The German Society of Glass Technology (DGG) and the French Union for Science and Glass Technology (USTV) are calling for papers for the 93rd annual joint meeting, which will take place on 13-15th May 2019 at the Maritim Hotel in Nürnberg, Germany.

Seven sessions will take place. Session one will be held on ‘High temperature properties/ Hot forming, secondary manufacturing, link properties structure/ Mechanic of Glass’; Session two will cover ‘Glass for Optics/Fibers/ Laser Application on Glass'; Session three will demonstrate ‘Glasses in Healthcare’ and session four will be on ‘Thermodynamics, Redox, Colour/ Furnace, Energy and Environment’.

Session five will be held on ‘Glass surface and alterations/coatings/Heritage’; Session six will cover ‘Glass Ceramic/Crystallization/nano-and microtexturation’ and session seven will be ‘modeling from the atom to the final product: Process control, data mining and deep learning in the glass industry.’

There will also be activities, including: the ‘International School, Thermodynamics of Glass (TC3 ICG, USTV, DGG) in Erlangen, Sunday 12th May 2019; a special session of FunGlass – Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass; Oral and poster presentations on a variety of topics relating to glass; a students special programme and workshops on the theme of glass in German.

The DGG-USTV conference is 14 days earlier than usual.

The societies are requesting abstracts of about 200 words by 14th January 2019 via the e-portal: