Abstract Submission


Abstract paper submission for WCE 2020 have now opened. All abstract paper submissions are required to be uploaded through the official online submission portal after creating a log in.


IMPORTANT: all abstract paper submissions must strictly follow the official submission template. Submissions that do not follow these instructions will be rejected.

Only accepted abstract authors are invited to submit a full paper for WCE 2020. Further information on how to submit a full paper will be included in author notification letters.

Top 3 reminders for your abstract paper submission!

  • Be sure to use the official submission template
  • Abstract papers need to be between 1 and 2 pages in length
  • Make sure you convert your full paper to PDF prior to submitting

If you have any questions regarding the full paper submission process please contact the WCE2020 Program Manager.

IMPORTANT: all submissions must strictly follow the official submission guidelines and official submission template. Submissions that do not follow these instructions will be rejected.

IMPORTANT: Abstract submissions are limited to 1 submission per corresponding author. Presenters are only permitted 1 presentation within the official program.


Technical session themes

WCE 2020 welcomes abstract submissions under the following technical session themes:

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Advanced manufacturing & automation
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Automated fibre placement
  • Biocarbon
  • Bio-composites
  • Bio-inspired composites
  • Biomedical
  • Ceramic matrix composites
  • Civil engineering
  • Composite Materials: Route to Impact
  • Composites structures
  • Computational and finite element methods
  • Damage tolerance
  • Defence
  • Design and manufacture for multifunctionality
  • Durability, creep and aggressive environment
  • Dynamic properties and fracture
  • Energy harvesting and storage
  • Fatigue
  • Fibers
  • Fracture and damage
  • Green and natural fibre composites
  • Hybrid composites
  • Interdisciplinary Forum on Multifunctional Composites for Sensing, Actuation, Computation and Structural Power
  • Interfaces and interphases
  • Joints
  • Liquid composites moulding
  • Machining of composites
  • Meta-composite
  • Metal matrix composites
  • Multiscale modelling
  • Nano-composites
  • Non-destructive evaluation
  • NSF/AFOSR Joint Workshop on Mechanics-Based Design of Intelligent Material Systems by Multimaterial Additive Manufacturing (Invitation only)
  • Offshore and subsea
  • ONR Solid Mechanics Workshop
  • Process modelling
  • Polymer matrix materials
  • Rail
  • Recycling and sustainability
  • Renewable energy
  • Repair
  • Resin and polymers
  • Sandwich structures and materials
  • Self-healing
  • Smart composite structures
  • Special Symposium – Professor Scott White (invitation only)
  • Structural analysis and optimisation
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Testing methods
  • Textile-based composites
  • Three-dimensional composites
  • Triobology and wear

Abstract submission guidelines

  • Only submissions submitted in English will be considered. Please ensure you thoroughly check your submission for spelling and grammatical errors as accepted abstracts/full papers will be printed as per your submission.
  • Abstract submissions should be no longer than 2 pages in length.
  • Please ensure any acronyms are spelt out in the first instance.
  • Ensure that all author information (names, affiliations and presenting author biography) is included and entered correctly.
  • No abstracts/full papers will be accepted for review after the published deadlines.
  • You are encouraged to nominate up to but no more than 5 keywords with your submission. These can be included in your abstract submission and within the submission process.
  • Presenting authors are asked to provide a biography in third person and no longer than 120 words.

Abstract submission terms and conditions

By submitting an abstract/full paper all authors agree to the below terms and conditions.

  • Submitting authors must declare that the abstract/s submitted are the original work of at least one author/presenter.
  • If the abstract/full paper is accepted as an oral and/or poster, at least one abstract author will register, pay and attend WCE 2020.
  • Presenting authors are required to register and pay for the conference. No funding is provided to presenters.
  • If the abstract/full paper is selected, consent is provided for the presentation slides (for oral presenters), video, audio recording and photos taken during the oral presentation/poster presentation to be used and published by WCE 2020 including being provided to delegates of WCE 2020.
  • Submitting authors must declare the work described in the abstract/full paper has appropriate approval under local, ethical and animal experimentation rules.
  • Submitting authors must declare that their work does not conflict with any existing copyright agreements with alternate publishers.