Oral Presentation Guidelines

  • Presenters (expect Plenary and Keynote) are requested to hold their presentation in English.
    There will be no translation facilities.
  • The total time allotted to each speaker is 20 minutes. Each speaker should plan to speak for 15 minutes and leave 5 minutes for questions.
  • Plenary speakers have 30 minutes in total, and they should plan to speak for about 25 min, leaving 5 min. for questions.
  • Keynote speakers have 40 minutes in total, and they should plan to speak for about 35 min. leaving 5 min for questions.
  • Presenters are asked to arrive at each designated session venue 10 minutes prior to the start of the session, after CHECK-IN at the Presenter's Check-In Desk.
  • There is NO EXCUSE for using more than the allotted time.
    It is a discourtesy to the audience, the Session Chair and the other speakers to exceed the allotted time. The Session Chairs are instructed to adhere to the printed schedule for the session. With parallel sessions this is critical to the overall success of the conference.

Check-In of presentation data:

  • All Oral Presenters are asked to come to the Presenters' Check-In Desk after the arrival at the Conference venue. The presentation slides must be brought in a USB-Stick and loaded onto the Check-In computer at least 2 hours prior to the conference.
  • Speakers are not allowed to use their own laptop computer, avoiding useless time breaks in between presentations.
  • The computers are equipped with Windows 10 as well as Microsoft PowerPoint 2010/2013/2016.
  • Recommended is a presentation format of 16:9.
  • Make the letters on the slides BIG ENOUGH. Suggested minimum font is 14.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • Posters must be prepared in English.
  • The poster must be A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm) in portrait orientation.
  • Materials to mount your poster will be provided at the venue.
  • The poster should be easily readable at a distance of 2 meters. Use UPPER and lower case for general content as the use of all-capital text is difficult to read. Avoid using a mixture of type/font styles.
  • Include the title of the presentation at the top of the poster. Characters should be a minimum of 48 point font size. The Presenter’s Name and Affiliation should also be displayed on the poster. 48 to 60 point font size is recommended for headings.
  • The title should be the same as in the submitted abstract.
  • The message that the poster contains should be clear and understandable without the requirement of oral explanation. If relevant, methods should be presented simply and concisely.
  • Use pictures, symbols and color. Figure legends are essential and should be short but informative. If using graphs, they should have a short heading.
  • For visual effect, we recommend that graphs be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Photographs should be no smaller than 12cm x 18cm. Use the space to attract your audience for discussion, not to present complex details of methods and results.
  • Presenters must be present and be available for discussion during the designated poster session.

Mounting and Removal:

  • Presenters are asked to follow the schedule when mounting their posters on their assigned board. There will be two separate poster sessions; on the evening of June 3rd and 4th. The Poster Session Area will be on the 5th floor, in front of Hall B5.
  • The presentation number will already be posted on the board by the conference staff. Please look for your Presentation number in the Program book and mount your poster on the assigned board.
  • Presenters are requested to mount and remove their posters with their packages during the following period depending on their presentation date. Remained posters after the designated time will be disposed.

[Poster Session 1: June 3rd, 18:00-20:00]

Mounting Time: June 3rd, 17:00-18:00
Removal Time: June 3rd, 20:00- June 4th, 13:00

[Poster Session 2: June 4th, 18:00-20:00]

Mounting Time: June 4th, 17:00-18:00
Removal Time: June 4th, 20:00- June 5th, 11:00

Extended Abstract Submission

Please submit your Extended Abstract from the button below.

Extended Abstract Submission

All oral and poster presenters are asked to submit the Extended Abstract. The deadline for the Submission will be March 31, 2019 (JST).

The following aspects should be considered when writing the Extended Abstract:

  • the Extended Abstract should not be longer than 1 DIN A4 sheet
  • Format: PDF
  • Margins: Top & Bottom 3.2 cm, Left & Right 2.54cm
  • Default Font: Arial (or Helvetica), Symbol, Courier
  • Paragraph Alignment: Justified
  • Line Spacing: Single
  • The Author who will present onsite should be underlined
  • Figures and tables: embed in text
  • References: should be indicated by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
  • List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the order in which they appear in the text.

Please refer to the Extended Abstract Guideline and use it as format for your preparation.
Extended Abstracts will be uploaded to the website and can be downloaded by the convention attendees.

Submission Procedure

Please click the "Extended Abstract Submission" at the top of this page.

  1. Login with your ID&Password and open your "My Lacool" page.
  2. Click the underlined Abstract number (e.g. a00000) to be found under the menu "Abstract".
  3. Make sure that the entered information on Affiliation is correct. This information will be printed on the program book.
  4. Check the information of the registered Top Author and Co-Author and confirm the Speaker.
  5. Enter your Extended Abstract title and upload the PDF file.
  6. If all information you have entered seems correct, complete your submission by pressing the 'Save' button.
  • If you have several abstracts to submit, please return to the top page and repeat the whole procedure.

For inquiries about abstract submission:

Abstract Submission Desk of WHTC2019
c/o Japan Convention Services Inc.

Please note that the conference proceedings are not planned to publish.
The organization committee encourages all oral/poster presenters to submit a paper to International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

The copyright of extended abstracts  belongs to the authors. By submitting your extended abstract, the WHTC2019 Program Committee will take this as an agreement to publish abstracts for this convention.

Paper Deadlines

Short Abstract Deadline Nov 23, 2018 Jan 18, 2019 (JST)
Abstract Acceptance
The end of January Jan 31, 2019 (JST)
Extended Abstract Deadline The end of March, 2019 (JST)

Presentation Style

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation

The paper submitted for the oral presentation may be included in the poster session, or vice versa, if the content of the paper is judged to be more suitable for the alternate presentation style. The final decision of the presentation style is left to the Program Committee.

Abstract Submission Procedure

To submit an abstract, authors must first create an account.
Click the "Abstract Submission" button at the top of this page and create an account beforehand. Then, and only then, proceed to submit your abstract through "My LaCool User".

  • The paper should be submitted through the Top author's account.
  • Please note that the access for the submission page may be concentrated just before the deadline.
    Therefore it is strongly recommended that the submission is completed in advance.

Following information is also required during the submission:

  • Preferred style of presentation (Oral or Poster)
  • Applicable category ( 1 to 6 in "Abstract Categories") and free words.
  • Title should be written in Title Case.
    e.g.) Production and Utilization Technology of Hydrogen Carrie
  • Full name, affiliation, phone / fax / e-mail, and complete mailing address of the Top author
  • Full name and affiliation of co-authors

The submitted abstract will be able to modify through the personal account until the deadline of Jan 18, 2019(JST).

Regulation of Submission Data

  • Abstract exclusive of title is not to exceed 200 words
  • No figures should be included
  • To enter Greek alphabet, please type HTML code.
    e.g.) To enter "α", please type "alpha" between "&" and ";" (semicolon).

Abstract Categories

Please select one of the following category.:

1. Policies and strategies for hydrogen energy society

  • National strategy and international cooperation
  • Strategies and Projects of Local Governments and Regions
  • Environmental Impact of Hydrogen Energy System
  • Scenarios, Economics, and Finance
  • Market-In Strategy of Hydrogen Energy Systems

2. Hydrogen production

  • Water Electrolysis (Alkaline, PEM, SOEC)
  • Photochemical Process
  • Biological Process
  • Reforming and Decomposition Process
  • Thermochemical Process

3. Energy Network using Hydrogen and Energy Carriers

  • Production and Handling of Compressed Hydrogen and Liquid Hydrogen
  • Conversion of Energy Carriers
  • Transportation and Storage of Hydrogen and Energy Carriers
  • Hydrogen Refueling Station
  • Power To Gas
  • Hydrogen Utilization in Community

4. Use of hydrogen for energy conversion

  • Fuel Cell Systems for Transportation and Vehicle
  • Fuel Cell Systems for Power Generation
  • Internal Combustion Engines for Hydrogen (Diesel, Gas Turbine etc.)
  • Direct Utilization of Energy Carriers
  • Other Technologies

5. Advanced Industrial Use and New Application of Hydrogen

  • Industrial Applications (Steel Production Rear-Earth Magnet Production etc.)
  • Medical Application
  • Agriculture and others

6. Safety, Codes and Standards for Hydrogen Energy Systems

  • International Standards
  • International and Local Regulations
  • Safety of Hydrogen Energy Systems, Hydrogen and Energy Carriers
  • Hydrogen Compatible Materials

Conference Registration

If the abstract is accepted, the person expected to make the presentation should register as soon as possible after receiving the notification of acceptance to secure the presentation on the final conference program.
We also ask all the account holders to register as participants in order to secure the presentation.

Extended Abstract Submission