GUIDELINES for MSE-Symposium-Organizers

1. Structure

1.1 Topics

MSE 2022 is segmented into the following 6 Topics:

  • B: Biomaterials
  • C: Characterization
  • F: Functional Materials, Surfaces and Devices
  • I: Circular Materials
  • M: Modelling and Simulation
  • P: Processing and Synthesis
  • S: Structural Materials

1.2. Symposia

The topics are divided into symposia which are announced in the Call for Abstracts (CfA). If the criteria for the sustainability of symposia are not fulfilled by the deadline of the CfA, they will be merged with other symposia or canceled. The Topic Coordinators will do this. A functioning symposium must have at least two full oral sessions. This means that, by the end of the deadline, there must be at least 12 oral presentations (without contributions that have been classified as oral posters or posters) to meet the feasibility criteria.

1.3 Sessions

A session comprises the contributions from one coffee break to another coffee break. There will be no change of Topic or Symposium within a session.a

1.4 Session Chairs

A session chair must lead every session. The Symposium Organizers need to identify and organize the Session Chairs for their Symposium until 1 July 2022. The Organizers could chair a session as well.

2. Presentations

2.1 Plenary = 40 min, without discussion
Excellent scientists or representatives of the industry will give a lecture on an important topic. The program committee invites them.

2.2 Keynote = 2 time units = 35 min + 2 min for Q&A and 3 minutes to change the room
Excellent scientists or representatives of the industry will give a lecture focusing on the topic of the Symposium. Depending on the length of a symposium, 2 Keynote Speakers could be realized. The Symposium Organiser will choose them. Keynote speakers have to pay the congress fee and will not receive any travel support.

2.3 Highlight = 1 time unit = 15 min + 2 min for Q&A and 3 minutes to change the room
The Symposium Organiser can mark lectures that are above average as Highlight Lectures. Two Highlight Lectures per Symposium are possible. Highlight Speakers have to pay the congress fee and will not receive any travel support.

2.4 Lecture = 1 time unit = 15 min + 2 min for Q&A and 3 minutes to change the room
Contributed lectures will be classified by the Symposium Organiser and put into the congress program.

2.5 Poster
Posters are on display during the congress in the foyer of the lecture halls. The presenting authors of the posters will be available for discussion during the poster show.

3. Congress fees and free tickets

The congress is financed through the congress fees. The scientific cooperation is on a fully unpaid and voluntary basis. Expenses are not refunded. The congress fee will only be waived for Plenary Speakers and Topic Coordinators.

Symposium Organizers, Session Chairs, Keynote Speakers, Highlight Speakers must pay the regular congress fee. As representatives of the MSE we expect the participation of all Symposium Organizers.

4. Providing of Documents

In addition to the abstracts, authors have the opportunity to upload documents as full papers (voluntary), their posters, or an oral poster presentation as video through the MSE website. The documents will be exclusively available on the virtual congress platform of the MSE 2022.

5. Keydates MSE 2022

15 November 2021 Deadline for the Call of Symposia
1 December 2021 Start of the Call for Abstracts
28 February 2022 Deadline of the Call for Abstracts
March-April 2022  Evaluation of the papers
May-June 2022 Confirmation of the authors
July 2022 Release of the preliminary program
August-September 2022 Release of the final program
26 September 2022 DGM-Tag 2022, the DGM General Assembly in Darmstadt
27 – 29 September 2022 MSE-Congress

6. Congress Location MSE 2022

The congress will take place at TU Darmstadt (Karo 5), Karolinenplatz 5, Darmstadt, Germany. In addition, there will be an opportunity for authors and participants who cannot travel to Darmstadt, Germany to attend MSE 2022 online. Participants can choose during the booking process for MSE 2022 whether they will participate on-site or online.

7. Organizing Society

German Materials Society (DGM)
Marie-Curie-Straße 11- 17
53757 Sankt Augustin
Germany

8. Congress Organizer

MSE Team
T +49 (69) 75306 744
​​​​​​​mse@mse-congress.de​​​​​​​

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