The XVI ECerS Conference will be focusing on nine general themes covering most aspects of ceramic science and technology: Innovative processing and synthesis, High temperature processes and advanced sintering, Modelling of ceramics, Advanced structural ceramics, composites and refractories, Ceramics and glasses for healthcare, Ceramics for energy conversion and storage, Functional Ceramics, Silicate ceramics, Ceramics in cultural heritage and art. The symposia have been organized with the help of senior and young experts from Europe and around the world, providing an inspiring program that will stimulate participation from the global ceramic community. Scientists and specialists from academia, research institutions and industry as well as students are all welcome to attend and share their knowledge and expertise.