COMSOL Conference 2013 Abstract Submission Guide

Valerio Marra June 19, 2013
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Deadlines always approach faster than expected, and the early bird abstract submission for the COMSOL Conference 2013 is no exception. This is why I have put together a simple abstract submission guide to help you through the submission process. Submitting your abstract by the early bird deadline not only means saving on your registration fee (something your boss and budget are sure to appreciate), but it also gives you the possibility to interact with your Program Chair and the Program Committee at an early stage. Your abstract will benefit from the suggestions and comments from a panel of multiphysics simulation experts. We’ve also changed the paper submission procedure, which I will discuss in more detail here.

Presentation at the COMSOL Conference 2012

Abstract Submission Guide for the COMSOL Conference 2013

Allow me to guide you through the main deadlines and the abstract preparation submission process for the COMSOL Conference 2013.

Deadlines Boston
October 9-11
October 17-18
October 23-25
Early bird abstract submission Jun 21 Jun 28 Jul 5
Final abstract submission Aug 2 Aug 2 Aug 23
Abstract approval notification Aug 16 Aug 8 Aug 30
Paper and Poster submission,
Author registration
Sep 13 Sep 13 Sep 27

As you may already know, you can manage your conference details online, via the tool we aptly named My Conference.

With My Conference you can:

  • Submit and edit abstracts and papers
  • Check on the current status of your abstracts and papers
  • Register for the conference
  • View your registration info
  • Sign up for minicourses
  • Print out your personal schedule

In order to access My Conference you will need a COMSOL Access account. If you don’t already have an account, you should definitely create one. It’s a powerful means of interaction with us at COMSOL, and it will grant you access not only to your conference details, but also Support Services, Training Services, the Model Gallery, and the User Community.

By following one of these links you will be sent directly to My Conference where you can sign in and submit your abstract:

Abstract Preparation
Required information
  • Title
  • Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Detailed abstract
  • References
  • Preferred form of presentation (oral, poster, both)
Length 500 words maximum
Suggested subsections to be included
  • Introduction
  • Use of COMSOL Multiphysics
  • Results
  • Conclusion
Figures Up to 4
Full Abstract Guidelines

Presentation Formats

You can choose to present your work in the following formats:

  1. Oral Presentation
  2. Poster Presentation
  3. Both

If you decide to present your work in the Oral Session, you must prepare a presentation and bring it along with you to the conference (it’s not required to submit it prior to the event). If you decide to present your work in the Poster Session, you should prepare a poster and submit it ahead of the event date so we can print and put it on display for you.

Note that not only Oral presenters are able to submit a full-length paper for publication in the Conference Proceedings – Poster presenters are welcome to do that as well. Submit a full-length paper regardless of the format (Oral or Poster) you decide to present your work in. Abstracts, full-length papers, posters, and presentations will be part of the COMSOL Conference User Presentations published every year and brought to the attention of a worldwide audience through the COMSOL website.

Changes to the Paper Submission Procedure

What I’ve mentioned so far offers no big surprises. Users have come to expect the COMSOL Conference to be a forum for giving credit to multiphysics simulation experts and spreading the word about their work. One thing has changed, though, as I stated at the very beginning of this blog post; the paper submission procedure.

Every year we ask authors for feedback about the event procedures, and we listen carefully to them. Until now, we have required you to submit your full-length paper prior to the conference in September, which is a very busy month. Preparing a full-length paper can be challenging, and we realize not everyone can make it on time.

This year is different. The September deadline is still there, and if you make the deadline, your full-length paper will be included and published online in the COMSOL Conference User Presentations. If you can’t make the deadline, no problem. You will still be able to submit it at the conference or right after it, and we will include it in the second release of the COMSOL Conference User Presentations.


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