Technical Conference

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What are the WJTA Technical Conference Sessions?

WJTA technical conferences have been held every two years since the WJTA was founded in 1983. The conferences have served as a major forum for researchers and industry as fluid-jet technology and applications have developed and the markets for waterjetting, vacuuming and industrial cleaning have matured.

Technical papers highlight studies on new research, applications, best practices and technology.

Selected abstracts will be presented in 20-minute sessions, and authors must submit a full paper to be published in the 2021 WJTA Conference Proceedings and WJTA website.

View historical conference proceedings on the WJTA website .


Call for Papers and Presentations

WJTA is accepting abstracts for the 2021 Conference & Expo on the following topics:

  • Waterjet cutting/machining
  • Waterjet cleaning
  • Vacuum/air mover technology
  • Hydro or pneumatic/air excavation
  • Industrial cleaning and related service lines
  • Surface prep/coating removal
  • Hydrodemolition
  • Novel waterjet applications
  • Safety
  • Jet dynamics and modelling
  • Robotics/automation
  • Market and future needs


Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission DeadlineFebruary 28 April 30
  • Notification of Acceptance – May 7
  • Deadline for Paper Submission – August 13
  • Conference Sessions – October 27-28


Abstract Submission

Submit your abstract now through February 28 April 30, 2021. Abstracts accepted for presentation by the Abstract Review Committee will be scheduled during the technical sessions on October 27-28. Accepted papers will be published in the 2021 WJTA Conference Proceedings.

Click here to submit your abstract: 2021 Abstract Submission Form


Guide for Authors: Paper Guidelines and Submission

Download and view the format and reference guides below to prepare your paper for the Conference Proceedings:

Papers are due no later than August 13, 2021. Your paper should be submitted to the WJTA office as both a Microsoft Word file and a PDF file. These files can be emailed to, or submitted online here: Paper Submission Form.

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