European Workshop on Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy – Vilnius, Lithuania

European Workshop on Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy – Vilnius, Lithuania


Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Saulėtekio av. 3, Vilnius 10257

Dear Colleagues,

The OPERA Team, with Renata Butkuté from Vilnius (Lithuania), is delighted to announce the next OPERA workshop.

European Workshop on Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy – 11-14 June 2024 – Vilnius, Lithuania

Abstract submission: April 26.

Young researchers and ITC members Financial support application: April 26.

We welcome your attendance and especially encourage the participation of young scientists and look forward to receiving your abstracts: deadline on April 26, 2024.

Please send the form bellow filled to:

General information

  • The workshop is free of conference fees;
  • The EU COST action OPERA may financially support the participation to the workshop of Young Researchers (aged less than 40 y, all countries). Details can be found in the attached form.
  • If you wish to apply for COST funding please send the attached form filled to, before April 26, 2024. Decision by the COST organization will be communicated in beginning of May.


  • Fundamental aspects of epitaxy
  • Theoretical simulation of fundamental properties and functional devices
  • Theory of epitaxy
  • Material science for applications & Sustainable approaches for epitaxy
  • Characterization and control of novel functional materials
  • Engineering epitaxial strategies for functional properties of devices
  • In-situ growth and characterization & New/optimized tools for growth, techniques and characterization
  • Substrates and pre-growth: Towards hybridization and functional materials

Please share the information with interested colleagues. 

Travel information

Airport (VNO) to City centre/Old Town

Vilnius International Airport is located close to the city centre (~6 km), thus it is accessible by Vilnius public transport (20-25 min ride) or taxi services (15-20 min ride). Both the taxi pick-up location and the bus stop are situated right outside the arrivals exit. A public transport ticket for a 30 min ride costs 0.65 €, meanwhile a taxi to the city center can cost from 5 € to 15 € depending on the time of day/traffic (usually more expensive during rush hours and after plane arrivals).

Airport (KUN) to Vilnius

The second busiest airport (Kaunas) is located ~100km away from Vilnius. There are buses connecting the airport and Vilnius directly as well as trains and buses from the city center (usually at least 5 options every hour). If you plan to fly into Kaunas and need assistance planning your trip do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail.

Train/Bus station to City centre/Old Town

The train station has two major daily routes, from Riga (LV) and Krakow/Warsaw (PL) (tickets can be bought at “LTG Link”), while bus station operates many European lines. Both stations are in the city centre jus a 5-10 min walk away from the old town. There are also bus stops for public transport just outside with the main lines being buses 1G and 53 (to the city centre) and trolley bus 2 (to the venue).

City center/Old Town to FTMC

The conference venue is easily accessible by public transportation. You can either take the express bus 4G or trolley buses 2; 4; 10; 14; 19. All of these rides take less than 30 minutes so paying for a 30 min ticket will be sufficient (0.65 €). “Nemenčinės plentas“, “Saulėtekis” or “Antakalnio žiedas” are the bus stops closest to the venue. Walking time from all of these stops is approximately 5 to 7 minutes. A taxi ride from the city centre would take around 15-25 minutes and cost 5 € to 10 €. Additionally, for people choosing to live close to the venue “Bolt” offers electrical scooters (0.20 €/min) and bikes (0.18 €/min).

Mobile Applications

Getting around is made easier by downloading travel applications, here is a list of the most important ones:

  • “Trafi” is an all-in-one public transport app, combining both the ticket purchase and route planning. You can input the address of the venue (Saulėtekio al. 3) with our location enabled and the app will find the best route to take. Additionally, you can purchase public transport tickets (minimum transaction 5 € via debit/credit card). 30 min and 60min tickets cost 0.65 € and 0.90 € respectively, while 1-day and 3-day tickets cost 5 € and 8 € respectively. Tickets for a single ride on a single bus can also be purchased from the driver for 1 € in cash, though if you chose this option make sure you have coins or small (5/10 €) bills. Tickets purchased in app have to be activated to be valid, while paper single-use tickets are validated at validation devices on the bus itself.
  • “Bolt” is an app offering ride-hailing (taxi like) services, the payment is usually done by adding a debit/credit card to the app, but there is also an option for Apple/Google pay and cash payments (please note that cash is rarely used both in taxies and busses so make sure to have small denominations). Additionally, “Bolt” offers electric scooters and bikes (payment is only possible via credit/debit cards and Apple/Google pay). By choosing the “2-wheels” tab in app, you will see a map of scooters (0.2 €/min) and bikes (0.18 €/min). The ride is started by scanning the QR code that can be found on the scooter/bike.
  • “Uber” is another ride-hailing service that operates In Vilnius, which works in the same way as “Bolt” but usually tends to have lower prices. Payment is possible by adding a credit/debit card, Apple/Google pay, and cash.

Arriving by car

For those arriving by car please note that there is a limited number of public parking spaces next to the venue. If you want to arrive by car please inform us, so we can let you in to the employee parking.

Contact e-mail:

Poster Information

Dear Participants, who have been accepted for poster presentation. To make your preparation and travel easier, we offer to print your posters. Our stands support both A1 and A0 formats and both will be acceptable for the conference. If you want to get your posters printed, please send them as pdf., ppt. or pptx. file., Topic of the email should be “Poster printing”, and the file should be named as your surname and desired format (ex. Smith_A0). The posters shall be sent before the 9th of June, to the following email address: