Call for papers

All stakeholders in the ceramic tile manufacturing industry and related sectors are invited, whether they be independent professionals, studios, or research departments at companies, universities, or other types of public or private institutions.

Oral communications and posters will be accepted for debate. These will be grouped for presentation and publication in three blocks:

  • Block A – Ceramic enterprise and markets
  • Block B – Ceramic tile and construction
  • Block C – Ceramic tile manufacture

Those studies being highlighted that investigate in depth a particular subject in one of the blocks or that address the interrelationships and synergies between them.

Qualicer particularly would like to encourage papers dealing with substitute products such as LVT or others, if well related to the ceramic tile and contributing to the decision making in the development of innovations, new technologies and quality in the ceramic tile industry.

Types of communications:

Two types of communications can be presented and debated at the QUALICER Congress:

PAPERS AND POSTERS

Deadlines for submission of communications:

Summaries:31st May 2019 (about 500 words long)
Complete works30th September 2019

The Qualicer contents are divided into three blocks:

  • Block A – Ceramic enterprise and markets
  • Block B – Ceramic tile and construction
  • Block C – Ceramic tile manufacture

The subject matter is always directly or indirectly related to ceramic tile, addressed in innovative works from a historical analysis perspective, or as studies of its current situation or future prospects.

In a non-exhaustive form and by way of a reference, the following subject matter can be considered in the Congress blocks:

Block A, Ceramic enterprise and markets, encompasses subjects such as business strategy, markets, business management, innovation, costs, relationships with clients, suppliers, human resources, and other actors in the industry, as well as sector or market surveys that provide key information and serve as references in order to better understand the industry’s situation and perspectives, or that set out recommendations regarding regulations and industrial and occupational policies, etc.

Block B, Ceramic tile and construction, encompasses subjects such as the past, present, and future of ceramic tile in architecture and interior design projects, as well as new digital technologies used in projects, building information modelling (BIM), etc. Topics further include industrialised or modular construction, sustainability and environmental impact in the product use phase, energy certification, as well as everything relating to tile installation, adhesives, tests, special applications, quality standards, pathologies, maintenance, etc.

Block C, Ceramic tile manufacture, encompasses subjects such as production management, selecting and preparing raw materials, industrial processes and equipment, process engineering and quality management, standards, environmental and energy management in the manufacturing phase, and technological innovations in products, processes, and equipment, etc. Topics further include integral innovation management, tools, trends, life cycle assessment, etc.

Authors are requested to submit their summaries in compliance with the following instructions to facilitate reading and selection by the QUALICER International Technical Committee.

Summaries shall be submitted in English or Spanish, the official languages of the congress.

Summaries shall include the following information
  1. Full title of the paper/poster
  2. Name of the author(s), company or institutional affiliation, country or countries
  3. 4 keywords
  4. E-mail
 

Technical specifications to submit summaries

The following electronic formats should be used: DOC, or RTF, which can be compressed in ZIP or RAR.

Lenght: about 500 words.

Font: Verdana 10 pt

Authors shall submit the summaries by e-mail to qualicer@qualicer.orgThe Organizing Committee will acknowledge receipt of summaries.

Deadline : 31st May 2019

Summaries submitted shall be original works which have not been previously published or presented.

Authors authorise QUALICER to publish and reproduce the selected works.

Selection of summaries by the Technical Committee

Summaries will be studied by the Technical Committee. Authors will be informed in June 2019 regarding initial acceptance of their work, together with any relevant remarks.

Complete works will be submitted to the Organization before 30th September 2019.

Authors are requested to submit their posters/papers in compliance with the following instructions to facilitate reading and selection by the QUALICER International Technical Committee:

Language: English or Spanish

Deadline:  30th September 2019.

Lenght:

Papers: 10 pages

Posters: 2 pages

 

Contents :

Final works shall include the following information:

    1. Full title
    2. Name of the author(s), company or institutional affiliation, country or countries
    3. Summary of the poster/paper
    4. 4 keywords

 

Technical specifications for publication

 The following electronic formats should be used: DOC, or RTF, which can be compressed in ZIP or RAR.

  • Font: Verdana
  • Title: 18 pt, bold, capital letters
  • Author(s): 12 pt, bold, small letter
  • Company or affiliation: 10 pt, bold
  • Section title: 12 pt, normal, capital letter
  • Text: 10 pt, normal
  • Line space: single space

 

Authors shall submit the formatted document (containing text, graphs, images, etc.), to the congress Secretary by e-mail as an attached document to qualicer@qualicer.org

Images must have a resolution that allows the direct reading or zoom to read all the texts, legends or information they include.

The document may contain links to documents, videos, etc published online, related to the paper.

 

Reminder criteria for final selection

The QUALICER International Technical Committee will perform the second, definitive selection in October 2019, based on the complete works. This selection is unappealable.

  • Posters/Papers submitted shall be original works which have not been previously published or presented.
  • It will be considered an advantage if authors highlight , in their posters/papers, the novel contribution that they are making at QUALICER
  • References made to studies published in Qualicer will be further valued. All the works published since the 1990 Congress are available at http://www.qualicer.org/recopilatorio/?idioma=en
  • It will further be valued that the works set out a work method or standard for incorporation into company quality management systems.
  • There shall be no references to trade names. If unavoidable, references shall be kept to a minimum.
  • Relevant literature references or bibliography shall be included.
  • Authors authorise QUALICER to publish and reproduce the selected works, which will be handed out by the Organization to delegates when the meeting starts.

The selected posters will be exhibited during the congress in a room assigned to that purpose, according to the specifications the Organizing Committee will forward. Such summaries will be published in a USB together with the conferences and papers selected by the Technical Committee. Selected works will be published in a DVD, and subsequently included in the Papers compendium available at: http://www.qualicer.org/recopilatorio/?idioma=en

Selected papers will be presented at the congress. 20 minutes is set for each oral presentation, followed by 5 minutes discussion

ISSB  – ISBN

We should like to remind you that Qualicer publications have a ISSN: 2444-9644. There is also a ISBN regarding each edition of the congress.

The QUALICER International Technical Committee will perform the second, definitive selection in October 2019, based on the complete works. This selection is unappealable.

Communications submitted shall be original works which have not been previously published or presented.

  • It will be considered an advantage if authors highlight, in their papers, the novel contribution that they are making at QUALICER.
  • References made to studies published in Qualicer will be further valued. All the works published since the 1990 Congress are available at http://www.qualicer.org/recopilatorio/?idioma=en
  • It will further be valued that the works set out a work method or standard for incorporation into company quality management systems.
  • There shall be no references to trade names. If unavoidable, references shall be kept to a minimum.
  • Relevant literature references or bibliography shall be included.
  • Authors authorise QUALICER to publish and reproduce the selected works, which will be handed out by the Organization to delegates when the meeting starts.

Selected papers will be presented at the congress. 20 minutes is set for each oral presentation, followed by 5 minutes for discussion.

Selected posters will be exhibited during de congress in a room assigned to that purpose, according to the specifications the Organizing Committee will forward.

Selected works will be published in a USB, and subsequently included in the Papers compendium available at: http://www.qualicer.org/recopilatorio/?idioma=en