Conference and Workshops


Website under construction, new information (abstract submission, online registrations,...) available soon.


Conference Scope

  • Advanced Nanocoatings for mechanical & tribological applications
  • From nanoparticles to nanofilms : manufacturing processes & characterization methods
  • Mass production & integration of nanofilms at the industrial scale
  • Modelling & fundamental approaches of nanosystems
  • Nanofilms in energy production systems & eco-design products
  • Recent progresses in biomedical nanocoatings


Important dates

June 15th:        Call for Abstract

October 14th:   Call for Abstract closure & Registration Opening

January 6th:     Notification to Authors & Call for Full paper

April 16th:       Deadline for full paper submission - End of early bird registration


Call for abstracts

Contributing authors are invited to submit a one page abstract for 20 minutes talk or poster presentation. On-line abstract submission is available until mid October 2011. ECNF 2 proceedings will be published as special volume of Surface and Coating Technologies (oral presentations) or Elsevier Procedia (poster presentations). 

The abstract template can be downloaded here.


About Ancona

Anconais situated on the Adriatic coast in the central part of Italy in the region called Le Marche. Its tourist and commercial  harbor is one of the largest in the Adriatic. The town was founded by the Dorians in 387 A.C. They named the town after the shape of the gulf: Αγκων (Ankon), which in ancient Geek means elbow. The town has ancient ruins dating back to the Greek, Roman and Medieval periods. From the top of a hill, right in the heart of the medieval and eighteenth century town, San Ciriaco cathedral overlooks the harbor and the U-shaped gulf, offering a spectacular view of the coastline and the surrounding hills. In the nearby surroundings, Portonovo beach and nature reserve, as well as the towns of Loreto, Osimo, Recanati, Jesi and Senigallia are the major attractions for those who enjoy sightseeing, beaches, trekking, wine cellar tours (to discover Lacrima di Morrovalle, Verdicchio di Jesi and Rosso Conero to cite but the three most famous wines).



Facoltà di Ingegneria, 

Università Politecnica delle Marche


Via Brecce Bianche


Ancona, Italy


Registration fees

Early Birds (Until 16th April 2012)


Regular delegate

VINF Member


Full pass




2-Days pass




Social Event & Conference Dinner




Registration fees include 3 lunches on site, welcome reception cocktail, coffee breaks & refreshments, conference material and abstracts booklet. Regular delegates and VINF members shall receive a complimentary copy of ECNF Proceedings.



ECNF 2012 secretariat c/o VINF

T +32(0)4 367 83 39 – F +32 (0) 4  367 83 39