By Afsarmanesh, H.; Analide, C.
International Journal of Production Research
[Excerpt] The 13th European Meeting on Ferroelectricity (EMF-13) has welcomed participants to Portugal for the ﬁrst time in the history of these meetings. EMF-13 was held, from 28th June to 3rd July 2015, in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto. The conference has been organized by the group “Polarized Materials and Functional Nanostructures” of the Materials Physics Institute, IFIMUP-IN, (IN - Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology), in the Physics and Astronomy Department of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto. The Local Organizing Committee included members of the Universities of Porto, Minho and Aveiro. Three hundred and sixty six attendees from thirty four countries in Europe, Asia, America, and Africa were fully registered at EMF-13 meeting. These participants took active part in the sessions and informal discussions that had place along the 5 days of the meeting. Five plenary talks, given by Vladimir Fridkin, David Field, Annette Bussmann-Holder, Manuel Bibes, and Stephen Rowley, sixty invited talks, and one hundred thirty ﬁve oral contributions covered a wide number of topics ranging from basic research to new characterization techniques or novel applications of ferroelectrics and related materials. Complementary to the program of the meeting, a one day satellite workshop on “Inelastic scattering in ferroic materials” took place on Sunday 28th. [...]