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The 17th International Symposium on Sputtering & Plasma Processes 


A new dawn of sputtering & plasma processes towards sustainable development

02-05 July 2024
Kyoto,  JAPAN

organized by The Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science   

Latest announcement

Special issue of JVST B!!

Papers presented at the ISSP2024 shall be submitted for publication in a Special Collection within the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B (JVST B). The papers will be peer reviewed. Deadline for manuscript submission to JVST B is November 5, 2024.

The Conference

Four Days of Powerful Talks
02 -05 July 2024

International Symposium on Sputtering and Plasma Processes (ISSP) was established in 1991. The 1st symposium was held in Tokyo, and the main subject was “Reactive Sputtering”. It was the time, some new approaches to improve deposition rate and stability of the reactive sputtering process were started to be addressed. Since then, the symposium has been held biennially. At each symposium, the current topics and trends concerning sputtering and plasma processes have become the main focus and such topics have been discussed intensively. This time, we focus on discussion towards sustainable developments. After COVID19, physical meeting is finally coming back and Kyoto will be the place, since 2015. Here are the subjected areas of ISSP2024; 

・Fundamental of Sputtering and Plasma Processes
・Sputtering and Plasma Process Technologies
・Pulsed Sputtering and HiPIMS
・Fundamentals of Thin Films Growth
・Functional Thin Films and Advanced Coatings
・Applied Research and Industrial Applications 

Important Deadlines

  • Abstract Submission: February 29th 2024

  • Author notifications: March 29th 2024

  • Early-bird Registration via website : June 7th 2024

The Conference

Feature of the ISSP 

What is the feature of this symposium?

This symposium has two features.
1. Program committee is formed mainly by members from related industries. Hence, the general tendency of papers presented in the symposium is practical use of the sputtering technology and industrial relevancy.

2. All the oral speakers including invited talks are requested to present also at the poster session. This system is giving unique opportunities for all personal attendees to discuss details of the oral presentations with speakers.


We strongly hope all the every engineers and researchers in all of the world working on the field of sputtering and plasma processes attend this exciting symposium.
We look forward to seeing you in enthusiastic traditional city KYOTO.



Invited talks


Oral talks




Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the globe

Special Tutorial

Introduction to
High-Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering

by Dr. Daniel Lundin,

Professor at Linköping University, CTO at Ionautics AB, Sweden

Date: July 2, 2024



The ISSP Exhibition will be held in conjunction with the symposium.
It will feature the broad spectrum of equipment, instruments, materials, systems, services, etc. for sputtering and plasma processes. At the last Exhibit, ISSP2019, about 20 companies exhibited their offerings, and exchanged the information with about 200 attendees. This is the best opportunity for you to present, face-to-face, your products and services to a vital market. The Panel Exhibit will be opened parallel to ISSP2024 poster presentation at the same room. The ISSP2024 committee encourage your company to attend this exhibition as an exhibitor. Please don’t miss it!

Exhibitors of the year


Chudoji Minami-machi 134, Shimogyo-ku,

Kyoto 600-8813, Japan

Kyoto served as Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It is one of the country's ten largest cities with a population of 1.5 million people and a modern face.

Over the centuries, Kyoto was destroyed by many wars and fires, but due to its exceptional historic value, the city was dropped from the list of target cities for the atomic bomb and escaped destruction during World War II. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today. Please explore this historical city together with the symposium.

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