This conference will be devoted to the rapidly progressing science and technology of graphene (atomically thin graphitic films): advances in its growth and manufacturing graphene-based devices, investigation of physical properties of graphene using a broad range of characterization methods, and emerging applications of this new material. Topical sessions will address graphene synthesis and its ARPES and STM studies; manufacturing of graphene p-n junctions, nanoribbons and quantum dots and their transport studies, heat transfer in graphene-based structures and hybrid circuits; optical properties of graphene and its applications in optoelectronics. The conference programme will include invited reviews, contributing talks, a poster session; time will also be devoted to informal discussions. This ESF-FWF-LFUI conference will welcome all researchers working on graphitic systems, or simply interested to learn more about graphene. The conference is open for scientists and students from all countries. The conference fee of 750€ covers shared twin room accommodation, meals and meeting costs (additional arrangements can be made for accompanying persons). A small number of support grants covering the conference fee will be available for young researchers.