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3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference

17/03/2021 - 19/03/2021, Florence, Italy
Abstract Submission
31st October 2020
Acceptance Notification
30th November 2020
Early Bird Registration
16th December 2020
Late Registration
6th March 2021
Covering Author Registration
13th January 2021

Coatings Technology, Surface, Interfaces, Thin Films
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Announcement on 23 July 2020

As the situation on the outbreak of COVID-19 is still uncertain, the CIC organizing committee has made the decision to postpone the 3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference to November 2021 in Florence, Italy (CIC2021). The health and well-being of attendees and our staff members are at the forefront of our minds in making this decision. As soon as we complete the rearrangement, the revised information will be posted on the website. We hope for a speedy recovery for those affected by the present situation and look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Welcome from the Chairs

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference (CIC2021). Following the two very successful electronic editions of this conference series, we are pleased to announce that CIC2021 will hold its 3rd edition on a face-to-face format, allowing attendees to actively engage in discussions about the latest findings in the field. The conference will be held in Florence, Italy, a renowned heritage site and home to thousands of surface finishing companies. The event will take place on 17–19 March 2021.

The impact of coatings and interfaces in technology is growing at an unprecedented pace. Energy, sustainable mobility, pollution control, critical raw materials, preservation of cultural heritage, control of materials degradation, food safety, and health science are all challenges that critically depend on our capability to engineer surfaces. The aim of the CIC2021 is to give scientists and professionals a unique opportunity to keep up with this quickly evolving field, by providing a comprehensive overview of the latest findings regarding the fundamentals and application of coatings and interfaces.

CIC2021 will bring together scientists and technologists from academia and industry, encouraging the involvement of excellent early-stage investigators. Participants will have the opportunity to share their most recent findings with a focus on the following areas of Coatings and Interface Science and Technology:

  • Coatings for mitigation of corrosion, wear, and erosion;
  • Bioactive coatings, surfaces, and interfaces;
  • Advances in coating deposition and surface functionalization;
  • Coatings for food packaging and preservation;
  • Coatings and interfaces in cultural heritage preservation and restoration.

Presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. In addition, a Coatings Special Issue dedicated to the conference will be open to the submission of selected outstanding contributions.

We look forward to meeting you in Florence!

On Behalf of the Organizing Committee

The Conference Chair
Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi

Conference Secretariat

Mr. Raynor Zhou
Dr. Sara Martinez
Ms. Angel Wang
Ms. Chelsea Mu
Ms. Hebe Li
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Conference Chairs

Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi

Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM-CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy

DETAILS

Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi is the Editor-in-Chief of Coatings, an international open access journal devoted to the materials science and applications of deposited materials. Dr. Lavacchi is a Research Scientist at the Italian National Research Council (ICCOM-CNR), where he also is the Head of the Electron Microscopy Facility. Dr. Lavacchi’s research focuses on electrochemistry and materials science with a special emphasis on energy-related surfaces and coatings science and engineering. He has co-authored more than 80 papers in leading international journals, as well as the monograph “Nanotechnology in Electrocatalysis for Energy,” edited by Springer.

Bio
Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi is the Editor-in-Chief of Coatings, an international open access journal devoted to the materials science and applications of deposited materials. Dr. Lavacchi is a Research Scientist at the Italian National Research Council (ICCOM-CNR), where he also is the Head of the Electron Microscopy Facility. Dr. Lavacchi’s research focuses on electrochemistry and materials science with a special emphasis on energy-related surfaces and coatings science and engineering. He has co-authored more than 80 papers in leading international journals, as well as the monograph “Nanotechnology in Electrocatalysis for Energy,” edited by Springer.

Prof. Dr. Massimo Innocenti

Department of Chemistry, Università di Firenze, Via della Lastruccia 3-13, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy

DETAILS

Professor Massimo Innocenti is the Associate Editor of journal Coatings. His research activity is focused on nanomaterials obtainable by electrochemical processes, which are used in the field of electrocatalysis, energy and sensors. From 2013–2015 he was the elected member of the Executive Council of the interdivisional group Chemistry for Renewable Energy (EnerChem). In January 2016 he was re-elected as a member of the Executive Council of the interdivisional group Chemistry for Renewable Energy (EnerChem) for 2016–2018. From 2013–2016, he was an ESRF Review Committee member at the Synchrotron of Grenoble. From 2014–2015 he was the Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Metal Nanocatalysts in Green Synthesis and Energy Applications" for the journal Molecules. He has taken part in various research projects at the Synchotron of Grenoble and Trieste. Prof. Dr. Innocenti is a member of SCI (Italian Society of Chemistry). He has undertaken notable international collaborations with the universities of Ulm (Germany), Athens (Georgia, USA), S. Carlos (Brazil), and Krakow (Poland).

Bio
Professor Massimo Innocenti is the Associate Editor of journal Coatings. His research activity is focused on nanomaterials obtainable by electrochemical processes, which are used in the field of electrocatalysis, energy and sensors. From 2013–2015 he was the elected member of the Executive Council of the interdivisional group Chemistry for Renewable Energy (EnerChem). In January 2016 he was re-elected as a member of the Executive Council of the interdivisional group Chemistry for Renewable Energy (EnerChem) for 2016–2018. From 2013–2016, he was an ESRF Review Committee member at the Synchrotron of Grenoble. From 2014–2015 he was the Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Metal Nanocatalysts in Green Synthesis and Energy Applications" for the journal Molecules. He has taken part in various research projects at the Synchotron of Grenoble and Trieste. Prof. Dr. Innocenti is a member of SCI (Italian Society of Chemistry). He has undertaken notable international collaborations with the universities of Ulm (Germany), Athens (Georgia, USA), S. Carlos (Brazil), and Krakow (Poland).

Conference Committee

Prof. Dr. Stefano Farris

University of Milan DeFENS - Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences Food Packaging Laboratory (PackLAB) via Celoria, 2 - 20133 MILANO, Italy

Prof. Dr. David Cameron

Department of Physical Electronics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Zangari

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, 395 McCormick Rd, P.O. Box 400745, Charlottesvile, VA 22904-4745, USA

Prof. Dr. Ugo Bardi

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, c/o Dipartimento di Chimica, Polo Scientifico di Sesto Fiorentino, Università di Firenze, Via della Lastruccia 3-13, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Kelsey Stoerzinger

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Oregon State University, OR, USA.

Dr. Carlo Santoro

Department of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science, the University of Manchester, UK

Registration

The registration fee includes attendance to all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks, lunches, conference bag and program booklet.

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, the registration by the presenting author, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted paper. Covering Author registration deadline is January 13, 2021. Your abstract and paper will be withdrawn if you do not complete the registration by this date.

When registering, please provide us with your institutional email address. This will accelerate the registration process. If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual institutional email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Social Events: will be announced soon.

Certificate of Attendance: Upon request, the participants of the event will receive an electronic Certificate of Attendance by email once the event is concluded.

Early Regular Late Supported documents
Chairs, Invited Speakers and Committee Members Free Free Free
Academic 450.00 EUR 550.00 EUR 650.00 EUR
Student 250.00 EUR 250.00 EUR 350.00 EUR Scanned copy or photograph of your current student ID is required.
Guest Editor/Editorial Board Member of Coatings 350.00 EUR 450.00 EUR 550.00 EUR
Non-Academic 650.00 EUR 800.00 EUR 900.00 EUR
Early fee valid until: 16/12/2020   Late fee valid from: 06/03/2021  

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of paid registrations is possible under the terms listed below:

> 2 months before the conference Full refund but 60 EUR are retained for administration
> 1 month before the conference Refund 50% of the applying fees
> 2 weeks before the conference Refund 25% of the applying fees
< 2 weeks before the conference No refund
Visa Support Letters

- Applicants must have paid for registration and submitted an abstract in order to get a letter of support.
- Applicants must provide us with a scan of their valid in date passport that contains a photo of them.
- Applicants must provide us with an academic CV, two references from their institution (contact information including institutional email and phone) and a letter of support from their institution to confirm that they support the delegate attending the meeting.
- This must be carried in good time before the meeting, “last minute” requests will not be processed.

Disclaimer

We will endeavour to present the program advertised. However, in the unlikely event that MDPI shall deem it necessary to cancel the conference, all pre-paid registration fees will be reimbursed. MDPI shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates. Tours run by third parties may be subject to cancellation or alteration.

Beware of Unauthorized Registration and Hotel Solicitations

Note that Sciforum is the only official registration platform to register to CIC 2021, and that we are not associated with any hotel agency. While other hotel resellers and travel agencies may contact you with offers for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with CIC 2021 or Sciforum. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.

Insurance

The organizers do not accept liability for personal accident, loss, or damage to private property incurred as a result of participation in the CIC2021. Delegates are advised to arrange appropriate insurance to cover travel, cancellation costs, medical, and theft or damage of belongings.

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card


Instructions for Authors

Instruction for Authors
The conference "3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference" will accept abstracts only.

The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to contribute with a full manuscript to the special issue "3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference" in the journal Coatings.

Please note that abstract submission and conference registration are two separate processes.
Abstracts
  • Create an account on Sciforum.net and click "Submit New Abstract to CIC2021" on the left panel.
  • Choose a session which is best suited for your research.
  • Submit an abstract in English - the word limits are: minimum 150 words and maximum 300 words.
  • The deadline to submit your abstract is October 31, 2020. You will be notified by November 30, 2020 about the acceptance of your submission.
  • Upon submission, you can select if you wish to also be considered for oral presentation. Following assessment by the Chairs, you will be notified by November 30, 2020 in a separate email whether your contribution has been accepted for oral presentation.
  • Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 13 January 2021. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.
Poster Information

Detailed information about the posters and a plan of the poster session will be circulated later on. Please print your poster prior to the conference.

Publication Opportunities
  • Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to our Special Issue in the journal Coatings.
  • The submission deadline for this special issue is 30 November 2021. Conference participants will be granted a 20% discount on the publication fees. Please note that no other institutional discounts will be applicable, except from reviewers’ discount vouchers.
  • Coatings is indexed by indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus and Inspec (IET), and has an Impact Factor of 2.330 (2018).

    To download the manuscript template for all accepted abstracts please click here.

Venue, Travel and Accommodation

Florence

Florence is a city in central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region. It is the most populated city in Tuscany, with 383,084 inhabitants in 2013, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area.

Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered by many academics the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". Its turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Italy (established in 1861). The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.

The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and UNESCO declared the Historic Centre of Florence a World Heritage Site in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, Forbes has ranked it as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Florence plays an important role in Italian fashion, and is ranked in the top 15 fashion capitals of the world by Global Language Monitor; furthermore, it is a major national economic centre, as well as a tourist and industrial hub. In 2008 the city had the 17th-highest average income in Italy.

For a complete overview, see wikipedia.

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