Abstract submission

Contributions for oral and poster presentations from both academia and industry are welcome covering areas in physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering and technology. Abstracts of a maximum of 500 words including figures and references should be submitted online by 5 March 2021.

The committee is looking for submissions that have relevance to surfaces, interfaces or thin films and coatings, within the following topics:

  • Theory and Modelling of Processes at Surface and Interfaces
  • Dielectric Materials, Devices and Applications
  • Nanotechnology and nanomaterials
  • Electronic and magnetic materials and devices
  • Two-dimensional materials and devices
  • Biomaterials and soft matter
  • Oxide surfaces and oxide-based heterostructures
  • Energy conversion and storage
  • In-situ and near-ambient pressure analysis
  • Reactions, growth and dynamic processes at surfaces
  • Surface functionalisation and catalysis
  • Corrosion and tribology
  • Electrochemistry and electroplating
  • Machine learning in surface science
  • Novel techniques and applications

Information for submitting your abstract

If you have previously submitted an abstract or registered to attend an IOP Conference, please log in. For new users you will need to create an account. If you have forgotten your password, you can request details from the login page. Please note your submission will not be completed until you reach the "submission confirmation" page.

  • Select a topic
  • Enter your abstract title
  • Select the submission type 
  • Enter co-author(s) details if applicable (fields marked with * are mandatory)
  • Select the presenting author
  • Select the corresponding author
  • Enter your abstract in plain text - maximum 300 words
  • Review your submission and select submit


The submitting author will receive an email confirming the submission. If you do not receive an email, your abstract may not have been received and you are advised to contact the conferences team by email to George.Wiltshire@iop.org.

Oral talks will be presented live during allocated contribution sessions in the programme. Posters will presented on the iPosterSessions platform. Authors are encouraged to look at examples and tutorials. An invitation to upload content will be sent once registration has been approved.

Abstract amendments

Authors can amend their submission online up until the abstract submission deadline.

If you are unable to submit your abstract online, please contact the conferences team by email to conferences@iop.org or telephone to +44 (0)20 7470 4800. Please ensure that you quote the name of the event when contacting us.


Key dates

Abstract submission deadline:

5 March 2021

Registration deadline:

16 April 2021