On behalf of the European Polymer Federation (EPF), the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V. (IPF) it is my honor and pleasure to invite you to the European Polymer Federation Congress 2015 under the auspices of Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, Saxon State Minister of Science and the Arts in Dresden, Germany.

Polymeric materials are essential for a sustainable development of the society and the basis for innovations in modern technologies. They contribute significantly to advance in life science, mobility, and communication technologies, and address essential challenges of energy and environment. All these cutting-edge topics will be in the focus of the congress.
Invited plenary and keynote talks given by renowned speakers from leading international groups as well as numerous contributed papers and posters will present latest trends and results. With the topics chosen and the expected high number of participants from different areas of polymer science and neighbouring fields, the EPF congress will be an important platform for inspiring international and interdisciplinary exchange at the forefront of polymer science. Hence, it will provide breeding grounds and act as a catalyst for novel co-operative approaches beyond traditional disciplines and co-operations between research and industry, which are necessary to cope with the challenges polymer science is facing.

Brigitte Voit
President of the European Polymer Federation