The Fourth China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-4)
Although the CICC-3 was postponed to 2004, the Organizers of CICC decided to held the the Fourth China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-4) in 2005, i.e., 4 years after CICC-2. After one-year preparation, CICC-4 was held from October 23 to 26, 2005, at California Garden Hotel, Chengdu, Sichuan Provide. The Conference was organized by College of Materials Science and Engineering of Sichuan University and State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing (Tsinghua University).
The Conference Secretariat received 1186 abstracts. After being evaluated by the Academic Committee, 922 abstracts were accepted. 976 scholars, come from Japan, Korea, USA, UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Singapore, Israel, Turkey, New Zealand, Brazil and China (including Taiwan), attended the Conference. These data make CICC-4 become one of the largest ceramics conference in the world. The organization and the academic quality of the conference were also highly appreciated by the participants.
6 plenary lectures and 59 invited talks were given at the Conference.
During CICC-4, an Outstanding Contribution Awards was set by the Chinese Ceramic Society and gave to the scholars who have made significant contributions to the development of CICC series. 8 scholars wined this awards.
After the Conference, the Proceedings of CICC-4 was published as a special issue of Key Engineering Materials (Vols. 336 ~ 338), entitled "High-Performance Ceramics IV", in 2007.