Information to Participants

Dear participants to the PET 21 conference, 

You’ll find below some information on practical aspects regarding your participation in the conference, as a complement to the message sent to you on Aug 23rd by the LOC (Local Organising Committee).

Dates and Times

The programme is divided into three sessions per day. The times indicated in front of each contribution are for participants in countries with CET (Central European Time). Participants from other time zones will find the correspondence with their time zone at the top of the programme pages.

Programme and abstracts

Use the menu on the left to access the Programme and the Book of Abstracts. You can read these documents directly or download them. 


Participants presenting a poster have to provide it to the LOC in advance since they’ll have to hang them up to the virtual poster boards before the beginning of the conference. To do so please use this form to transfer your poster to the organisers. Thank you to do it before Thursday Sep. 9th, 11pm.

Participation to the Invited and Contributed talks 

To follow the talks, please connect to Zoom. You can do it directly using the link sent on 23.8 or connect to and walk to the lecture hall. By pressing x you’ll see a window inviting you to connect to zoom. To avoid echos and other connection problems, your sound and video, in gather town, will be disabled. Please, keep in mind to have your microphone closed in zoom if you consider returning to gather town. Anyway, please keep your microphone closed, in zoom, as long as you are not invited to speak.

Participation to the posters sessions

To participate to the posters sessions, please connect to gather town using the link sent on Aug. 23rd. Please name your avatar with your first and last name, for the other participants to ‘recognise’ you ! You can then move around using the arrow keys. The great advantage of this system is that it automatically connects the sound and video of people close to each other and fade them out when moving away. Around each poster, we have defined a ‘private  zone’ in which people can speak together, without hearing other conversations. These private zones can be identified when entering them by a slight change in the background color. All tables, and attached seats, in the conference center are ‘private zones, allowing you to have ‘private’ conversations with other participants. 

Paper submission

As in the previous edition of the PET workshop, the conference proceedings will be published in a special issue of Contributions to Plasma Physics ( Authors of invited and contributed presentations and posters have the possibility to submit a paper. Manuscripts should be formatted according to CPP requirements ( and submitted, by October 1st, through the CPP submission portal (, indicating that they belong to the PET-19 2021 special issue (this can be done through a drop-down menu that will appear during the submission process). All papers will be peer reviewed.