Vienna young Scientists Symposium
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Vienna young Scientists Symposium

June 25-26, 2020


Look back to former symposia:

Proceedings VSS 2019

Proceedings VSS 2018

Proceedings VSS 2017

Proceedings VSS 2016



Submission of Extended Abstracts

All members of TU Wien who desire to exchange knowledge or share results may submit their research activities at VSS for consideration. The research field must be consistent with one of the following fields:

  • Innovative Materials and Green Chemistry
  • Energy and Resource Engineering
  • Sustainable Buildings, Cities and Infrastructures
  • Environmental Analysis and Modeling

Submit an Extended Abstract

Accepted filetypes.doc, .docx, .rtf and .tex*
TemplatesLaTeX, Microsoft Word
Name of the file FIRSTNAME_SURNAME.doc, FIRSTNAME_SURNAME.tex, ...
Language of the abstractEnglish
Submission deadlineMarch 15, 2020
extended to March 29, 2020

* In case of tex-files, please upload a .zip containing all files and directories including the graphics.

Guidelines for the Abstract


To obtain a harmonised look of the book of abstracts we ask you to respect the following guidelines (please use one of the abstract templates):

Page sizeA4 (297 x 210 mm), abstract must include two pages
Margins20 mm (top, bottom, left and right)
Font typeTimes New Roman ("Times" in Tex) and Symbol; do not use any other font
Line spacingtitle and text must be spaced by 1.15 lines
1st LineTitle: centered, 12 point, bold capital letters, vertical space between 1st and 2nd line: 12 point
2nd LineAuthor(s): centered, 12 point, presenting author must be underlined, vertical space between 2nd and 3rd line: 12 point
3rd LineAffiliation: centered, 12 point. In case of different affiliations of the authors, specify with superscipt a, b, etc.
Main text:left and right justified, 12 point, line spacing 1.15 lines, vertical space between paragraphs: 6 point
Figures and tables

good quality, located within the text (please bear in mind that abstracts are printed in black&white, and the page size will be reduced to 71%)

A description should be placed beyond the element with a font size of 10pt
References: placed in square brackets [1, 2, ...] in the text and cited at the second page of the abstract


Please keep in mind that your extended abstract should be accessible to a broad audience (young researchers all over TU Wien) in order to enhance interdisciplinary discussions at the VSS 2018. Your extended abstract should contain the following points:

  • Idea and motivation of your research
  • Summary of your research
  • Interfacing areas between your research and the research fields of your group / institute / scientific community
  • Results
  • Outlook to expected results

For the first time at VSS 2020, highlighted presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts, that describe special methods* that could be particularly interesting for collaborations in the research area. Participants are therefore encouraged to include a thorough methodology section in their abstracts. If you intend to apply for a highlight presentation, please take care that you state this upon submitting your abstract (by ticking the corresponding checkbox).

*A method, within this context, is meant to be a research tool available at TU Wien that might be especially interesting for several participants of the VSS, as it might be applied within their research. Such research tools might be specific instrumentation (e.g. microscopes, spectrometers, (pilot) plants, …), analysis tools or software. Only methods that might be available to or are open for general use by researchers from TU Wien will be eligible for presentation in highlight method contributions. Methods can still be presented even if they might be available to users only after introductory courses or through payment.

The Lions Award

The Lions Club Wien St. Stephan supports young scientists and provides an award for EUR 4,000.- for doctoral students of the TU Wien. The grant is dedicated to doctoral studies with focus on the research focus point "Energy and Environment" and covers relevant costs - particularly study visits abroad, participation at scientific conferences and scientific publications.
In the course of the symposium the best research papers will be presented and the "Lions Award 2020" awarded. Please keep in mind to tell us, if you are a candidate for the Lions Award (within the Extended Abstract Submission).

Details on qualifications, granting and submission will be announced in time.