This page contains the guidelines for the submission of abstracts to the EU PVSEC Conference.

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Abstracts (in the format of 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.

Kindly note that in case you apply for “Journal Publication” in order to be evaluated correctly, only abstracts with a minimum of 3-4 pages are eligible. Please make sure that this requirement is respected.


  1. Use the “Online Abstract Submission tool” in the User Area for easy and fast submission of your abstracts.
  2. Abstracts must be submitted by the deadline (5 February 2021 - Deadline extended: 12 February 2021).
  3. During online submission, the correct subtopic must be selected to ensure a correct scoring. The abstract content must be related to the subtopic chosen. During the review period, the Scientific Committee may move an abstract to a more appropriate subtopic, if deemed necessary. See list of Conference Topics.
  4. Upload your abstract in PDF format. Please make sure that your abstract *.pdf is not password protected.
  5. The person logged-in in the User Area is automatically set as corresponding partner for the abstract. Therefore, please log-in as the person wishing to be the corresponding author (contact person) for the abstract submission (please use the corresponding author’s username and password, e.g. no secretary log-in).
  6. You will receive an automatic email notification after successful abstract submission. If you do not receive this email within 24 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.
  7. Modifications of your abstract submission and replacement of your abstract document in the online system are possible at any time until the submission deadline (5 February 2021). Please avoid double submissions.
  8. If you would like to withdraw your abstract after the submission deadline, please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

3. HOW IS MY ABSTRACT EVALUATED?evaluation scico

     1. Abstract Review Process and Notification of Authors
The international Scientific Committee, made up of around 230 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. Plenary 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 mid-April 2021.

Presentation Formats

30minKeynote plenary Presentation
30 minutes speaking slot with PowerPoint

20minPlenary Presentation
20 minutes speaking slot with PowerPoint

15minOral Presentation
15 minutes speaking slot with PowerPoint

Visual/Poster Presentation4days
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.



5 February 2021 - Deadline extended: 12 February 2021calendar
Deadline for submission of abstracts

February – mid-April 2021
Abstracts review and evaluation by the Scientific Committee and preparation of notifications to authors

Mid-April 2021
Notification to authors

Beginning of September 2021
Submission of manuscript for the Conference Proceedings.


Presenters and authors have to register for the Conference and 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.






For any questions concerning abstract submission please contact:
WIP, EU PVSEC Programme Secretariat | Mr. Jon de Gregorio | +49-89 720 12 723 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Call for Papers deadline: 5 February 2021 - Deadline extended: 12 February 2021 | Authors notified: mid-April 2021    >> back to Author's Workstation