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Welcome to Geneva

Surrounded by its magnificent natural landscape of lake and mountains and according to its tradition in science and international relations, the city of Geneva welcomes the participants to the European Vacuum Conference EVC-15 for an exciting and creative week, between June 17th and 22th, 2018.

EVC-15 will be organised by the Swiss Vacuum Society, swissvacuum, on behalf of IUVSTA, with support from CERN and the Geneva Convention Bureau for the logistics.

Come and celebrate with us, as this will be a special event. First, the European Vacuum Conference Series is 30 years old, as it was founded in 1998. Second, the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA) will start to celebrate its 60th anniversay in Geneva. A special symposium organised on Monday afternoon will celebrate these events.

Important dates

  • Registration is open!
  • Abstract submission is now closed
  • Abstract acceptance notification: 31 January 2018

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the International Conference Centre, Geneva (CICG), a large renowned and versatile infrastructure, housing many international events. It is located close to the city centre, is easily accessible by public transportation and only 5 km away from the airport. More about access to CICG can be found here.



  • Applied Surface Science
  • Biointerfaces
  • Electronic Materials and Processing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Plasma Science and Technique
  • Surface Science and Engineering
  • Thin Films and Coatings
  • Vacuum Science and Technology
  • Vacuum in Accelerators

Technical Sessions

  • Keynote contributions, shorter specific lectures and poster sessions
  • An industry exhibition on the most recent instrumentation and equipment on the market
  • A dedicated excursion to CERN
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Schweizerische Vakuumgesellschaft (Société Suisse du Vide) (Swiss Vacuum Society)
c/o Pfeiffer Vacuum (Schweiz) AG, Förrlibuckstrasse 30, 8005 Zürich
Contact the Main Conference Secretariat or call +41 76 823 44 80