RIVA conference is organized every two years by the Spanish and Portuguese Society of Vacuum (ASEVA and SOPORVAC), Similarly, IBERTRIB is a biennial symposium assembling researchers working on Tribology from Spain and Portugal, changing the location between both countries.

In the 2019 edition, both meetings will take place together in the nice city of Seville, organized by the Material Science Institute of Seville (CSIC-University of Seville) at the Centro de Investigaciones Científicas Isla de la Cartuja (cicCartuja). This would be a special opportunity to gather scientists from both communities, academia and industry, sharing their results, advances and new challenges.