17th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy ICCGE-17

August 11-16, 2013
Warsaw, Poland

The 17th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy (ICCGE-17) will be held in Warsaw, Poland on August 11-16, 2013. The venue will be the main campus of the University of Warsaw established in 1816, which is Poland's largest and finest university. The main campus of the University consists of palatial-style buildings as well as a very modern glass-steel library, with a roof garden. This unique atmosphere will help to make the participation in the conference both comfortable and fruitful. ICCGE-17 will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research and development activities in all aspects of bulk crystal growth and epitaxial thin film growth, with sessions including fundamentals, experimental and industrial growth processes, characterization and applications. The technical programme will include both oral and poster sessions, as well as plenary and invited talks to provide a complete picture of the latest developments in the field. The official language of the conference will be English. The conference proceedings will be reviewed and published in a special volume of Journal of Crystal Growth.

Link to second circular

Link to conference photos

See also: 15th Summer School on Crystal Growth - ISSCG-15

Latest updates

  • Conference proceedings submission deadline has been extended to 7 September 2013. See  Proceedings
  • Detailed schedule of presentations is now available. See On-line journal
  • Allotted presentation times has been published. See Abstracts
  • Selection of the conference excursion variant is now possible. See Social Programme
  • Proceedings submission schedule has been updated. See Proceedings
  • Due to technical problems, credit card payment method is no longer supported. We are deeply sorry for the caused problems. The early registration has been extended to 16 Jun 2013. See Deadlines and fees
  • Preliminary schedule is now available. See Programme


Preliminary schedule (PDF)

Conference venue:

University of Warsaw
Warszawa, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28

Plenary lectures

Invited speakers (confirmed):

Jacek Kossut (Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Diluted magnetic semiconductors – from bulk crystals to low dimensional structures

Alois Krost (Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany)
Growth of GaN on Si – an overview

Anna Pajaczkowska (ITME, Warsaw, Poland)
Jan Czochralski and historical development of the Czochralski method - part 1

Reinhard Uecker (IKZ, Berlin, Germany)
Jan Czochralski and historical development of the Czochralski method - part 2

Jiyang Wang (Shandong University, China)
Growth and Laser Performance of Rare-earth Vanadate Family Crystals

Jim De Yoreo (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
In situ TEM investigations of particle-mediated crystal growth

Frank Prize Lecture:
Prof. Katsuo Tsukamoto (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
In-Situ Observation of Crystal Growth: in the past and in the future

Laudise Prize Lecture:
Prof. Chuantiang Chen (Beijing Centre for Crystal Research & Development, Beijing, China)
Super nonlinear optical crystal-KBe 2BO 3F 2

Schieber Prize Lecture:
Prof. Yuki Kimura (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
Nucleation and growth of cosmic nanominerals based on size effects in mesoscale


Polish Society for Crystal Growth (PTWK)
German Association for Crystal Growth (DGKK)
University of Warsaw (UW)
Institute of High Pressure Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IHPP PAS)
Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IP PAS)
Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (ITME)

ICCGE-17 Chairmen
Stanislaw Krukowski (Poland) stach@unipress.waw.pl
Roberto Fornari (Germany) fornari@ikz-berlin.de

Programme Chairmen
Zbigniew R. Zytkiewicz (Poland) zytkie@ifpan.edu.pl
Jochen Friedrich (Germany) Jochen.Friedrich@iisb.fraunhofer.de

Publication of Proceedings
Keshra Sangwal, Ewa Talik (Poland),
Peter Gille, Wolfram Miller(Germany)

Dorota A. Pawlak (Poland)
Konrad Sakowski (Poland)
Conference Secretariat e-mail: iccge17sec@mail.unipress.waw.pl

Boleslaw Lucznik (Poland)

International Advisory Committee

Programme Committee

Local Committee

Roman Stępniewski   (Poland)   Roman.Stepniewski@fuw.edu.pl

Beata Brejniak   (Poland)   beata.brejniak@unipress.waw.pl
Katarzyna Kurdybacha   (Poland)   kkurdybacha@unipress.waw.pl

Marcin Sarzynski   (Poland)   sarzyn@unipress.waw.pl

Michal Leszczynski   (Poland)   mike@unipress.waw.pl

Social Program:
Agnieszka Grabias (Poland)   agnieszka.grabias@itme.edu.pl

Book of abstracts:
Marta Sobanska (Poland)  sobanska@ifpan.edu.pl

Konrad Sakowski (Poland)

Local staff coordination:
Pawel Kempisty (Poland)
Pawel Strak(Poland)

Mirosław Wróblewski (Poland)

IOCG Prizes

2013 IOCG Prizes


Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2013 31 March 2013

To submit an abstract, please register an log in to the conference site. Then follow to the on-line editor at "Abstracts -> New abstract".

Abstracts should be about 1-2 pages. Please use only jpg and png image files.

Abstracts can not be send by e-mail.

Registration and abstract submission


Saving an abstract in the system is equivalent to submitting it. Every abstract available through the "Abstracts" menu in a user's profile is submitted.

Important notice:
There are problems appearing when the title and body of an abstract are cut and pasted directly from MS Office documents. In particular ICCGE-17 web text editor returns a message that the title is too long, which is actually not the case. The problem is due to the invisible formatting tags that some versions of MS Word produce, and actually makes the title of the abstract much longer than expected. In order to avoid such problems we recommend to copy&paste the text from MS Office to Notepad first, then copy&paste from Notepad to ICCGE-17 text editor. This procedure can be used both for the title and for the body of the abstract. Then check the abstract again and correct sub/superscripts and special symbols if needed (the abstract editor provides special buttons).


Posters should be A0 format.

Allotted presentation times:

  • Invited: 25 minutes presentation + 5 minutes questions
  • Oral: 12 minutes presentation + 3 minutes questions.


Conference proceedings will be published in a special issue of Journal of Crystal Growth. The manuscripts must be prepared and will be reviewed according to the JCG rules.

Submission starts: 1 July 2013
Submission deadline: 15 August 2013  7 September 2013

Instructions: ICCGE-17 Special Volume of Journal of Crystal Growth Pre-publication Information





Warsaw University of Technology - Faculty of Materials Engineering

Offer for the Exhibitors:

  1. Booth: Eur 150 per m2 (minimum 4 m2)
  2. Exhibitor fee (entrance to the lectures, coffee, lunches): Eur 350
  3. Leaflets in the conference bags: Eur 50
  4. Information in the conference abstract proceedings: Eur 100

All Exhibitors are welcomed to sponsor additionally the conference, what will enable us to cover the fees of students.

Marcin Sarzynski: sarzyn@unipress.waw.pl





Contact for sponsors:
Michal Leszczynski: mike@unipress.waw.pl

IUCr support of travel expenses to students
Deadline for application (extended): 15th May 2103 9th Jun 2013
Decision (postponed): 25th May 2013 15th Jun 2013
Contact: iccge17sec@mail.unipress.waw.pl

Media sponsorship:

Deadlines and fees

Important dates

  • 1 Nov 2012 - Opening of registration
  • 15 Nov 2012 – Start of abstract submission
  • 31 March 15 April 2013 - Abstract submission deadline
  • 15 May 2013 – Notification of abstract acceptance
  • 31 May 2013 16 Jun 2013 – End of early registration
  • 11 Aug 2013 – Beginning of the Conference

Credit cards

Due to technical problems with credit cards, we will only accept payments by money transfers. Credit card payment is no longer supported.

We are extremely sorry for the confusion, which we have caused. We understand that it is particularly unfortunate, as these problems occurred near the deadline of the Early Bird Fee.

Therefore we extend the Early Bird Fee deadline to 16th June. The deadline denotes the time when the money is sent from the particpant's account. Thus the money may arrive at the Organizers account later.

Conference fee

The Conference fee is 2200 PLN (Polish zloty) for regular participants and 1500 PLN for students if paid before 16th Jun 2013 31st May 2013. After this deadline the fee is 2500 PLN for regular participants and 1800 PLN for students. In order to get the fee reduction the students have to present their university ID at the Conference registration desk.

Accompanying Persons

The fee for the accompanying person is 1500 PLN. It includes:

  • Welcome reception (Sunday)
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunches (Monday - Thursday)
  • Banquet
  • Conference excursion

Conference fees are independent (no relation) from the fee 1500 PLN for the accompanying person.

Programme for Accompanying Persons


To make a payment, please register and login. Then follow to "Registration -> Fee and services" to place order, choose the method of payment (bank transfer only) and generate the form for the bank transfer. Note that bank transfer and exchange commission costs have to be paid directly by the registered participants.

Alternatively the fee could be also paid on arrival in cash with an additional cost of 300 PLN.


In case of cancellation of participation in the conference, please have in mind our Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% conference fee refund when cancelled before the end of early registration (31 May 2013)
  • 50% conference fee refund when cancelled after the end of early registration and before 14 July 2013
  • 0% conference fee refund when cancelled after 14 July 2013


The conference venue is located in the capital city of Poland – Warsaw. This is Poland’s largest city, which nurtures over 400 years of pride as a capital, and moreover as an economic, political, and cultural centre. The symbol of the city is the Mermaid, featured on the city seal. Warsaw is a bustling metropolis and features an unforgettable history. One fourth of the city is covered by parkland. Above all, it is a city of culture, easily reachable in the centre of Europe. The conference venue is the University of Warsaw located close to the City Old Town, and the city centre. A wide range of hotels nearby will provide accommodation to suit every pocket. Very convenient and cheap accommodation will be offered to students and other needy participants in the University’s dormitories. Warsaw is located not far from UNESCO heritage sites as Zelazowa Wola – Chopin’s birthplace; Cracow; and Wieliczka – an exciting and unique salt mine. You can enjoy summer evening life at the Warsaw Old Town, restful atmosphere of the Royal Baths Park – Lazienki; and try a special hot chocolate at Wedel.

Conference venue address:
University of Warsaw
Street: Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28

See this location in Google Maps

Conference venue map

Additional links:

Search engine of public transport connections in Warszawa
Tips: for a conference venue, use the street address Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 ; this engine accepts some common places, like Warsaw Chopin Airport. For Central Railway Station in downtown use its Polish name  PKP Warszawa Centralna.

Public transport tickets in Warszawa
To freely travel by public transport, we suggest buying a 3-day ticket. Note it should be validated in a bus/tram/subway gate on first use. Unfortunately there is no 7-day ticket in Warszawa. Unless you want to travel beyond city limits, it is enough to purchase tickets for zone 1 (pol. strefa 1).

Travel to the Banquet

Accommodation & Tours

To book a hotel or student hostel, please proceed to the Mazurkas Travel page.

Social Programme


There are six propositions of the conference excursion. Details of the proposed guided tours of Warsaw may be found in the presentation ( link to the file).

How to choose an excursion

Please go to Registration and abstract submission , log in and proceed to "Registration"->"Fee and services". After the choice please do not forget to click "Place order". Then the balance page will be shown and you may log out. Please do not select the payment method again if the payment has already been done.

Programme for Accompanying Persons


Additional tours prepared for the conference participants may be purchased by Mazurkas Travel page.


Conference Secretariat: iccge17sec@mail.unipress.waw.pl

Exhibition: sarzyn@unipress.waw.pl

Sponsorship: mike@unipress.waw.pl