Today’s one-day symposium SOM2018 was a great success! We are very grateful to our keynote speakers Prof. Dr. Luisa De Cola (Univ. Strasbourg) and Prof. Dr. Helma Wennemers (ETH Zürich) and our invited speakers Dr. Michael J. Bojdys (HU Berlin), Prof. Dr. Christian Müller (Chalmers), Dr. Tom Hasell (Univ. Liverpool), Dr. Florian Glöcklhofer (TU Wien) and Prof. Dr. Herwig Peterlik (Univ. Vienna). Thank you all for sharing your research with such great talks!