Submitting abstracts, papers, and posters to the COMSOL Conference
Who owns the copyright of submissions?
You will retain all ownership rights to the copyrights in the submissions. Since the license granted to COMSOL is nonexclusive; there are no limits on your right to publish and distribute such contributed materials. For details, refer to the Copyright Notice at the end of the submission form.
How will COMSOL publish and distribute my submissions?
COMSOL will publish submitted material in the Proceedings CD (distributed at the COMSOL Conference) and in the COMSOL Conference CD (published after the conferences and distributed to people who have an interest in receiving it). Submitted material will also be published on the COMSOL 'Papers and Presentations' website, and may be used in COMSOL presentations and the like that relate to the submitted material, and be sent to people interested in submitted material. For details refer to the Copyright Notice at the end of the submission form.
Who is going to review my abstracts?
Abstracts and papers will be reviewed by the COMSOL Conference Program Committee, a panel of experts in their respective fields familiar with multiphysics modeling. More information on the Program Committee can be found here.
Which are the main deadlines?
The final abstract submission deadline is on July 28th. You will receive a reduced registration rate of $195 if you submit your abstract by June 15th. More information about the deadlines can be found at the Call For Papers page.
Is it possible to edit my abstract after I've submitted it?
You can edit your abstract anytime before the Final Abstract Submission deadline.
Which instructions should I follow to submit an abstract, paper or poster?
Instructions for authors have been made available here. To submit an abstract you should provide the Program Committee with a 500 word maximum length text and at least one figure with a caption.
Which are the suggested topic areas of the COMSOL Conference?
The suggested topic areas can be found here. We encourage you to submit your abstract even if your topic is not listed. Your abstract will be assigned to a relevant topical area.
I am planning to submit a poster, should I bring it with me to the COMSOL Conference?
No. We will print the poster and display it for you during the COMSOL Conference. If you wish to take your poster with you, you can take it down between 1:30 and 3:00 on Friday, October 5th.
May I choose in which format I would like to present my abstract?
COMSOL Conference presentations take place in the following formats: Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation and Both Oral & Poster Presentation. During the submission process you will be able to indicate how you would prefer to present your work at the conference.
Attending the COMSOL Conference
Who can register to the COMSOL Conference?
Anyone can register to the COMSOL Conference. Register online at our registration page. Register now and save on the registration fee.
What is included in the conference registration?
The conference registration fee grants you admission to all events: general sessions, minicourses, demo stations, user presentations, keynotes, panel discussions, the poster session, and the exhibition. In addition, coffee breaks, two breakfasts, three lunches, two cocktail receptions and an awards dinner are provided.
Is a registration package available?
Yes, it is. The registration package includes the Conference Proceedings CD and a trial license for the prerelease of the newest version of COMSOL Multiphysics.
I would like to participate in the hands-on minicourses, should I bring a laptop with me?
Yes, you should. And note that the minicourse sessions fill up fast, so register now to secure a seat.
Are there sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available?
Yes, there are. COMSOL partners travel from near and far to showcase their products and services. The exhibition is a "don't miss" for anyone seeking turn-key solutions to today's design challenges. Click here to see what the COMSOL Conference can offer you.
Which hotels can I choose to stay at for the conference? Is there a discounted room rate available?
We recommend staying at the Boston Marriott Newton, where the conference events will take place. We have arranged for a special reduced room rate for the attendees of the conference. The number of discounted rooms is limited, so please make your reservation early.
How do I get from the airport or the railway station to the conference?
Boston has one international airport: Boston Logan Airport. Additionally, the Manchester Boston Regional Airport is located less than 50 miles north of Boston. This airport has several low-fare airlines that fly in and out of Manchester.
If I need more information, who should I contact?
For inquiries regarding paper and poster presentations, please contact Jinlan Huang at
For all other Conference questions, please contact Lauren Sansone at
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