Les Arcs 1800, March 22th - 28th, 2015

This is the announcement for the 28th. Symposium on Surface Science (3S*15), which will take place at the “Les villages club du Soleil at Les Arcs 1800, Charmetogger, 73700 Bourg Saint Maurice, France” from , Sunday March 22th to Saturday March 28th, 2015.


The topics of 3S*15 will include all aspects of surface science as, e.g.,
  • Surface structure
  • Surface reactions
  • Particle-surface interactions
  • Epitaxial growth
  • Adsorption and desorption
  • Applications of surface science
  • New 2D materials (graphene, silicene…)
These fields will be covered by about 30 - 40 oral presentations (20 minutes talks including discussion), to be selected from the submitted contributions. All other contributions will be presented as posters. Poster boards are 180 cm high and 90 cm wide. Poster sessions will be preceded by poster introductions, where the authors will have the opportunity to orally present highlights of their work as a “2 minute commercial”.


All participants will be accommodated in “Les villages club du Soleil at Les Arcs 1800, Charmetogger in single and two-bed rooms (all with shower/bath, WC). We have only a certain limited number of rooms at our disposal and therefore urge you to fill out the online-registration form as soon as possible. If possible please indicate a room mate, with whom you would like to share your room at 3s15@cinam.univ-mrs.fr. The number of single rooms is small. All registration will be done strictly on a first come - first serve basis.

The symposium will start in the evening of Sunday, March 22, 2015. You should therefore plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon the latest. Upon registration, you will receive the conference proceedings together with the final program. Full board starts on Sunday evening with dinner. The scientific program runs from Sunday evening to Friday evening. Departure is on Saturday, March 28, 2015 after breakfast. In addition to the scientific program, an important purpose of this symposium is to enable informal contacts during skiing activities. Therefore, lectures, poster introductions and poster presentations will take place during the morning and evening hours. A typical day schedule of this symposium will be:
07:30 Breakfast
08:00 - 10:00 Lectures
10:00 - 15:00 Free time (skiing activities and Lunch)
15:30 - 18:45 Lectures and/or poster introductions
19:00 Dinner
20:00 - 22:00 Lectures and/or posters
22:00 more discussions


Contributions to the conference proceedings (2 page extended abstracts maximum) are to be submitted no later than December 31, 2015 and should be sent electronically. For paper preparation and submission follow the instructions on the Abstract submission page.


The all-inclusive conference fee for 3S15 (including the printed book of abstracts, accommodation in double room, breakfast lunch and dinner as well as the social program) is:
  • Euro 1200.- for participants sharing a double room with another participant
  • Euro 150.- additional fee for single room ( limited number - first serve basis)
Accommodation fee is due before December 22th, 2014. Registration without receipt of payment at this date will be automatically cancelled. For payment follow the instructions on the registration page.