Because of the COVID-19 crisis, instead of cancelling the AMDA conference, we will now be holding it on-line, using video presentations. We know that these are somewhat chaotic times, so the conference timing has been moved back from late April to late June.
Topics for the conference will include, but are not limited to:
Authors will Register and submit an Abstract and a Video. The conference will then operate as an on-line forum during the week 22-26 June, with delegates visiting each video presentations, and making comments and asking questions. Authors should respond to the questions posed, before completing their papers.
We will reschedule the face-to-face AMDA conference for Spring 2021 based on what was previously planned for this year: First Call. At that event, we will aim to include the collaboration workshop and visit to Concorde Tour.
The abtract deadline has been extended to 15 June.
It is not necessary to be an author to register, but registration is necessary to access the private, password protected, AMDA Programme webpage.
The videos should be based on the PowerPoint template:
Once the PowerPoint presentation has been created, it should be saved as a folder of images, which can then be imported to MovieMaker. In MovieMaker, you can record a sound track of yourself explaining each slide. The duration of the completed video should be about 10 minutes.
If you wish to use an alternative method to make the video, please use the AMDA conference styling and brand.
Following the conference week, authors should modify their papers in line with any comments received during the conference, and then submit for peer review.
Papers which meet publication standard will be published as part of the conference proceedings in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, which is peer reviewed Scopus indexed, and papers are Open Access.
For all questions and submissions, please email Alison McMillan at
The Registration fee is £50, and is to cover the costs of your paper publications. It should be paid when you submit your paper for peer review.
Brian Foxon played an enormous role in bringing together many of the institutions represented at this conference.