Welcoming words


Quebec City welcomes the 21st International Symposium on Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses (ISNOG) to be held from June 17 to 21, 2018

Building on the success of past editions, the next ISNOG, the 21st International Symposium on Non-Oxide Glasses and New Optical Glasses, will take place for the first time in Canada from the 17th to 21st of June, 2018. The symposium is being held during the pleasant summer month of June at the Québec City Convention Centre.
ISNOG-2018, like preceding ISNOG conferences, is a top-level international conference bringing together scientists around the world interested in recent developments in non-oxide glass materials: their chemistry, physics, mechanics, computer simulation and biomedical applications as well as techniques for their advanced characterization. The primary goal of ISNOG-2018 is to present state-of-the-art research, recent achievements and global trends in non-oxide glasses and new optical glasses and to promote cross-disciplinary interactions that can spur the development of this exciting materials research field. 
The Quebec City Convention Centre is located only steps away from most of Québec’s world-class tourism infrastructures: museums, parks, walking tours, boutiques, theaters, concert venues, bars, restaurants, and the historic district of Old Québec, a UNESCO world heritage site, since 1985. Various affordable hotels are within walking distance of the conference venue.
The Local Organizing Committee is preparing an exciting scientific program focussing on new topics that can bring together scientists and industry specialists from different research fields, and that can foster information exchange and international collaboration. You are warmly invited to mark those dates on your calendar to attend this multidisciplinary conference. 
We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful city of Québec.
The Organizing Committee

Main Topics
1. Synthesis of Glasses and Glass-Ceramics, Glass Melting and Processing
2. Glass Transition, Relaxation in Glasses and Glass Forming Liquids, Mechanical Properties
3. Modeling of Glass Structures; Structure and Properties of Glass, Surface and Interfaces
4. Optical Glasses and Glass-Ceramics, Optical Ceramics, Optical Coatings and Films
5. Glasses for Active Optics and Integrated Optics
6. Phase Change Materials and photo-induced phenomena
7. Glasses for Energy Storage Materials and Environmental Applications, Scintillators, Solar Energy
8. Glasses for Medicine and Biotechnology, Sensors
9. Glasses and Optical Fibres for Lasers

The conference language will be English. All original contributions may be in the form of oral (plenary, invited or regular) or poster presentations, with a number of parallel sessions dedicated to specific topics. All presented abstracts by one of the authors will appear in the Book of Abstracts.


Important Preliminary Dates

Call for papers starts: November 17th, 2017

Registration starts: December 1st, 2017

Abstract submission FINAL deadline: February 14th, 2018

Abstract acceptance noticeMarch 15th, 2018

Early bird & presenting author registration deadline: April 15th, 2018 

Conference: June 17-21, 2018