6th International Congress on Ceramics

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From Lab to Fab

The 6th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC6) will be held from August 21–25, 2016 in Dresden, Germany.

This international conference continues the series of ICCs, which were hosted in Toronto (Canada, 2006), Verona (Italy, 2008), Osaka (Japan, 2010), Chicago (USA, 2012) and Beijing (China, 2014). It has been established as a global high-level platform for scientists, engineers, business leaders and ceramists to discuss the latest innovations and scientific achievements in the field of advanced ceramics. Ideas and visions of the future for both conventional and new processing technologies as well as applications are shared.

Themed “From Lab to Fab”, the ICC6 will especially focus on stimulating an international technology transfer from research to application in symposia with balanced contributions from academia and industry. It will also address equipment manufacturers. The congress will be accompanied by an industrial exhibition.  

On behalf of the International Ceramic Federation (ICF) the ICC6 is hosted by the Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft (DKG / German Ceramic Society) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS.

Opening speakers

Dirk Hilbert
Dr. Mrityunjay Singh

Mayor of the city of Dresden

Ohio Aerospace Institute,
NASA Glenn Research Center

Plenary speakers

Prof. Masanobu Awano
Dr. Reinhard Lenk

National Institute of Advanced Industrial
Science and Technology

CeramTec GmbH

“Portable power generation based on microtubular

“Innovations with applied ceramics”

Dr. Mike Murray
Prof. Chee How Wong

Morgan Advanced Materials plc
United Kingdom

Nanyang Technological University

“Adoption and challenges of additive manufacturing”

Important dates

February 11, 2016
Submission of abstracts ends
March 3, 2016
Notification of acceptance
April 28, 2016
Final program
June 20, 2016
Early bird registration ends
June 30, 2016
Booth registration deadline ends
August 21–25, 2016
ICC6 takes place

Dresden: Location of the ICC6

Spirited intellectual exchange is a tradition in this internationally known artistic and cultural metropolis. Scientific competence and inventiveness have enabled the city to assert itself again and again as a high-tech location. Since as early as the 18th century, Dresden has been shaped by a fruitful association of business and science. Important inventions and developments resulted from this symbiosis. In 1708 Johann Friedrich Böttger developed the technique for making European porcelain here. Being rooted in this tradition, Dresden nowadays is a center of advanced ceramics in Europe.

Today the Saxon residence presents itself as a modern city, although even today the buildings from the renaissance, baroque and 19th century, like the Zwinger, the Semper Opera House, the Royal Palace or the Frauenkirche, determine the Elbe waterfront and the face of the city.

Venue: Congress Center Dresden (ICD)

The terrace-style International Congress Center Dresden (ICD) benefits from both state of the art design and enviable location. Enjoying a prime spot on the banks of the River Elbe upstream from the neighbouring state parliament, the facility is considered one of Europe’s most modern congress centres. Its various halls and rooms are spread over four levels and can accommodate up to 6,000 visitors. The ICD is situated just on the other side of the Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge) - forming an impressive contrast to the adjacent historical baroque buildings of the old town centre.


About ICC

The International Congress on Ceramics (ICC) is hosted every two years by the International Ceramic Federation (ICF) in cooperation with the ICF member societies. The congress is intended to serve as a platform enabling an exchange of information on ideas and visions of the future for ceramics and inorganic materials.


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