MATERIAIS 2019, will explore the latest scientific and technical developments in Material Science and Engineering, and related areas, bridging different knowledge domains under the scope of the main thematic “Materials for a Better Life”. The International Symposium will cover all materials areas, namely Functional Materials, Structural Materials and Materials Processing, Characterization and Modelling. Two Schools will be organized dedicated to e-Paper and Nanocharacterization and, for the first time, a Special Session on Cultural Heritage will take place.