Call For Abstracts - Special Sessions & Events

Biomaterials Plenary Session (BP)

The Biomaterials Interfaces and AIP's Industrial Physics Forum program kicks off with the now traditional Biomaterials Plenary Session. This year we are pleased to have presentations from three eminent scientists who have made significant contributions to the fields of Organ Fabrication and Monitoring, BioImaging,  DNA and Natural Algorithms.

BP1 The Biomaterials Interfaces Division and AIP Industrial Physics Forum Plenary Session
  • Wah Chiu, Stanford University, "CryoEM of Protein Complexes"
  • Paul Rothemund, California Institute of Technology, "DNA and Natural Algorithms"
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Special Session in Honor of Paul H. Holloway: Luminescent Materials Growth, Synthesis and Characterization

There will be a Special Session honoring Professor Paul H. Holloway at the AVS 65th International Symposium and Exhibit at the Long Beach Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA October 21- October 26, 2018. Luminescent Materials Growth, Synthesis and Characterization. Former students and collaborators will provide invited talks during this session. Additional contributed talks are welcomed regarding any aspect of luminescent materials. Please consider submitting your contribution to this session.
Articles based upon presentations at this Special Session at the AVS 65th International Symposium as well as from others unable to attend will be collected in a special issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B. This Special Topic Collection honoring Professor Holloway for Contributions to Luminescent Materials Growth, Synthesis and Characterization is open to research, review, and perspective articles honoring Paul Holloway's work and its implications for today's research and technologies. Submit your manuscript via the following link:

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Exhibitor Technology Spotlight (EW)

AVS 65 Exhibitors are provided the opportunity to present commercial and/or scientific announcements relating to their products and services to symposium attendees during technical session breaks in the stage area of the exhibit hall.  Papers submitted and material presented during the presentation must provide technical information and/or analysis using a specific exhibitor product, technique or service. The 20 minute presentations will be held in stage area of the exhibit hall and will take place during symposium session breaks to ensure maximum attendance. Cost is $600 ($500 for Corporate Members). For space availability, contact Jeannette DeGennaro (

EW1    Exhibitor Technology Spotlight Session

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AVS Vendor Exhibit

The Exhibit comprises an extensive display of tools, equipment and services for Surface Science; Biomaterial Interfaces; Electronic Materials & Photonics; Magnetic Interfaces; Manufacturing Science; MEMS/NEMS; Nanoscience; Thin Film; Plasma Science; Vacuum Technology, educational material, career services and professional literature, journals and publications. Each year, the technical symposium expands into new and exciting technical disciplines which bring new exhibitors showing new technology and research methods. The continuously expanding technical program consistently keeps our Symposium fresh and exciting for exhibitors and attendees alike.  The exhibits will be open from Tuesday morning until Thursday afternoon (October 22-25, 2018). Please contact for additional information.

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AVS Presentations on Demand

We will be inviting  all  Symposium  presenters  to submit their PowerPoint slides as a PDF for inclusion in the AVS Technical Library. All presenters will be contacted prior to the meeting with the instructions and deadlines. We hope you will consider participating in this exciting program!

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AVS Late Breaking Session

There will be opportunities for presentation of post-deadline discoveries in all fields relevant to the AVS membership. Submissions that address topics in surfaces, interfaces, films, nanometer-scale phenomena, emerging technologies, or new innovations. Abstracts will be solicited starting in mid-July for either (1) an individual 20 minute oral presentation, or (2) a poster presentation. Late Breaking Abstracts will be used to fill holes in the program and they must be submitted via the AVS website by Monday, August 20, 2018. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be made soon thereafter. Please check the AVS 65 ( website for details and submission guidelines in mid-July.

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AVS Short Courses

Short courses that offer specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies will be offered all week, commencing on Monday, October 22, 2018. Registration and additional details will be posted on the AVS website in early July.

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AVS Sponsorship Program

AVS is a not-for-profit Society that offers a myriad of services, programs and events related to science and technology in the fields of vacuum, materials, interfaces and processing to scientists and engineers from around the world. An extensive recognition and exposure program, which is active before and during the Symposium, is available to our Symposium Sponsors.  As a Symposium Sponsor, your logo will appear on the AVS website, in the Technical/Exhibitor Program, on signage and slide shows at the Symposium. The earlier you commit to AVS Symposium Sponsorship, the greater exposure you will receive. To learn more about Sponsorship opportunities, please contact  Jeannette DeGennaro at 212-248-0200 ext. 229 or or Yvonne Towse at 212-248-0200 ext. 222 or
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