Your contribution to the symposium

Frequently asked questions

In the first application phase, you will submit an abstract for a presentation or poster in English, which will be evaluated by an international Scientific Committee. You will be notified upon acceptance of your submission and provided with further information. 

You can submit articles on the following topics:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Circular Economy / Recycling
  • Compounding / Extrusion / Rheology
  • Injection Moulding
  • Plastics Industry 4.0 / Digitisation
  • Lightweight Technologies

If your abstract is accepted by the committee, you will have the opportunity to submit a full paper. The abstract submission is done exclusively via our online platform.

>> Submit paper

The submitted abstracts for posters and presentations as well as the full-papers are assessed by a renowned international Scientific Committee.

  • Prof. Clemens Holzer, University Leoben, Austria
  • Prof. Abderrahim Maazouz, INSA, Lyon, France
  • Prof. Paula Moldenaers, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Prof. Udo Wagenknecht, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany
  • Prof. Olga Carneiro, University Minho, Portugal
  • Prof. Byung-Ohk Rhee, Ajou University, Korea
  • Prof. Patrick Anderson, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Prof. Shih-Jung Liu, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Phil Coates, University of Bradford, UK
  • Prof. Roberto Pantani, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
  • Prof. Rainer Dahlmann, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Prof. Christian Hopmann, RWTH Aachen, Germany

No. After the acceptance of your abstract for a presentation it is optional to hand in a full-paper of your research. In case of a positive review, no further fees are due for the publication of the full paper except for the participation fee.

  • The abstract has: ~2,500 characters (including spaces)
  • The full paper has: ~25,000 characters (including illustrations)
  • In the first phase of the application, please submit a short CV together with your abstract.
  • All submitted documents must be in English (British or American, but not mixed). 

    • Deadline for submission of abstracts:
      29th October 2021
    • Announcement of accepted abstracts:
      11th November 2021
    • Deadline for binding registration: 
      14th April 2022
    • Deadline for submission of full papers:
      4 October 2022
    • Announcement of accepted papers:

        TicketTotal feeMembership fee PPS (already included)
        No membership (neither IKV nor PPS)
        Regular ticket410 €110 $
        Student ticket (including full membership PPS)315 €110 $
        Student ticket (including student membership PPS)245 €25 $
        Already member (IKV or PPS)
        Member ticket (member IKV Sponsors' Association)320 €-
        Member ticket (member PPS)320 €-
        Student ticket (member PPS)225 €-

        The slots for the individual presentations are planned with 30 min. These should include the presentation as well as time for discussion and a short introduction to the next speaker. Accordingly, you should ideally plan about 20 min for your presentation, leaving about 10 min for questions and transition.

        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 52
        52062 Aachen

        >> More information on the conference venue

        The manuscript to your abstract will be published as peer reviewed Conference Proceedings with AIP Publishing. 

        • Deadline for submission of abstracts for presentations or posters:
          29th October 2021 >> deadline passed
        • Announcement of accepted abstracts:
          11th November 2021 >> deadline passed
        • Deadline for binding registrations to the Symposium:
          14th April 2022
        • Deadline for submission of full-papers:
          4 October 2022
        • Announcement of accepted papers: