Concept of the Conference
The FKA conference is held biannually alternating between Vienna and Chemnitz. It has a very strong interdisciplinary character with the focus on scientific exchange between analytical-methodological developments and scientific-technological problem solving covering all fields of research on solids by invited and contributed lectures as well as poster presentations. This broad range of topics combined with the intimate character of the conference has made FKA very unique and appreciated in the scientific community for many decades in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but also among participants from neighboring countries. In order to meet numerous requests in the past and in order to facilitate participation for non-German speaking scientists, this year, being the 20th jubilee of the conference, all presentations will be given in English. Nonetheless we will keep the unique interdisciplinary and intimate character of the conference, but making it more accessible to everybody who is interested to experience that unique and inspiring atmosphere.