Abstract Submission Guidelines

Call for Abstracts is now open!

Abstract submissions are welcome for consideration for the 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, which will be held Cork, 23 – 27 July 2018.

Important Dates:

Call for abstracts Opens
1 December 2017

Abstract submission deadline
26 January 2018

Notification of Acceptance
16 March 2018

Deadline for accepted authors to register to confirm attendance
24 April 2018

Programme Available Online
June 2018

Submission Process

The abstract submission process for IEEE NANO 2018 will be through an online submission portal

Presenting Authors are requested to create an account and submit an abstract for review according to the guidelines set out below. The same account will be used when you register for the conference. Please keep the email and password used to create the account for future use. Please do not create a new account. Should you require any assistance or have a query about online submission, contact ieeenano18@conferencepartners.ie.


  • It is ESSENTIAL that you read the instructions below before you submit.
  • The Presenting Author must submit the abstract and is required to be the corresponding author for that abstract
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English
  • Accepted abstracts must submit a full paper by the date indicated in the notification email. Papers will be available on the IEEE Xplore system.

You do not need to register for the Conference prior to submitting an abstract however following acceptance into the programme you must register by 24 April 2018.

If you have an accepted abstract you are entitled to get the early bird registration rate up until the 24 April 2018. You will be provided with a link to register at this rate in your acceptance email. If you have any queries please contact ieeenano18@conferencepartners.ie. After this date any registrations made by you will be at the prevailing congress registration fee at time of registration/payment.

Presentation Type

An abstract can be submitted for presentation at the Conference as one of the following categories:

  • Oral only
  • Oral or Poster
  • Poster only

At the review stage, the Programme Committee may change the presentation type submitted by the author to ensure the continuity of the conference programme i.e. oral presentation may be changed to poster presentation OR poster presentation to oral presentation. The presenting Author will be informed of any change to their submitted presentation type at the acceptance notification stage. The decision of the programme committee is final.

Oral Format:
Oral presentations will be 25 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A

Poster Format:
Accepted posters will be asked to produce a poster for display at the conference. Presenters are asked to take note of the following guidelines when producing their poster:

  • Maximum poster size is A0 (0.84 x 1.19m) (portrait orientation)
  • Keep text to a minimum
  • Ensure any text is in large font
  • Use graphs, charts, and/or tables
  • Ensure contents have a logical flow
  • Make it colourful
  • Removal and collection of posters at the end of the display period remains the responsibility of the presenter. Posters not removed by the indicated take down time will be removed and disposed of.


Abstracts must be submitted under one of the conference tracks:

  1. Nanosensors & Nanoactuators

1.1.      Materials Design & Development

1.2.      Nanoelectrochemical Sensors

1.3.      Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

1.4.      Piezoelectric Sensors & Actuators

1.5.      Biophotonics

1.6.      Nanoplasmonics & Nanophotonics


  1. Nanoenergy for Smart Things

2.1       Materials Design

2.2       Energy Harvesting & Conversion

2.3       Energy Storage

2.4       Power Management


  1. Materials, Devices & Architectures for Nanoelectronics

3.1       Brain-Inspired Circuits & Architectures

3.2       Resistive Random Access Memories

3.3       2D Materials & Devices


  1. Nanofabrication & Assembly

4.1       Nanofabrication

4.2       Nanomanipulation & Nanorobotics

4.3       Nanomanufacturing

4.4        Nanopackaging


  1. Nano Life Sciences

5.1       Nanobiology

5.2       Nanomedicine

5.3       Bio-inspired Materials & Devices


  1. Nanosafety

6.1       Environmental Health & Safety

6.2       Toxicology & Immunology


  1. Nano-Acoustics
  2. Nanophononics
  3. Nanomagnetics & Spintronics
  4. Nanometrology
  5. Nanoscale & Biological Communication
  6. Multi-scale Simulation

Submission Guidelines and Templates

Please adhere to the following formatting guidelines when preparing abstracts for submission for IEEE NANO 2018. Abstracts which are not correctly formatted will not be reviewed.

How to submit an abstract
The Presenting Author will be the contact person for the abstract and must submit the abstract. Once you enter the online submission portal, start by creating an Account. Please keep a record of the account details you use to set up the account as you will require them to log into both the IEEE NANO 2018 abstract submission system and Conference registration portals. Upon successful submission of the abstract a confirmation email will be sent to the Presenting Author.

If you have not received a confirmation email, please check that your abstract is not left in draft and is fully submitted by logging back into the portal and checking on the Edit Abstracts page.

A person may be associated with 2 papers and have 2 papers per registration as lead presenter.

IMPORTANT: Please note that you can save your submission as a draft and return to edit the submission, but once it has been submitted the abstract cannot be edited after the close of submission deadline. If you require any assistance regarding the submission of your abstract, contact ieeenano18@conferencepartners.ie.

Submission Process:
The online abstract submission system is a simple step by step process and will ask you to input the following details:

  • Title of the abstract (word limit is 15)
  • Presentation type (Oral or Poster)
  • Theme must be chosen from the theme list above
  • Name, affiliation, and job title of Presenting Author (this person will act as the main contact for this abstract; this person must be listed as the first author)
  • Name, affiliation, and job title of co-author(s)
  • Abstract limit is a maximum if two pages, excluding Title, Authors and Affiliations
  • Complete questions listed in Additional Information. Please provide the following information:
    • Keywords (max.5) that are relevant to your abstract
    • In order to help us compile statistics around equality and diversity across the conference programme, please indicate your gender
    • Indicate if you are a student
    • Should you think that your submission is covered by more than one track, please indicate a secondary track choice
  • Download the abstract template shown below to create the abstract as a Word document and then save as a Word file for uploading to the system. Only WORD files will be accepted for upload. Graphs and tables may not be included in the abstract.

All accepted abstracts will be required to submit a full paper. The submission date will be included in the notification email. Papers will be available on the IEEE Xplore system.

Abstract Submission Template

Abstracts must be formatted using the IEEE NANO 2018 template. Abstracts can be submitted in English only. Click on the button to download the template.

Notification of Acceptance

Notification will be sent to the Presenting Author in 16 March 2018.

When notified of acceptance, the Presenting Author is required to accept their offer by registering for the Conference by 24 April 2018. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their abstract from the programme.


Terms and Conditions

  • The abstract submitted adheres to the abstract submission guidelines outlines above.
  • The text of the abstract along with the names and affiliations, poster, powerpoint presentations and/or additional documents as requested will be published on the conference website and book of abstracts, and that this will not raise any copyright issues.
  • This abstract has only been submitted once for IEEE NANO 2018.
  • A submission as a particular presentation type may be changed to a different type following review in order to be accepted and included in the programme.
  • Presenters may be recorded for live streaming. A recording of the presentation and a copy of the slides may be published online after the conference.
  • It is the responsibility of the Presenting Author to submit the abstract. They are the main contact whose responsibility it is to communicate with other co-authors and ensure that they register to be included in the programme.
  • Accepted authors must register by 24 April 2018 to confirm acceptance of their offer in the programme. If accepted authors are not registered by this date, they may be removed from the programme.
  • A person may be associated with 2 papers and have 2 papers per registration as lead presenter.
  • The abstract submitted is in English.
  • The Presenting Author is available to present at the conference on 23 – 27 July 2018.


If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact the IEEE NANO 2018 Programme Team ieeenano18@conferencepartners.ie

Important Dates

Call for abstracts
1 December 2017

Abstract submission deadline
26 January 2018

Notification of Acceptance
16 March 2018

End of early registration
25 April 2018

Deadline for final papers
11 May 2018

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