Dear Colleagues,  

It is an honour and a pleasure for me to invite you to the first IKV International Symposium on Plastics Technology on 10 March 2020 in Aachen. The symposium will bring together scientists and experts from all over the world who are involved in the future of plastics. The symposium will offer an exceptional forum to learn, participate and network with the people who play a leading role in the field of plastics technology. The scientific program will keep you abreast of the latest know-how in polymer science and technology.

With your paper and presentation, you can contribute to enhancing the quality and diversity of the discussions. You should therefore take the opportunity to present your topic to a broad scientific public. The symposium will, without doubt, be a valuable occasion to generate new ideas in the middle of a motivated scientific community.

I look forward to welcoming you in Aachen,

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts / posters:
    NEW: 15 June2019
  • Announcement of accepted abstracts / posters:
    NEW: 15 July 2019
  • Deadline for submission of full papers:
    1 September 2019
  • Announcement of accepted papers:
    1 October 2019
  • Deadline for binding registration:
    15 October 2019
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Circular economy
  • Extrusion
  • Injection moulding
  • Lightweight technologies
  • Plastics Industry 4.0

Call for papers

  • Your article will be published as a reviewed publication in the Conference Proceedings.
  • You will present your research results to a scientific forum.
  • You can combine your attendance at the symposium with a visit to the International Colloquium Plastics Technology, which will take place for the 30th time in Aachen from 11 - 12 March 2020. More than 800 international visitors from science and industry are expected to attend. 

Submit paper

Abstracts and papers must be submitted exclusively online and via a template. Here you can find our online tool for the application.

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Your contribution to the symposium

Frequently asked questions

In the first application phase, you submit an abstract or a poster in English, which will be assessed by an international scientific committee. If, on the basis of the submitted article, the committee rejects the paper for the symposium, it may instead offer the opportunity to present a poster.

You can submit articles on the following topics:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Circular economy
  • Extrusion
  • Injection moulding
  • Lightweight technologies
  • Plastics Industry 4.0

If your poster or abstract is accepted by the committee, you will receive the request to submit a full paper.

All documents must be submitted exclusively via our online tool.

>> Submit abstract or paper

The submitted abstracts, posters and papers are assessed by a renowned international scientific committee. Further information on this committee will be announced shortly here.

All accepted papers will be published as reviewed publications in the Conference Proceedings at the Springer Verlag. With every paper comes the obligation to present the paper at the International Symposium for Plastics Technology. If the speaker is prevented from attending, a replacement speaker must be appointed.

  • The abstract has: 2,500 characters (including spaces)
  • The full paper has: 15,000 characters / approximately 4-5 pages (including illustrations)
  • The poster may be submitted in format DIN A0 in line with your own design templates.
  • In the first phase of the application, please submit a short CV together with your abstract.
  • All submitted documents must be in English.

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts / posters:
    15 June 2019
  • Announcement of accepted abstracts / posters:
    15 July 2019
  • Deadline for submission of full papers:
    1 September 2019
  • Announcement of accepted papers:
    1 October 2019
  • Deadline for binding registration: 
    15 October 2019

The attendance fee is:

Participants  Ticket for Symposium
Researchers at universities   480 €
Members of the IKV Association of Sponsors 600 €
Non-members of the IKV Association of Sponsors:650 €


For participation in the International Colloquium on Plastics Technology (11 - 12 March 2019), participants of the symposium will receive a 20% discount on the ticket price.

>> More information on the 30thInternational Colloquium Plastics Technology in Aachen

Over 2,000 years of city history meet 60,000 students! Aachen is well known for being home to the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany - Aachen Cathedral - and the large number of young people, whom you see wherever you go. 

Conference venue:

Eurogress Aachen
Monheimsallee 48
52062 Aachen
Deutschland

Simon Bölle, M.Sc.

Research assistant Contact for questions about the International Symposium on Plastics Technology +49 241 80-28363 symposium@ikv.rwth-aachen.de

Scientific committee

All submissions will be assessed by an international scientific committee. Take a look at who is on the committee.

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