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. (Instructions for paper submissions to a major scientific journal will be issued later. However, please note that paper submission will not guarantee the acceptance for publication since it will undergo standard peer-review process.)


Abstract submission guidelines 

For the abstract please use the provided template only, (PDF template or Word Template) and convert into a PDF when completed.

  *   Authors will be notified of the abstract acceptance/rejection no later than March 2018.
  *   All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English with a quality of spelling and grammar suitable for publication.
  *   Each abstract should follow the template.
  *   Applicants should indicate the format they would prefer to present their abstracts:

  1.  Oral: Oral presentations will be 13 minutes with 2 minutes for questions. Spaces are limited. Those who are not successful in securing an oral presentation may be offered to present their abstract in a poster format.
  2.  Poster: Presenters will be asked to be available to answer questions during a dedicated poster viewing time.

  *   There is a limit of 2 abstracts an author may present. The presenting author must attend the congress and be available to present one talk and/or one poster.

  *   Before you begin the submission process, please prepare the following information:

  1.  Presenting author's contact information:
     *   Full given name and family name
     *   Main affiliation details: institution, address, city, province/state, country, post/zip code
     *   E-mail address
     *   Phone number where you can easily be reached

  2.  Co-authors' information:
     *   Full given name and family name
     *   Main affiliation
     *   E-mail address

  3.  A PDF copy of your abstract, which you will be required to upload during the submission process.


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