Dear Colleagues, Dear Scientists

Following the success of the three previous conferences EMM-FM 2011, EMM-FM 2013 and EMM-FM 2015 in Sousse (Sept. 2011) and in Hammamet (Sept. 2013 and Sept 2015) and after discussions with members of the International committee, Invited Speakers and Some participants, we are very pleased to announce the fourth Conference of this series of Conferences during the period September 05-08, 2017. This conference will be called:

International Conference on Functional Materials

ICFM 2017

to be held in the famous City of Hammamet during the period September 05-08, 2017.

This period is chosen for its ideal climate conditions and good hotel prices. We would be very pleased to welcome you in this beautiful City of Hammamet on the east cost of Tunisia to explore a plethora of information on current research in functional, smart and emergent materials and to network with fellow academic and industrial researchers.

As before, the service and venue will be “5 stars” quality (international rating) with ultra all inclusive service at the “MEHARI HOTEL” situated at “YASMINE HAMMAMET”. In addition to the high scientific level of the meeting, we also like to give an opportunity to our guests for unforgettable holidays together with the best scientific event.

ICFM will highlight advances in all major disciplines of functional, smart materials and emergent applications.

The main thematic topics are classified as follows (not limited):
1/ Nano-materials and molecules for physical and chemical applications
2/ Nanostructures for electronics & photonics
3/ Spintronics & spin transport
4/ Magnetism, nano-magnetism, surface and interface phenomena
5/ Magnetocaloric materials and applications in the refrigeration area
6/ Smart materials and smart sensors
7/ Superconductivity
8/ Dielectrics and multiferroics
9/ Composites, nano-composites, polymers, multi-scale materials
10/ Energy storage and generation, New energies
11/ Biomaterials, Biophysics, bio-sensors
12/  Other emerging areas

There will be a number of special sessions within the scope of the conference organized by distinguished participants.

For more details and to register, please visit the conference web site at:


Important dates are as follows:

*Abstract submission: March 15, 2017
*Abstract submission deadline: May 27, 2017
*Acceptance notification: May 27, 2017
*Online registration: May 27, 2017
*Early registration and early payment: June 23, 2017
*On site registration: September 05, 2017 afternoon
*Conference Dates: September 06-08, 2017
*Post Conference tour (visit of the south of Tunisia): September 09-11, 2017
*Return to Carthage airport possible on September 12, 2017

Abstracts for consideration as oral and poster presentations can be submitted online at the conference web site:


Exhibitions will take place in the hall of the hotel of the conference and some talks will be given by the managers of these companies to present their innovative equipments.

The program will feature invited presentations by internationally recognized scientists. Contributed oral and poster presentations will complete the program.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you at the famous city of Yasmine Hammamet (Hammamet) with your active participation and where you will certainly get a real treat in terms of science, culture and social aspects.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be accompanied by your family to this wonderful place of Tunisia.

Please circulate this mail to your colleagues and to appropriate groups that might be interested in ICFM 2017.

We wish you a good stay at Yasmine Hammamet and full success to our scientific meeting.

Yours Faithfully

Prof. Abdelwaheb CHEIKHROUHOU and Dr. Bernard BARBARA
ICFM 2017 Chairpersons