Call for Papers

Submit your paper until 5 February 2016


Authors wishing to contribute to the EU PVSEC 2016 Conference Programme should submit an abstract by 5 February 2016.

Abstracts shall be written in English and must include a summary (approx. 1,000 characters) followed by short sections addressing:

  • the purpose of the work and approach
  • the scientific innovation and relevance
  • the (preliminary) results and conclusions

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

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
  calendar  Key dates for authors:
  • Call for Papers closes:
    5 February 2016

Further guidelines on how to submit your abstract are given in the “Helpful Hints for Abstract Submission”. Please read these instructions carefully.


Only abstracts complying with the above requirements 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 in March 2016.

For any questions concerning abstract submission please contact:

EU PVSEC Programme Secretariat
Mr. Jon de Gregorio
Telephone     +49-89 720 12 723
e-mail:     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Conference Proceedings: All submitted papers of plenary, oral and visual presentations will be published on-line 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.
  • Journal publication: The authors of a selected number of the highest scored abstracts will be invited to submit these as papers for peer review and publication in the renowned scientific journal Progress in Photovoltaics. 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.