New date: September 14th-16th, 2020

Dear participants, dear colleagues,

We regret the current worldwide situation related to the spreading of the COVID-19 and the impact on many people’s life.

1-The evolution of the COVID-19 spreading in Europe poses several security concerns regarding the realization of International events.

2-The European Commission raised the alert level in Europe to high.

3- Coronavirus infection is increasing in Portugal and travelling from other regions of Europe and overseas is being affected

Against our wishes but considering the safety of all participants and the indications above, we are forced to postpone the CSSC-11 and SiMat-4 workshop.

The new date is September 14th-16th, 2020 in Lisbon.

We have chosen this date, just after the EUPVSEC 2020 and in same location to facilitate who is travelling from abroad and to minimize all inconveniences caused by this unfortunate issue.


Registration is now open!

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