Call for Papers and Posters

For the COMSOL Conference 2018

Presenting at the COMSOL Conference

At the COMSOL Conference 2018, you have the opportunity to showcase your innovative uses of numerical simulation and custom apps in oral and poster presentations. Submit an abstract (500 words or less) to get started. Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee for acceptance, and accepted abstracts may be considered for Best Paper or Best Poster awards. After the conference, your published work will be recognized by an even larger audience worldwide through our online user presentations collection.

Suggested Topic Areas:

  • AC/DC Electromagnetics
  • Acoustics and Vibrations
  • Batteries, Fuel Cells, and Electrochemical Processes
  • Bioscience and Bioengineering
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Electromagnetic Heating
  • Geophysics and Geomechanics
  • Heat Transfer and Phase Change
  • MEMS and Nanotechnology
  • Microfluidics
  • Multiphysics
  • Optics, Photonics, and Semiconductors
  • Optimization and Inverse Methods
  • Particle Tracing
  • Piezoelectric Devices
  • Plasma Physics
  • RF and Microwave Engineering
  • Simulation Methods and Teaching
  • Structural Mechanics and Thermal Stresses
  • Transport Phenomena
Presentation Formats

At the COMSOL Conference, you may give an oral presentation, poster presentation, or both. Please review the formats below and choose your preference before submitting your abstract.

oral

As an oral presenter, you will prepare a presentation to bring along with you to the conference. Each contributed presentation is scheduled for about 12–15 minutes.

poster

As a poster presenter, you will prepare your poster in advance, using the provided template. Deadlines for poster submissions depend on the event location you are planning to attend. Submitted posters are printed by COMSOL and will be on display throughout the entire event.

Awards Selection Rules

By participating in the Contest, you agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the sponsor of the Contest, COMSOL Multiphysics GmbH (“Sponsor”), which are binding and final on matters relating to this Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited.

  1. Eligibility. Authors and all co‐authors (if applicable) must (i) be at least 18 years of age, and (ii) be an authorized user of a valid license for the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, as defined in the applicable COMSOL Software License Agreement. COMSOL employees, COMSOL Certified Consultants and members of the Program Committee are not eligible.

  2. To Enter. (1) Submit an abstract for the Lausanne location on or before July 20, 2018 for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or both online at the following address: http://www.comsol.com/conference/abstract. Abstracts must adhere to the Abstract guidelines posted on the Sponsor’s website at http://www.comsol.com/conference/call‐for‐papers. You will be notified by the Sponsor if your abstract is accepted. (2) If your abstract is accepted, submit a final paper and/ or poster in compliance with the Paper Submission Guidelines and/or guidelines in the Poster Template found on the COMSOL Conference 2018 website for the respective type of submission (“Work”) on or before September 28, 2018, or such other date as has been specified in writing by the Program Chair for the COMSOL Conference 2018 Lausanne. (3) Register for the COMSOL Conference 2018 Lausanne at https://www.comsol.com/conference/registration/lausanne.

  3. Selection Process. The Program Committee Members for the COMSOL Conference 2018 Lausanne (collectively, the “Judges”) shall review each abstract and score the work using the Judging Criteria described below and identify the top ten (10) abstracts for papers with the highest scores. The Program Committee will consist of approximately 30‐40 individuals selected by Sponsor based on their education and experience in their respective scientific fields in which the COMSOL Multiphysics® software is used. Those individuals will be identified on Sponsor’s website at http://www.comsol.com/conference/call‐for‐papers. Then, a subcommittee made up of five (5) Program Committee members, shall review the final papers for the top ten (10) abstracts identified  and shall select the top three (3) final papers using the respective abstract scores assigned by the Program Committee Members and their own application of the Judging Criteria to the final papers. The author(s) of the final papers selected as the winners will be announced at the COMSOL Conference 2018 Lausanne on October 23, 2018 at the SwissTech Convention Center, Quartier Nord EPFL, Route Louis‐Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens, Switzerland. As a separate and additional category, the attendees at the COMSOL Conference 2018 Lausanne will have the opportunity to vote for the three (3) winners of the Best Posters by Popular Vote. Each attendee has the option to cast one (1) vote to nominate a final poster presented during the Poster Sessions at the COMSOL Conference 2018 Lausanne on October 23, 2018. The three (3) winners of the Best Posters by Popular Vote will be announced at the COMSOL Conference 2018 Lausanne on October 23, 2018 at the SwissTech Convention Center, Quartier Nord EPFL, Route Louis‐Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens, Switzerland. COMSOL, Inc. and its affiliates reserve the right to announce the names of the winners on their websites worldwide for any purpose.

  4. Judging Criteria. Each Work will be judged in four (4) equally‐weighted categories (“Judging Criteria”) with a numerical score between 1 and 5, with 5 being the best possible score in each category. The total score will then be calculated for each Work. The Judging Criteria are: (1) Level of skill in use of COMSOL Multiphysics® software; (2) Originality of the work in the respective field; (3) Completeness of the work including, but not limited to, validation of the model, images, graphs, and other results; (4) Usefulness and interest in the area of work. In the event of a tie, the Judges will select the winning submission by re‐applying the Judging Criteria.

  5. Prizes. There is no cash value prize for this Contest. The winners will be presented with a certificate or similar item of recognition. If the winner is not present at the time the award is announced, the Sponsor will send the certificate or similar item of recognition to the address they have been provided by whatever means.

  6. Publicity and Privacy. By submitting abstracts, full length papers, presentations, movies, model files and other materials ("Contributed Materials") through this website or at the COMSOL Conference 2018 Lausanne to Sponsor its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates (collectively, “COMSOL”), whether submission is made at this time or at a later time, you hereby grant COMSOL a nonexclusive, royalty‐free, perpetual, worldwide, and unrestricted license to use, copy, publicly display, and prepare derivative works of the Contributed Materials, in whole or in part, and to distribute the Contributed Materials and derivative works thereof, in whole or in part, as part of the COMSOL Conference materials and proceedings and otherwise. Such license includes the right to reproduce the Contributed Materials and derivative works thereof in hard copy or electronic form, to archive the Contributed Materials and derivative works thereof on one or more COMSOL websites and to distribute the Contributed Materials and derivative works thereof in any manner. You hereby represent and warrant that you have sufficient rights and/or authorization to grant COMSOL the rights provided herein, including authorization with respect to any Contributed Materials in which your employer has any right, title, or interest, and that none of the Contributed Materials infringes any intellectual property, proprietary, or other third party rights. You shall retain all ownership rights to the copyrights in the Contributed Materials and in view of the fact that the license granted to COMSOL is nonexclusive, there are no limits on your right to publish and distribute such Contributed Materials. COMSOL agrees that it will provide attribution for all Contributed Materials to the respective authors.

  7. Export Control. You represent and warrant that your participation in the Contest, such as any use by you of any proprietary materials you may receive, including, but not limited to, proceedings of the Conference, a Conference program, and course materials (collectively, the “Conference Materials”) and the COMSOL software programs (containing U.S. and European origin technology) shall not violate the export control laws of the U.S. or any other country. If requested, you agree to provide documentation regarding your residency and identity.

  8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. THE CONFERENCE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON‐INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF SUCH A PURPOSE) AND WARRANTIES ARISING FROM ANY COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE, AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES AND CONFERENCE MATERIALS IS WITH YOU.

  9. Limitation Of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR OR SPONSOR’S LICENSORS, PARTNERS, CONTRACTORS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIRD PARTY CLAIMS AND LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, OR ANY OTHER LOSS, EVEN IF WE OR THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, E.G., SPONSOR UNABLE TO REMEDY ANY DEFECT IN THE COMSOL SOFTWARE PROGRAMS. IN ANY EVENT, SPONSOR’S AND EACH OF SPONSOR’S LICENSORS, PARTNERS, CONTRACTORS, OR SUPPLIERS MAXIMUM LOSS, REGARDLESS OF ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF SPONSOR OR ANYONE UNDER DIRECTION OR CONTROL BY SPONSOR, SHALL NOT IN TOTAL EXCEED THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT PAID TO SPONSOR IN THE SIX‐MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING YOUR CLAIM(S), AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES, ALL CLAIMS SHALL BE AGGREGATED. The remedies against Sponsor and Sponsor’s licensors, contractors, and suppliers expressly provided herein are exclusive and are in lieu of any other remedies at law or in equity. The fees and limitations of liability and remedies herein reflect the allocation of risk between the parties. This section is an essential element of the basis of the bargain between the parties.

  10. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States of America, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. The parties consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts if there is any dispute between them.

  11. Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter, and supersedes all prior, contemporaneous, and subsequent proposals, agreements, representations, and understandings, with the exception of the COMSOL Software License Agreement, which shall govern the use of any software made available during the Conference, and the terms of any agreement governing materials that you may submit to us for use in connection with the Conference. This Agreement may not be changed except as provided herein in a writing signed by you and us. No purchase order or any other standardized business form issued by you, and even if such purchase order or other standardized business form provides that it takes precedence over any other agreement between the parties, shall be effective to contradict, modify, add to or delete from the terms of this Agreement in any manner whatsoever. Any acknowledgment, in any form, of any such purchase order or standardized business form is not recognized as a subsequent writing and will not act as acceptance of such terms.

Abstract submission

Abstract Guidelines
    1. Create or log into your COMSOL Access account and familiarize yourself with the My Conference web interface.
    2. Review the abstract submission guidelines for detailed instructions on how to submit your work.
    3. Click on the "Submit Abstract" button to submit your abstract(s).
    4. Review the full instructions for the author notification date, which is when you will receive an email indicating if your abstract has been accepted along with additional presentation details.

PUBLISH YOUR WORK

All presenters, regardless of presentation format, are welcome to submit a full-length paper to be published together with the presentation slides and posters in our online User Presentations Collection after the conference.

Please submit your papers and/or posters using the My Conference interface. Guidelines and templates for each presentation format can be found there as well.

Papers and posters received by the Final Paper & Poster Submission deadline may be considered for the Best Paper and Best Poster awards.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PRESENTERS

June 15, 2018

Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline


July 20, 2018

Final Abstract Submission Deadline


July 27, 2018

Abstract Approval Notification Deadline


August 31, 2018

Presenter Registration Savings Deadline


September 28, 2018

Paper and Poster Submission Deadline


September 28, 2018

Registration Savings Deadline

Program Committee

Abstract submissions will be reviewed by the program committee members. Accepted submissions may be presented orally or as a poster format at the COMSOL Conference 2018.

Adrian-Janssen.png Adrian Janssen
Oclaro Ltd. United Kingdom
Alban Agazzi Alban Agazzi
IPC Centre Technique de la Plasturgie et des Composites France
Ana-Barbero Ana M. Barbero
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health USA
Anders Bergqvist Anders Bergqvist
VETEC AB Sweden
Aurelien-Maurer Aurélien Maurer
Kejako SA Switzerland
Benoit-Legeret Benoît Légeret
Montres Breguet SA Switzerland
Bingnan-Wang Bingnan Wang
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories USA
Carl-Meinhart Carl Meinhart
University of California - Santa Barbara USA
Christophe Hollenstein Christophe Hollenstein
EPFL- Swiss Plasma Center (SPC) Switzerland
David Greve David Greve
DWGreve Consulting USA
Edgard Diaz Edgard Diaz
Premium Sound Solutions Belgium
Edlyn Levine Edlyn V. Levine
Mitre USA
Ekkehard Holzbecher Ekkehard Holzbecher
German University of Technology in Oman Oman
Evan Weststrate Evan Weststrate
Radiation Monitoring Devices USA
FR_Frederic_Lanteri Frédéric Lanteri
GE Healthcare France
Fulya Akpinar Fulya Akpinar
Bristol Meyers Squibb USA
Gilberto Mangatti Gilberto Mangatti
Marchesini Group S.p.A. Italy
Hamid Javan Hamid Javani
ASML USA
James Borg Bartolo James Borg Bartolo
Maxon Motor AG Switzerland
James-Throckmorton James Throckmorton
Harris Corporation USA
Jeff Crompton Jeff Crompton
AltaSim USA
Jens Schuettler Jens Schuettler
Coherent - ROFIN Germany
Jon-Ebert Jon Ebert
SC Solutions, Inc. USA
Markus Sause Markus Sause
University Augsburg Germany
Michal K. Bogdanski Michal K. Bogdanski
Harman International Germany
Michael Golt Michael Golt
U.S. Army Research Laboratory USA
Mohamed El-Barkouky Mohamed El-Barkouky
Melexis Technologies n.v. Belgium
Nelson Garcia-Polanco Nelson Garcia-Polanco
Whirlpool R&D srl Italy
Nicolas Luchier Nicolas Luchier
CEA France
Nikita Kondratiev Nikita Kondratiev
Russian Quantum Center Russia
Olivier-Maloberti Olivier Maloberti
ESIEE Amiens France
Paolo Martella Paolo Martella
Emerson Automation Solutions Italy
Pascale Pham Pascale Pham
CEA France
Per-Warfvinge Per Warfvinge
Lund University Sweden
Peter Gudmundson Peter Gudmundson
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
Peter Vittrup Christensen Peter Vittrup Christensen
Virtual Water Technology ApS Denmark
Philip Hackett Philip Hackett
BAE Systems United Kingdom
Pier Paolo Granieri< Pier Paolo Granieri
Secheron Switzerland
René Christensen René Christensen
GN Store Nord A/S Denmark
Roland Rozsnyo Roland Rozsnyo
HEPIA Switzerland
Stuart Brown Stuart Brown
Veryst Engineering USA
Sergei Syssoev Sergei Syssoev
MKS Instruments USA
Taofiq Paraiso Taofiq Paraiso
Toshiba United Kingdom

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Ron Hughes
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division USA
Akash Pooransingh
The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus Trinidad and Tobago
Lee Pua
BP Exploration Operating Company Limited United Kingdom

Contact

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