Nano SeA 2008 - Second International Conference on NANO-structures SElf-Assembly 2008. (Nano SEA 2008)

Venue: Villa Mondragone Congress Centre (

Location: 00040 Monte Porzio Catone (Rome, Italy), Italy

Event Date/Time: Jul 07, 2008 End Date/Time: Jul 10, 2008
Registration Date: Jul 07, 2008
Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jul 07, 2008
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Welcome to the Nano SEA 2008 conference!

The International Conference on NANO-structures SElf-Assembly 2008 - NanoSEA2008 is the second in the series, two years after the successful start in July 2006 in Aix-en-Provence (France) (
NANOSEA 2008 is aimed at addressing the more recent developments in the area of nanopatterns and nanostructures, from formation and control to properties and novel applications.

The Conference will provide a common forum for scientists operating in the fields of semiconductor, metallic, organic and biological nanostructures. Special attention will be paid to a number of relevant phenomena and issues in the field:
- Large-scale patterning obtained by spontaneous structuring as well as local probe nanopatterning for size and position control of nanostructures;

- Theoretical and experimental efforts dedicated to a better understanding of the formation, evolution and organisation of nanoscale systems;

-Fundamental and new issues in nucleation, crystal growth, surface and interface atomistic mechanisms and electronic structure;

- Optical, electrical and magnetic properties proper to self-assembled systems; Novel properties induced by low scale nanostructures.

Finally, new insights on short-term and future/futuristic device applications will be of prime interest in the framework of this Conference.

We are waiting to see you in Rome!
Isabelle, Maurizio and Roberto

Organising Committee
Isabelle Berbezier (L2MP- CNRS, Marseille, France),
Maurizio De Crescenzi (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy),
Robertino Zanoni (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy).

International Scientific Committee

Mike Aziz - Harvard University, U.S.A.
Rodolfo Del Sole - University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Erich Kasper - University of Stuttgart, Germany
Pantelis Kelires - University of Crete, Greece
Klaus Kern - Max Planck Institute - Stuttgart, Germany
Shinji Nozaki - University of Electro-Communication, Japan
Arne Nylandsted Larsen - University of Aarhus, Denmark
Louis Porte - L2MP & Université Paul Cézanne, France
Antoine Ronda - L2MP, France
Nelson Rowell - NRC, Canada
Ugo Valbusa - University of Genova, Italy
Sergio Valeri - University of Modena, Italy

List of the invited speakers:

R.M.Tromp (IBM New York, USA)
A.Fontaine (CNRS Grenoble, France)
M.Lannoo (CNRS Marseille, France)
J.Haruyama (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)
G. Dujardin (University of Paris-Sud, France)
R. Jordan (Department Chemie, TU München, Germany)
P. Woodruff (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
C.Jagadish (Australian National University, Australia)
E.Tosatti (SISSA Trieste, Italy)
F.Biscarini (CNR, Bologna, Italy)

In addition to the talks from the above invited speakers, the International Advisory Committee of NanoSEA2008 will select further ten invited lectures among all the papers submitted to the Conference.

Tentative Program Agenda:

The first NanoSEA Conference was attended by scientists from more than 30 countries, and we expect NanoSEA2008 to gather about 200 scientists from most European countries, USA, Australia and Japan.

NanoSEA2008 will be organized in two parallel and independent daily sessions, in order to increase the number of oral presentations and for a better presentation of new facts and results. Each daily session will be opened by an invited talk (30 min) which will focus on a keynote and open the topic to general discussion. The allocated time for further oral presentations is 15 min (please reserve 12 min for presentation and 3 min for discussion). Morning and afternoon sessions will be held, with coffee breaks and on-site lunch. It is expected that 20 invited lectures, about 50 oral presentations and 100-120 poster presentations will be given.

Villa Mondragone Congress Centre ( will offer a pleasant and suitable place for discussion among participants, along its tradition of hosting successful international meetings.


Centro Congressi Villa Mondragone, Via Frascati, 51, 00040 Monte Porzio Catone (Rome), Italy - Phone: +39 06 9401941‎; Fax +39 06 94019439

Additional Information

The Conference will be held in Villa Mondragone Conference Center. Villa Mondragone is one of the most beautiful of the many splendid Tuscolum villas. ( Built in 1573 by Cardinal Marco Sittico Altemps, on the suggestion of Pope Gregory XIII, it lies on the ruins of a roman villa, the villa Quintili. Through the years of its long history, Villa Mondragone has held many important cultural events, one being when Pope Gregory XIII signed the Papal bull, Inter gravissima, on February 24, 1582 for the reform of the Gregorian calendar which we still use today. The villa was bought in 1613 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, grandson of Pope Paul V, and subsequently enlarged and made more beautiful by the Flemish architect Jan van Santen, who enhanced it with a grand quadrangular courtyard replicating the French residence model cour d'honneur. The entire monumental complex, with a vast surrounding park, was bought by the University of Rome, Tor Vergata in 1981. Substantial restoration was performed on it, and currently the Villa is the seat of prestigeous national and international conventions organized by the Villa Mondragone Conference Center. How to reach us From Fiumicino airport: a fast train to Termini railway station (departures every 30 minutes, first departure at 07:37, last departure at 22:37, the trip lasts 32 minutes), ticket 8,77 €, and then continue from Termini (see below) a taxi. the taxi should cost around 62,00/72,00 € - 55/65 $, see below the instructions on the best way to do it. From Ciampino airport: a bus. There is a blue COTRAL bus (only one line) to Anagnina underground terminal. The bus leaves every 20 minutes or so and stops at Ciampino railways station and at Anagnina underground terminal. The ticket is on sale at the newspaper kiosk in the airport. Then you continue from Anagnina (see below) a taxi. The taxi should cost around 41,00/51,00 € - 35/45 $, see below the instructions on the best way to do it. From Termini railway station: take the underground "A" to the final stop Anagnina (ticket 0,77 €) and then continue from Anagnina (see below). from ANAGNINA underground "A" final stop catch a blue COTRAL bus direction Rocca Priora (bus-shelter n.° 6) to Monteporzio Catone, ticket 1,00 €, and get off at the Villa Vecchia Hotel bus stop (it should be the third one after Frascati town, and in any case you should ask the driver). Note: there are other few buses going from Anagnina to Rocca Priora via Grottaferrata but these are not suitable. By car or taxi: from highway A1 Milano - Napoli or from highway A24 Roma - L'Aquila/Pescara: follow direction Roma Sud, exit Monte Porzio Catone, then follow signs to Villa Mondragone and Hotel Villa Vecchia. From downtown Rome: take the G.R.A. (Grande Raccordo Anulare, the ring highway around Rome) to the highway A1 Roma - Napoli, then exit Monte Porzio Catone. Follow signs to Villa Mondragone and Hotel Villa Vecchia. Special events 2008, 7 July At the end of the afternoon session there will be a "Wine Tasting" offered by the organizers of the conference at Villa Mondragone, in Portico by Vasanzio and Garden of the Weathervane. accompanied by a performance of the Chorus of the University "Tor Vergata" with a program based on Renaissance and Baroque Musics. 2008, 9 July The afternoon will be devoted to visit the Capitoline Museums in connection with the reception offered by the Major of the City in Campidoglio. In the evening there will be the social dinner. All these events and transportation will be free and included in the payment of the conference's fee.