Since 1988, the European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics (CIEC) has been organised every two years, starting from four founding European Regions.

CIEC 16 will be held in Torino, Italy, on September 9-11, 2018 at the Valentino‚Äôs Castle, historical seat of the Politecnico di Torino. 

This Conference covers the major themes of basic research and technology advancements in ceramics, including  powder development, processing and forming, conventional and non-conventional sintering procedures, mechanical and functional characterisations, properties optimisation, till to components development and industrial applications of monolithic and porous ceramics, and CMC.