Thursday, 10 December 2015

VPHA ALD 2016 preparation begins: more co-authors welcome

In VPHA, we are starting to prepare for the final scientific presentation: a presentation at the ALD 2016 conference in Ireland. This is Item #9 in the VPHA Publication Plan.

The first abstract draft has been sent to all VPHA co-authors - 39 at the moment -  to view and comment, and also to prospective co-authors (> 20). The figure below shows the current distribution per country of VPHA co-authors. At the moment, 347 publications are listed for reading in VPHA, and 367 comments on these have been written. In total, about 1000 comments should be written, so there is obviously still quite some work to do. More volunteers are welcome, and needed, to bring the work to a good end.

Distribution of the VPHA co-authors (total of 39) per country (total of 11), as of December 10, 2015.

The presentation at ALD 2016 will, of course, build upon VPHA's earlier presentations. There have so far been three scientific presentations from VPHA in 2014, one ALD history tutorial in 2014, and two organisational presentations in 2015. At the end of this post, you will find some photos from these presentations.

  1. A general ALD history poster at Baltic ALD, 2014, Helsinki. Abstract can be found here. The poster was a "three-dimensional", similarly as at the next conference ALD 2014. 
  2. A general ALD history poster at ALD 2014 in Kyoto. Abstract can be found here and the 3-D poster here.  
  3. A poster about Molecular Layering at ALD 2014 in Kyoto. Abstract here, poster here

The basis of the presentation at ALD 2016 will be, as indicated in the Introduction and Invitation to participate and the Publication Plan of the VPHA, to list early ALD literature up to 1986, read them, and collect short summaries of those works together for everyone's easy reference.

In addition to this, and to what was presented at Baltic ALD and Kyoto, we plan to generate a recommended reading list of early ALD publications. The reading list will be generated by some public voting system amongst all VPHA participants during spring 2016. Details of the voting will be released later. You are most welcome to join this activity.


VPHA poster at Baltic ALD, Helsinki, 2014, with co-authors Jonas Sundqvist (left) and Riikka Puurunen (right). Photo taken by Madeleine Sundqvist, from Riikka Puurunen, Twitter.

Two VPHA posters at ALD 2014 in Kyoto, with co-authors 
Cagla Ozgit-Akgun and Riikka Puurunen. Photo taken by Cagla's colleague, from Riikka Puurunen, Twitter.

Conclusion slide from the ALD history tutorial at at ALD 2014 in Kyoto. 

Photo from Riikka Puurunen's presentation at the ALD Russia  2015 workshop, Moscow-Dolgoprudny. This photo is strictly speaking not from the contributed VPHA organizational talk, but from my (Puurunen's) second, invited talk on the conformality of ALD films, where I could not resist presenting some history of ALD at VTT. Photo by Sean Barry, Twitter. 

Organisational VPHA poster at Baltic ALD, 2015, Tartu, with two conference bags: (left) ALD Russia 2015, (right) Baltic ALD 2015. Photo by Riikka Puurunen, Twitter.  

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