The COVID pandemic situation is essentially improved in France, so the EVC-16 conference will be held in face-to-face mode.
A health pass in bars, restaurants, malls and for long-distance travel by plane or train.

The pass must prove one of the three following items:

  • That you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine or similar):
    Seven days after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
    28 days after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
    Seven days after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).

  • OR that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 72hrs (or 48hrs for antigenic tests);

  • OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a positive PCR or antigen test result, at least 11 days and no more than 6 months old.

Passes can be digital (mobile app) or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They include a QR code that will be scanned on entry into the venue or event.
The French health pass is interoperable with the EU Digital COVID Certificate scheme for travel within the European Union.
Masks are mandatory in public places.




EVC-16, 16th European Vacuum Conference will be held from 22 to 26 November 2021 in Marseille, France

EVC is an international conference held every 3 years in Europe (every 2 years before 2018) which aims at gathering researchers from University, Industry and Technical Centers to present and discuss the current state of progress in the field of vacuum sciences and technologies.

As decided by the International Organizing Committee, the 16th European Conference on EVC-16 Vacuum was scheduled in Marseille, France from May 31 to June 4, 2021. Unfortunately, the complex health situation continues to impact our professional life and complicates the planning of the international trips in summer 2021. At the same time, we considered it more appropriate that this international conference be organized in person and not in an online version. Therefore, we have decided to move the conference to the following new dates November 22 to 26, 2021.

EVC is organized by the French Vacuum Society (SFV) and Aix Marseille University (AMU), with the endorsement of ITER, located nearby Marseille.

This five-day event will bring together leading experts in Vacuum Sciences and Technologies (chemistry, physics, mechanics, biology, interface durability...) and other professionals for exchanges through lectures and posters.

The IUVSTA-Elsevier Awards are designed to give partial financial support to four postgraduate research students within seven years of obtaining their first degree at the start of the congress to help them to attend EVC-16 conference at which they are presenting a paper.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Marseille for EVC-16 at 2021. Please save the date!


Irina Martin-Graur
IUSTI, Aix Marseille Univ.


Jean-Louis Bersier
ITER Organization



Important Dates

September 2020  First announcement
7 December 2020  Call for papers
30 May 2021 SFV and IUVSTA grants application
20 August 2021 Online registration starts
20 September 2021 Deadline for Oral submission
4 October 2021 Notification for abstract acceptance (Oral)
12 October 2021 Overwiew programme
15 October 2021 Deadline for Poster abstract submission
22 October 2021 Deadline for Early bird rate
2 November 2021 Late rate begining

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