The German Association of Crystal Growth DGKK and the Swiss Society for Crystallography organized the 5th German Swiss Conference on Crystal Growth GSCCG-5/DKT 2017 which took place from March 08 to 10, 2017 in Freiburg, Germany.

It continued a series of joint conferences between the German and Swiss colleagues (1972, 1974, 1975, 1982), focusing on current topics of research and development in the field of crystal growth and epitaxy.