Welcome Message from President of TACT 2021

Since TACT was established in December 1998, we are happy to celebrate her 23th birthday this year. This association has organized seven international conferences so far, including Asia CVD 2005, TACT 2009, TACT 2011, TACT 2013, TACT 2015, , TACT 2017 and TACT 2019. TACT 2021 will be the eighth one, which will be held from November 15 to 18, 2021 in virtual.

TACT 2021 is an important biennial event for knowledge exchange and interactive platform for researchers and engineers from academia and industry. TACT 2021 will cover a wide spectrum of aspects related to thin film, coating and plasma technologies for sustainable energy, semiconductor, optoelectronic, flexible device,  tribological, organic, biological, protective and functional coatings.

Selected papers will be published in the special issues of "Thin Solid Films" and "Surface and Coatings Technology

It is expected that there will be more than 700 abstract submissions including invited and contributed papers as well as poster presentations from domestic and abroad.

Due to COVID-19 situation, TACT 2021 conference will be held virtually. The virtual conference and SCI special issues will attract outstanding researchers to join us around the globe.

The TACT 2021 features seven important symposia and one short course, namely:
A. Coatings for sustainable energy 
B. Nanostructured and nanocomposite coatings 
C. Semiconductor, optoelectronic and flexible device films
D. Tribological and protective coatings 
E. Organic and biological coatings 
F. Metallic and high-entropy alloy coatings
G. Topical symposium: theory, simulation, and modeling; quantitative surface analysis

A group of internationally well-known scholars will be invited to deliver plenary, keynote and invited speeches in TACT 2021.

It is our pleasure to announce the TACT 2021 International Thin Films Conference. We cordially invite you to attend TACT2021 virtual conference. Hope to see you on line in November, 2021. 


Important Dates:

  • Dec. 1, 2020
    Abstract Submission Opens 
  • May 31, 2021 
    Registration Open 
  • [Final extensions] to Sep. 24, 2021 for Oral Abstract Submission Deadline
    Poster Abstract Submission Deadline extended to Oct. 14, 2021
  • [Final extensions] to Sep. 30, 2021 for Oral Abstract Acceptance
    Poster Abstract Acceptance extended to Oct. 20, 2021
  • Oct. 14, 2021
    Early-Bird Registration Deadline
    Full Paper Submission Open
  • Oct. 18, 2021~Nov. 5, 2021 Nov. 10, 2021
    Video/Audio/Poster Upload
  • Nov. 15-18, 2021
    Virtual Conference  

  • Dec. 10  Dec. 15, 2021
    Full Manuscript Submission Deadline  


Secretary General Contact:

Jia-Hong Huang, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
President of TACT (Taiwan Association for Coatings and Thin Film Technology)