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SIMS XVII is being jointly organized by The University at Buffalo (New York, USA), The University of Toronto (Toronto, ON) and The University of Western Ontario (London, ON).








The SIMS XVII meeting held September 14th-18th, 2009 in Toronto was a wonderful success. We anticipate additional information on the website reporting on the conference in the next two weeks (photos, reports, etc.)

In the meantime, following from the great fellowship and scientific and engineering work that was reported at the conference, the organizers remind you that Proceedings papers are due at the Wiley SIA website by September 30, 2009.

The editors will be working diligently to get reviews accomplished in the next month.

Best wishes from the Co-Chairs,

Joe Gardella, Leo Lau and Rana Sodhi

View a picture from the first SIMS Conference!

Highlights from SIMS XVII:

  • Over 330 abstracts submitted to the conference
  • 150 submitted papers selected for oral presentations
  • 14 invited speakers
  • 3 plenary addresses
  • 160 posters during two poster sessions

Eighteen students were be presented with the SIMS Research Award for Student Paper Presented at the Conference.

Papers are available from the Discussions on Thursday

The Conference chairs have completed discussions for publication of the SIMS XVII Proceedings as a special issue in the Wiley journal, Surface and Interface Analysis. Instructions for submissions, including the index of presenting authors, is now available.

Please note the wonderful response from the conference financial sponsors. We deeply appreciate their financial commitments and support.

Platinum Sponsors


Physical Electronics

Gold Sponsors


Surface Science Western

Silver Sponsors




Surface and Interface Analysis Logo

Bronze Sponsors

Canadian Light Source

 Pivotry Consulting Group


Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann


Surface Interface Ontario


Surface Spectra

Copper Sponsors


Ontario Centres of Excellence

Academic Patrons

University at Buffalo

University of Toronto

The University of Western Ontario




Proceedings papers are due at the Wiley SIA website by September 30, 2009.

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View a picture from the first SIMS





SIMS XVII Conference Secretariat: Ron Dewar - Meeting Management Services - (905) 335-7993 or (800) 625-7925 -

SIMS XVII Conference Co-Chairs: Dr. Joseph Gardella, Jr., University at Buffalo
Dr. Rana Sodhi
, University of Toronto
Dr. Leo Lau, University of Western Ontario