Contributions / Deadlines

Reviewing process of PLATE 2019 abstracts: concluded

All abstracts have been reviewed in a double-blind peer review process and all authors were informed about the acceptance or rejection of their abstracts at the end of April. As a next step, all accepted contributors – to oral presentations and poster sessions alike – will have to submit a short paper  to be included into the conference proceedings. These will be distributed online before the conference.

All contributors will also be invited for special issues in acknowledged journals after the conference. Already submitted contributions can be found in the conference platform ConfTool.

Oral presentation sessions

The presentation sessions will take the form of 30-minute time slots throughout the conference, allowing roughly 25 minutes per presentation.

Poster session

Posters are equally as valuable as oral presentations and will receive the same publication possibilities. To promote poster interaction, a slot will be reserved to allow short “elevator pitch” presentations for each poster. This will be followed by the “traditional” format of a poster session, where the poster presenters will be in direct discussion with conference participants in front of the posters. All posters should have A0 format, portrait style.

Publication of full papers

All accepted abstracts will be published as Conference Proceedings with an ISBN and DOI by the conference organizers. The publisher forseen for the proceedings is the TU Berlin, Germany. As was the case at PLATE 2017, participants will get the opportunity to publish their work in relevant scientific journals as several special issues around product lifetime and the environment will be drafted and announced after the conference. The conference chairs are currently negotiating terms of publication with various journals.

Important dates

  • Deadline for the submission of abstracts was January 21, 2019
  • Acceptance notifications were sent out on April 30, 2019
  • The Programme was published on May 24, 2019
  • Conference registration is closed
  • End of early bird registration June 30, 2019
  • Final Paper Upload extended to July 14, 2019


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