35th EU PVSEC, 24 - 28 September 2018
SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium

Authors wishing to contribute to the Conference Programme of the 35th EU PVSEC 24-28 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium, should submit an abstract latest by 9 March 2018.

Authors are invited to carefully read the topic descriptions and select the topic and subtopic which most closely matches the key novelty of their work. The subtopic descriptions are brief and non-exhaustive, while at the same time self-explanatory so that locating the correct area is straightforward. Abstracts (1 page + up to 3 explanatory pages) shall be written in English and must include the following sections addressing:

  • Aim and approach used
  • Scientific innovation and relevance
  • Results or preliminary results and conclusions

Authors also need to provide:

  • Applicable topic and sub-topic number (e.g. 1.2) and a brief justification of the choice of subtopic to assist the evaluation process
  • Full paper title
  • Full name, affiliation, address, e-mail and phone of one author for all correspondence
  • For all other authors, full name, affiliation and e-mail

The total length should not be more than four A4 pages.

Detailed instructions on how to prepare and submit your abstract are given in the “Abstract Submission Guidelines”. Please read these instructions carefully.

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 9 March 2018

Only abstracts complying with the "Abstract Submission Guidelines" can be considered. Please submit one copy of this information as a *.pdf file by using the Online Abstract Submission tool in the User Area.

The person uploading the abstract in the User Area is automatically set as contact person for the abstract. Therefore, please log-in as the person wishing to be the contact person. Please also make sure that your abstract *.pdf file is not password protected.

Each abstract will be reviewed by at least three independent experts from the international PV research community. Accepted papers will be presented in either plenary, oral or visual poster sessions. Authors will be notified of the decision of the Scientific Committee by beginning of May 2018.

Please Note

  • Conference Proceedings: EU PVSEC proceedings have been published since 1992 and have a high reputation in the sector. All submitted papers of plenary, oral and visual presentations will subject to an editorial review process and published online on the EU PVSEC Proceedings website. The proceedings are indexed by INSPEC.
  • Citability of Papers: Papers in the conference proceedings are coded by a digital identifier (DOI code) provided by the German National Library of Science and Technology. This guarantees an unequivocal and permanent identification and citability.
  • Scientific Journal publication: The authors of a limited number of abstracts will be invited to submit these as papers for peer review and publication in a high impact journal. Interested authors may request that their abstract be considered for this process when submitting.
  • Student Awards: The annual EU PVSEC Student Awards aim to encourage and recognize high-quality work by young researchers. Any registered student may apply when she/he submit their abstract.

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Deadline Call for Papers:
9 March 2018

Authors notified: Beginning of May 2018


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For any questions concerning abstract submission please contact:

EU PVSEC Programme Secretariat
Jon de Gregorio

+49-89 720 12 723
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  • Deadline
    Call for Papers dead line:
    9 March 2018
  • Authors notified: Beginning of May 2018