20th International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials - ICDIM 2020

23-27 November 2020

An online conference hosted by the Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil

The 2020 International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials (ICDIM2020 ) is the 20th edition of a series that began in 1956 at Argonne, USA, with the meeting “Color Centers in Alkali Halides”. International conferences (ICDIM) take place every four years and are alternated with Europe-specific conferences (EURODIM). The series is a broad international forum on the science and technology of defect-related phenomena in crystalline and amorphous wide band-gap materials. Recent ICDIM Conferences were held in South Africa (2000), Latvia (2004), Brazil (2008), USA (2012) and France (2016). An archive of conference photos from some previous ICDIM and EURODIM meetings is available here.

ICDIM2020 will be fully "online" and virtual. This is the first time in the series that the conference is organised in such a way, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the program will be composed in the similar way as previous meetings in the series, with Plenary talks, oral presentations and poster sessions. All oral presentations will be in the form of recorded videos available in the conference YouTube channel. Posters are very welcome and will be hosted in the conference server. Being a virtual conference will allow participants to be more creative in the posters and oral presentations. One of the important aspect of a conference is the possibility to discuss the scientific aspects of our work and that will be provided in two ways: 1- For the oral presentations, the "Comments" field on YouTube videos can be accessed by all participants and the the presenter can answer the questions and comment.; 2- the poster sessions will have their own Q&A forum where all delegates can see the comments and answers from the poster presenter, improving the discussions. All that will be available for many weeks, and not just on the official "conference week" improving the discussions.

The ICDIM2020 webpage, emails, Q&A groups and YouTube channel are all hosted by Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil, and we are very grateful to all the IT team members for their help.

ICDIM2020 proceedings are available online via the IoP web page. The published volume can be found here.


August 2022: ICDIM2020 proceedings are available online via the IoP web page. The published volume can be found here

November 28th: Thanks to everyone wo took part in the conference. We will leave everything on line so you can continue to listen to talks, view posters, ask questions and make comments.

We are sorry to report the death of Alan Lidiard, who attended these meetings in previous years, and did very important work with Michael Norgett on computer modelling of defects, leading to the HADES code.

November 21st: Final version of the Programme is available! Proceedings details were added to the site.

October 19th: Electronic forms to send the videos for the Plenary and Oral talks and the files for the Poster presentations are now available. Instructions on how to prepare and how to send your material are available on the Programme and Plenaries page.

October 8th: The list of the accepted abstracts can be found here: Orals and Posters.

September 19th: Notification of abstract acceptance postponed to 8th October

September 1st: Abstract submission deadline was extended to September 8th. Don't miss this opportunity!

July 24th: Site update - Registration and Conference fee page added. The registration form is now available.

July 21st: A new video was uploaded to the YouTube channel. Information about Proceedings is now available.

July 11th: ICDIM2020 now is on YouTube, ICDIM2020-TV. Subscribe to the channel and enable the notifications

July 8th: Abstract submission is now open! Please go to the Abstract Submission page and follow the instructions there.

July 6th: ICDIM2020 social media accounts have been created. You can find us on Twitter at: @icdim2020. Our Facebook page is at facebook.com/icdim2020

July 2nd: ICDIM 2020 newsletter email list has been created! If you want to receive the latest news about ICDIM2020, join the Newsletter mail list by sending an email to icdim2020-news-grupo+subscribe@academico.ufs.br. You will receive an email back. Just reply to that email and you will be added to the newsletter. Do not click the "Join" button that is in the email. That is not working. Just reply to the email. Your reply can be a blank message.