XII WRTCS & 23 YUCOMAT joint event
 August 29 – September 2, 2022, Herceg Novi, Montenegro

Twelfth World Round Table Conference on Sintering and IISS

The International Institute for the Science of Sintering (IISS https://www.iiss-sci.org/) was originally established in 1968 as the International Team of Study of Sintering, based in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (today the Republic of Serbia) at the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Science. The founding assembly was held next year in Herceg Novi, and it brought about one hundred scientists from different parts of the world. This was an open symposium where all the founders gave plenary lectures on their most up-to-date research. The team decided to organize this conference at the same place every other year. After the first one, the interest grew rapidly in the world, so by 1973 many new members joined. The International Team for the Study of Sintering soon became the International Institute for the Science of Sintering. At the initiative of the President of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts (SASA), Pavle Savić, the Institute received the patronage of SASA and eminent institutions from the member countries. At that time, the Institute played an enormous role in bringing scientists from all over the world closer together. This was especially important during the Cold War when Yugoslavia was the only place where scientists from the East and from the West could meet.

The 11th conference was held in 2019 in Herceg Novi, Montenegro (https://www.mrs-serbia.org.rs/files/50.pdf) in the same hotel resort where the first conference was organized more than 50 years ago. It re-established the activity of the Institute and marked the new beginning of new series of famous Yugoslav Sintering Conferences.