Cluster Retreat 2022

Date & Facts

2325 Mar 2022


The Cluster Retreat 2022 takes place from 23 to 25 March 2022. It gives the involved research groups an opportunity to present their scientific findings in the framework of ct.qmat and discuss their work with peers, exchange ideas and ask questions in a familiar setting.


Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Oberaltenburg 4, 06217 Merseburg






17 January      Nomination of talk contributions by cluster members

04 February   Online registration deadline (registration closed)

01 March          Announcement of talk & poster contributions

07 March         Announcement of the conference program (Version: 023032022)

18 March          Submission of poster contributions and teaser slides (for the data format check out the section below)
23-25 March  Cluster Retreat 2022
Submission of contributions via email at




Travel Information & Registration



There will be bus transportation organized from Dresden and Würzburg to Merseburg. You can add this option during the registration process.

Registration is for free.


Please find below the times and points of departure. Please be at the bus station at least 15 minutes before the departure of the bus.

Wednesday 9:00 am at Lukasplatz, Dresden

Wednesday 8:30 am at Am Hubland, Würzburg

Friday 3:00 pm at Radisson Blu to Würzburg, Am Hubland

Friday 3:00 pm at Radisson Blu to Dresden, Lukasplatz


Corona Rules (will be announced ahead of the retreat)


We will have a series of short talks by participants on their work within ct.qmat. There will also be a poster session and opportunities for the attendees to share their experience and advice. Finally, we will have a number of speakers from the GHN talking on academic topics.



Scientific Program Committee


Dmytro Inosov (TU Dresden)

Markus Leisegang (JMU Würzburg)

Giorgio Sangiovanni (JMU Würzburg)

Jeroen van den Brink (IFW Dresden)



Contribution requirements


All cluster members are encouraged to nominate one (or more) speaker(s) from their groups. Please consider this nomination when registering for the event. Talks should report progress on cluster-relevant topics or discuss/propose new research directions and ideas. Preference will be given to topics which foster interactions between different groups.

File types: PDF or Powerpoint

Layout: no special template is required, but please use our ct.qmat logo

Talk duration: 12 + 8 minutes



All poster contributions will be made accessible via password on the ct.qmat website after the event.


1. Submit your poster by 18 March

Layout: please use the ct.qmat template and our ct.qmat logo

Acceptable poster size: A0, portrait format

File types: PDF max. 5MB

File name: AffiliatedCenter_LastNamePresenter_Poster.pdf/jpg (e.g. UniWÜ_Curie_Poster.pdf/jpg)

2. Submit 2 slides for the poster teaser session by 18 March

Talk duration: up to 60 seconds (similar to an elevator pitch)

File type: PDF max. 2MB

File name: AffiliatedCenter_LastNamePresenter_Teaser.pdf (e.g. TUD_Curie_Teaser.pdf)

The guidelines for the slides for the poster teaser session can be found here.



If you have any questions regarding the conference program, the poster template, or the retreat in general, please contact us via email at


Picture: Uwe Rieschel


The registration is closed!


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