MSE 2024
Abstract Submission & Management


The topic and symposium organizers invite the MSE 2024 community to submit abstracts related to the symposia. Especially young scientists are encouraged to contribute to the symposia. Contributions can be submitted for poster.

For the submission of an abstract, no booking is necessary until a contribution is confirmed.

Submission Process and Proceedings

Please note that if you buy a ticket before your submission is reviewed and your submission type is changed by the scientific committee (e.g. from lecture to poster), you may cancel your ticket free of charge.

For Abstract submission, only the title and a short description of a maximum of 2,500 characters are required.

Click above to submit your abstract. After creating an account or logging in with a DGM user account, you can submit a new or edit an existing unsubmitted contribution.

When creating a new contribution, you will be asked to select the symposia and the type of contribution (lecture or poster) you want to submit. All further required information for your contribution will be requested via the user interface.

MSE 2024 will be held as a hybrid event, on-site in Darmstadt (Germany) and online. For better planning of the symposium, we kindly ask you to indicate in your submission if you plan to travel to Darmstadt (Germany) for MSE 2024 or if you plan to attend the event virtually. We will consider this information for scheduling the scientific program regarding time zones and location.

Book of Abstracts

You have the option of creating a formatted one-page abstract, including a graphic about your contribution. The one-page abstract can be uploaded as a pdf to your contribution to the Abstracts Management System by 30 August 2024. The preparation of a one-page abstract is voluntary. The abstracts will be published collectively as a "Book of Abstracts" as part of MSE 2024 and will be available to all participants. If you don't upload an abstract as pdf based on the template, we will use the short description you have entered in the system for your contribution in the Book of Abstracts. The Book of Abstracts is not subject to a review process.

Download Abstract Template

Abstract Management System

You can edit your contribution at any time until the final submission and still upload documents like your poster after submission. You will find all your contributions for editing in the

Abstract Management System

Presentation of a Lecture

  • The regular presentation time for a lecture is 15 minutes + 5 minutes for Q&A.
  • Presentation as PowerPoint or PDF, preferably in 16:9 format.
  • The presentation language is English. Please prepare all your documents and slides in English.
  • Presentations do not need to be uploaded in advance.
  • There are no specifications or guidelines for the design of your slides. Nevertheless, we ask you to keep the area marked in the template on your slides free, as your video/image will automatically be displayed at this place during the presentation. This would otherwise obscure important information. You can download the template here:

Presentation Template

On-site presentations:

  • Please bring your presentation on a USB flash drive to MSE 2024. Please give it to our technicians in your lecture room at the break, before the session with your presentation.
  • Due to technical reasons no personal equipment like your own notebook can be used to give your presentation.
  • Since you will be giving your presentation on-site using a presentation computer provided by us, we ask you to use only standard fonts such as Arial, Geneva, Helvetic or Lucida Sans in your presentation. Otherwise, we cannot exclude the possibility of unintentional text displacement in your presentation on the presentation computer. Alternatively, we ask you to embed the individual font you use in your PowerPoint presentation.

Online presentations:

  • MSE 2024 is a live event. We will try to schedule all presentations accordingly to ensure that the respective author can give the presentation live in their time zone. Please check your assigned presentation time considering the time difference to MESZ.
  • You will give your presentation online by logging in to our event platform and using your hardware setup (computer, webcam, microphone, or headset (preferred)).We will offer several test sessions before the event, where you can test the screen, microphone, and camera sharing with our technicians to avoid any problems during the event. You will be informed about these dates in time.
  • In case of poor internet connection, you can send us a video of your presentation in advance, and we will play it at the specified times. 

Presentation of a Poster

  • All posters will be displayed on-site as and online, regardless of whether the author participates on-site or online.
  • Please create your poster in portrait format, size DIN A0. There are no further specifications or guidelines for the design of your Poster for MSE 2024. Please feel free to use the MSE 2024 Logo on your poster. You can download it here.
  • Please prepare your poster as a JPG file for the virtual poster hall and upload the final graphic by 20 September 2024. Use the "Abstract Management System" to upload your poster. The maximum size of the poster file must not exceed 25 MB.
  • We offer the possibility to upload a prerecorded poster-pitch-video which will be accessible via the event-platform. The video must be in .mp4 format and must not exceed the maximum size of 150 MB. For a program to convert the video to .mp4 or reduce the file size, we recommend "Handbrake". Please upload the video via the Abstract Management System. All participants can watch the poster pitch videos on the virtual platform.
  • Additional information for on-site poster authors: Please bring your already uploaded poster printed in A0 format to the congress in Darmstadt, Germany. Your uploaded poster will also be automatically displayed in the poster room of the virtual platform. 
  • Additional information for online poster authors: Your uploaded poster will be automatically displayed on site on a portrait monitor, as well as in the virtual poster room of the virtual platform.

MSE 2024
24 - 26 September 2024 | Hybrid Congress in Darmstadt (Germany) & Online

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