Authors are invited to submit an abstract that summarizes the main features of the contribution and suggest one (or two) adequate session(s) where to place their contribution. The abstract must be written in English, contain the full name(s) and address(es) of all author(s) and must not exceed 300 words.

Authors will be invited to submit a full paper to a special issue of the journal Materials Science and Technology.

Please name the file starting with the presenting author’s surname and submit it in pdf format by email to

The deadline for submission is May 29th 2015.

 Notification of acceptance will be communicated by May 30th 2015.

Deadline for proceeding papers: September 1st 2015