Abstract Guidelines

Submit your abstract


The European and Congress Scientific Committees are inviting you to actively participate in ETCC 2020 congress which will be a unique occasion for the exchange of views and experiences in the area Paints & Coatings, Adhesives, Construction Materials, Graphics. We look forward to receiving abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the program as oral or poster presentations.

 

Submission

Submission deadline: 30 January 2020

The abstract submission is only possible online. Abstracts submitted by fax or mail will not be accepted. Please follow very carefully the instructions before submitting the abstract. Abstracts will be online for review by the author until the submission deadline, 30 January 2020 (23.59 hrs CET).  Submitted abstracts will be treated as confidential and will only be shared to the Scientific Committee.

 

Style

The abstract, should not exceed 3400 characters (approx. one A4 page), incl. spaces and punctuation. The abstract must be written in English and should provide a clear description of the aims, methods and results of the study. Concluding remarks and acknowledgments may be given at the end. Emphasis should be on the technical and/or scientific results of the study.

PLEASE USE the ABSTRACT TEMPLATE here.

 

Important information

File format: pdf file

File name: Save your document as: LAST NAME of the first author.pdf Submission ID.pdf (e.g. SMITH.pdf)

Submission deadline: 30 January 2020 (23.59 hrs CET)

 

Topics

Abstracts can be submitted for one of the following topics:

-Advances in Sciences of Paints & Coatings, Adhesives, Construction Materials, Printing Inks and related products

-Chemical composition, formulations and products specification

-Polymers and other raw materials

-Advances in processing and production

-Measuring and testing, quality systems

-Fire protection and corrosion prevention materials

-Equipment and production lines

-Application techniques

-Environment & Safety & Health

-Products and process legislations

Please note that the Congress Scientific Committee reserves the right to determine the final topic.

 

Review process

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committees and therefore we strongly recommend that you ensure your abstract satisfies the following points:

  • Does the abstract capture the interest of a potential reader of the paper?
  • Is it well written in terms of language, grammar, etc.?
  • Does it engage the reader by telling what the paper is about and why they should read it?
  • Does the title describe the subject being written about?
  • Does it make a clear statement of the topic of the paper and the research question?
  • Does it say how the research was/is being undertaken?
  • Does it indicate the value of the findings and to whom will they be of use?
  • Does it describe the work to be discussed in the paper?
  • Does it give a concise summary of the findings?
  • Does it conform to the character limit of 3400 characters including spaces and punctuation?
  • Does it have between 1 and 4 keywords that closely reflect the content of the paper?
  • Authors who do not follow these guidelines are more likely to have their work rejected.

 

Acceptance notification and publication

All abstracts received by the indicated deadline will be evaluated by the European and Congress Scientific Committees, based on their technical and/or scientific quality. Acceptance, together with technical details for presentation (oral or poster), will be notified only to the submitting author by 30 March, 2020. Accepted abstracts will be published as congress materials on USB flash drive.