The EFONGA-project, which aims to built up a network of experts in the field of glass, is going to its last year. To boost the outcoming results for our community Wolfram Holland and Ruud Beerkens had organized a workshop of experts in springtime (held in Brig/Switzerland) this year to discuss and create a roadmap for the subjects : Innovative Glass Melting Technology with two subgroups A. Advances in Materials : Glasses, Glass-ceramics, Ceramics B. Innovation in glass melting technology : Revolution or Evolution of Melting Technology The meeting was really successful, so the EFONGA-board proposed to organize additional workshops in a similar manner.
Therefore Matteo Ciccotti, chair of TC09 (Glass Nanomechanics) and Volker Rupertus, chair of TC19 (Glass Surface Diagnostics) are organizing the present workshop on "Glass surfaces and stress corrosion mechanisms at the nanoscale" which will be held in Montpellier, France on February 22th-25th 2009.
These activities are supported within the frame of the EFONGA project and bring together 20 international experts of the "glass scientific community" in order to present a talk focused on own expertise and to support a roadmap process for surface related phenomena for glass/glassceramics. The results will be later on published.
The workshop is extended on three days/nights. The expenses will be completely financed by the EFONGA project.
The first two days will be devoted to presentations and wide discussions, the third day will be reserved for discussion and creation of a roadmap (possibly in a core group). The talks should be of about 30 minutes including 10 minutes discussion on the open questions and future achievements/expectations for the presented issues within the next years. Extended discussion should follow each day.