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1–6 September 2024 12th Conference on Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy and Its Applications

Lisbon, Portugal

The international conference entitled Conference on Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy and its Applications belongs to the conference series organized under the auspices of the International Dielectric Society (IDS), aiming to bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss recent advances and future trends in science and technology in the area of materials and dielectric properties. Started in 2001, and having already been held in several European countries, the 12th edition—BDS Lisbon2024—will happen for the first time in Portugal, in Lisbon, from September 1st to 6th, 2024, at the Rectorate of the NOVA University of Lisbon, Campolide Campus.

Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS) is a powerful experimental technique that allows us to investigate the molecular dynamics of materials that respond to an outer oscillating electrical field. Nowadays, combined methods and equipment covering up to 16 decades of frequency allow us to explore a panoply of time-scales ranging from short-range and very local processes to long-range cooperative processes, activated under a set of predefined temperatures (and pressures). Besides molecular dynamics, charge transport and interfacial phenomena in heterogeneous disordered systems are also able to be characterized, as well as confinement and non-linear effects. Moreover, time-dependent events can be dielectrically monitored as chemical reactions, molecular interconversion, phase transformations and physical ageing. BDS has been applied in different fields of science and technology ranging from pharmaceutics and biology to energy and the environment. Therefore, a variety of materials can be investigated by BDS, like molecular and macromolecular compounds, plastic crystals, ionic liquids, liquid crystals, eutectic systems and newly emerging functional materials as self-healing/recyclable dynamic networks.

Considering the multidisciplinary approach and the broad set of applications of the technique, this meeting is also open to researchers outside of the dielectric community whose research could start new synergies at both experimental and theoretical levels.

The following topics will be addressed in the devoted sessions:

  • S01 Polymer Dynamics;
  • S02 Soft Matter Dynamics and Phase Transitions in Amorphous, Partially Ordered and Ordered Systems;
  • S03 The impact of external variables in dielectric properties;
  • S04 Water, Hydrogen Bonded and Biological Systems;
  • S05 Charge Transport and Interfacial Effects;
  • S06 Monitoring of Chemical Reactions, Crystallization process and Physical Ageing;
  • S07 Ferroelectrics and Ceramics;
  • S08 BDS in relation to other Spectroscopic or Scattering Techniques;
  • S09 Confinement Effects;
  • S10 Modeling, Theory and Simulation;
  • S11 Industrial Applications.

18–20 September 2024 The 4th International Online Conference on Crystals


We cordially invite you to attend this event organized by the MDPI journal Crystals (ISSN: 2073-4352, Impact Factor: 2.7). It will take place virtually on 18–20 September 2024, Central European Summer Time, online.

Conference Chairs
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Toncelli, University of Pisa, Italy

The Topics of Interest
S1. Liquid Crystals
S2. Biomolecular Crystals
S3. Crystal Engineering
S4. Inorganic Crystalline Materials
S5. Organic Crystalline Materials
S6. Hybrid and Composite Crystalline Materials
S7. Materials for Energy Applications
S8. Crystalline Metals and Alloys

Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 10 June 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification: 8 July 2024
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: 28 June 2024
Deadline for Covering Author Registration: 1 August 2024

Guide for Authors
To submit your abstract, please click on the following link:
To register for the event, please click on the following link:
For details regarding Abstract Submission, Oral and Poster Presentation, and Publication Opportunities, you may refer to the “Instructions for Authors” section:

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you at the 4th International Online Conference on Crystals (IOCC 2024).

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30 June–5 July 2024 The International Conference on Magnetism 2024 (ICM 2024)

Bologna, Italy

Conference: International Conference on Magnetism 2024 (ICM 2024)
Date: 30 June–5 July 2024
Location: Bologna, Italy

MDPI will be attending ICM 2024 as an exhibitor. We invite researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

ICM is the largest conference of the magnetism community worldwide and is associated with IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) and its group C9-Magnetism. It covers the whole area of magnetism, from fundamental research to advanced applications. The success of the ICM 2024 conference will reflect the resilience and excellence of the entire magnetism community and the importance of the ICM conference series.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website:

21–26 July 2024 29th International Liquid Crystal Conference

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Organizing Committee of the 29th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC2024) invites the worldwide community of liquid crystals to attend the ILCC2024, which will be held for the first time in South America, at the city of Rio de Janeiro–Brazil. This traditional forum will be dedicated to recent advances and perspectives in the field of liquid crystals.

The conference has been divided into six themes. Please submit your articles as soon as possible, indicating which theme best fits your submission.

A. Design, Synthesis and Characterization

  1. Organic and hybrid organic materials
  2. Ionic liquid crystals
  3. Nanostructured systems
  4. Electronic molecular materials
  5. Hydrogen-bonded systems
  6. Photosensitive liquid crystals
  7. Uniaxial and biaxial nematic liquid crystals

B. Macromolecular Liquid Crystals

  1. Polymers, elastomers and gels
  2. Photosensitive liquid crystals
  3. Nanostructured systems and nanocomposites
  4. Supramolecules
  5. Biological and bio-inspired liquid crystals
  6. Phase, structure and ordering

C. Ferroelectric materials

  1. Symmetry, chirality, polarity
  2. Ferroelectric nematic materials
  3. Chiral mesophases and spin selectivity
  4. Dielectric, ferroelectric and flexoelectric properties
  5. Chiral phonons
  6. Bent-core molecules

D. Novel Applications

  1. Functional materials for devices
  2. Displays, devices, optics and photonics
  3. Actuators and haptic devices
  4. Augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR)
  5. Functional plasmonic nanostructures
  6. Ferromagnetic liquid crystals
  7. Conductive liquid crystals
  8. Liquid crystal lasers and nonlinear optical devices

E. Liquid Crystals in Biology, Circular Economy, Sustainability

  1. Smart textiles, energy and environmental issues, sustainability, etc
  2. Self-assembly in nature, colloids and chromonics
  3. Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (F-GHGs) in LCD paFnel manufacturing
  4. Persistent, bioaccumulative and disposable Liquid Crystal Monomers (LCMs) into the environment
  5. Biological sensors – Organic electrochemical transistors, etc
  6. Lyotropic system and instrumentation

F. Mathematical Modeling, Symmetry and Topolgy

  1. Theory, simulation, and modeling
  2. Phases, structure, and ordering
  3. Frustrated phases and complex systems
  4. Dynamics and pattern formation
  5. Surfaces, confined systems, and alignment control
  6. Artificial Intelligence applied in liquid crystal science

ILCC 2024 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, in person only. Below are the important dates for registering and abstract submission.

  • Abstract submission—15 November 2023–15 Feburary 2024
  • Abstract acceptance notification deadline—20 March 2024
  • Deadline for early bird registration payment—10 April 2024
  • Deadline for regular registration payment—20 June 2024
  • Conference—21–26 July 2024

For more information about the procedure for submission, revision, and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section “Submission > Submission Guidelines” at

For more information about registration and payment categories, please refers to the section “Registration” at

For more information about Plenary Speakers, Tutorials and Preliminary Program please refers to the

We look forward to receiving your research papers and welcoming you to the 29th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC2024)!

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