Call for Papers

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 February 2018

We request oral and poster contributions to the 4th International Conference on Thermoplastic Composites from engineers, scientists and other experts from institutes and companies working in the field of high performance thermoplastic composites as well as related manufacturing technologies and applications. For oral presentation (20 mins incl. discussion), preference will be given to contributions expressing a comprehensive view of the chosen subject, an achievement, a challenge or needs to be addressed to industry. Please note that detailed theoretical contributions and papers of a very specialised nature are more suitable for the poster exhibition.

The conference contributions will be compiled after the evaluation of the abstracts received in response to this Call for Papers. For this purpose, we expect high-quality abstracts of 500 to 600 words in English language, clearly describing the suggested content. They must quote the caption, the name(s) of author(s) and institution(s). The name of the author appointed for presentation should be marked by a “*” behind the last name and the preferred kind of presentation (oral or poster) should be specified in the abstract. Abstracts not rateable will be rejected.

Additionally, we would like to publish a short abstract (10 lines / 500 characters) of each contribution on our event homepage. Both abstracts need to be submitted by uploading the files to the OpenConf system on the event homepage not later than 15 February 2018. All abstracts will be forwarded to the Programme Committee members for review. They will decide on the acceptance as well as on the final assignment to topics and sessions.

Authors appointed for presentation will be informed by 30 April 2018 as to whether their paper has been accepted for oral presentation or poster session. They will receive detailed instructions on suitable data formats and the layout of text and pictures for the final version of their manuscript.

The final scripts have to be uploaded to the event homepage by 30 June 2018. The organiser reserves the right to have the manuscripts reviewed  by the Programme Committee before publication. Proceedings of the conference containing the manuscripts of the oral presentations as well as the poster contributions will be issued in English. A digital version will be distributed to the conference participants at the check-in desk of the conference. A printed version is also available. There will be a special subscription price for conference delegates.

A pdf version of our flyer "Second Announcement / Call for Papers" is ready for download here.