Welcome Message from President of TACT 2021

Since TACT was established in December 1998, we are happy to celebrate her 20th birthday this year. This association has organized six 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 at National Taipei University of Technology in Taipei, Taiwan.

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 oral papers as well as poster presentations from domestic and abroad.

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.

Important Dates:

  • Dec. 1, 2020
    Abstract Submission Opens 
  • May 31, 2021 
    Registration Open 
  • Jul. 15, 2021
    Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Aug. 15, 2021
    Abstract Acceptance
  • Oct. 14, 2021
    Early-Bird Registration Deadline
    Full paper submission open
  • Oct. 31, 2021
    Final Day for Online Registration  

  • Nov. 15-18, 2021

  • Nov. 30, 2021
    Full Manuscript Submission Deadline  


Secretary General Contact:

It is our pleasure to announce the TACT 2021 International Thin Films Conference. We cordially invite you to attend TACT2021. Taipei is the capital of Taiwan and full of beautiful views, nice food and cultural merits. Hope to see you in November, 2021.
Jia-Hong Huang, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
President of TACT (Taiwan Association for Coatings and Thin Film Technology)