The 9th Vacuum and Surface Science Conference of Asia and Australia



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13 - 16 August 2018

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This biennial conference aims to bring together industry, education, development and research in vacuum science and technology within the Asian, Pacific and Indian Ocean regions. It is a conference of the vacuum societies of Australia, China, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, and Taiwan. VASSCAA-9 is one of the main conferences supported by the International Union of Vacuum Science, Techniques and Application (IUVSTA).


The conference, which will run through National Science Week and the Sydney Science Festival, will introduce to the general public this enabling technology through a series of high-profile public events highlighting its importance to everyday life and future technologies and to the exciting science that drives its development.


Areas covered by VASSCAA-9 are:



Focus will be given and highlighted in those areas that overlap with the strategic research priorities set by the Australian government which currently are:



Diversity Statement

Our goal is to create an inclusive, respectful symposium environment that invites participation from people of all races,

ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations. We're actively seeking to increase the diversity of our

attendees, speakers, and sponsors through our calls for abstracts, other open submission processes, and through dialogue

with the larger community. We value diversity in the communities we bring together. We strive to provide balanced representation

of the richness of our collective human experience, and welcome your contributions to helping us achieve that goal.