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Low-pressure Capacitively Coupled Plasmas (CCPs) are common plasma sources in laboratory, which are of interest of both academic research and technological applications. These systems are driven by a radio-frequency voltage, which results in a stationary state of the plasma parameters with a periodic modulation. The Particle-in-Cell/Monte Carlo Collisions (PIC/MCC) kinetic simulation method is a widely applied tool for the computational study of CCPs. While many efforts have been taken to model the gas phase processes of CCPs precisely in PIC/MCC simulations, the surface processes are often neglected or considered with rough simplifications in such simulations. By using various surface models in the simulations of low-pressure CCPs operated in electropositive and electronegative gases, a dramatic effect of using realistic surface models on the PIC/MCC simulation results was revealed (B Horváth et. al. 2017 Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 26 124001; B Horváth et. al. 2018 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 51 355204). This work is presented in this talk, as well as a computationally assisted spectroscopic technique used to determine the ion-induced secondary electron emission coefficient of the stainless steel electrodes in a neon CCP (B Horváth et. al. 2020 Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 29 055002).