International Conference on Thin Films


The ICTF is a well-established conference series (first edition took place in Boston, Massachusetts, US in 1969) for all researchers interested in thin films and coatings. It is organized every three years and supported by the Thin Film Division.


The 19th International Conference on Thin Films (ICTF2023) will take place from September 26th-29th 2023 in Burgos, Spain. This edition is supported by the Spanish Vacuum Society (ASEVA). The conference chairs are Francisco Yubero (Institute of Materials Science of Seville) and Irene Palacio (Institute of Materials Science of Madrid).

Important dates

  • March 1st, 2023 Start abstract submission
  • April 15th, 2023 Deadline abstract submission
  • May 15th, 2023 Abstract notification
  • May 16th, 2023 Registration opening
  • June 15th, 2023 Deadline early registration
  • September 26th, 2023 Conference starts

For more information and further updates, please visit the conference website.

Former editions

18th Budapest, Hungary 2020
17th New Delhi, India 2017
16th Dubrovnik, Croatia 2014
15th Kyoto, Japan 2011
14th Ghent, Belgium 2008
13th Stockholm, Sweden 2005
12th Bratislava, Slovakia 2002
11th Cancun, Mexico 1999
10th Salamanca, Spain 1996
9th Vienna, Austria 1993
8th San Diego, USA 1990
7th Delhi, india 1987
6th Stockholm, Sweden 1984
5th Tel-Aviv, Israel 1981
4th Loughborough, UK 1978
3th Budapest, Hungary 1975
2nd Venice, Italy 1972
1st Boston, USA 1969


ICTF20 will take place in 2026. The venue will be Biarritz in France.

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