Abstract submission

Oral and poster contributions within any of these themes are invited and it is recognised that not all contributors may currently have access to a direct electron detector. These may address topics across the physical and materials sciences, such as:

  • Advances in electron/ion imaging, spectroscopy, modelling and analysis
  • Camera and detector technologies
  • Catalysis 
  • Device technologies
  • Dynamic and in-situ electron/ion microscopy
  • Electron diffraction
  • Low dimensional and nano materials
  • Natural materials and mineralogy
  • SEM, (S)TEM and focused ion beam techniques
  • Smart collection, deep learning and advanced processing 
  • Soft matter and biological materials 
  • Techniques appropriate to large datasets
  • Tomography 

Abstracts of a maximum of one A4 page should be submitted online by 7 June 2020 [extended]. Figures and references are permitted. Please read the guidelines for abstract preparation and information on how to submit your abstract below prior to completing your submission. 

We do not expect that many delegates have had much opportunity to take fresh data in the past few months and so will gratefully receive abstracts relating to both preliminary and recently-published datasets, with the intention of enhancing the conference discussion. The focus of the meeting is very much a community discussion of the current state of the art.


Guidelines for abstract file preparation

  • Length: 1 A4 page including all figures, text and references
  • File format: .pdf and .docx
  • Page layout: A4 paper (N.B. not US Letter), 25mm margins, no page numbers or running heading/footers
  • Font: 11pt Arial
  • Title: include the full title in the submission file, do not use all caps
  • Authors and affiliations: include full names of all co-authors with corresponding affiliations and country. DO NOT include the full correspondence address or email addresses. 
  • Abstract text: single line spaced
  • Abstract figures/references: include an informative caption for any figure, scheme, or illustration in your abstract. Note that abstracts may be reproduced in black and white, so check any colour figures to be sure they remain intelligible in greyscale

Information for submitting your abstract

If you have previously submitted an abstract or registered to attend an IOP Conference, please log in. For new users you will need to create an account. If you have forgotten your password, you can request details from the login page. Please note your submission will not be completed until you reach the "submission confirmation" page.

  • Enter your abstract title in title case
  • Indicate whether the work is predominantly student work
  • Indicate the presenting authors gender - this information is supplied for the purpose of monitoring only
  • Select oral or poster presentation
  • Enter the details for the presenting and corresponding author
  • Upload your file in the correct format (.pdf or .doc)
  • Review your submission and select submit

The corresponding author will receive an email confirming the submission. If you do not receive an email, your abstract may not have been received and you are advised to contact the conferences team by email to conferences@iop.org or by telephone to +44 (0)20 7470 4800.

Abstract amendments

Authors can amend their submission online up until the abstract submission deadline. 

If you are unable to submit your abstract online, please contact the conferences team by email to conferences@iop.org or telephone to +44 (0)20 7470 4800. Please ensure that you quote the name of the event when contacting us.


Key dates

Abstract submission deadline [extended]:

7 June 2020

Registration deadline:

5 July 2020