Dear Colleagues,

From the very beginning the Annual Conference of the Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Superficies y Materiales (SMCTSM, Mexican Society of Science and Technology of Surfaces and Materials) has been an important forum used by the Mexican scientific community for the discussion of scientific and technological topics related to research in the areas of surface and materials science. The SMCTSM is  pleased to invited you to participate in the X International Conference on Surface, Materials and Vacuum (ICSMV) which will held in the city of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua  from the 25th to the 29th of September. The conferences will be held at the Gracia Pasquel Teater and this year our local host is the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez.

The scientific program of the Conference is divided into plenary conferences, short courses and the different symposia with oral and poster. For the X edition we keep the invited simposium of Luminescence Phenomena: Materials and Applications and the Atomic Layer deposition, the Ab-initio Calculation and Supercomputing have been reformulated as the symposium Theory and simulation of materials. From now on the Surface and Interfaces Symposium has been propose as a new forum for compiling the contributions that our members that are scattered across other symposia that could fit more properly as a surface phenomena. 

Additionally to the scientific program, there is a symposium of Popularization of Science which is a traditional forum for the bringing together of students and the general public with the work undertaken and developed within our Society.

We hope that the efforts of the organizing committee, sponsors and colleagues and the beautiful sunsets from the pacific will result in an interesting friendly meeting, providing the opportunity for closer and new interactions between researchers coming from the diverse institutions.


X ICSMV Organizing

Committee SMCTSM