Welcome to Cancun, México
Dear colleage,

The 11th International Conference on Thin Films (ICTF) organized by the Mexican Vacuum Society on behalf of the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA) will be held in conjunction with the 19th Mexican Vacuum and Surface Science Congress (XIX Congreso de la Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencia de Superficies y Vacio).

The ICTF is a series of conferences started in Boston USA in 1968 which are held every three years at different venues around the world. This is the first time that a IUVSTA event is organized in México.

The conference will be held on August 30 - September 3, 1999 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, México. Cancun is a beutiful tourist resort at the caribbean shores of México, endowed with suitable facilities for any kind of meetings. This message provides information on ICTF-11 and call for contributed papers reporting on new and significant research results in the thin solid films area. The submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the International and Local Program Committee members. Some of the papers will be upgraded to invited papers, and the rest will be scheduled in either oral or poster sessions. 
  All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. A selected number of them will be published in an special issue of the THIN SOLID FILMS journal.

The meeting and exhibition venue will be the Hyatt Regency Cancun, five stars hotel, which is located at the most attractive part of Cancun. In addition, excursions for the attendants or their companions to ancient ruins and to other turistic places will be available. 

We sincerely hope that you  enjoy your stay in Cancun and explore the interesting places located nearby.

 We look forward to meet you at the ICTF-11/ XIX-CSMCSV in Cancun.

Ciro Falcony
Chairman, ICTF-11