CSSC-11 and SiMat-4 are cancelled


Dear colleagues,

Unfortunately, due to the international situation regarding the spread of the COVID-19, the safety and health of the participants let alone the travel uncertainties, the International Advisory Committee of both the CSSC and SiMat workshops decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the combined workshop.

Later this year the new date for next edition of the combined workshop will be announced.

We are looking forward to meet you soon in person again and welcome you in Lisbon in 2021.

Stay healthy! Stay safe!

On behalf of the organising committee of the
CSSC-11 and 4th SiMat Organizing Team
João Serra and Gianluca Coletti 


Contributors information​ due to cancellation

The contributors of the current program are encouraged to submit their work to a journal of choice and to submit an update of their contribution to the next workshop edition.

Authors whose contributions were selected for submission to the special issue of SOLMAT have the option to submit right away their work to SOLMAT (as a normal submission) or wait for the special issue linked to the next workshop edition.



This year and for the second time, we offer the participants of the SiMat and CSSC workshops a joint and unique event hosted by the University of Lisbon in Portugal, from Set 14th to Set 16th, 2020 (NEW DATE). The CSSC workshop is focused on the silicon material and the substrate with strong attention on crystallization. The SiMat workshop focuses on the interface between silicon materials and cell and module technologies. Combining the two workshops will create a fantastic opportunity to exchange knowledge and insights between industrial and scientific participants from the two communities. The program will include invited and contributed oral and poster presentations in addition to several open forum discussions on selected topics.
Welcome to a unique silicon for photovoltaics event in Lisbon!

Topics to be covered by the workshop will be

• Fundamental materials science related to crystalline silicon solar cells
• Silicon feedstock technologies
• Crystallization of multicrystalline, quasi-mono, monocrystalline silicon
• Advanced wire sawing and emerging kerfless technologies
• Novel materials and processing for advanced cell architecture 
• Impact of silicon material to performance of cell, module and PV system
• Degradation phenomena related to silicon materials on cell and module performance (e.g. LID, LeTID, PID, hotspot, etc.)

In the past, CSSC was held in Sendai, Japan (2006), Xiamen, China (2007), Trondheim, Norway (2009), Taipei, Taiwan (2010), Boston, USA (2011), Aix-les-Bains, France (2012), Fukuoka, Japan (2013), Bamberg, Germany (2015),  Tempe, USA (2016) and Sendai (2018). SiMat was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2008), Rome, Italy (2013), Tempe, USA (2016).

Important dates

Call for Abstracts: September 23, 2019
Abstract submission deadline: December 23, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: January 17, 2020
Notification of selection for SOLMAT: January 28, 2020
Start of Registration: January 25, 2020
Early Bird Registration until: February 28, 2020
Conference date: September 16-16, 2020 (NEW DATE)
Deadline for submission of selected papers for SOLMAT: September 30, 2020

Sponsoring CSSC-11!
CSSC-11 and Simat-4 provide an excellent opportunity to enhance business relationships with R&D and colleagues all over the world.

For sponsoring the conference, please see the sponsor package
We look forward to working with you.



For further information please contact: CSSC11@fc.ul.pt