The 4th International Online Conference on Crystals
18–20 Sep 2024
Liquid Crystals, Biomolecular Crystals, Crystal Engineering, Inorganic Crystalline Materials, Organic Crystalline Materials, Hybrid and Composite Crystalline Materials, Materials for Energy Applications, Crystalline Metals and Alloys
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IOCC is Free to Participate.
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Welcome from the Chair
You are cordially invited to participate in the 4th International Electronic Conference on Crystals (IOCC 2024), sponsored by the MDPI open access journal Crystals. This is a new and improved initiative based on the experience from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd International Electronic Conference on Crystals, (https://iecc_2018.sciforum.net/; https://iocc_2020.sciforum.net/; https://iocc_2022.sciforum.net/) which affords the opportunity for researchers engaged in the study of crystalline materials to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues. We take full advantage of the Internet, removing the need to travel and omit participation expenses. This is a virtual conference held at Sciforum.net. Sciforum.net is a platform developed and sponsored by MDPI to organize electronic conferences, and to provide our community with the technical support for hosting our digital conferences.
The fourth conference will be organized around the following topics and related themes.
1. Liquid Crystals
2. Biomolecular Crystals
3. Crystal Engineering
4. Inorganic Crystalline Materials
5. Organic Crystalline Materials
6. Hybrid and Composite Crystalline Materials
7. Materials for Energy Applications
8. Crystalline Metals and Alloys
Participants stand a chance to win six highly coveted Best Oral Presentation Awards and Best Poster Presentation Awards, with prize money.
Accepted papers will be gathered in the Proceedings journal (ISSN: 2504-3900) of the conference for free. Selected extended versions of the papers can be published in the journal Crystals with a discount of 20% on the Article Processing Charge (ISSN 2073-4352; Impact Factor: 2.7).
I am looking forward to seeing your participation in these exciting discussions, hearing new ideas and perspectives in the field and welcoming all participants to the online conference.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Cölfen
University of Konstanz, Germany
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Physical Chemistry, University of Konstanz, Germany
HELMUT CÖLFEN is full professor for physical chemistry at the University of Konstanz. He received his education and PhD is chemistry at the Gerhard Mercator University Duisburg. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of Nottingham, he went to the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam as a group leader from there he changed to the University of Konstanz. His research interests are in the area of nucleation, classical and non-classical crystallization, biomineralization, synthesis of functional polymers, directed self-assembly of nanoparticles and fractionating methods of polymer and nanoparticle analysis. He has published more than 440 papers and one book and was listed among the top 100 chemists 2000 – 2010 by Thomson Reuters and Times Higher Education Index.
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Chigrinov
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Professor Vladimir G. Chigrinov is Professor of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology since 1999. He is an Expert in Flat Panel Technology in Russia, recognized by the World Technology Evaluation Centre, 1994, and SID Fellow since 2008. He is an author of 6 books, 31 reviews and book chapters, about 322 journal papers, more than 677 Conference presentations, and 121 patents and patent applications including 38 US patents in the field of liquid crystals since 1974. He got Excellent Research Award of HKUST School of Engineering in 2012. He obtained Gold Medal and The Best Award in the Invention & Innovation Awards 2014 held at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2014, which was hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 20-22 Feb 2014. He is a Member of EU Academy of Sciences (EUAS) since July 2017. He got A Slottow Owaki Prize of SID in 2018 http://www.ee.ust.hk/ece.php/enews/detail/660. He is 2019 Distinguished Fellow of IETI (International Engineering and Technology Institute): http://www.ieti.net/news/detail.aspx?id=184 http://www.ieti.net/memberships/Fellows.aspx Since 2018, he works as Professor in the School of Physics and Optoelectronics Engineering in Foshan University, Foshan, China. 2020-2024 Vice President of Fellow of Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) Since 2021 distinguished Fellow of Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Since March 2022, he is A Fellow of National Academy of Technology for his contributions to Information Electrical and Electronic Research: http://www.usnat.org/fellows.html
Prof. Dr. Hongbin Bei
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China
Dr. Bei currently is a professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University. His research interests focus on alloy design and behavior, structural materials under extreme conditions, multiscale mechanical behaviors, physical metallurgy, metal and alloys. He has been published more than 200 in peer-reviewed journal and cited by more than 20000 times according to Google scholar. His publication can be found in https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=nwGPFdgAAAAJ&hl=en
Prof. Dr. Ferdinando Costantino
University of Perugia, Italy
Ferdinando Costantino received the PhD in Chemistry from University of Perugia in 2005 and in 2006-2007 worked in Rennes as Post-Doc fellow. Then he moved to San Diego (CA) for a short term scholarship at UCSD. From 2010 to 2016 he was associate fellow of ICCOM-CNR institute in Florence. In 2015 he won the Nardelli prize from the Italian Crystallographic Association (AIC) as young researcher working on crystallographic methods. He is actually associate professor of inorganic chemistry and material sciences at the University of Perugia. He is member of the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) and Italian Crystallographic Association (AIC). His scientific interests are focused on the synthesis and characterization of hybrid materials based on layered materials and porous compounds based on metal phosphonates and MOFs for gas adsorption, catalysis and proton conductivity. Co-author of 110 research papers in international journals (h-index = 34) and three book chapters and of many communications at national and international congresses.
Instructions for Authors
Deadline for abstract submission: 8 May 2024
Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 25 June 2024; You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.
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 about 200–300 words in length.
3. All accepted abstracts will be published in MDPI’s Proceedings journals (ISSN: 2504-3900). If you wish to publish a proceedings paper or a research article in the journal, please refer to the “Publication Opportunities” Section.
4. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
5. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.
6. All abstracts accepted for presentation will be collected in a book of abstracts, which will be published on the website after the conference.
1. Please note that the submitting author will receive all correspondence relating to the abstract. Thus, the submitting author must be the presenting author.
2. The presenting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
3. The presenting author must be listed as the first author for this conference.
Note: We only accept live presentations.
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.
- Should include the title, authors, contact details, and main research findings, as well as tables, figures, and graphs where necessary.
- File format: PDF (.pdf).
- Size in pixel: 1,080 width x 1,536 height–portrait orientation.
- Size in cm: 38.1 width x 54.2 height–portrait orientation.
- Font size: ≥16. Examples of successful submissions can be viewed here at the following links: (1), (2), (3)
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.
- Crystals Journal Publication
Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a research article to the Special Issue, published in Crystals journal (ISSN: 2073-4352, Impact Factor: 2.7), 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.
- Proceeding Paper Publication
You are welcome to submit a proceeding paper (4-8 pages) to Chemistry Proceedings journal (ISSN: 2673-4583) after the conference. Proceedings papers must be prepared in MS Word and should be converted into PDF format prior to submission. Publication of the proceedings will be free of charge.
Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the IOCC 2024 conference paper in their cover letter. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.
Proceedings paper submission deadline: 31 October 2024.
- Full author names.
- Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
- Results and Discussion.
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.
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.
Registration for IOCC 2024 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 16 September 2024.
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.
Number of Awards Available: 6
The Best Oral Presentation Award is given to the paper 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 this award. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.
Sponsors and Partners
For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please click here.
Dr. Agnieszka Rydz
Ms. Kellie Wong
Ms. Alethea Liu
For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.
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