Technical Papers
A Technical Paper will be accepted based upon an extended abstract, which will be reviewed by the conference Technical Review Committee. All Technical Papers will be published in the Proceedings distributed at the 2005 Solar World Congress. Please be sure you understand and agree to all of the following requirements before you submit your abstract.


Abstract Submittal November 15, 2004
History Project Abstract Submittal November 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance December 15, 2004
Peer-reviewed papers due February 1, 2005
Non-peer-reviewed papers due March 1, 2005
Reviewer comments to peer-reviewed Paper authors March 1, 2005
Final peer-reviewed papers due March 15, 2005

 General Conference Requirements

  • Authors are required to meet all deadlines.
  • Authors are required to keep conference organizers apprised of their current contact information at all times.
  • Technical paper authors are required to register for (and pay the registration fee) and attend the conference to present their paper.
  • Registration and payment of the registration fee will be required at the time that the final paper is submitted.
  • If an abstract is accepted with comments for additions or improvements, authors are required to incorporate the suggestions into their final papers.
  • Authors are required to format their final paper and submit it according to instructions. Instructions will be e-mailed to the corresponding authors, and will be posted on this website.

Peer-review of papers
Authors may choose to have their paper peer-reviewed before publication. Peer-reviewed papers will be published in a separate volume of the proceedings. The choice must be made at the time the paper is submitted. Authors choosing to have their papers peer-reviewed must submit the paper one month earlier than those submitting papers that will not be peer-reviewed, February 1 versus March 1.

Paper Presentations
Paper presentations may be done in one of two formats:

Oral presentation – presenters have 10 to 15 minutes to present the major results and conclusions of the work detailed in the paper. We encourage all authors to prepare the visuals of their presentation using PowerPoint software. Presentations take place in 90 minute sessions comprised of presentations about up to six papers on related topics.

Poster presentation – presenters prepare a 36 inch x 36 inch poster that sums up the major results and conclusions of the work detailed in the paper. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference. Authors will be available for questions and discussion at their posters during an assigned one hour time period.

Authors will be given a choice of oral or poster presentation at the time of abstract submittal. The technical review committee may decide to switch abstracts from oral presentation to poster presentation depending on the needs of the conference.

Special History Project Abstracts Instructions
For the History Project Call for Papers, please click here.

Abstract Preparation Instructions and Template
Because the abstract is the sole basis for review, it should be a “mini-paper” that includes some of the major results or conclusions. Selection of abstracts is very competitive. Abstracts are evaluated on the basis of clear objectives, originality, scope and method of approach, and significant results or conclusions. An abstract that simply includes lists of the topics of discussion in the paper will be rejected. Figures or graphics are encouraged.

Your abstract may contain up to one page of text and up to one page of graphics. For an example of an excellent abstract, click here.

Please download the abstract template and use when preparing your abstract. Abstracts not prepared according to this template may be rejected.

Abstracts must be submitted as .pdf documents. If you do not have the full version of Adobe Acrobat, you may convert your abstract file to a .pdf document on-line. Adobe allows you to create 5 files for free.


When you create your .pdf file, you MUST name the file using 8 characters or less, with no spaces in the file name. If your filename is larger than 8 characters or contains any spaces, it WILL NOT load correctly, and it WILL NOT be reviewed.

Please submit your abstract ONCE. DO NOT submit multiple copies of the same abstract.

If you have already submitted an abstract or proposal, you will have received a confirmation e-mail with a username and password. Please log into the system using this username and password! You may upload as many abstracts and proposals as you wish, but please submit them all using the same username and password.

Abstract Submittal Form
Before you begin to complete the abstract submittal form, you need to have the following information on hand:

  1. Name and complete contact information of the corresponding author. Contact information must include an e-mail address. Our primary communication method is via e-mail.
  2. Please determine the appropriate conference topic. You will need to pick the ONE most appropriate topic and the ONE most appropriate subtopic. Click here for a list of topics. Topic selection is for the purpose of abstract review only. When the final program is developed, your presentation will be placed into the most appropriate session. DO NOT submit your abstract more than once under different topics.
  3. You’ll need to choose whether you’ll want to present the paper orally or as a poster.
  4. You’ll need to enter up to 3 co-authors’ first and last names and affiliations.
  5. You will be asked to upload your abstract file, so you’ll need to be able to find it on your computer. Your file name MUST be 8 characters or less, with no spaces in the file name. If your filename is larger than 8 characters or contains any spaces, it WILL NOT load correctly, and it WILL NOT be reviewed.

The deadline for accepting proposals, abstracts or speaker suggestions has passed.   We will consider late proposals and abstracts ONLY if we have room in the program after we have considered all proposals that were received before the deadline.

Remember, if you have already submitted an abstract or proposal, please use the username and password you were given to log into the system and submit other abstracts and proposals.

ASME Abstract Submittal

Technical papers are also being accepted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Solar Energy Division.

Conference papers submitted to ASME will undergo a dual-review process for both the conference and for the Journal of Solar Energy Engineering.

Participant Eligibility
Abstracts and proposals will be accepted from anyone who has special knowledge in the solar, renewable or sustainability fields. Program selections are based solely on the merit of the described work. The conference organizers will not discriminate nor will they condone discrimination against any individual on the basis of sex, sexual preference, creed, religion, race or national affiliation.

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