Submission ISAF/ECAPD/PFM Conference 2016

Abstract submission

ended on April 15, 2016.


Conference Proceedings

All authors of oral and poster presentations accepted and presented at the conference are invited to submit the full manuscript (maximum 4 pages) for the IEEE Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Application of Ferroelectrics (ISAF) – European Conference on Application of Polar Dielectrics (ECAPD) and Conference Piezoresponse Force Microscopy & Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials (PFM). The Proceedings will be published online and made available to the public at large through the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

The registered authors will be notified via email when submission of proceedings begins and it will end one day after the conference on 26th of August.

Important Notes:

  • The work described by the paper should be the same as that accepted for the presentation at the conference, including paper title, authors, and affiliations.
  • At least one author must register and present the work at the conference in order for the paper to be eligible for publication.
  • The paper submitted for the Proceedings will not be peer-reviewed, but the conference committee will make the final decision on the acceptance of the paper.

For questions regarding the Conference Proceeding, please contact Marco Deluca


Special Issue of the Transactions of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society

Following the conference, select papers will be invited to submit a full manuscript for publication consideration in a Special Issue of the Transactions of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society (T-UFFC). The T-UFFC Journal is peer-reviewed and has an Impact Factor of 1.512 ( Hence, all Special Issue manuscripts shall undergo the T-UFFC’s regular review process. A manuscript to this Issue must contain a significant amount of new and substantive material, and must include the conference presentation as its first cited reference. Novelty is justified best by, for example, new theoretical or experimental results, enhanced modelling and characterization or descriptions of new applications.

For questions regarding the Special Issue of the Transactions of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society, please contact Marco Deluca ()

IEEE’s technical publications shall include original material, which appears only once in the archival literature. Nevertheless, it is common in technical publishing for material to be presented at various stages of its evolution by publishing early ideas in a workshop, more developed work in a conference, and most fully developed contributions as journal or transactions articles. IEEE recognizes the importance of this evolutionary publication process as a significant means of scientific communication and fully supports this publishing paradigm, but IEEE requires that this evolutionary process be fully referenced. Accordingly, the publication in an IEEE periodical of original technical material contained in a conference article or articles is permitted provided that:

  1. The manuscript contains substantial additional technical material. This must be justified based on one or more of the following: new theoretical or experimental results, enhanced modeling and characterization, descriptions of new applications, better placing the study in its context, greater depth of discussion, more elaborate analysis of results and additional references.
  1. As a guideline for authors, the T-UFFC have set the quantitative threshold for substantial additional technical material to be 40-50%. Final validation that this guideline is respected is at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
  1. The conference version(s) must be declared when submitting the journal paper in two places: (i) in the cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief together with a specific statement describing the differences between the submitted journal manuscript and the original conference paper (ii) in the journal paper through an appropriate citation to the conference paper(s). The conference paper(s) must be uploaded as supporting document(s).
  1. IEEE policy now requires that all IEEE content be screened for possible plagiarism. Therefore, all submissions will be screened via CrossCheck – which compares submitted manuscripts against a large database of published technical papers (as well as over 6 billion Web pages), and provides editors with a summary report that highlights any similarity to previously published work.
  1. If responding to a Special Issue call:

a) All special issue manuscripts shall undergo the standard peer review process.

b) The article should be identified as Manuscript Type “Special Issue” during submission.

c) Late manuscripts may or may not be included in the special issue, depending on whether the review of the manuscript is completed in time for the special issue. The special issue will not be delayed to accommodate late manuscripts. Manuscripts with incomplete reviews shall be included in a subsequent regular issue, if accepted.

For full IEEE Publications Policy and further details concerning material reuse please see Sections 8.1.7 and Section 8.2.4.G of the IEEE Publications Operations Manual Text is adapted with permission from IEEE PSPB Operations Manual 8.1.7.E T-UFFC Editor in Chief

Special Issue of Ferroelectrics

The Proceedings of ECAPD will be published in the journal Ferroelectrics. All articles will be refereed prior to publication. As far as possible, refereeing will be carried out on site at the conference, with any changes requested being returned to the authors before the close of the conference.

Instructions to Authors can be found here.

For questions regarding the Special Issue of Ferroelectrics, please contact Andrew Bell ()