Your Submission

We very much appreciate if you decide to enrich our program for the DKG Annual Meeting with your lecture or poster presentation. You may also submit more than one presentations.

Please read the below-mentioned regulations for the submission of an abstract.

Your Short Abstract:

  • With regard to inclusion in the program your submission (short abstract) will be evaluated in advance by the Program Committee. The committee decides by means of your Short Abstract. Your Short Abstract is also published in the abstract volume of the conference, together with your contact details and the co-authors of the contribution.
  • The Short Abstracts need to be submitted via the congress management system. Please note the following:
    • Abstract has to be written in English;
    • maximum of 6 authors;
    • The content of your Short Abstract should not exceed 1.500 characters, excluding spaces. Titles, authors, addresses, etc. may be added to these 1.500 charakters;
    • Please don’t use uppercase letters for the title and no sum formulas in the text;
    • Your abstract won’t be proofread prior to publication in the abstract volume!
  • We reserve the right to make formal changes to your Short Abstract for the publication in the abstract volume (e.g. correction of upper and lower case in the title or the formatting of sum formulas).

Important for all submitters:

  • Prior to submission of an abstract you have to register for participation in the congress management system (If you have been registered for this event by a third person, a contribution can only be submitted via the user account of this person on your behalf!).
  • The program committee will finally decide about kind of submission (poster or lecture) and inform you accordingly by e-mail.
  • If your submitted contribution won’t be accepted by the Program Committee, you can cancel your participation free of charge until February 28, 2018.
    Please write an email to the DKG office at
  • If your submission has been accepted by the program committee it’s obligatory to pay participance fee until March 01, 2018 at the latest. Otherwise your submission may be cancelled from the program.
  • Certain contributions may be published in the DKG journal “cfi / Ber. der DKG" and in the international ceramic trade magazine "Journal of Ceramic Science and Technology (JCST)" according to the decision of the program committee and publishers of the journals. You will be contacted if your submission is concerned.

Important for lecturers:

  • The program committee will decide about placement of your lecture in the program on March 11 or 12, 2018. Your attendance on that certain day is indispensable.
  • You have the option to add a CV to your submission. The panel chair will use it to introduce you with some opening words prior your presentation (i.e. name and title, current profession and current employer, education and career, membership, activities, interests and fields of work, and possibly other personal information).
  • Length of presentation:
    • Plenary Speaker: Lecture lasts 30 min
    • Keynote Speaker: Lecture lasts 25 minutes (without discussion).
    • Speaker: Lecture lasts 15 minutes, followed by a discussion of 10 minutes.
  • Lecture language: English or German
  • Lecture slides: Only in English

Important for authors of a poster:

  • The poster session will take place on March 10, 2018. Your attendance is obligatory on that day.
  • Poster format: DIN A0 vertical (841 mm wide, 1189 mm high)
  • When participating in the poster competition, please present your poster with a two-minute lecture in English. Your lecture can be accompanied by a maximum of two slides - also in English.

Presentations in the context of lectures and poster competition:

  • Please submit your complete lecture presentation via the online congress management system.
  • A Speakers Preview Room will be provided on-site to transfer your presentation via USB stick.
  • The exclusive presentation format is Microsoft PowerPoint (Version 2013 or newer) for Windows. Please note the incompatibilities between Apple and Windows operating systems. The rule “one file per lecture/poster” applies. Media such as video clips must be integrated into the submitted files. Laptops and projectors are available in all lecture rooms. However, your own laptops cannot be connected for organizational reasons.

Dates and Deadlines

April 04, 2018

Registration deadline

December 31, 2017
- Deadline for the submission of lectures
- Early bookers rate ends (Three-day pass)

January 2018

- Information (by e-mail) on the acceptance / non-acceptance of the submitted (oral) lectures to the speakers
- Preliminary program (only oral presentations) will be published.
- Participant invoices to lecturers/authors will be sent by e-mail

February  2018

- February 23, 2018
Deadline - submission  of posters
- Preliminary program (Poster) will be published.
- February 28, 2018
Deadline for free cancellation ends
- February 28, 2018
Deadline for the submission of Hans-Walter -Hennicke Lecture Competition 2018

March 2018

- March 01, 2018
Deadline for the payment of the participation fee for lecturers and authors. In the case of       non-payment, the contribution cannot be included in the program / conference documents.


March 01, 2018
Deadline for cancellation in case of an unaccepted lecture or poster. It’s possible to appoint     areplacement free of charge.


March 31, 2018
Deadline for the submission of poster presentations (two slides). In the case of  non-submission, the contribution cannot be  included in the program / conference documents.


March 31, 2018
Deadline (copy) - participants list