Impressions from the European Coating Symposium 2017 in Fribourg, Switzerland

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European Coating Symposium 2017 Contributions and Program

Thank you for submitting an abstract for the European Coating Symposium 2017 to be held from November 8 – 10 in Fribourg, Switzerland. The Organizing Committee of ECS 2017 is pleased to announce that the face of presentation acceptance is now closed.

Information for presenters:

All oral presentations are allotted a time slot of 20 minutes. This time must accommodate the talk, a couple of minutes for questions, and one minute for changing over to the next speaker. So please prepare your talk for a duration of no more than 17 minutes. Key note presentations are allotted a time slot of 45 minutes with similar boundary conditions as listed above.

All poster presentations will be shown during an evening visit of the iPrint Institute headed by Prof. Fritz Bircher. This visit also includes demonstrations in the various Laboratories as well as a “Dinner Apéro”. All visitors will therefore freely circulate through the Institute, and the poster authors are asked to stand by their work in order to provide explanations to interested viewers. The posters will be mounted on magnetic poster walls of standard size. Magnets will be provided.

Extended abstract:

All presenters (oral and posters) are kindly asked to prepare and submit a 3-page extended abstract. All extended abstracts will be printed in an Extended Abstract Book, which will be handed out to all Symposium attendees during registration. To facilitate the printing process you must use this WORD template (DOCX, 107 KB) for writing the abstract. Please refer to the instructions (DOCX, 227 KB), which explain how to use the template. If you have any questions at all, then do not hesitate to contact for help. The deadline for submitting your extended abstract is August 31, 2017.

Preliminary Program:

Read about this year's program:

Announcement ECS 2017

Dear Colleague, dear Coating Specialist,

The 12th European Coating Symposium will take place in Fribourg, Switzerland, from November 8 – 10, 2017. This symposium brings together the most significant coating scientists from all over the world. It offers an opportunity to present and listen to some of the most comprehensive research currently available in the public domain. The symposium venue will also serve as a forum for networking and associating with scientific and industrial peers. We, the organizing committee look forward to your participation and contribution. We therefore encourage you to submit an abstract for a presentation. We also invite you to participate in stimulating discussions and experience Swiss culinary specialties. Please read the attached flyer in order to obtain more information about the symposium as well as instructions on how to submit an abstract.

Download ECS 2017 Flyer (PDF, 373 KB)



With kindest regards from the ECS-2017 organizing committee,

Fritz Bircher & Gilbert Gugler
iPrint Institute, School of Engineering and Architecture Fribourg
Member of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland


Peter Schweizer
Schweizer Coating Consulting GmbH

Upcoming: ECS 2017 will take place in Fribourg/Freiburg, Switzerland.

Contrary to earlier announcements the 12th European Coating Symposium will take place on November 8–10, 2017 in Fribourg/Freiburg, Switzerland. The following video will give you a first impression about the new location of ECS2017. Enjoy:

More detailed information including the call for abstracts will follow soon on this web page. Please note the date and place change of the ECS in your agenda.


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