First Announcement

The 38th Symposium on Surface Science 2026 (3S’26) will be held in St. Christoph, Austria from February 22-28, 2026

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via e-mail:

Important Dates

February 22-28, 2026

Conference Date


Registration Open


Abstract Submission Open


Abstract Submission Deadline

Post-deadline abstracts can be submitted until February 1 but will only be considered for poster presentation (and might not be included in the printed Book of Abstracts).


Abstract Acceptance Notification


Registration Deadline

Late registrations are subject to room availability, and an increased registration fee will apply.

The topics of 3S*26 will include all aspects of surface science, including, but not limited to

  • Surface geometric and electronic structure
  • Surface adsorption and desorption
  • Reactions and dynamics at surfaces
  • Particle-surface interactions
  • Epitaxial growth and heterostructures
  • 2D materials
  • Applied surface and interface science

The scientific program will include about 30 – 40 oral presentations (20-minutes talks including discussion), to be selected from the submitted extended abstracts. All other contributions will be presented as posters. Poster boards are 180 cm high and 90 cm wide. Poster sessions will be preceded by poster introductions, where authors will have the opportunity to orally present highlights of their work as a “2-minute commercial”.

The final schedule and more information about the social programme will be announced here in 2026.

Information about registration and abstract submission will be announced here in good time.

Information on how to reach the conference venue can be found here end of 2025.

All participants will be accommodated in the Ski Austria Academy St. Christoph am Arlberg close to St. Anton am Arlberg (Austria) in single and two-bed rooms (all with shower/bath, WC and TV). We have only a limited number of rooms at our disposal and therefore urge you to fill out the online-registration form as soon as possible. If possible please indicate a room mate (another participant), with whom you would like to share your room. Accompanying persons are possible, but will have to pay the full fee. The number of single rooms is small and all single rooms are currently booked. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for single rooms in case someone cancels, please send an e-mail to F. Aumayr All registrations will be handled strictly on a first come – first serve basis.

The symposium will start in the evening of Sunday, February 22nd, 2026. You should therefore plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon the latest. However, arrival on Saturday, February 21st, 2026 is possible for an additional fee. Upon registration, you will receive the conference proceedings together with the final program. Full board starts on Sunday evening with dinner. The scientific program runs from Sunday evening to Friday evening. Departure is on Saturday, February 28th, 2026 after breakfast. In addition to the scientific program, an important purpose of this symposium is to enable informal contacts during daily skiing activities. Therefore, lectures, poster introductions and poster presentations will take place during the morning and evening hours. A typical symposium day will have the following format:

7:15 Breakfast
8:00-10:00 Lectures
10:00-15:00 Skiing Instructions (and Lunch)
15:30-18:30 Lectures and/or Poster Introductions
18:30 Dinner
19:30-22:00 Lectures and/or Posters
22:00 Discussions