Logo Metallization & Interconnection Workshop

We are happy to announce that the 10th edition, MIW2021, will take place in the Thor Central venue in Genk, Belgium, on Monday, November 15, and Tuesday, November 16, 2021! We are confident that a face-to-face meeting will be possible and safe in November 2021. We are longing for direct exchange of knowledge and ideas after a long time and hope that you can be part of it!

But of course, we will keep an eye on the evolution of the Covid pandemic. Please be assured that we will assess carefully, whether the workshop can be held without major risks or excessive restrictions. If not, it will be shifted to a later date.

Please check the website regularly for the latest additions.



Thor Central
Thor Park
3600 Genk


The workshop program includes oral and poster presentations that address the following main topics:

  • Metallization fundamentals: insights, limits, understanding
  • Metallization techniques: physics and potential
  • Passivating contacts
  • Future of metallization
  • Metallization for advanced cell concepts (e.g. TOPCon, PERT, SHJ, IBC, Perovskite-Tandem)
  • Study and improvement of solar cell soldering
  • Multi-wire interconnection
  • Shingling and other zero-spacing interconnection schemes
  • Conductive adhesive interconnections
  • Durability and degradation issues of metallization and interconnection
  • Simulation and modelling of metallization and interconnection

A lot of room will be given for discussion during the workshop.

Please note that, just like for previous editions, presenters will have the opportunity after the workshop to submit a paper, which will be peer-reviewed and made available online in open-access.

Important Dates

  • Start Registration: July 12, 2021
  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: August 16, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 29, 2021
  • Deadline Early Bird: October 10, 2021
  • Deadline Manuscript Submission for Proceedings: December 10, 2021