VACUUM and SURFACE SCIENCES CONFERENCE of ASIA and AUSTRALIA
(VASSCAA)

History

The VASSCAA conference series is organized to create a new forum in Asia and Australia to discuss vacuum, surface and related sciences, techniques and applications. The conference is officially endorsed by the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA). The International Steering Committee of VASSCAA is comprised of Vacuum Science Societies in five countries: Australia, China, India, Korea and Japan. The conference is organized once every three years, by the vacuum science societies of member countries. The conference location rotates among cities in Asia and Australia.  

The first VASSCAA was organized by the Vacuum Science Society of Japan. This first conference was held in September, 1999 at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, Tokyo. It was attended by over three hundred scientists from industry and universities. VASSCAA-2 was held in Hong Kong, at The University of Hong Kong, August 26 30, 2002. VASSCAA-3 was held from July 3 - 8, 2005 in the Congress Center of Singapore, Singapore as Symposium X of ICMAT 2005 and ICAM 2005. VASSCAA-4 will be held in 2008.