The first International Summer School and Workshop “Complex and Magnetic Soft Matter Systems: Physico-Mechanical Properties and Structure” (CMSMS’12) took place from 3 to 7 September 2012 in Alushta (Crimea). It has brought together 32 specialists (top-level experts and young researchers) from Russia, Romania, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine, France and Germany working on interdisciplinary problems in soft matter. Their contributions totaled 37 works.
The second event (CMSMS’14) was organized in Dubna from 29 September to 3 October 2014. It has brought 65 participants from Russia, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, and France. More than 10 invited speakers from Russian and foreign institutions provided a brief overview of several important research issues in complex and magnetic soft matter fields. Young scientists demonstrated a high level at both the poster session and the oral presentation. The programme included an excursion to the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, where the participants visited the pulsed reactor IBR-2 and the IREN facility.
The main objective of CMSMS’17, organized in Dubna from 28 to 30 June 2017, was to exchange the latest research findings in the scope of the meeting. Around 60 scientists from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Slovakia have participated. A number of 14 invited lectures delivered concise overviews of actual research issues in the school topics. Young scientists were encouraged to present their results in oral talks. The poster sessions extended the frame of oral sessions providing opportunities for the scientific exchange in personal discussions to be continued. The presentations amounted to 35 contributions.