3 decades ago the Wessex Institute of Technology was founded. Since that time, the institution has been one of the most successful institutions at putting on conferences over the course of every year. In the institute’s eyes, the conferences help to create a link of communication between scientists who are in the same field or related fields. 2015 was another successful year for Wessex Institute of Technology conferences. One of the annual conferences that the institute hosted once again was the contact and surface. 2015 was the twelfth year that the conference has happened and at the conference they concentrate on computational experiments and methods in contact and surface mechanics. This conference included the topic of tribology. There were also several invited presentations from Derek Norwood from the University of Windsor in Canada and Deepak Veeregowda from Ducom Industries and the University of Groningen.