Conference registration will be located in the Atlas Foyer.
ALL PRESENTERS MUST PRE-REGISTER BY March 20, 2020 IN ORDER TO BE INCLUDED IN THE TECHNICAL PROGRAM.
Sunday, April 26, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Monday, April 27, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, April 28-30, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Monday, April 27, 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Town & Country
“Organic Bioelectronics – Nature Connected”, Magnus Berggren, Laboratory of Organic Electronics, ITN, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden
All technical sessions are held at the Town and Country
Hotel. Consult the Room Matrix for a session's time of day (AM or PM) and
Monday, April 27, 2020 5:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Town & Country
“Carbon based Coatings in Industrial Scale for Sustainable Surface Solutions”, Dr. Jörg Vetter, Oerlikon Balzers Coating Germany GmbH, Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany
The Exhibit will take place in the Grand Hall. An evening
reception will take place on Tuesday, April 28 at 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28, 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 5:45 p.m.
Town & Country
The ASED/ICMCTF Awards Convocation: the Honorary Lecture presented by the 2020 R.F. Bunshah Award Awardee, and 2020 Bill Sproul Awardee. Graduate student award winners will be announced in addition to some special award news.
The Awards Reception will follow at 7:30 p.m.
The ICMCTF 2020 Special Issues will be posted
electronically on the Journals’ websites: Surface and Coatings
Technology or Thin Solid
Films. All attendees will
receive an email notice when the Special Issues are posted as to when the
complimentary open access and retrieval is available for a year
compliments of the ICMCTF 2020.
Terrace Salon 3
Monday-Thursday: April 27-30, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1. If you decide to submit a manuscript for publication in these Special Elsevier 's Journal Issues based on your oral or poster presentation, please follow the detailed instructions for manuscript preparation at the following ICMCTF website: https://icmctf2020.avs.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ICMCTF-2020-Manuscript-Preparation.pdf
Please note: the manuscript submission can only be done through the special Elsevier’s website submission for our conference found here:
2. In collaboration with Elsevier Science Publishers, the conference Special Issues will be available with one-year open access on the SCT and TSF websites. Anyone worldwide will be able to download and read the Special Issues' papers from the journal websites free of charge. This will increase the visibility and number of citations for all papers appearing in the 2020 ICMCTF Special Issues. Later in the year, all attendees will be notified via email when the complete Special Issues will appear online and retrieval of articles is accessible.
3. All Accepted papers will be published in special issues of Surface and Coatings Technology according to the symposia and subject. Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that the authors have obtained the necessary authority for publication and will be peer-reviewed according to the usual high standards of these archival international journals. Upon acceptance of an article by the Editors, the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright to Elsevier Science Publishers.
The Conference organizers have also made an agreement with Elsevier Science Publishers to feature Editor's Picks of selected articles from the ICMCTF 2020 Special Issues. The selected articles will be highlighted later in the year once all accepted submitted manuscripts have been published online.
4. Please adhere to the
deadline of March 20, 2020. This will allow our editorial team to complete
the reviews and ensure a rapid publication. We very much appreciate your
cooperation. Manuscripts will not be accepted for publication in the Special
Issues unless they have been delivered as oral or poster presentations by
the authors listed in the program.
Terrace Salon 2
Sunday, April 26, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday, April 27-30, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 7:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
The ICMCTF Cyber Café is available to
all ICMCTF attendees & Exhibitors. The Wi-Fi broad band signal can be found
in the Atlas Foyer, most meeting rooms, the Exhibition Hall, and the
adjacent Lion Fountain Patio.
Sunday - Thursday, April 26-30, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26: In-situ and Ex-situ Ellipsometry Characterizations of Thin Films
Sunday, April 26: Plasmas in Physical Vapor Deposition, Including Arcs and HiPIMS
Monday, April 27: Design and Deposition of Hard and Superhard Coatings
Monday, April 27: Reactive Magnetron Sputter Deposition
Tuesday, April 28: Atmospheric Pressure Plasma: Principles, Sources and Applications
Tuesday, April 28: Practical Thin Film Characterization
Wednesday, April 29: Fundamentals of HiPIMS Plasmas for Thin Film Deposition
Wednesday, April 29: Nanomechanics and Tribology of Thin Film Coatings
Thursday, April 30: Industrial Surface Engineering: Fundamentals, Practice and Applications
Thursday, April 30: Understanding and Control Stresses in PVD Thin Films
Thursday, April 30, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Breaks/Exhibits Viewing in Grand Hall
Tuesday, April 28, 3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Lunches in Grand Hall
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28-29, 12:15 pm - while supplies last.
The Town & Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center in San Diego, CA is the official conference hotel for ICMCTF 2020. A limited number of rooms will be held until March 20, 2020. All reservations should be made early to guarantee availability. Please note that once the reserved/contracted room block is full, the room availability and rate are not guaranteed and may vary.
Attendee: single/double $185.00, triple $205.00 and quad $225.00
Student: single/double $129,
triple $149.00 and quad $225.00
US Government per diem rates (must show proper government ID at Check-in) the government rates posted are the prevailing room rates available, plus applicable taxes and hotel service fee
It is the policy of the American Vacuum Society (AVS) that
all participants, including attendees, vendors, AVS staff, volunteers, and
all other stakeholders at AVS meetings will conduct themselves in a
professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any
form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Participants will treat
each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive,
and professional environment at AVS Meetings. Creating a supportive
environment to enable scientific disclosure at AVS meetings is the
responsibility of all participants.
Participants will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, citizenship status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking.
Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to Nomi Schmuckler, AIP Senior Director of Human Resources, 1-301-209-3017 or email@example.com. Following an investigation, if appropriate, sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting without refund, to notifying appropriate authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If a participant observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, they should be considerate of all parties before intervening.
A new feature of highlighted presentations offers added value to the technical program. Lectures are dedicated to topics of fundamental interests for scientists and engineers in surface engineering.
Monday, April 27, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 p.m.
San Diego International Airport
Major airlines serve San Diego International Airport, just 3 mi northwest of Downtown San Diego. Regular shuttle bus service and rental cars are readily available.
The trolley line stop is located directly behind the Town and Country Hotel between the hotel parking lot and the Fashion Valley shopping mall. One way, round trip, all day, senior, and multiple day passes can be purchased from the vending machines located on the trolley platform.
'Super Shuttle' is the official shuttle of the conference and the Town and Country Hotel. Click on this link to book transportation to or from the hotel: http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=RPHDB or call 1-800-blue-van (1-800-258-3826) and use the code RPHDB to receive the ICMCTF discount.
San Diego Tourism AuthorityAdditional information concerning San Diego and the surrounding areas can be found by contacting the visitor’s bureau at 1-619-232-3101 or www.sandiego.org.
San Diego's climate is characterized by warm, dry summers
and mild winters, with most of the annual precipitation falling between
December and March. The city has a mild climate year-round, with an average
of 201 days above 70 °F (21 °C) and low rainfall
Please plan to wear casual business attire. Room temperature fluctuates, so please bring a light sweater or jacket so that you may be more comfortable.'
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