On 28.09.2017, Technische Universität München (TUM), the Chair for Construction Chemistry of Prof. Plank will host the “2nd International Conference on Polycarboxylate Superplasticizers (PCE 2017)”. This full-day conference will offer insights into the latest developments of PCEs presented by speakers from key players in this field. Topics covered include cement compatibility, clay tolerance, synthetic aspects, interaction with novel binders and a global market analysis for PCEs. The conference will be preceded on 27.09.2017 by a full-day workshop on PCE superplasticizers where chemistry, preparation, analysis and application of PCEs will be presented. Both events will take place at the Garching campus. Abstract submission for the conference is now open and will close on 15.04.2017, the deadline for full paper submission is 30.06.2017; registration will open on 20.04.2017.