Key Dates, Abstracts & Papers

Key Dates

Event    Deadline   
Call for abstracts  Opens Friday 1 November 2013
Abstract submission – DEADLINE EXTENDED  Monday 17 March 2014
Post-deadline abstract submission (poster only)  Friday 30 May 2014 (by special permission thereafter)
Abstract acceptance  Thursday 10 April 2014
Full paper submission                   Sunday 31 August 2014
Registration  Opens Monday 27 January 2014
Early registration  Before Friday 30 May 2014
Conference  Sunday 27 July – Friday 1 August 2014

Abstracts and Papers
Abstracts should be submitted via  For guidelines on registering and submitting please visit  ICOOPMA14 site guidelines for Authors.

Special issue in SST: Plenary and invited speakers only
Plenary and invited speakers are encouraged to submit articles towards a topical special issue in Semiconductor Science and Technology (SST). Contributions should contain novel research results of interest to your research community, or a comprehensive review of the sub-field that you work in. Articles should be 4 to 6 journal pages in length, including space for figures, graphs and so on (figures are equivalent to about 300 words each), and Review articles should be about 8 to 10 pages. All submitted articles must fit within the scope of SST and will be fully refereed to the journal’s usual high standards. Articles should be submitted in PDF format using our submissions facility at:

Proceedings volume in JPCS: All other contributors
All contributors are invited to submit towards the proceedings, which will appear in the open access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS). IOP Conference Series operates a publishing licence, under which authors retain copyright of their papers and they no longer need to sign and submit copyright assignment forms. Any author who wishes to publish in IOP Conference Series must agree to the terms of the licence and by submitting a paper for publication it is assumed all authors of the paper agree, in full, to the terms of the licence. The licence terms and conditions are available online.

Where to send your JPCS paper
Manuscripts, prepared according to the author guidelines, should be submitted via the online submission system, at by Monday 17 March 2014.  To access the site and submit a paper please visit the submission site and click ‘Register’ on the topline menu.

Preparing your JPCS paper
IOP Conference Series uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication. Authors are asked to prepare their papers using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, according to the journal guidelines and templates, and then convert these files to PDF. Full instructions on preparing your paper, along with templates, can be found on the IOP Conference Series website.

It is important to ensure that when you submit your paper, it is in its final form ready for publication, and has been thoroughly proofread. IOP do not copyedit papers and will not send out author proofs prior to publication. Please note: post-publication changes are not usually permitted, unless there are exceptional circumstances, so please ensure your paper has been checked for errors.

What you need to provide:
• The PDF file of your paper: when preparing your paper ensure that you follow the author guidelines. When preparing your paper please check that:
o Paper size is European A4.
o Margins are at least 25mm all round.
o The paper includes the author name and affiliation (full address including country).
o There are no page numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper.
o The PDF is free of formatting errors (e.g. corrupt equations, missing or poor resolution figures), since conversion from Word to PDF can introduce formatting errors.
o Text is single spaced, not double spaced.
o The PDF file is editable and not password protected.
o All pages are portrait (landscape pages should be rotated).
o Reference lists are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via CrossRef if they are correct and complete.
o Figures are placed within the text, not collected at the end of the document.
o A thorough proof read is conducted to check standard of English and ensure wording is clear and concise.
o Ensure that your paper includes an abstract.
• Any multimedia files you wish to publish online
o JPCS encourages authors to submit multimedia files to enhance the online versions of published research articles.

Journal enquiries
Enquiries regarding JPCS should be directed to:
Enquiries regarding SST should be directed to:

Posters should be in the following format:
A1 landscape (h 594mm x w 841mm)
A0 portrait (w 841mm x h 1189mm)