ICG Annual Meeting 2018
Yokohama, Japan
September 23-26, 2018



The main issue of ICG 2018 is

“Innovations in Glass and Glass Technologies: Contributions to a Sustainable Society”

ICG 2018 has three specific themes related to this main issue:

“Innovative Glass Materials and Products for Intelligent Living”

A variety of innovative glass and related materials have drastically changed our lifestyle through the use of light tubes, optical fibers, information displays, photovoltaic cells, and other innovations. To ensure sustainability and safety, further development of new, functional, and intelligent materials is essential. Through these developments, we will be able to access information more easily and utilize energy more efficiently. This theme focuses on the experimental and theoretical findings on new glasses and their varying functionalities including illumination, communication, energy storage and conversion, and biosensing. Reviews of the current status of innovations in glass materials belong to this category.

“Innovative Processes and Technologies for Environments and Energy Saving”

Over the last few decades, the implementation of innovative technologies (e.g., alternative heat sources, waste-heat recovery, and optimized furnace design enabled by process simulation) have helped to decrease overall energy consumption during the glass melting process. This has had a clear positive impact on the environment through reduced greenhouse gas emissions. However, the growing worldwide demand for glass products means that it is crucial to develop more sustainable glass manufacturing processes with minimal energy consumption. Therefore, in the 2018 ICG Annual Meeting, intensive sessions have been organized to focus on alternative glass-melting processes and technologies.

“Innovative Glasses and Processes for Radioactive Waste Management”

Radioactive waste treatment is a major issue in modern society. To remove this hazard from our environment, vitrification using glass is a crucial technology. A comprehensive research approach incorporating all facets of glass science and technology is vital to ensuring reliable encapsulation of radioactive waste in glass for geological periods of time. This session focuses on advanced science and technology in glass melting and evaluation of long-term glass durability for waste vitrification, including waste treatment of materials from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. A global exchange of knowledge on glass materials and processing for waste management is necessary for the safety of future generations.

Official language of the meetings and of related correspondence is English.

Topics & Keywords

ICG 2018 will also hold traditional technical programs, which cover the breadth of glass science and technologies addressing the latest advances in a variety of topics.

The topics and keywords list will be regularly updated.

  • Atomistic view of glass -structure & vibration & atomistic simulation (TC03, TC26, TC27)
    • Structure-property relationship
    • Structure of glass and melt
    • Heterogeneity and phase separation
    • Novel structural analyses
    • Materials simulation
    • Thermodynamics and rheology

  • Interaction between glass fiber science and technology (TC28)
    • Melt characteristics
    • Fiber spinnability
    • Key factors influencing fiber properties
    • Glass fiber surface
    • Glass fiber characterization techniques
    • Fiberizing process simulation
    • Composition design for special applications
    • Energy and environmental issues of fiber production
    • Glass fiber recycling

  • Glasses under elevated pressure -local versus mean-field compaction- (TC06)
    • High pressure
    • Indentation
    • Scratch
    • Elasticity
    • Plasticity
    • Fracture

  • Advanced surface characterization of multicomponent glasses (TC19)
    • Surface characterization
    • Surface properties
    • Corrosions
    • Chemical and mechanical durability
    • Interfacial functions

  • Innovative Glasses and Processes for Radioactive Waste Management (TC05)
    • Physics and Chemistry of Vitirification
    • Vitirification process and modeling
    • Structure of waste glasses
    • Physical and chemical properties of waste glasses
    • Long-term behavior og waste glasses
    • Management of vitrified waste materials

  • Glasses for 21st century photonic technologies (TC20)
    • Photonics
    • Amplifier
    • Laser glass
    • Optical fiber
    • Lighting
    • Photovoltaics

  • Crystallisation & GCs
    • Nucleation and crystal growth in glasses and liquids
    • Role of nucleation agents
    • Properties of glass-ceramics
    • Microstructure/property relationships in glass-ceramics
    • Commercial and new glass-ceramic applications
  • Glasses under extreme condition
    • High pressure
    • High temperature
    • Levitation
    • Nano space
    • Vacuum
  • Glassy systems
    • Metallic glass
    • Zeolite, MOF
    • Organic glass
    • Amorphous films
  • Physics in glass science
    • Boson peak
    • Glass formation
    • Liquid
    • Amorphous-amorphous transition
    • Fragility

  • Durability and Analysis
    • Standardization
    • Composition
    • Trace element
    • Valence analysis
    • Raw material analysis
  • Bioglasses
    • Bio-functional design
    • Structural analysis
    • Glass-ceramics
    • Tissue regeneration
    • Dental restoration
  • Nanostructures
    • Nanostructured functional coating on glass
    • Nanostructured glass-ceramics
    • Sol-gel derived glass
  • Coatings on glass
    • Coating
    • Thin film
    • Thick film
    • Film deposition
    • Surface functionalization
  • Electric & magnetic
    • Electronic structure and properties
    • Electrochemical properties
    • Ionic conduction
    • Dielectric properties
    • Magnetism
    • Magneto-optics

  • Glass Production Technology (with GlassTrend seminar)
    • Raw materials for glass batch
    • Melting process
    • Fining process
    • Forming process
    • Glass processing
    • Defect analysis
    • Quality control
    • Furnace design
    • Refractory materials
    • Combustion technology
    • Electrical heating technology
    • Waste heat recovery
    • Emission control
    • Energy efficiency
    • Batch melting reactions
    • Redox and fining reactions
    • Properties of molten glass
    • Modeling and numerical simulations
  • Environment
    • Glass recycling
    • Waste solidification
    • Reduction of the use of critical minerals
    • Environmental-friendly glass composition
    • Assessment of environmental impact of glass

  • Communications, Education, History
    • Achaeometry
    • Education