May 07 - 10

Giardini Naxos

Sicily, Italy

Participating Companies

AIV Partner | Pfeiffer Vacuum
AIV Partner | Air Liquide
AIV Partner | Evatec
AIV Partner | Agilent Technologies
AIV Partner | Kurt J. Lesker Company
AIV Partner | Kenosistec Srl
AIV Partner | Saes Getters
AIV Partner | MDC Vacuum Products

Under the patronage of

AIV Partner | Politecnico di Torino
AIV Partner | AVS

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.

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Conference Sessions

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

Plenary Lectures

Marco Borra (Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn", Naples, Italy), May 8th 2019
Technologies for exploring and exploiting from the macro to the microscopic resources in marine ecosystems and understanding human interactions

Sabrina Sartori (Department of Technology Systems, University of Oslo, Norway), May 9th 2019
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

(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)

- Giuseppe Zollino (Consorzio RFX - Università di Padova)
Scenarios for power generation in Italy

- G. Polli (ENEA Frascati)
DTT: Overview and Status of the Project

(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)

- Valentina Bertana (Politecnico di Torino)
Intrinsically conductive polymer for 3D printing applications

- Annalisa Chiappone (Politecnico di Torino)
Nanocomposites for DLP- Sl 3D Printing

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

- Roberto Salemme (ITER Organization, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Vacuum system layout at ITER

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Submit your abstract in 3 simple steps!
Step 1: Guidelines
The abstract to be submitted can contain text and images without attachments and/or executable files.
Abstract should be original work. All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use. Abstract should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar.
Please noted that AIV allows the submission of only one paper for registration. Of course, a corresponding author can be the same for multiple papers, but each paper should have a different registered author participating the conference.
The abstract must summarize the problem, approach and results obtained. It must be objective and technical. No trade names, trademarks, product names or a commercial tone allowed.
Prepare your abstract following the template provided at the following link:
Link template

Step 2: How to submit
Abstracts must be submitted through the conference registration form. Submission by any other means, such as mail or email, will not be accepted. Do not make multiple submissions of the same abstract. Abstracts must be prepared in English.
During the submission please select the topic of the abstract between the list presented.
All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee on the basis of the scientific quality and of the relevance with respect to the conference themes and objectives.
A confirmation will be sent to the email address given when submitted. Author notification will be sent by March 31th, 2019. In the notification it will be clarified if the presentation will be oral or with a poster.
Presentation Times: 20 minutes for technical presentations.
If you have any questions, please contact segreteria@aiv.it

Step 3: submit
You can submit your abstract at the following link:
Link to the registration form

Contribution must be of technical-scientific nature. Promotional material will be rejected.
The poster must be in English and have the max. following dimensions: 80 cm (width) x 120 cm (height).
The authors are responsible to bring and place their poster on the stand at the beginning of the Conference and to remove it at the end of the event.

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
Concert of the Concentus Quartet (Orchestra Teachers of the V. Bellini Theater of Catania)
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
Trip on the Etna and at the Sapienza refuge. Guided tour of the cellars Nicosia, then dinner at the cellars Nicosia of Trecastagni
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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