Glass Congresses

  • Euro - BioMat 2015

21 - 22 April 2015
Weimar, Germany

Based on the huge success of the first two Euro BioMAT Symposia in Jena in 2011 and in Weimar in 2013, this international conference will be held now every two years in the Jena-Weimar Region.
The symposium Euro BioMAT addresses the growing interest of science and industry in the different aspects of the creation, characterization, testing and application of biomaterials and closely related areas. The motivation is not only the recent scientific progress and new challenges of this exciting, strongly interdisciplinary field of science and engineering.
Materials scientists, physicists, chemists, biologists in industrial R&D as well as medical professionals are increasingly facing situations, where materials are confronted with high performance requirements and a challenging biological environment at the same time.
Much of the growth in the area of biomaterials emerged in the USA and Asia over the last years but Europe is gaining ground with a fast and steady growth in this field. The German Materials Society and its panel of experts in biomaterials address these developments with the Euro BioMAT in Weimar. Euro BioMAT will present and discuss the current state of progress in development, characterization, application, testing and modelling of biomaterials in basic science and industry. In addition, this symposium will bring together experts in closely related areas, such as biomimetics, biomineralization and biopolymers.
The organizers at DGM feel a need to serve the European biomaterials community beyond the other European and world biomaterials congresses with a compact two-day meeting which brings together fascinating science and stimulating people in a delightful setting in historic Weimar in the very heart of Europe. The organizers look forward to receiving many contributions to the Euro BioMAT 2015.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Weimar 2015!


Miami, USA
5/17-21 - 2015
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Join the Glass & Optical Materials Division and the Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft in Miami for the GOMD-DGG 2015 Joint Annual Meeting. The program covers physical properties and technological processes important to glasses, amorphous solids and optical materials. Sessions headed by technical leaders from industry, labs, and academia will discuss the latest advances in glass science and technology, as well as examine the amorphous state. The poster session will highlight late-breaking research as well as the annual student poster contest.

Review the symposia or download the call for papers for details, then submit your abstract by November 19!

  • 19th Research Workshop - Nucleation Theory and Applications

Dubna, Russia, April 11 - 19, 2015.

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Research workshops on Nucleation Theory and Applications have been organised at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, since 1997 every year in close co-operation between the Department of Physics of the University of Rostock, Germany (Dr. Jürn W. P. Schmelzer, Prof. Gerd Röpke) and the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia (Prof. Vyatcheslav B. Priezzhev, Dr. Vyatcheslav I. Zhuravlev, Mrs. Galina G. Sandukovskaya). The organisation of the workshops was and is supported by colleagues from the International Department of the JINR (Mrs. Elena N. Rusakovich) and sponsored by the Heisenberg - Landau program of the German Ministry for Science and Technology (BMBF), the Deutsche Forschungs-gemeinschaft (DFG), the German Academic Exchange Council (DAAD), the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and others.

  • PacRim

Jeju, Korea
8/30-9/4 - 2015

  • Fifth European Conference on Crystal Growth
Bologna, Italy
9-11 September 2015
The aim of ECCG5 is to represent the wide variety of topics connected with Crystal Growth, with a multidisciplinary approach able to answer the demands of the society in different fields of modern life, such as microelectronics, photonics, pharmaceutical and chemical material production, healthcare and cosmetics to name few.The Conference also intends to promote the meeting of researchers coming from public and private entities and to facilitate the cooperation between academia and industry.
  • ICG Annual Meeting

Bangkok, Thailand
20-23 September 2015

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline 31 December 2014
Notification acceptance of abstract 31 January 2015
Early bird registration 30 June 2015
Final programme distribution 31 July 2015

Four symposia will be running in parallel sessions, and a poster session, in order to facilitate the exchange of advancements in glass at the academic and technological level. The following symposia are envisaged:
1. Fundamental of glassy states and glass properties
2. Energetic aspects in glass production
3. Glass for renewable energy applications
4. Special Glass & Cross Cutting Topics

Call for Abstract
The abstracts (about 400 words maximum) must be written in English, the official language of the event. The deadline for the abstract submission is December 31, 2014. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their abstract within January 31, 2015. All accepted abstracts will be published on the Book of Abstracts.
Authors should specify whether they prefer an oral or poster presentation. Please underline the name of the presenting author in the abstract. Each participant can present only one contribution (oral or poster). Authors are expected to cover their own expenses and pay the meeting registration fee definitely in advance, not later than July 31, 2015.

Authors are also invited to submit their full manuscripts. Each paper should be at least 4 pages. Shorter papers should not be included in the proceedings. The papers received before 31 July, 2015 will be published in an electronic version and distributed to the participants at the meeting. Selected papers will be published in the periodical "Key Engineering Materials". See details at url:

  • PNCS (Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids)

Niagara Fall, USA
9/19-25 - 2015

  • Crystallization 2015

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October 11 (Sun) – October 14 (Wed)

Continuing the series of previous symposia organized by the members of the TC 7 of the International Commission on Glass (ICG) in Goslar, Germany 2012 (J. Deubener), Iguaçu Falls, Brazil 2009 (E. D. Zanotto), Jackson Hole, Wyoming U.S.A. 2006 (M. Davies), Sheffield, England 2003 (P.F. James), Vaduz, Liechtenstein 2000 (W. Höland) and Florianopólis, Brazil 1996 (E.D. Zanotto), Crystallization is one of the most important topics in thermodynamically metastable glasses, and its behavior and kinetics are related to the feature of the base glass such as chemical composition and structure. To understand crystallization in glass means to understand glass itself. Through the design and control of nucleation and crystallization, various functional glass-ceramics have been developed and used commercially.

The Symposium provide opportunities for discussions not only on the nucleation and crystallization in glasses and liquids, but also on the topics related to the crystallization such as glass structure. We have a great honor to organize this symposium and welcome glass/materials scientists and researchers, chemists, and physicists to share their ideas and new visions for glasses.

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