Authors of new work describing research results and developments which are of relevance to the topics described are kindly invited to submit a short, significant and conclusive abstract to the conference organizers, outlining the technical/scientific/ innovative/novel content of the paper to be presented. Papers will be selected on the basis of novelty, scientific and technical value, and practical relevance. Please note that, in order to comply with the expectations of the conference audience, abstracts, presentations and papers for the conference proceedings must be noncommercial in style and focused exclusively on the technical/scientific content. To illustrate this policy, the use of trade names must be avoided wherever possible. IMPORTANT NOTE: Papers will not be accepted if they have been previously presented or published elsewhere.
The Roon Award is currently being administered by ACA to recognize outstanding research in coatings science. Authors wishing to have their final paper considered for the ACA Roon Award should mark the appropriate designation on the form. As in the past, Roon Award designated abstracts will be evaluated by both the ACC Program Committee and ACA’s Roon Award Committee. Authors who have been accepted for Roon Award consideration will be notified separately, and will need to complete and submit their final papers to the Roon Award Committee by Jan. 25 , 2016 to be considered.
All submittals will be treated with the strictest confidence, and will only be announced if selected in for the final program. The oral presentation time will be 20 - 25 minutes in length followed by 5 - 10 minutes for discussion. Speakers from the industry will be offered a full conference registration including all materials for a special reduced rate. There will be no charge to speakers from academia. Co-authors attending the conference must pay the full conference fees.
- Submission of title and abstracts: September 28, 2015
- Notification of acceptance to speakers: October 15, 2015
- Submission of full technical papers for the conference proceedings and for the Roon Award: January 25, 2016