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




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The call for papers 

The call for papers is open to send your final mini paper.

If you have already registered and wish to view your paper please link here. 

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

Sessions at the IFBF 2017 will cover the following topics:


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

Flow Battery 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 & Commericalisation

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 by 28 April 2017.

- authors whose paper is accepted for oral presentation must supply a two page paper by 12 May 2017 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 by 12 May 2017 and supply an electronic copy of their poster by 19 May 2017.

- 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.  



1 February 2017 - Final date for submission of abstracts
10 March 2017 - Authors notified.  (We apologise for the change of date from the 3rd March.  Due to the high number of papers received this year we are running a little late with the decision notification process).
19 May 2017 - Two-page mini-paper to be submitted for publication in conference materials


13 March 2017 - Registration opens.
30 April 2017 - Discounted Registrations close
18 June 2017 - Late Registration fee via web only (no manual invoices issued after this date)

IFBF 2017

26 June 2017 - Introductory Seminar

27th - 29th June 2017 - Eighth International Flow Battery Forum, Manchester, England including industry visit and evening reception.

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 2017 will be published in a Book of Conference Papers, which will available to all delegates at the IFBF 2017.

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

Please submit your mini-paper using the following link by 19th May 2017 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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