Message from the Technical Programme Chair
Call for Papers 2017: Conference Topics
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Message from the Technical Programme Chair

Game On

The COP-21 Agreement came into force 4 November 2016, having reached the threshold for ratification by over 55 Parties representing at least 55% of global emissions already in October – indeed, this number has since grown. We're now facing an exciting and extremely challenging situation, in which we as a global PV community need to develop energy systems capable of delivering major greenhouse emission reductions, while ensuring sustainable development opportunities for all.

No one doubts that solar photovoltaic electricity will play a fundamental role in making this happen, thanks to the technology and market developments over the last twenty years. But it probably won't be PV as we know it today, and this is where European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition comes in.

By attracting the best researchers, scientists, engineers, developers and designers for a week of presentations and discussions, EU PVSEC aims to give a comprehensive insight about the state-of-the art and where the sector can go in the future. At the core as always are the PV technologies themselves, ranging from the new options being created by application of nanotechnologies, to innovations in the industry workhorse crystalline silicon and the latest developments over the full spectrum of thin-film products and concepts. However equally important are system operation, integrated "smart" applications and market development aspects. All these have prominent places in the proposed programme.

EU PVSEC 2016 was again the world's largest PV research event with 1742 participants from 73 countries. We hope you will be part of the 2017 edition of EU PVSEC and warmly encourage you to submit your abstract.

The programme of plenary, oral and visual presentations is selected after assessment by independent reviewers. Final papers are published in the EU PVSEC Proceedings, a highly respected conference series going back to 1992. They are DOI coded, and permanently and unequivocally citable.

Looking forward to receiving your abstract!

Dr. Nigel Taylor

European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

Technical Programme Chair, on behalf of the EUPVSEC Scientific Committee

Call for Papers 2017: Conference Topics

Be part of the cutting edge of research and innovation for photovoltaics, their application and integration. Strengthen your network with the PV research community, industry, investors in innovations and policy makers.

Contributions are welcome on all aspects of photovoltaics.

The Conference will be structured along the following main topics:

Apply for Student Awards 2017

To encourage high-quality work amongst young researchers, the EU PVSEC Students Awards will be presented in recognition of the most remarkable and outstanding research work in the field of Photovoltaics.

Received applications for the EU PVSEC Student awards will be reviewed and scored by the International Scientific Committee, made up of leading research and industry experts from the Global PV Community.

Conference Proceedings

EU PVSEC conference proceedings have been published since 1992 and have a high reputation in the sector. All submitted papers of plenary, oral and visual presentations will be subject to an editorial review process and published on-line on the EU PVSEC Proceedings website. The proceedings are currently indexed by INSPEC. The Peer Review process is being further developed with a view to having the proceedings included in other major citation indices.

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.

Apply for Journal Publication - Partnership with Progress in Photovoltaics

Each year, the Scientific Committee selects a number of abstracts to be submitted as full-length journal papers for peer review and publication by the renowned scientific journal Progress in Photovoltaics. The paper will be as well included in the EU PVSEC proceedings.

Authors of the selected abstracts will be invited to prepare a full length paper to be submitted to the journal. When published, the paper will include a note to indicate that the results were presented at EU PVSEC.

Publications in Progress in Photovoltaics are scheduled to appear after EU PVSEC 2017.

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