Call for Papers and Posters

For the COMSOL Conference 2020 online event
Digital Posters
Virtual Presentation Rooms
Published in Online Collection

Presenting at the COMSOL Conference

At the COMSOL Conference 2020, you have the opportunity to showcase your innovative use of numerical simulation and applications in a poster and/or paper presentation, with options to submit slides or give an oral presentation as well. 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 a worldwide audience 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 a poster and/or paper presentation with the option to give a prerecorded oral presentation as well. Please review the formats below and choose your preference before submitting your abstract.

oral

As an oral presenter, you will schedule a time with a member of the COMSOL team to prerecord your Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation. All prerecorded presentations will be available for viewing during the online conference event. Presentations should be limited to a maximum of 8 minutes.

poster

As a poster presenter, you will prepare your poster in advance using the provided template. Submitted posters will be available for viewing as PDF files during the online conference 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, Inc. (“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, employees of COMSOL distributors, COMSOL Certified Consultants, and members of the Program Committee are not eligible.

  2. To Enter. (1) Submit an abstract for the North America location on or before August 21, 2020 for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or both online at the following address: https://www.comsol.com/conference/call-for-papers/north-america. Abstracts must adhere to the Abstract guidelines posted on the Sponsor’s website at https://www.comsol.com/conference/call-for-papers/north-america. 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 2020 website for the respective type of submission (“Work”) on or before September 18, 2020, or such other date as has been specified in writing by the Program Chair for the COMSOL Conference 2020 North America. (3) Register for the COMSOL Conference 2020 North America at https://www.comsol.com/conference/call-for-papers/north-america.

  3. Selection Process. The Program Committee Members for the COMSOL Conference 2020 North America (collectively, the “Judges”) shall review each abstract and score the work using the Judging Criteria described below and identify the top five (5) 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 https://www.comsol.com/conference/call-for-papers/north-america. Then, the Program Chair(s) identified on Sponsor’s website at https://www.comsol.com/conference/call-for-papers/north-america shall review the final papers for the top five (5) abstracts identified and score them by applying the Judging Criteria. The Program Chair(s) shall select the top three (3) final papers using the respective abstract scores assigned by the Program Committee Members and the scores assigned to the final papers by the Program Chair(s). The author(s) of the final papers selected as the winners will be announced at the COMSOL Conference 2020 North America on October 8, 2020 during the Award Ceremony. As a separate and additional category, the attendees at the COMSOL Conference 2020 North America 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, Paper, and Exhibit Hall Sessions at the COMSOL Conference 2020 North America on October 7, 2020 and October 8, 2020. In the event a tie in the number of votes for a particular poster would result in more than three (3) posters qualifying for the award for Best Posters by Popular Vote, all such posters shall be deemed winners. The winners of the Best Posters by Popular Vote will be announced at the COMSOL Conference 2020 North America on October 8, 2020 during the Award Ceremony. Sponsor 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 for Best Paper, 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 2020 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.
  2. Review the abstract submission guidelines for detailed instructions on how to submit your work.
  3. Click the My Conference 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. 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

July 17, 2020

Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline


August 21, 2020

Final Abstract Submission Deadline


August 28, 2020

Abstract Approval Notification


September 4, 2020

Registration Savings Deadline


September 18, 2020

Presentation File 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 2020.

G. K. Ananthasuresh G. K. Ananthasuresh
Indian Institute of Science India
Sigrid Andreae Sigrid Andreae
Hilti AG Switzerland
Pierrick Balestrière Pierrick Balestrière
Symbio France
Dara Bayat Dara Bayat
CSEM Switzerland
Igor Bogdanov Igor Bogdanov
CHLOE-ADERA France
Cory Cress Cory Cress
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) USA
Matthew DeAngelis Matthew DeAngelis
BAE Systems USA
Henry Diaz-Álvarez Henry Diaz-Álvarez
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center USA
François Duhaime François Duhaime
École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) Canada
Tyler Dunn Tyler Dunn
Analog Devices USA
Walfre Franco Walfre Franco
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) USA
Allan Fredholm Allan Fredholm
Corning France
Lars Fromme Lars Fromme
FH Bielefeld Germany
Sadok Gaied Sadok Gaied
ArcelorMittal France
Yoachim Horyn Yoachim Horyn
L-Acoustics France
Jinlan Huang Jinlan Huang
COMSOL. Inc. USA
Ishant Jain Ishant Jain
Raychem Innovation Center India
Matthias Hackert-Oschatzchen Matthias Hackert-Oschätzchen
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg Germany
Xinfang Jin Xinfang Jin
University of Massachusetts - Lowell USA
Yalcin Kaymac Yalcin Kaymac
VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut Germany
James Knox James Knox
Dynetics Technical Solutions USA
Vasily Kozhevnikov Vasily Kozhevnikov
Institute of High Current Electronics Russia
Clara Lagomarsini Clara Lagomarsini
Nexans Research Center France
Marina Lisnyak Marina Lisnyak
Schneider France
Xiaofei Liu Xiaofei Liu
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) USA
Thierry Luthy Thierry Luthy
COMSOL, Inc. Switzerland
François Malbos François Malbos
Harman France
Larry Mickelson Larry Mickelson
Alcoa USA
Ivana Milanovic Ivana Milanovic
University of Hartford - Connecticut USA
Jiyoun Munn Jiyoun Munn
COMSOL, Inc. USA
Phillip Oberdorfer Phillip Oberdorfer
COMSOL, Inc. Germany
Nirmal Paudel Nirmal Paudel
ABB USA
Jean-Marc Petit Jean-Marc Petit
COMSOL, Inc. France
Frank de Pont Frank de Pont
COMSOL, Inc. Netherlands
Fabrice Schlegel Fabrice Schlegel
Amgen USA
Jens Schüttler Jens Schüttler
Coherent-Rofin Germany
Diego Serrano Diego Serrano
Panasonic Device Solutions USA
Kiran Uppalapati Kiran Uppalapati
Commonwealth Fusion Systems USA
Siva Sashank Tholeti Siva Sashank Tholeti
COMSOL, Inc. USA
Ashok Sharma Ashok Sharma
Larsen & Toubro India
Giuseppe Vecchi Giuseppe Vecchi
Politecnico di Torino Italy

Contact

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