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Papers are being considered in the following topic categories:


1.Design of Coatings

    Computer and analytical design techniques
    Computational manufacturing

    Design of coatings for polarization control

    Multilayers and structured surfaces
    Structured and waveguide coatings


2.Deposition Process Technologies
    Process control, monitoring, and automation
    Low and high energy deposition techniques
    Industrial sputtered metal and dielectric coatings
    Pulsed deposition methods
    Novel deposition methods
    Substrate cleaning, coating post-treatment techniques and contamination


3.Coatings and substrate materials

    Novel materials (nonlinear, electrochromic, electroluminescent, metamaterial, etc.)
    Organic coatings
    Metal coatings
    Transparent conductive coatings
    Composite material coatings
    Unusual coating and substrate materials, nanostuctures


4.Characterization and properties of coatings

    Fundamentals and simulation of thin film growth
    Simulation of microstructures and properties
    Optical and diffractive properties
    Scattering, absorption, and birefringence
    Mechanical and tribological properties
    Color and luminescence
    Stress, adhesion, and cohesion
    Thermal properties
    Environmental stability
    Laser induced damage
    Optical and non-optical thin film characterization techniques
    Postproduction characterization



    Coatings for solar utilization, environmental control
    Coatings for nanostructures and photonic crystals
    Coatings for displays and lighting applications
    Coatings for biological and medical applications
    Coatings for astronomical, space, aerospace, and defence applications
    Coatings for short wavelengths EUV, X ray
    Coatings for near and far IR spectral regions
    Coatings for polarization management
    Coatings for security and decorative applications
    Coatings for telecommunication components
    Coatings for ophthalmology
    Coatings for plastics and flexible substrates
    Coatings for extreme light and lasers
    Coatings for novel advanced applications

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