The Rencontres du Vietnam on stellar winds has as an objective to bridge the gab between researchers working on the inside and on the outside of stars. To build this bridge, we need to consider many different fields all revolving around stellar winds: stellar structure evolution and abundances, winds launching mechanisms in luminous stars (such as OB, WR or AGB stars), pulsations and dust formation, meteoritic stardust, mass transfer in binaries, winds impact on circumstellar environments, bow shocks and planetary nebulae, mass loss and its feedback onto host galaxies and stellar clusters. Summer 2016 is timely to examine what clues ALMA’s fantastic resolution provides on stellar neighbourhoods, and how the big radiotelescope FAST might be put to a good use for the next advances. Most Vietnamese astronomers work on stellar environments with the tools of radioastronomy and ICISE in Quy Nhon (Vietnam) is a perfect meeting point for Asian and Western countries. Given the diversity of the participants, emphasis will be given to introductory and review talks, and room will be kept for discussions between participants coming from different horizons. The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind !
The conference will consist of plenary sessions for invited indepth oral presentations (review talks and talks on specific specialised topics), and posters and contributed papers (sollicitated or selected from abstract submission). Special emphasis is being placed on active participation by young researchers and post-docs.