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Call For Abstracts

We thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract to WHEC2012.


Submission Guidelines

Abstract Template

Reviewer Zone

Submitters are requested to use the Word template available here to submit their abstract.

Any abstract that is not based on the approved model will not be considered for review.

Key Dates:

Call for Abstract Opening: May 17th, 2011

Call for Abstracts Close: December 15th, 2011 (11:59 pm EST)

Abstract Vetting: December 10th, 2011 – January 13th. 2012

UPDATED Speaker Notification of Abstract Acceptance: January 31st, 2012 UPDATED

Speaker Confirmation of Participation & Discount Registration Ends: February 24th, 2012

WHEC2012 Conference: June 3-7, 2012

Important Information:

  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words and in English.
  • Authors are permitted to submit more than one abstract.
  • Graphics and tables can be included in the abstract.
  • The abstract should clearly outline the work that will be presented at the Toronto Conference in 2012.
  • Presentations can be oral or poster only.
  • After the closing date (December 9th, 2011), your abstract will be subjected to peer review. You will be notified of the results of this review by email in January 25th, 2012.


The overall theme of the 2012 Conference is with tracks that include:

  1. Hydrogen Production
  2. Hydrogen Infrastructure and Storage
  3. Fuel Cells
  4. Applications, Safety, and Regulation
  5. Business Cases for Hydrogen systems

Abstracts should be submitted within the following theme areas:

HP Hydrogen Production & Purification Technologies
HP.1 Renewable Primary Energy Potential for Hydrogen Production
HP.1a Biological Hydrogen Production (Photobiological, Fermentative and Electrohydrogenesis)
HP.1b Hydrogen from Renewable Electricity
HP.1c Photocatalysis
HP.2 Thermochemical Cycles
HP.3 Electrolysis Technologies
HP.3a Alkaline Aqueous and AEM Electrolysis
HP.3b PEM Electrolysis
HP.3c High-Temperature Electrolysis
HP.4 Reforming and Gasification Technologies
HP.4a Reforming and Gasification-Fossil Energy Carriers
HP.4b Reforming and Gasification-Biomass
HP.5 Hydrogen Purification Technologies
HP.6 Hydrogen Production Systems Assessment and State-of-the-Art (Technologies, Capacities, Projects)
HS Storage Technologies
HS.1 Physical Hydrogen Storage
HS.1a Compressed and Cryocompressed Storage
HS.1b Liquid Hydrogen
HS.1c Adsorption Technologies
HS.2 Chemical Hydrogen Storage
HS.2a Metal Hydrides
HS.2b Complex Hydrides
HS.3 Hydrogen Storage Systems
HI Fuel Infrastructure
HI.1 Hydrogen Distribution Technologies
HI.2 Novel Hydrogen Compression Technologies
HI.3 Hydrogen Dispensing
HI.3a Fuelling Protocols and Algorithms
HI.4 Fuel Provision for Early Market Applications
FC Fuel Cell R&D
FC.1 Electrochemistry of Catalysts / Fuel Cells
FC.2 PEM/HT-PEM Fuel Cells: Electrolytes, Stack Components
FC.3 PEM Fuel Cells / Components Reliability, Durability and Water Management
FC.4 Direct Fuel Cells
FC.5 High-Temperature Fuel Cells
FC.6 Novel Fuel Cell Concepts And Stack Architecture
FC.7 Advanced Modelling
ST Stationary Applications
ST.1 Distributed Power Generation / Cogeneration / Peak Shaving
ST.2 UPS / Back-up Power
TA Transportation Applications
TA.1 HFCE Road Vehicles and Fleets
TA.2 Hydrogen & Hydrogen Blends ICE Vehicles and Buses
TA.3 HFCE Buses and Fleets
TA.4 Systems Analysis and Well-to-Wheel Studies
EM Niche and Early Market Applications
SM.1 Off-Grid Power Supply and Premium Power Generation
SM.2 Materials HandlingSM.3 Off-Road Vehicles
SM.4 Light Mobility Applications
SM.5 Marine Applications
SM.6 APU for Vehicles and Aircrafts
SM.7 Micro & Portable Applications
SM.8 Defence Related Fuel Cell Applications
SM.9 Air-Independent Fuel Cell ApplicationsSM.10 Other Applications
SA Strategic Analyses
SA.1 Research & Development Target and Priorities
SA.2 Life-Cycle Assessment and Economic Impact
SA.3 Socio-Economic Studies
SA.4 Education and Public Awareness
SA.5 Road to Commercialization
SA.5a Demonstration Projects Costs and Market Introduction
SA.5b Commercial Rollout of Applications and Infrastructure
SA.6 Hydrogen & FC: Incentives, Investments and Finance
SA.7 Environmental Issues & Climate Change
SI Safety & Regulatory Issues
SI.1 Vehicle and Infrastructural Safety Modeling
SI.2 Risk Management, Insurance and Risk Analysis Studies
SI.3 Regulations, Codes and Standards (for Safety and Performance)
SI.4 Test Methods for H2 and Fuel Cells (for Safety and Performance)
IP Policy Perspectives, Initiatives and Collaborations
IP.1 International and National Strategies and Programmes
IP.1a National Strategies and Programmes
IP.1b IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement
IP.2  Regional Activities
IP.3  Collaborative Activities: Networks, Associations
YS Young Scientists