The Twenty Second International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2018) will be held at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from 11-15 November, 2018.
µTAS 2018 continues a series of Conferences that are the premier forum for reporting research results in microfluidics, microfabrication, nanotechnology, integration, materials and surfaces, analysis and synthesis, and detection technologies for life science and chemistry. The Conference offers plenary talks as well as contributed oral presentations and posters selected from submitted abstracts.
The deadline for abstract submissions is May 15, 2018, 11:59pm HST (Hawaiian Standard Time). Abstracts should be no more than 500 words in length, and the figures must not be longer than a single page, formatted as PDF.
Late News Poster Submissions
The conference committee is now accepting Late News Poster abstract submissions. Submissions will be accepted through 10 August 2018.
Templates and guidelines for Late News submissions can be found below.
Please note, if accepted your Late News Abstract will be published exactly as submitted in the MicroTAS 2018 Proceedings
Late News Abstract Template
Submit Your Late News Abstract
Final Manuscript Submission
Final manuscripts for the MicroTAS 2018 Proceedings must be submitted by 22, August 2018 along with a completed copyright form. To submit your final manuscript and copyright form, please update your original submissions at https://microtas.secure-platform.com.
Templates and guidelines for final submissions can be found below.
Final Manuscript Format Template
CBMS Copyright Form
Art in Science Award
To draw attention to the aesthetic value in scientific illustrations while still conveying scientific merit, the µTAS Conference features an award titled, “Under the Looking Glass: Art from the World of Small Science” sponsored by NIST and Lab on a Chip. Applications are encouraged from any person attending the µTAS Conference and the winner will be selected by a panel of senior scientists in the field of µTAS.
Art in Science Award Application
MicroTAS 2018 CONFERENCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT PREPARATION
The 22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS) will be held 11-15 November, 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Authors are invited to contribute original presentations on advances in application of and technologies for miniaturized components and systems for chemical and biochemical analysis.
The µTAS 2018 Program Committee encourages submission of original work and contain significantly novel material for either oral or poster presentation. If the subject matter in the abstract appears in print or on the Internet before the abstract submission deadline (May 15, 2018), it will be rejected.
Submitted abstracts should 500 words or less and one page of figures and tables on US Standard (8.5 x 11 inches). If your abstract exceeds the 500-word limit, it will not be possible to submit the online form. Please follow the instructions on the abstract submission form to complete your submission. New for 2018, your abstract will not need to be formatted for consideration.
Example PDF of Figures
The purpose of an Abstract submitted to µTAS 2018 is to tell the Technical Program Committee what new results you propose to present. Therefore, it is important within the first few sentences to state what your primary result is. For example: "This paper reports an improved method for processing large volume liquid samples containing pathogenic microbial DNA.” It is also important to identify how the new work differs from previous work from your own group and from other groups, especially work presented at recent and upcoming international meetings. For example: "The fabrication process for the accelerometer was reported at MEMS ’17 , and an analysis of the new piezoresistor pattern which accomplishes the reduction in cross-axis sensitivity was reported at Transducers 2017 . Our method differs from that of group X  in the specific method of temperature compensation we are using, and of group Y  in the geometry of the piezoresistor design and their placement within the structure."
After an introduction of the basic ideas and how the work relates to other work, present detailed descriptions of methods, device structures, and examples of specific results, whether experimental or theoretical. Figures and Tables can support these results. For example: "A schematic view of the Genomic DNA is shown in Figure 1, with a close-up detail of the PCR results and placement in Figure 2. A cross-section of the fabrication process is shown in Figure 3. Table I shows the simulations for specific device geometries using the analysis procedure in ." After presentation of results, it is useful to compare specific results with related work, and also to comment on the broader impact of the results.
Please make sure that all the figures/photographs are clearly visible. If the program committee cannot clearly see and understand the role of these visual aids, it will be viewed negatively. All submitted abstracts will be considered for both Oral and Poster Sessions unless the submitting author specifically requests a Poster.
The deadline for abstract submission is May 15, 2018.
Review Process: Each submission receive peer review from no fewer than 3 reviewers from the Technical Program Committee who have been assigned based on their expertise , as well as a final review by the Executive Technical Program Committeere
Final decisions on acceptance, oral and poster presentations will be made in July 2018.