Abstract Submission

Rubber Division, ACS is now accepting abstracts for the 2019 International Elastomer Conference: 196th Technical Meeting and 16th Student Colloquium. We are the premiere venue to share YOUR RESEARCH on the science, technology, processing and analysis of rubber and elastomeric materials. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

Please pay careful attention to the following deadlines:

- Deadline: Monday, May 6th, 2019 11:59 PM (EST)
TECHNICAL PAPER (Manuscript) - Deadline: Monday, September 9, 2019 11:59 PM (EST)
PRESENTATION SLIDES - Deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019 11:59 PM (EST)


We seek submissions to the following Symposium Topics:

  • Featured Symposium: Advanced Materials in Healthcare
  • Silicone Materials for Rubber
  • Mechanics & Modeling of Rubber
  • Rubber for Shock, Damping, Noise, and Vibration Applications
  • Elastomers in Electronic Applications
  • Rubber Bonding and Adhesion
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • New Commercial Development
  • Advances in Materials and Processes for Car and Truck Tires
  • Winter Tire Technology
  • Testing and Predicting Behavior of Rubber and Tires
  • Tire Processing, Manufacturing, and Testing Equipment
  • Recycling, Sustainability & Retreading
  • Contributed Papers
  • Student Colloquium: Open to undergraduate, graduate and intern or co-op participants (Oral Presentations and Posters accepted)

Please be aware of the following:

  • Your submitted abstract is your intent to present at the International Elastomer Conference.  All abstracts submitted by the deadline above will be considered for inclusion in the technical program. 
  • Technical Paper Manuscripts: We require full Technical Papers (written manuscripts) for all presentations in the Technical Meeting - EXCEPT for presentations in the New Commercial Developments sessions and the STUDENT COLLOQUIUM which do NOT require papers!
  • Membership Requirement: for United States based speakers, American Chemical Society bylaws require that either the primary author, or one co-author, be a member of the Rubber Division, ACS.
  • Best Paper Award: All presentations with accepted, properly formatted manuscripts will be entered in the Best Paper Award competition. Winners will be announced in Early Spring 2020 and the awards officially presented to authors at our next Fall Meeting - the 2020 International Elastomer Conference.
  • Please complete the abstract submission procedure below
  • Be sure to Select STUDENT POSTER or STUDENT ORAL PRESENTATION for your abstract type
  • DO NOT Choose a symposium topic in the main Technical Program or your presentation will not be scheduled correctly.

Select the START button below to begin your abstract submission.

Please complete ALL FIELDS on ALL PAGES of the Abstract Form by the deadline above. Incomplete or late submissions may be withdrawn from the program.
Upon completion you will receive a confirmation email including login information to the Speaker Service Center. A Detailed Speaker Information Packet will be available at a later date.

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