The concept of monolayer has been established by Irving Langmuir (1881-1957, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1932). Since then, the forth phase, “surface” or “interface” at the phase boundary, has been recognized a significance besides traditional three main phases of gas (air), liquid and solid. Another important advance on the surface science is the development of scanning probe microscope by G. Binning and H. Rohre in 1981 (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1986). This development allows us to see atomic or molecular surfaces directly over the estimation. After this development of visualization method, the expectation of scientists encouraged the development of surface analysis methodology based on spectroscopy and electromagnetics. Nowadays, the investigation of surface science has widely spread out and the methodologies are currently tactical on the high-precision surface processing technology. This conference is intended as a forum for interdisciplinary discussion between scientists and engineers from universities, research institutions and companies, who are investigating or concerned with surface science, especially, layers, firms and membranes that can serve for improving and developing chemical engineering, nanotechnology, microelectronics and optics on green, environmental and biomedical sciences.
Prominent international and domestic scientists are invited and, in addition, young oral speakers and poster presenters are joining in the present international conference. All such speakers and presenters will introduce hot topics concerning to “forefront surface science since Langmuir” and “advanced methodology and technology for surface analysis after the pioneered by Binning and Rohre”. Moreover, “surface-involving green, environmental and biomedical sciences contributing to our comfortable and safe life” are also targeted. Thus, one of important purposes of the current conference is that such predominant lectures relating to surface science and its analysis and applications are distributed to participants, especially, young scientists and students not only in Taiwan but also in Asia and in the world. Second, the conference will make a chance, which participants can deliver their own researches and mutually exchange the scientific knowledge. Additionally, it is expected that the encounter in this conference becomes opportunity to encourage Taiwanese scientists and to motivate the future international collaboration. Thus, the development of surface science and relating industrial research will be accelerated.