The 6th International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics (IWRF-2018) will be held on July 17-21, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the International Advisory Committee, I am pleased to welcome you to this exciting event.
IWRF-2018 is a part of a series of international conferences on the named theme. As a recent and successful series in the ferroic materials community, the IWRFs are devoted to in-depth discussions on basic and applied aspects of phenomena originating from chemical order/disorder, structural inhomogeneities in condensed matters which could results in extraordinary properties useful for a wide range of future technological applications such as Internet of Things. The previous five events of IWRFs were held in Xi'an, China (2011), Schloss Edesheim, Germany (2012), St. Petersburg, Russia (2013), Prague, Czech Republic (2014), Matsue, Japan (2016), respectively.
Relaxor ferroelectrics form an important class of functional materials, that includes the piezoelectrics (which convert mechanical energy into electrical energy, and vice versa), ferroelectrics (with switchable remnant polarization) and magnetoelectrics (with interacting polarization and magnetization). These materials are useful in a vast range of industrial and commercial applications in energy storage, environmental sensing and heath monitoring, e.g. as nonvolatile random-access memory devices in future computers, ‘smart’ sensors and actuators for active control of vibration or noise, high-resolution ultrasonic probes for more accurate medical imaging, diagnosing and treatment, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and electromechanical transducers for bio-sensing or energy harvesting. Central to relaxor ferroelectrics materials are chemical order/disorder and structural inhomogeneities on micro- to nano-scopic scale, which play a crucial role in the development of the macroscopic properties of this class of functional materials. However, the complex structures and microscopic mechanisms of the intricate relaxor ferroelectrics are still poorly understood.
IWRF-2018 is aimed to provide a forum to present and discuss the state-of-the-art developments in relaxor ferroelectrics and related materials, with emphasis on the analysis, theory and modeling, and interpretations of the relaxor ferroelectricity and related phenomena, in order to provide a better understanding of the relationship between the nano-structures and macroscopic properties of relaxors, and to design and synthesize novel relaxor ferroelectric materials of high-performance for technological applications.
A wide range of topics will be covered. We welcome a wide spectrum of researchers in this area who are coming and sharing your most recent work. We are convinced that your participation will enhance the technical profile and stimulate the discussion in this fascinating research area.
As an award-winning city, Vancouver is consistently ranked one of the top most-livable cities in the world. There is much to do in Vancouver and in the beautiful province of British Columbia, before and/or after the conference. See the Accommodations section to reserve your room at our beautiful venue and see the Tourism to help you plan your trip beyond IWRF-2018!
We would like to acknowledge our sponsors for their generous support of our conference. They have allowed us to offer you an exciting and rewarding program.
All of the members of the Organizing Committee of IWRF-2018 from Simon Fraser University have been working hard preparing for this conference to make it the best possible. We are excited about the outcome and we wish you a superb conference experience and a memorable stay in Vancouver!
Conference Chair, IWRF-2018
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Conference Chair, IWRF-2018
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Thank You! July 30, 2018
From the IWRF-2018 Organizing Committee, we'd like to give a big thank you to everyone who attended our conference. It was a pleasure to share, learn and discuss all our discoveries and ideas in this exciting field. We've uploaded some pictures taken during IWRF-2018. Please visit the Photo Gallery page!
IWRF-2018 Program & Registration July 14, 2018
The final IWRF-2018 Program is now available. For more details, please refer to the Program page. We look forwards to seeing you all in a few days!
IWRF-2018 Program & Registration July 10, 2018
An updated IWRF-2018 Program is now available. For more details, please refer to the Program page.
IWRF-2018 Program & Registration June 27, 2018
The tentative IWRF-2018 Program is now available. For more details, please refer to the Program page.
The IWRF-2018 Early Bird Registration has been extended until June 30, 2018. Please hurry to take advantage of the discounted rate! For more details, please refer to the Registration page.
Registration Is Open May 03, 2018
Registration is now open!
1. Please visit our Eventbrite website for details.
2. Click on the IWRF Logo
3. Click on Tickets
4. Select the appropriate tier and number of tickets. Early Bird Rates apply until June 15, 2018
5. Click on CHECKOUT
6. Enter the required fields and proceed with payment
For more details please visit Registrations
Abstract Submission Extension March 22, 2018
1. The deadline for abstract submission is extended to April 15, 2018. However we encourage you to submit your abstracts to email@example.com as soon as possible, using the guidelines here, especially if an acceptance letter is needed for your Canadian visa application.
2. The papers presented at IWRF-2018 will be published, after peer-review, in a Special Issue of the international journal Ferroelectrics.
3. Awards will be present to the best posters
Call for Papers March 21, 2018
Oral and poster papers presented at the 6th International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics (IWRF-2018) will be published in a Special Issue of the international journal Ferroelectrics.
NOTE: ONLY MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE PRESENTERS ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR PUBLICATION IN THE FERROELECTRICS JOURNAL.
No paper will be published without both a transfer of Copyright form and a Transmittal form. Please send signed forms along with your manuscript to the IWRF-2018 Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 18, 2018.
For more details, please refer to the Proceedings/Call for Papers page. Please note all the guidelines.
Call for Abstracts January 16, 2018
Abstract Submission Guideline
1. Download the IWRF-2018 Abstract template above or here
2. Create your abstract(s) and save it under "yourlastname-firstname-#" in Word or PDF format
3. Submit your abstract(s) to email@example.com
4. Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018
For more details, please refer to the Abstract Submission page.
Hotel Bookings Available January 15, 2018
Accommadations for Coastal Coal Harbour Hotel can now be booked here: IWRF-2018 Room Booking. It is highly recommended to book your accommodation as soon as possible as July is a very busy tourism season in Vancouver!
Welcome to IWRF-2018 January 14, 2018
Welcome to IWRF-2018! This website is under construction. Stay tuned!