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Abstract Submission

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Call for abstracts

EECON 2018 will be held on 5 & 6 April 2018 at the Royal International Convention Centre at Bowen Hills Brisbane, Australia.  Our conference theme is: “Connected Futures – The Power of Working Together”.  The conference will explore energy sector developments, and in particular, collaboration to deliver improved customer and community outcomes.

It is an exciting time to be involved in developing the future of the Australian energy industry. Rapidly evolving technology and increased community engagement creates the environment for significant transformations and improvements.

You are invited to present on topics related to electric power and energy, particularly on collaboration across multiple sectors of the delivery chain aim at providing enhanced outcomes for customers and community including improved reliability, increased value and sustainability.  Other innovative activities and opportunities to meet current and future customer needs are also of interest.

EECON 2018 will focus on:

  • Collaboration including projects and activities occurring across the electric energy sector
  • Customer-centric developments in the electricity industry
  • Emerging technologies transforming the electricity industry
  • Delivering more secure, sustainable and affordable energy

There will be two main streams:  

  • Customer and community centric projects, applications and developments
  • Technology developments across generation, transmission and distribution and their application

Suggested topic areas of interest include:

  • Multi-sector collaboration to achieve a more sustainable and customer-focused industry
  • Smart cities; developments, infrastructure and regulatory requirements including street lighting and EV charging
  • Customer engagement in their energy future
  • Developments in customer focused devices and systems to assist in their usage and management of energy
  • Customer centred energy offerings including:
    • Behind the meter energy storage
    • Residential roof-top solar PV / community solar
    • Data-driven and customer-centric initiatives and platforms
  • High voltage transmission network ; planning and operating challenges and developments to facilitate high penetration of renewable and/or intermittent generation
  • Connecting remote large scale renewables into the national grid
  • Challenges and solutions associated with high penetration levels of Distributed Generation in electricity networks
  • Implications of high-penetration of renewable distributed energy resources in distribution and transmission networks
  • Integration of renewable generation, energy storage, and demand response to achieve competitive energy cost
  • Energy storage technologies including network and long-term environmental considerations
  • High-penetration of power electronics in distribution network; harmonics issues
  • Utility-scale energy storage, business cases and applications including peak shaving, reliability enhancement, intentional islanding, and micro-grids
  • Mobile energy storage, such as electric vehicles, and impact on the distribution grid
  • Micro-grids, including applications, business cases, challenges, and solutions
  • Regulatory developments to facilitate the rapidly changing energy environment
  • Strategic asset management including capitalising on technology developments and innovations
  • IoT in the energy industry
  • Data analytics in smart grids
  • Cyber security of intelligent grid
  • Energy market and energy security
  • Transactive energy management
  • Power system economics, energy markets and regulation
  • Extreme events and grid resiliency
  • Condition monitoring and diagnostics
  • Future-ready workforce; required skills, training and professional development

If you are involved in any other areas of innovative customer and community developments or in innovative manufacturing, network or generation projects please submit your abstract for consideration.

Abstract Submission requirements

  • All submissions must be your original work.
  • You are required to submit an abstract describing the objectives, results, conclusions and significance of your work in relation to the theme.
  • Your abstract is to contain sufficient information so that if published it will provide a detailed stand-alone summary of the final presentation.  
  • Your abstract is to be prepared using the supplied template.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility.
  • If your work is to be published or presented at a major national or international meeting prior to the EECON 2018, you must provide the details for the reviewing committee’s consideration.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference prior to 31 January 2018.  
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publish the abstract in conference proceedings.
  • The Conference Organisers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events

Submission Details

Step 1:

Please note: Abstracts must not exceed a 300-word limit and must be submitted in via the above link.

Step 2: Once you have submitted your Abstract

Please ensure your abstract and paper is edited and finalised accordingly as no changes after the deadlines will be accepted

Step 3:  You will be notified if of the committees decision, If accepted you will receive all the requirement for the Draft/Full  presentation submission – authors will be invited to submit a full presentation for peer review or non-peer review (which will be optional for authors).


All abstracts are to be submitted by the closing date.  Once accepted, authors are required to register prior to 31 January 2018 for the conference and provide their penultimate presentations by the advertised deadline.

Prize Conference Presentations

  • Awards are presented for the best presentation by an EESA member (Conway Award) and a non-member (Cresswell Award).
  • AM Conway was the first President of the Association when it was formed in 1924, serving from the first annual meeting in 1925 until his death in 1926, at the age of 38. He had been Chief Electrical Engineer at Orange.
  • A J Cresswell was a former President and Treasurer of EESA.
  • Recipients of these prizes have opportunity to represent EESA at the 2018 EEA Conference in New Zealand.

Panel Sessions

Participants in panel sessions should use the EECON PowerPoint template where a presentation is to be made. Information on submitting PowerPoint presentations and the EECON PowerPoint Template will be provided to panellists closer to the conference.

EECON Technical Committee

The EECON 2018 Organising Committee has a Technical Committee to review abstracts. Authors should indicate the stream for their abstract submission.

General Policies and Requirements

  • All submissions and papers must be original work.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results nor conclusions that refer to results that are not presented within the text
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract/presentation in the conference proceedings
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference. Presenters who have not registered by the deadline date time will be removed from the program.
  • The abstract should describe objectives, results, conclusions, innovative steps and the significance of your work. Short abstracts will be de-weighted in the selection process.
  • All abstracts and papers must be prepared according to the requirements provided. Abstracts and papers will only be accepted and published if submitted using the correct format in the supplied template
  • The Conference Organisers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events