Call for Abstracts

The submission of abstracts is now closed. Thank you for your submissions!


1. For submitting a contribution and register for the event a ConfTool account is required.

2. Submit your abstract for a poster or oral presentation through the ConfTool registration page until the 18th of January.

3. A confirmation of your submission will be sent to you via email.

4. The abstract will be reviewed by the scientific committee until the 8th of March and you will be informed if the submission will be accepted.

5. Accepted authors are encouraged to hand in a full paper until the 14th of Mai.

6. The reviewing of the full paper will be done by the 1st of July. Authors than have the possibility to upload their final Paper until  the 1st of August.

7. Full papers and abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings on a USB Stick and downloadable on the website. Selected outstanding contributions will get the chance to published within a MDPI Materials Special Issue and can win a best paper award (300CHF).

Templates:  AbstractFull Paper


Author Guidelines

Oral Presentation

Authors will be presenting during the session assigned to them. All presentations will be given in English.

Each presenter will get 12 minutes for their presentation and another 3 minutes for answering questions from the audience.

Technical assistance will be provided during your presentation.

All presentations must run on Windows operating system – a PC together with a multimedia projector and a laser pointer will be available in the presentation room. Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt/.pptx files) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf files) are the required software.

Please bring your presentation on a USB flash drive and upload your presentation in the break prior to the session to the computer in your conference room. Students will be around to assist you. Also notify the session chair of your presence.

If you need special arrangements or want to use your own laptop (Different operating system, videos to be displayed etc.) please inform the organizing committee until the 6th of September. However, make sure you have a backup of your presentation ready on an USB flash drive.


Poster presentation

For the poster session, authors are expected to stand by their poster for discussions and questions regarding their presented poster (duration: 1.5h). A formal oral presentation is not required.

The poster language is English

The preferred format of the poster is A0 (84.1cm x 118.9cm) or A1 (59,4 x 84,1) and needs to be in the portrait format. The poster format may be different but should not be any bigger than the A0 portrait format.

Please bring the poster yourself to the conference as there will be no opportunity to print your poster at the conference.

Authors of poster presentations are kindly asked to hand over their posters to the organizing committee during the registration on the first day (08:00-08:40). All posters will then be displayed in a poster exhibition that is open throughout the day.

Tips for poster presentation:

  • Size: A0, 841 x 1189 mm / A1 59,4 x 84,1, upright/portrait format
  • Fonts: Use a sans serif font such as Arial or Helvetica in a minimum size of 24 pt.
  • Text size: Text, figures, and photographs should be readable from a distance of 1.5 m.
  • Content: Use short phrases and “bulleted” text throughout the poster; avoid long narrative paragraphs. Be selective when showing results. Present only results that illustrate the main findings. The content should be self-explanatory without an oral presentation.