The International Flow Battery Forum
IFBF 2017 27-29 June Manchester, England




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The Call For Papers 

The call for papers will open on

Friday 1st December 2017

Notes: How to use the abstract submission system: pdficon_small.png

Sessions at the IFBF 2018 will include the following topics:


New Developments in Flow Batteries
Novel Chemistry
Operational Technical Issues & Solutions

Flow Battery Applications - for large scale, small scale, stationary, transportable and mobile applications

Field & Commercial Flow Battery Operating Experiences
New Developments in Materials & Components
Manufacturing, Design & Scale-up
Improving Performance
Regulatory, Environmental, Health & Safety Issues
Business Development & Opportunities
Supply & Cost of Raw Materials & Components
Funding & Finance

Market Size, Market Forecasts & Commercialisation

We welcome news and updates on existing projects. Our priority for acceptance is for papers which report on recent and novel work.  Authors who have previously presented work on a similar topic should make sure that sufficient information is given in their abstract to enable the committee to assess that there is new material being presented. 

A number of oral presenters will be invited to give an extended presentation as a keynote address to introduce a themed session.

Papers accepted for oral and poster presentation are subject to our conditions which include:

- at least one author must register as a paying delegate for the conference.

- authors whose paper is accepted for oral presentation must supply a two page paper for publication in the proceedings at the conference.  See mini paper preparation guidelines for further details. 

-authors whose paper is presented for poster presentation must supply an abstract and supply an electronic copy of their poster.

- the IFBF is given rights to publish and distribute the paper at the conference and for distribution of the paper in printed and electronic format without payment of royalties and fees to authors.  

Provisional  Timetable for 2018, subject to confirmation


Final date for submission of abstracts 31 January 2018
Authors notified.  2 March 2018

Authors to register and confirm attendance  27 April 2018
Two-page mini-paper to be submitted for publication in conference materials 29 May 2018


Registration opens 1 February 2018.
Discounted Registrations close April 2018

Normal Registration period closes 30 June 2018
Late Registration period starts 1 July 2018, bookable by web only

Papers and presentations

A two page paper will be required six weeks before the date of the conference and these will be published at the conference. The mini paper will be reviewed by the organising committee, and if necessary edited and revised. The papers are indexed and submitted to the major libraries and referencing services.  Examples of papers presented at the IFBF are available as guides to authors.

We also encourage authors to consider submitting a full paper to the Journal of Power Sources, which will be subjected to peer review. Papers may be submitted at any stage in the process, but authors should note the conditions for acceptance of a paper in the journal. We would therefore expect that authors will submit their paper to the journal after the conference; it should be annotated by the author that a summary of the paper has been presented at the conference, and if accepted for publication a reference to the IFBF will be made in the published version.


Papers presented at IFBF 2018 will be published in a Book of Conference Papers, which will available to all delegates at the IFBF 2018.

Papers submitted should conform to the guidelines on the section Mini Papers.

Please submit your mini-paper using the following link to allow us sufficient time to prepare conference materials.

If you wish to purchase copies of the documentation from previous forum meetings, please use the order form through the IFBF archive menu,


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