November 6-10

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. United States Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

Here are instructions for abstract submission.
Click on the blue "Submit an Abstract" button
Select the radio button for "70th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference"

Before you start:
Know the number and the order of authors
Proofread abstract
Check abstract length
Note sorting category or focus topic
Choose RTF (MS Word) or LaTeX format
Intend to present at the meeting

To withdraw a submitted abstract, you'll need:
Abstract log number
Email address


Contributed papers may be given orally in a 15-minute timeslot (12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions) or as a poster. For either mode, authors must submit an abstract, which succinctly identifies the problem, describes the approach, and summarizes the status or result of the completed or intended intellectual contribution.

Contributors must submit abstracts using the American Physical Society (APS) online web submission process at

To submit an abstract, you must (1) use the GEC sorting category list when submitting (see sorting categories below), (2) know the correct ordering of authors and collaborators, and (3) submit abstract content. The website will ask you for an APS membership number. If you are not an APS member you can type “GEC abstract” in the member ID box when submitting.

For general Abstract Submission information click here.

The web page will guide you through the submission process. We strongly recommend that you proofread your formatted abstract before submission. This is done by logging onto and selecting the meeting “TEST.” When you are ready to submit your abstract, select the GEC2017 meeting button. Submit your abstract information when prompted. If you encounter problems during the abstract submission process, please contact the APS Abstract Help-Line.

Oral And Poster Session Sorting Categories

The Executive Committee solicits contributed oral and poster presentations on the wide range of topics typically addressed at the GEC. The abstract sorting categories are listed below; but you may always contact the local secretary or an Executive Committee member for assistance if you have difficulty choosing the category which best fits your work.

1 Atomic and molecular collisional and dynamical processes
1.1 Electron and photon collisions with atoms and molecules: excitation
1.2 Electron and photon collisions with atoms and molecules: ionization
1.3 Heavy-particle collisions
1.4 Dissociation, recombination and attachment
1.5 Distribution functions and transport coefficients for electrons and ions
1.6 Other atomic and molecular collision phenomena

2 Plasma science
2.1 Nonequilibrium kinetics of low-temperature plasmas
2.2 Basic plasma physics phenomena in low- temperature plasmas
2.3 Plasma boundaries: sheaths, boundary layers, others,
2.4 Gas phase plasma chemistry
2.5 Plasma-surface interactions
2.6 Plasma diagnostic techniques
2.7 Modeling and simulation
2.8 Glows: dc, pulsed, microwave, others
2.9 Capacitively coupled plasmas
2.10 Inductively coupled plasmas
2.11 Magnetically-enhanced plasmas: ECR, helicon, magnetron, others
2.12 High pressure discharges: dielectric barrier, discharges, coronas, breakdown, sparks
2.13 Microdischarges: dc, rf, microwave
2.14 Thermal plasmas: arcs, jets, switches, others
2.15 Plasmas in liquids
2.16 Negative-ion and dust-particle-containing plasmas
2.17 Other plasma science topics

3 Plasma applications
3.1 Plasmas for light production: laser media, glows, arcs, flat panels, and novel sources
3.2 Plasma etching
3.3 Plasma deposition
3.4 Plasma ion implantation
3.5 Green plasma technologies: environmental and energy applications
3.6 Plasma processing for photovoltaic applications
3.7 Biological applications of plasmas and plasma applications in medicine
3.8 Plasma propulsion and aerodynamics
3.9 Plasmas for nanotechnologies, flexible electronics, and other emerging applications

4 Special arranged sessions
4.1 Workshop on linking theory & experiment
4.2 Workshop on academia & industry
4.3 Workshop on practical challenges for industry
4.4 Workshop on technical writing skills