November 20, 2011
Registration online
November 20, 2011
Abstract submission
January 31, 2012
Extension to Abstract Submission Deadline
March 8, 2012
Abstract acceptance notification
April 15, 2012
Early bird registration deadline
June 10, 2012
Registration online closes
June 17, 2012
Meeting starts

Registration online and abstract submission is now open.


The official language of the meeting is English.
Please download the Abstract Template. Authors should strictly follow the Abstract Guidelines.
Abstract Guidelines

  • First author MUST be the presenting author and MUST be registered for the SPEA 7 Meeting.
  • Each registrant is permitted to submit only TWO abstracts as presenting/first author; additional abstracts submitted with the same presenting first author will be accepted, however in this case the author should contact the organizing committee ( and additional 50 EUR will be charged for each additional abstract.
  • Abstracts will be considered only if the following guidelines are respected.
  • The full abstract (written in English) includes the Graphical Abstract as presented in the given template and cannot be longer than 3 pages for both oral and poster presentations. For plenary lectures and invited lectures the limit is 8 pages.
  • Do not use non-standard abbreviations in the title.
  • Authors are asked not include company names in their abstracts.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in electronic form. The abstract should be written in such a way that the Background, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusion are clearly described. However, the use of these headings in the abstract text is NOT mandatory.
  • Abstracts MUST be submitted electronically according to the given instructions. Abstracts submitted by fax or by email will not be accepted.
  • Abstracts should be submitted in MSWord format or any compatible file format. The file should be named as "Name.I.Surname_x.doc", corresponding to the Presenting Author (as in Joaquim.L.Faria_1.doc). The number corresponds to the number of submitted abstracts by the same first author.
  • When submitting your abstract, choose the most relevant topic. However, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to decide on a final topic assignment upon abstract selection.
  • The Graphical Abstract that will be included in a book of Graphical Abstracts distributed to the participants in printed form.
  • No abstracts will be accepted that include presenting authors who do not register to attend the SPEA7 Meeting.
  • Selected abstracts will be asked to contribute to special issues of renowned speciality journals.

SPEA7 Topics

    i) Photocatalytic processes by solar or electric sources (natural availability, equipment and components).
    ii) Photocatalytic technology-applications (photoreactors; water disinfection; wastewater detoxification; air treatment).
    iii) Photovoltaic’s for simultaneous energy production and environment protection.
    iv) Economical assessment of photo derived processes.
    v) New photocatalytic materials.
    vi) New photosynthetic routes.
    vii) Emerging contaminants.
    viii) General environmental applications of solar chemistry and photocatalysis.

Steps for abstract(s) submission:
  1. Before the abstract submission the author should proceed with the Online Registration in SPEA7 (please click here if you are SPQ MEMBER).
  2. After registering, you will receive an e-mail with the SPEA7 Code to access the abstract submission tool in your SPEA7 Personal Area.
  3. In the SPEA7 Personal Area you will be able to submit your abstract(s) and replace the submitted abstract(s) at anytime until the deadline for abstract submission.
  4. For each abstract you should indicate the other authors and the preferred type of presentation (Oral or Poster).
  5. If you don’t receive an e-mail with the confirmation of the abstract(s) submission, please contact us.
  6. After acceptance, abstracts will be available online for participants registered at SPEA7.

Special Issues on recognized international journals will be dedicated to SPEA7.

In addition, works presented in SPEA7 will be published as:
  • Graphical abstracts / Hard-Copy: ISBN 978-989-97667-3-0
  • Full abstracts / Soft-Copy (e-book): ISBN 978-989-97667-4-7


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