submitted under each category will be double-blind peer reviewed. Author(s) will be communicated with the review results, and if needed, author(s) will be required to incorporate necessary changes in the manuscript for final acceptance.


All the contributed articles are plagiarism checked by Crossref system powered by ithenticate. A maximum of 10% similarity content will be allowed to a research paper for publishing in the IWJ.


Digitizing the published articles of the IWJ since Volume 1 1968 is in process to make a complete archive. The metadata extracted from the published articles is appearing in i-Scholar and j-Gate platform to find more readers from across the globe. The website is: http://www.i-scholar.in/index.php/IWJ

Assigning DOI

DOI (digital object identifier) is being assigned to research articles recently published, or to the forthcoming articles of the IWJ.


The Chief Editor, Indian Welding Journal

The Indian Institute of Welding
3A, Dr. U. N. Brahmachari Street,
Kolkata- 700 017.

Email: iwj.iiw@gmail.com

Website (IIW-India): www.iiwindia.com

(IWJ): http://www.i-scholar.in/index.php/IWJ.

Important Deadlines

Receipt of Abstracts : 15 August 2017
Receipt of Full Manuscripts : 15 October 2017
Early Bird Registration : 20 October 2017

(10% reduction on delegate fees will be given for those registering with payment for the International Congress on or before this date)

Delegate Fees

Category Base amount GST Total Base amount before 20.10.17 GST Total
YPIC Delegates Indian
INR 7500 INR 1350 INR 8850 INR 6750 INR 1215 INR 7965
USD 240 USD 43.2 USD 283.2 USD 216 USD 38.88 USD 254.88

(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

F 3 B Kala Flats, 111/12, Kattabomman Street, R A Puram, Chennai 600025 Ph: 044 24616498,
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