The total number of participants was 367. 10% belong to Industrial companies (IBM, Motorola, Keithley Instruments, Philips, etc...), whereas the others came from Universities and Research Institutions (CNRS, CSIC, etc.). 32% of participants were spanish (mainly students).
*Award sponsored by "World Scientific and Imperial College Press" - consists of the following scientific books: 1) Nanoscience: Friction and Rheology on the Nanometer Scale. 2) Nano-Engineering in Science and Technology. 3) Near-Field Microscopy and Near-Field Optics. 4) Molecular Electronics: Commercial Insights, Chemistry, devices, Architecture and Programming. 5) Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes. 6)Quantum-Based Electronic Devices and Systems.