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

Helpful Hints for Abstract Submission

This page contains helpful hints for the submission of your abstract for the EU PVSEC Conference.


Abstracts (preferably 1 page + up to 3 explanatory pages) shall be written in English and include short sections addressing:
  • Aim and approach used
  • Scientific innovation and relevance
  • Results or preliminary results and conclusions

This information provides the basis for the review and programme selection process, so please make sure to address all three aspects.

Authors also need to provide:

  • Applicable topic (1 to 7) and sub-topic number (e.g. 1.2)
  • Full paper title
  • Full name, affiliation, address, phone/fax/e-mail 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


  1. Send your Late Abstract to the e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. The correct subtopic (please see the Conference Topics) must be indicated in the abstract to ensure a correct scoring. The abstract content must be related to the subtopic chosen.
  3. Send your abstract in PDF format. Please make sure that your abstract PDF is not password protected. 
  4. You will receive an email notification after successful abstract submission. If you do not receive this email within 72 hours of submission, please contact us by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to check the status of your submission.
  5. If you would like to withdraw your abstract after submission, please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


     1. Abstract Review Process and Notification of Authors

The international Scientific Committee, made up of around 180 leading experts from the global PV community, will review all abstracts that have been submitted on time and in the correct format, and suggest contributions for oral or for visual/poster presentation.

The main selection criteria are:

• in line with the selected subtopic
• relevance for other groups active in PV
• clearly understandable and direct to the point
advancement in terms of progress and novelty
scientific quality as well as the probability of a good presentation at the conference

If positively evaluated by the Scientific Committee, the abstract will be selected for Plenary, Oral or Visual/poster presentation. Plenaries and Oral presentations are reserved for contributions covering a wider scope which are of interest to a broader audience and address the progress and novelties within the topic. Visual/poster presentations are mostly dedicated to issues of interest for specialists in a particular field.

Corresponding authors will be notified of the outcome of their abstract’s evaluation by email in mid-April 2017.


Presentation Formats

Keynote plenary Presentation
30 minutes speaking slot with Power Point

Plenary Presentation
20 minutes speaking slot with Power Point

Oral Presentation
15 minutes speaking slot with Power Point

Visual/Poster Presentation
Presentation through poster displayed during 4 days (Monday – Thursday) of the Conference. During Visual presentation sessions, authors of posters are requested to be present at their posters at the time indicated in the Conference Programme. This will give all delegates the opportunity for direct interaction, questions and discussion.



     2.  Presentations and manuscripts

After the notification of authors, the Notes for Authors and Instructions for Preparation of Papers will be available online. These documents contain important information on how to prepare your presentation and your manuscript to be included in the Conference Proceedings.


  10 February 2017   Deadline for submission of abstracts
  February - Mid-April 2017   Abstracts review and evaluation by the Scientific Committee
  Mid-April 2017
  Notification of authors
  During EU PVSEC 2017
(25-29 September)
  Submission of manuscript for the Conference Proceedings


Presenters and authors have to register for the Conference and to pay the respective conference registration fee. Please note that acceptance of your abstract for presentation in the Conference Programme, does not automatically register you for the Conference.


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For any questions concerning abstract submission please contact:

EU PVSEC Programme Secretariat
Mr. Jon de Gregorio

+49-89 720 12 723
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