This workshop continues a series started several years ago (2000 Bonassola, Italy; 2002 Trofaiach, Austria; 2005 Bad Honnef, Germany; 2007 Sestri Levante, Italy; 2009 Rathen, Germany; 2011 El Escorial, Spain; 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark) devoted to the study of surface nanopatterning induced by ion collisions and other methods.

The main aim of the Workshop "Nanoscale Pattern Formation at Surfaces" is to focus on novel methods and applications of self-organized nanopattern production at surfaces such as miniaturization, flat surface growth, or periodic nanostructure production either by growth or erosion techniques. During the last decade successful advances have been accomplished in experiments and modeling of these far-from-equilibrium effects on various materials. Beside the fundamental understanding of the mechanisms leading to the manifold surface patterns formation, their applications in different areas and technologies will be in the focus of this meeting. The overall aim of the series is to bring together researchers from different fields and benefit from their areas of expertise and techniques.

These workshops gather periodically active researchers in the field, from Europe, North America, and Asia. In particular, through invited and contributed talks and poster presentations, experimentalists and theoreticians will shed light on the current challenges in their disciplines. For these reasons, the Organizing Committee is proud to call for participation through talks, poster presentations or attendance to keep updated of the last advances in the field.

Topics to be addressed include:
  1. Experimental studies of surface nanopatterning by ion beam sputtering
  2. Pattern formation during surface growth or photon irradiation
  3. Theory and modeling of surface pattern formation during ion erosion and layer deposition
  4. Surface patterns at the sub-micron scale by Focused Ion Beam
  5. Surface patterns by assembling of molecular and biological entities
  6. Surface nanostructuring with swift and highly charged ions
  7. Modification of surface properties by pattern formation
  8. Applications of surface nanopatterns