47th International iarigai Conference – Call for Submissions – extended deadline

Dear iarigai Members, dear colleagues,

The International Association of Research Organizations for the Information, Media and Graphic Arts Industries (iarigai) is pleased to announce the Call for Submissions for the 47th International iarigai Conference, under the title “Print Travels.” The conference will be hosted by Clemson University and will be held in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina, USA from September 20-23, 2020.

Researchers are invited to submit extended abstracts of research findings for conference presentation. The conference encompasses a broad range of topics related to print and media research. Key focus areas for this conference include but are not limited to the following eligible topics:

•    Printed Functionality
•    Printed Electronics
•    Industrial Printing
•    Print Quality
•    Green Printing
•    Security Printing
•    Package Engineering
•    Color Management
•    Printing Processes
•    Graphic Design
•    Work Flow
•    Substates
•    Print Product Development
•    Bio Printing
•    Innovative substrate
•    Coatings
•    Packaging printing
•    3D Printing
•    Consumables
•    Process Optimizations

However, contributions are not strictly limited to the above areas and topics.

Authors from iarigai member organizations, as well as from other research institutes, universities and industrial R&D are invited to submit results of their research for presentation at the conference. Only quality contributions, not previously published or presented, will be considered. An extended abstract of between 2,000 and 3,000 words (including 3-5 keywords) prepared in .docx or .doc format using the Official Submission Template following the Guidelines to Authors only should be submitted online no later than March 29th, 2020. The extended abstract should be informative enough, including diagrams and graphics, to allow for an evaluation of the scientific and/or technical value of the contribution.

Therefore, the abstract should include clear statements on:

•    The objectives of the research
•    Research methods
•    Results including suitable supporting diagrams and graphics
•    Conclusions, clearly indicating the novelty of the work

Submit your proposal online via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iarigai2020

If you do not already have an EasyChair account, you will need to create one (you will be asked to do so after opening the link above).

•    Enter captcha code, then your name and email.
•    You will receive an email response; click on the link provided therein to continue your registration.
•    Enter your contact information. Your account is then ready for use.

Once you have the EasyChair account, log in with your username and password. Under the “New Submission” tab, enter the required information, upload your extended abstract, and SUBMIT (you will receive email confirmation). Submissions by email will not be considered.

All received extended abstracts will be reviewed by at least two independent experts. All authors of submitted extended abstracts will be informed of the results of the selection no later than May 15, 2020. The authors of reviewer recommended contributions will be expected to submit the final text of the extended abstract prior to acceptance and responding to the requirements of the reviewers not later than July 2020.

Authors will be invited to give the presentation only if previously registered for the conference and by providing a short biography. Extended abstracts selected for presentation will be available for conference participants in the form of conference proceedings. Additionally, presentation slides will be available on the iarigai website. Authors of high-quality contributions will be invited subsequently to submit complete papers for possible publishing in the peer-reviewed Journal of Print and Media Technology Research.

For further details, please contact:

For conference details:
Dr. Nona Woolbright
Conference Director

For conference details:
Ms. Hanna Gibson
Conference Administrator

For general information:
Prof. Branka Lozo
Secretary General