8-12 JUNE 2020


General information

INCOME2020 is organized by the International Mechanochemical
Association (IMA) under the patronage of the International Union of Pure
and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and by the Departments of Physics, of
Chemical and Geological Science, and of Mechanical Chemical and
Materials Engineering of the University of Cagliari.


Information to participants

Location and dates

The 10th International Conference on Mechanochemistry and Mechanical Alloying (INCOME2020) will be held on June 8-12 in Cagliari, an ancient city with a long history that has seen the rule of several civilizations and that is the capital of the island of Sardinia, an Autonomous Region of Italy.

Conference venue

We wish you to enjoy our city and our land. For this reason, INCOME2020 will be held in different places according to the scheme below:

Monday 8 June              Palazzo del C.I.S.

Tuesday 9 June             Cittadella dei Musei

Wednesday 10 June      Convento San Giuseppe

Thursday 11 June          Cittadella dei Musei

Friday 12 June               Palazzo del C.I.S.

Palazzo del C.I.S.

The Palazzo del C.I.S. was born as the seat of the Credito Industriale Sardo (C.I.S.), a bank established in 1953 to provide medium term loan to small and medium enterprises and industries from Sardinia. The idea of realizing a new modern square in Cagliari dates back to 1985, but only in 1988 the work began. The work was entrusted to the renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, who completed the executive project from 1988 to 1992. The building hosted the headquarters of C.I.S. and it is now owned by Intesa San Paolo, the bank that absorbed C.I.S. in 2014.
The building includes an elegant Auditorium, expressly designed for conferences and events. It is a structure made up of steel elements and glasses with a modular room for up to about 250 seats.
The Palazzo del C.I.S. is home of a collection of more than 400 art pieces including paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings from most important Sardinian artists of the 19th century.

viale Bonaria 34
09125 Cagliari

Cittadella dei Musei

Located in the Castello district between Porta Cristina and Piazza Indipendenza (Independence Square), the Cittadella dei Musei (Citadel of Museums) is the greatest museum complex in Sardinia. Dating back to the Savoy period, the site was the ancient home of the Regio Arsenale (Royal Arsenal), characterized by unforgettable views of city and coast. After restructuring works began in 1950, the Cittadella dei Musei gathers the archaeological, historical and artistic treasures of Sardinia.
Collections hosted in the National Archaeological Museum allow tracing the Sardinian history from prehistoric times to the Byzantine age, showing Neolithic mother goddesses, Nuragic bronzes, Phoenician jewels.
The Ethnographic Museum Luigi Cocco collects Sardinian artefacts and jewellery realized by the expert hands of artisans, including pottery, a bronze bird-shaped ewer dating back to 12th century, fabrics, furniture and arms.
The National Picture Gallery allows admiring amazing retables and the traditional Hispanic altarpieces made by the Maestro di Castelsardo and Pietro Cavaro, who have impressed the stories of saints onto wood with elegant decorations and bright colours.
The Anatomical Waxes Museum Clemente Susini is home of the magnificent wax anatomical models realized by Clemente Susini for Prof. Francesco Boi at the Anatomical Surgery of the University of Florence from 1803 to 1805. Waxes were modelled in the famous Museum of Antiquities and Natural History in Florence, also known as the Museo della Specola or Observatory Museum. The Viceroy Charles Felix bought them for his Museum of Antiquities and Natural History, then housed in the Viceroy’s Palace in Cagliari.
The Siamese Art Museum Stefano Cardu hosts a wide variety of artistic treasures from several Asian cultures. Most objects come from Siam, where the engineer Stefano Cardu, who was born in Cagliari, lived for a long time. The collection includes art pieces of religious subject, objects of domestic use, statuettes and other ivory objects, porcerlaines of the Chinese Ming and early Quing periods, coins and arms.

piazza Arsenale 1
09100 Cagliari

Facoltà di Ingegneria e Architettura

The Department of Architecture of the University of Cagliari is seated in the former College of Jesuits, located in the upper part of via Corte d’Appello, nearby the church of Santa Maria del Monte and the basilica of Santa Croce. The building is annexed to the basilica of Santa Croce, founded by the Jesuits in 1661. The convent became the property of the Savoy dynasty in 1773, when the Society of Jesus was suppressed. First used as the Royal Printing Office, the former College became home of the Royal Archive and, then, seat of the Royal Court. Finally, the building hosted the Court of Appeals.

via Corte d’Appello 87
09124 Cagliari

Abstract submission

Abstracts have to be submitted on-line by the Presenting Author and prepared according to the on-line Abstract Instructions
Electronic submission ends on January 31, 2020.
Acceptance notification will be provided by March 31, 2020.
Multiple abstracts from the same Presenting Author are not accepted, in order to open opportunities for the broadest possible participation.
Abstracts of all scheduled oral and poster presentations will be made available at the conference web site to all registered participants at least 15 days before the conference.

Presentation formats

Oral Presentations
Electronic presentation (Power Point) facilities will be available including LCD high resolution projector and PC. Cost for any special audio-visual request will be the responsibility of the individual speaker.

Poster Presentations
Authors are kindly asked to follow carefully the guidelines for Poster Preparation that will be made available at the conference web site. Attendance by at least one of the authors is requested for poster presentation.

Publication policy

At present, we are not planning to publish proceedings volumes of INCOME2020. However, we are negotiating with scientific journals to have a selection of most representative papers involving progress in specific areas of Mechanochemistry hosted in a Special Issue. Appropriate paper selection and invitations to Authors will be made by the Guest Editors.

Provisional registration

Prospective participants are kindly requested to Pre-register at INCOME2020 website.
Presenting Authors shall not Pre-Register as they are automatically filed when submitting the Abstract.
The Final Announcement including the Provisional Programme and the Final Registration Form will be available by March 31, 2020.

Registration fees

Early (by April 20, 2020)
Full Participant        500.00 €
Student                    300.00 €

Late and on site
Full Participant        600.00 €
Student                    400.00 €

The fees include VAT, general and secretariat costs, participation in the scientific sessions, coffee breaks and lunches, printed booklet of the final programme, conference material.

Visa application

All travel, lodging and registration expenses will be the responsibility of the individual participants. Special letters of invitation to be used for Visa application will be provided upon written request addressed well in advance to the Conference organizers at
Requests must include the following information:

  • Date of birth
  • place of birth
  • nationality
  • title (Ms., Mr., Dr., Prof.)
  • affiliation
  • full postal address
  • passport number
  • issue and expiring dates of the passport

Summary of deadlines

January 31, 2020              Submission of Abstract
March 31, 2020                 Notification of Abstract acceptance
March 31, 2020                 Registration at reduced rate

Information and correspondence

INCOME2020 c/o Prof. Francesco Delogu, Dr. Giorgio Pia, Prof. Andrea Porcheddu

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Chimica e dei Materiali
Università degli Studi di Cagliari
Via Marengo 2
09123 Cagliari

web site:



INCOME2020 is organized by the Departments of Mechanical, Chemical and Materials Engineering, of Chemical and Geological Sciences and of Physics of the University of Cagliari (Italy) and by the COST Action CA18112 – Mechanochemistry for Sustainable Industry (MechSustInd), under the patronage of the International Mechanochemical Association (IMA), an organization associated with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).