Abstract Submission

Normal abstract submission deadline is February 10, 2014. Late-News abstract submission deadline is April 28, 2014.

Online Abstract Submission System

Short Abstract Format
The Short Abstract should give a brief summary of the topics and main conclusions of the paper and presentation, and must be 300 words or fewer in length. The Short Abstract will be viewable for accepted papers at the PVSC website, and will be linked to the paper title in the Conference Program to give conference goers more detail on your paper, and help plan which technical sessions to attend.  

Evaluation Document Format
The 3-page Evaluation Document is the most essential part of your abstract submission, since it is the part that will be reviewed by the Program Committee.  To help them with their assessment of your paper, please make sure that your Evaluation Document is no more than 3 pages in length, and includes these main points:  

  • Full title of the paper
  • Full author list and affiliation
  • Introduction or background of the paper topic
  • Main experimental and/or theoretical results
  • Analysis of the results, clear exposition of the main findings
  • Discussion of the significance of the work for the field
  • Summary of the work
  • References 

Evaluation documents are limited to 3 pages and the file must be uploaded in PDF format. A link to the suggested format for the evaluation abstract is shown below.

Suggested Evaluation Abstract Formatting (Word file).
Other file formats (PDF).

Author Notification Timeline
Contributing authors will be notified of the acceptance status of their papers after March 24, 2014. For visa applications an invitation letter will be issued at that time. Upon acceptance, we ask all authors to confirm that they will be able to present their work at the conference, and upload their manuscript by the due date of May 26, 2014 (1 week before the conference) for publication in the conference proceedings. High quality abstracts submitted to the PVSC may be offered a streamlined process for turning their PVSC presentation into a peer-reviewed IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics publication. Details of this process can be found here.