All registered LABAT’2017 delegates will receive a copy (in both printed and electronic format) of the Volume of Extended Abstracts of all contributions presented at the conference.
The LABAT’2017 Proceedings will be included in the Delegate’s pack to be handed over to each participant on registration. Additional copies could be purchased at the Conference desk.
Electronic copies of all Power Point presentations given at LABAT’2017 will be provided to all registered delegates after the Conference.
Below are the instructions for preparation and submission of extended abstracts and poster preparations.
The Organizing Committee encourages all LABAT’2017 paper contributors to submit full texts of their presented papers for publication in the Journal of Power Sources using the online Elsevier Editorial System – EES. These papers will be subject to the standard peer review process of the Journal. All accepted papers, submitted and revised on time, will be published in an issue covering the event.
Please see the instructions for preparation and submission of full articles below.

Instructions to authors for preparation of Extended Abstracts

All Extended Abstracts must be written in English. These four-page (including figures and tables) papers should be formatted for A4 sized paper, leaving 2 cm margins on each side. Use single line spacing and preferably 12 pitch sized Times New Roman font, and do not divide the page into 2 or more columns. Leave two blank lines on top of the first page and type the title (in capital letters, centered), the name(s) of the author(s) followed by their affiliation and address. Leave two blank lines and start with the body of the abstract. Tables and figures must be embedded in the text. The basic ideas and major contributions of the research should be summarized briefly (in 2-3 sentences) at the end of the Extended Abstract. A list of references should also be provided. Please, do not insert page numbers!
A Template for Extended Abstract is provided for download to help authors prepare their abstract(s).

Extended abstracts submission

Authors are expected to submit a camera-ready Extended Abstract of their paper (four A4 pages, including figures and tables), prepared following the above instructions, by 15 March 2017. Abstracts received after this date cannot be included in the Volume of Extended Abstracts, which must be submitted to the publishers in the beginning of April 2017.
Extended Abstracts shall be submitted electronically (preferably as attachment in MSWord or PDF format) to Dr. Geno Papazov, e-mail: or on CD/Flash memory drive by post/courier to the Conference Secretariat

Instructions to authors for poster preparation

Authors who prefer to contribute poster(s) rather than oral presentation(s) should inform the Conference Organizers of their preference.
  • All posters are required to conform to portrait orientation .
  • Poster boards sized 100x150 cm will be provided.
  • Please use heavy gauge paper – preferably laminated.
  • The text, illustrations and graphics should be readable from a distance of 1-2 meters.
  • Contributors should bring along their printed poster(s).
  • Electronic submission of posters is not accepted in advance!
  • Poster presenters are asked to bring an electronic copy of their posters (on a USB stick) along to the meeting and hand to the registration staff on arrival.

Instructions to authors for preparation of full articles

Authors who wish to have their paper(s) considered for publication in an issue of the Journal of Power Sources reporting on the LABAT'2017 conference shall submit their manuscripts directly to the Journal via its on-line submission site: before 30 September 2017.
Manuscripts shall be prepared in accordance with the Journal's Instructions for Authors. They could be marked as “presented at the LABAT'2017 Conference, 13-16 June 2017, Golden Sands, Bulgaria” in a footnote on the first page, but shall be submitted as 'regular papers' and will pass through the standard refereeing procedure of the Journal. Note: No preliminary selection of papers for publication in the Journal of Power Sources will be made by the Organizing Committee of LABAT'2017.

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