"SMT33, jointly organized by University of Napoli “Federico II” and University of Salerno, is intended to cover progress on all aspects of surface modification techniques, from both the macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints. The conference interest includes both industrial materials, e.g., metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, composites, and advanced materials and processes under development or used in particular applications. The conference brings together users, producers and researchers, both engineers and scientists who have a common interest in various aspects of materials behavior. The objective is to facilitate and encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience among different communities involved in using, improving, developing, assessing and conducting basic and applied. The most recent developments in surface modification technologies and their industrial applications will be presented and discussed at the conference."