Purpose and Characteristics

 Microprocessing (microfabrication) and nanotechnologies are key technical platforms for construction of an advanced information society of the 21st century. Apart from their continuous contribution to high integration of semiconductor devices which are the core drivers of the technologies, the microprocessing and nanotechnologies are anticipated to improve a wide range of advanced convergence technologies in the fields of information-communication, bio, medical, and environmental control technologies.
 In order to meet the social expectations through a practical R&D of innovative next-generation devices, an all-around-view R&D is crucial in semiconductor processing/inspection technologies on the 14nm-and-below scale, microscopic processing/assessment technologies in the several-nm/several-tens-nm range, atom technology which controls atoms, and microscopic technologies which are applied into advanced devices such as new physics/chemistry, quantum devices, micromachines, and nanobiologies. Also the comprehensive R&D in fabrication, equipment, materials, sensing and device-integration technologies leads to a further development of those technologies.
 The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) has been hosting the International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference (MNC) annually since 1988. While actively taking in new terrains which draw keen attention as next-generation technologies, the MNC, together with EIPBN in USA and MNE in Europe, fulfills its important role as an area of fruitful exchange of information among researchers and technical experts as well as transmitting information to the world. JSAP issues a special edition of Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) as conference proceedings each time, which contributes to maintain the high academic level of the conference. Attention to the MNC has been growing. The 28th conference held in 2015 had 445 papers submitted and 521 participants from more than 20 countries and regions. Officially, the MNC is highly acclaimed as an important conference in Asia; many of its participants come from Asian countries and regions such as Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
 In 2017, the conference will move its venue to Jeju island of Korea and the Korean Physical Society will host the conference, co-sponsored by JSAP and KVS.
The Korean Vacuum Society (KVS)
#710, Daejong Bldg., 435 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06159, Korea
Business Registration No.: 220-82-02438
Name of Representative: Eun Kyu Kim
Tel. 82-2-567-9486 Fax. 82-2-556-5675 E-mail : kvs@kvs.or.kr
MNC 2017 Secretariat
Planex Lab. (PCO)

#809, 245, Hannuri-daero, Sejong-si, 30127, Korea
Tel.: +82-44-862-7962 / Fax.: +82-44-862-7963
E-mail: secretary@mnc2017.org