May 07 - 10

Giardini Naxos

Sicily, Italy

Materials, Interfaces, Processes in Industrial and Basic Research Applications

The AIV XXIV Conference focuses on several strategic and fundamental goals of Horizon 2020 program and looking ahead to Horizon Europe, the next EU Research & Innovation program (2021-2027). The Conference will be a forum for researchers to present the most recent developments, provide prospects for development, promote competitiveness and innovation in the global economic growth and stimulate collaborative efforts between researchers and industrial world.


Conference Sessions

The conference program will feature oral and poster presentations that provide scientific information and ideas relevant to the topic sessions.

Plenary Lecture
Sabrina Sartori (Department of Technology Systems, University of Oslo, Norway)
Towards next-generation renewable energy technologies

(Synthesis of multifunctional surfaces, Interface design, nanostructured coatings and surfaces for applications in harsh environments)

- Maria Dinescu (National Institute for Laser Plasma and Radiation Physics, RO)
Lasers in soft material engineering: Laser Direct Writing via Multi Photon Absorption and Laser Induced Forward Transfer

- Davide Mariotti (Ulster University, UK)
Atmospheric pressure plasmas for energy materials

(Catalysis, nanosized electronics, energy harvesting, biotechnology and bio-medical research)

- Cecilia Pederzolli (FBK – Povo (TN))
Smart biointerfaces for cancer biomarkers analysis in extracellular fluids

Marco Smerieri (Istituto dei materiali per l'elettronica ed il magnetismo-CNR)
Understanding biointerfaces at the nanoscopic level

(The session focuses on the latest developments on running and planned fusion experiments)

- Rudolf Neu (Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik , Garching (DE)
Materials and components for DEMO

- Hans Van Eck (FOM Institute DIFFER, Netherlands)
Contribution of a linear device to fusion research (Magnum PSI)

(Exploiting additive manufacturing, Materials and processes, Design for additive manufacturing, Next generation of additive manufacturing technologies)

- Barbara Mazzolai (IIT – Pisa),
Plant-like soft robots growing by additive manufacturing

- Enrico Tamburini (SPEA – Volpiano, TO)
Progetto SMART3D (Industry 4.0)

The Italian contribution in vacuum technology

- Paolo Chiggiato (CERN – Ginevra, Svizzera)
Vacuum technology at CERN: perspective for the next 10 years.

- Giulia Lanza (SLAC National Laboratory, Menlo Park, USA)
Vacuum layout of LCLS-II

(New materials, technologies and approaches for a sustainable development)

- Cosimo Gerardi (Enel Green Power)
High efficiency HJT solar cells: Innovative silicon based PV technology for reducing energy generation costs in solar plants.

- T. Col. Franco Colombo (Meteorologo - Servizio Meteo Aeronautica)
WRF-SOLAR: L'utilizzo dei modelli meteorologici a supporto delle produzioni energetiche

Student award

AIV is offering a student award for the best oral or poster presentation. The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize of 400 €. A maximum of three finalists will be selected. The selection of finalists and the award winner will be made by the scientific committees based on scientific merit and originality of their work.

Basic vacuum course

On the registration form, participants can select to take the course in Basic Vacuum.
The course will be held on 7th May 2019, from 10:00 to 18:00, at the Hilton Hotel, Viale Jannuzzo, 47, 98035 Giardini Naxos (ME). The course will be held in ITALIAN language.

H2020 course

On the registration form, participants can select to take the course in Horizon 2020 Project Management and Finance. From Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe. The course will be held on 9th May 2019, from 13:30 to 15:00, at the Hilton Hotel, Viale Jannuzzo, 47, 98035 Giardini Naxos (ME). The course will be held in ITALIAN language.

Call for paper
Original research papers will be considered for publication in Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (AVS).

More information:
JVST October 2018
XXIV AIV 2019 - JVST Manuscript Submission Information


Scientific Committee


E. Vassallo
(Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, CNR - Milano)


Antonio Terrasi
(Università di Catania)
P. Ossi
(Politecnico di Milano)
S. Dal Bello
(Consorzio RFX, Padova)
F. Fracassi
(Università di Bari)
F. Ghezzi
(Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, CNR – Milano)
A. Tagliaferro
(Politecnico di Torino)
C. F. Pirri
(Politecnico di Torino & IIT, Center for Sustainable Future Tech. @Polito)
M. Rocca
(Università di Genova)
R. Cimino
(INFN - Frascati)
M. Cocuzza
(Ist. dei Materiali per l'Elettronica ed il Magnetismo, CNR-Parma)
G. Mazzitelli
(ENEA Frascati)
F. Di Fonzo
(IIT, Center for Nanoscience and Technology @Polimi)
G. Speranza
(FBK, Trento)
S. Gammino
(Laboratori Nazionali del Sud – LNS/INFN, Catania)
G. Ceccone
P. Michelato
(INFN-LASA Segrate, Milano)
D. Crippa
(LPE, Bollate)
S. Magazù
(Univesità di Messina)

Organizing Committee

L. Scaltrito
(Politecnico di Torino)
E. Maccallini
(Saes Group)
S. Ferrero
(Politecnico di Torino)
A. Lamberti
(Politecnico di Torino)
G. Melis
(Politecnico di Torino)
S. Cerdonio
(Agilent Technologies Italia)
S. De Angelis
(Air Liquide, Catania)

Useful Information


Conference Center Hilton Giardini Naxos, Sicily (IT)

Organizing Secretary

Angela Riggio 
(Istituto di Fisica del Plasma, CNR – Milano),,
M +39 348 5465168

Important Dates

Conference Registration:
March 15 th, 2019
Exhibition Registration:
March 15 th, 2019
Abstract Submission:
March 15 th, 2019
Paper submission deadline:
July 15th, 2019

Social Events & Cultural Tours

May 8 th 2019
Time: 21:30 – 22:30
Place: Hilton Giardini Naxos, Viale Jannuzzo, 47, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME
Admission: Free access for all registered participants, accompanying persons and exhibitors.
Tour to Etna and Social Dinner
May 9 th 2019
Time: 16:00 – 23:00
Admission: Free access for regular delegates and accompanying persons with a valid ticket.
Transfer: Transportation will be provided from Giardini Naxos to Etna and back.

Registration Fees

Early registration till 15 March 2019
Late registration from 16 March 2019 and onsite
350,00 €
400,00 €
Regular + vacuum course
450,00 €
500,00 €
200,00 €
250,00 €
1600,00 €
2000,00 €

*born in 1989 and successive years

AIV was established in 1963 as Italian Vacuum Association with the aim of fostering the diffusion of the knowledge in vacuum science and technology and its application to surface and material sciences, interfaces and materials for the electronic, thin films, plasma physics as well as metallurgy. From the very beginning AIV has devoted remarkable efforts to connect the industrial and the academic worlds, trying to have them communicate effectively through dedicated initiatives, like workshops, seminars, conferences or schools. Since January 2008 AIV has changed his name in AIV-Italian Association of Science and Technology, redefining its scopes and broadening them to encompass the diffusion of the knowledge of vacuum science and technology in a variety of fields and applications related to new materials, devices and processes based on vacuum. With this change the focus of the Association is shifted from the pure vacuum science and technology to a variety of consolidated and emerging areas which have vacuum as a common thread. AIV is a member of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA).


Regular Regular + vacuum course Student*
Access to all scientific sessions
Access to poster and industry exhibitions
Coffee breaks
Congress bag
Certificate of attendance
Free copy of congress abstract
The book “Introduzione alla Tecnologia del Vuoto” Ed. Ferrario
Invitation to the opening ceremony and welcome reception
Invitation to the social events & cultural tours
Invitation to the Gala Dinner
Includes vacuum course
Includes H2020 course
Includes AIV membership 2019

AIV XXIV Conference Exhibition Information

The AIV XXIV will give an opportunity to network and showcase your company to educators, students, industry executives and senior technical professionals

Exhibitor Package

One booth, includes 2 chairs, a table    
Free WiFi Internet connection    
Name listing on exhibitor pages on conference webpages    
Company logo on all conference programs   
One complimentary full Conference access with ticket to Conference dinner    
Complete list of symposium participants   
One regular electric outlet   
Coffee breaks during the Conference    
Visitors and guests room booking (in agreement with AIV Secretary)    

Thank you for signing up
you will receive an email with all the necessary information



The fee will be paid:
Bank transfer intestate to A.I.V. - Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia,
C.F 80175730151, based in Milano - 20121, c/o FAST – P.le Morandi, 2
Banking Institute Banca Popolare Commercio e Industria Agenzia: Segrate
IBAN: IT12X0311133590000000000783


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