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4th Coatings and Interfaces Online Conference

21–23 May 2025
Event's Timezone: Central European Summer Time
Abstract Submission Deadline
9th January 2025
Abstract Acceptance Notification
9th February 2025

Registration Deadline
18th May 2025

Coatings Technology, Surface, Interfaces, Thin Films, Tribology
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Welcome from the Chair

Invitation to the 4th Coatings and Interfaces Conference (CIC2025)


Dear Colleagues,

After the success of the past three virtual editions, we are thrilled to announce the 4th Coatings and Interfaces Conference (CIC2025)! The CIC has established itself as a leading platform for scientists and industry professionals to connect, share groundbreaking research and explore the ever-expanding potential of coatings and interface technologies that are freely available worldwide.

The impact of coatings and interfaces on various technological advancements is undeniable. From sustainable energy solutions and pollution control to cultural heritage preservation and healthcare innovations, this field is pivotal in addressing critical challenges in society and research.

CIC2025 promises to be an even more dynamic and stimulating event, bringing together leading actors in academia and industry. Participants will learn about leading research in the field and explore cutting-edge applications and methods. Our conference will foster innovative and timely collaborations in the following exciting fields:

  • Plasma Coatings, Surfaces & Interfaces;
  • Laser-Coating Technology: Deposition, Structuring and Cladding;
  • Coatings and Thin Film Deposition;
  • Corrosion, Erosion and the Tribological and Mechanical Aspects of Coatings;
  • Novel Methods/Techniques for Coating Deposition and Characterization;
  • Protective Coatings in Cultural Heritage, Conservation and Preservation;
  • The Biomedical Application of Coatings.

The Coatings journal welcomes outstanding contributions to the Conference Special Issue with a 20% APC discount to all participants at the conference.

We look forward to your participation!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee
The Conference Chair
Dr. Emerson Coy

Event Chair

University of Barcelona, Spain

Introduction
Bio
Dr. Emerson Coy currently works as an Associate Professor at the NanoBioMedical Centre of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. His interests are Thin Films/Coatings, Hybrid Materials, Nanoindentation, Composite Materials and Energy Harvesting. Dr Coy received his habilitation in Material Sciences from (AGH University of Science and Technology-2019). He holds a PhD in Nanosciences (University of Barcelona -2016), two Masters degrees in Applied and Computational Physics (Polytechnic University of Catalonia—2009) and Nanotechnology (University of Barcelona- 2008). Additionally, Dr Coy holds an Engineering degree (Manuela Beltran University—2006).

Registration


Registration for CIC 2025 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance at all conference sessions.

If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the submission and registration are two separate parts. Only scholars who registered can receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 18 May 2025.

Instructions for Authors

4th Coatings and Interfaces Online Conference will accept abstracts only.
The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference.
Important Deadlines
Deadline for abstract submission: 9 January 2025
Deadline for abstract acceptance notification: 9 February 2025
Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 9 March 2025; You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Certificates of Participation are available in your logged-in area of Sciforum.net, under “My certificates” after the conference.

Abstract Submission
1. Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with www.sciforum.net and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system. No physical submission is necessary.
2. The abstract should include an introduction, methods, results, and conclusion sections, and be within 200-300 words in length.
3. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
4. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.
5. All abstracts accepted for presentation will be collected in a book of abstracts, which will be published on the website after the conference.
6. The abstracts submitted to this conference must be original and novel, without prior publication in any journals or it will not be accepted to this conference.

Detailed Requirements
1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.

Note: We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission
The slot for the oral presentation is 15 minutes. We recommend a 12-minute presentation, leaving about 3 minutes for a Q&A session.

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the abstract. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using the proprietary slide viewer at Sciforum.net. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results are presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format prior to submission so that they can be converted for online display.

Poster Presentation
Poster:

a. Your submission should include the title, authors, contact details, and main research findings, as well as tables, figures, and graphs where necessary.
b. File format: PDF (.pdf).
c. Size in cm: 60 width x 80 height–portrait orientation.
d. Font size: ≥20.
e. Maximum size: 250 M

You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded here.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be named after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room. Please note that you will be leading your own room, i.e. sharing your screen, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.

We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.

Publication Opportunities
1. Coatings Publication
Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a research article to the Special Issue, published in Coatings (ISSN: 2079-6412, Impact Factor: 3.4), with a 20% discount on the publication fee. Details of the special issue will be announced here later. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.

2. Proceeding Paper Publication
All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference report of 4th Coatings and Interfaces Online Conference in Engineering Proceedings journal (ISSN: 2673-4591); if you wish to publish an extended proceeding paper (4-8 pages), please submit it to the same journal after the conference. Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the CIC2025 conference paper in their cover letter. Please submit your manuscript from 23 May to 7 July 2025. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:
  • Title.
  • Full author names.
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
  • Abstract.
  • Keywords.
  • Introduction.
  • Methods.
  • Results and Discussion.
  • Conclusions.
  • Acknowledgements.
  • References.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright
MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide 6 awards including Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award

Number of Awards Available: 6

The Best Oral Presentation Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.

The Best Poster Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.

There will be six winners selected for these awards. The winner will receive a certificate. Also, the best the best poster winner will receive 500 CHF each and the best poster winner will receive 200CHF each.

Sponsors and Partners

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please click here.

Organizers


Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Avril Zhang
Ms. Alethea Liu
Ms. Katrina Zhang

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.
Email: cic2025@mdpi.com

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