Call for Abstracts

The 35th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors (ICPS 2020) Organising Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original work. Authors may submit for consideration as an oral, mini oral, hardcopy or digital poster presentation in the Conference Scientific Program.


Presentation Types

The following presentation types will be available for selection upon submission of an abstract:

Oral Presentation

Oral presentation: 15-minute presentation, comprising of 12 minutes + 3 minutes for questions.

Poster Presentations

Mini Oral Presentation + Digital Poster: 5-minute oral presentation comprising of a 3-minute pitch to summarise your digital poster + 2 minutes of questions.

Digital Poster Only: available to view on the Conference App via smartphones and tablets as well as interactive kiosks provided in the Pyrmont Foyer of the ICC throughout the duration of the Conference. 

Hardcopy Poster: a limited number of hardcopy posters will be available for display in the Pyrmont Foyer with a change-over of posters each day.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens Thursday 8 August 2019
Abstract Submission Closes Monday 3 February 2020
Authors Notified of Outcome Tuesday 24 March 2020
Author Registration & Early Bird Deadline Monday 13 April 2020
ICPS 2020 Conference Dates 9 – 14 August 2020


Abstract Submission


Streams for Submission

Authors must select one of the following streams that their abstract relates to:


Material growth, structural properties and characterization, phonons

Wide-bandgap semiconductors (GaN, SiC, Ga2O3)

Semiconductors for MIR and THz

Carbon: nanotubes and graphene


Topological states of matter, topological Insulators and Weyl semimetals, Majorana fermions in solid state

Low dimensional systems (Quantum Hall, transport theory, 1D, 2D)

Spintronics and spin phenomena

2D materials beyond graphene

Charge, valley and spin qubits

Electron devices and applications

Quantum optics, nanophotonics

Complex oxide and chalcogenide semiconductors

Optical properties, optoelectronics, solar cells

Organic semiconductors

Boron nitride: defect properties, photonics, polaritons and growth

General Policies and Requirements

Abstract Format and Layout Guidelines

Abstract Template

Program At A Glance

Digital Poster Template


Notification of Submission Outcome

The ICPS 2020 Program Committee and Session Convenors will review all submitted abstracts and asses them in relation to quality and relevance to the Conference streams. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via email to the submitting author on Tuesday 24 March 2020. Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that cannot be accommodated within the program will be considered and reviewed for an alternative presentation type.

Where an abstract for an oral presentation is accepted, revisions or changes of emphasis to match the Conference stream may be requested as there will be an opportunity to submit an extended abstract or full paper to relevant journals directly. Authors are required to indicate the intention to submit an extended abstract or full paper during the submission via the online portal.

The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.