Abstract Submission Guidelines
Submissions are now open for academic researchers, postgraduate (MSc and PhD) students, and for professionals in the energy policy, industry, financial, analyst, consulting and media communities to submit their proposals for an opportunity to speak in the conference parallel sessions. The aim of these sessions is to facilitate the sharing of professional experiences and lessons learned.
All abstracts submitted to the conference will be independently reviewed by members of the Conference Programme Committee. Reviews will be blind. The Committee will assess each abstract in terms of quality, originality, and in terms of relevance both to the conference theme and to a mixed audience of energy professionals and academics.
We are actively seeking submissions from both academic and non academic institutions to ensure we achieve a mix of viewpoints and perspectives in every session.
Academic and non academic abstracts will be reviewed separately according to their own criteria. Please ensure you select the appropriate track (academic /non-academic) when you submit your proposal.
- Please read Call for Abstracts and the guidelines below before submitting your abstract.
- Abstracts are required for all submission types ( Paper /Dialogue /Student Pitch ) and must be submitted online. We cannot accept email submissions.
- Following submission, authors may log back in and amend their abstracts until the closing date of March 3rd (23.59 ) after which it will not be possible to make further alterations. Abstracts will not be accepted after March 3rd.
- If your abstract is accepted, at least one of the presenter(s) must register to attend the conference by June 18th in order to have the presentation timetabled (The Committee reserves the right to withdraw a paper/dialogue session/student pitch from the programme if the author/presenter has not registered by this date).This includes dialogue session panelists.
- Authors of accepted papers are required to grant the BIEE a non-exclusive license to publish their abstract and paper on the BIEE website and will be required to confirm this following acceptance. A non-exclusive license does not preclude subsequent publication elsewhere (economics journals generally accept the pre-publication of “working paper versions” such as these). The paper can be a full paper or extended abstract. Papers must be submitted in advance of the conference by September 1st.
Preparation of Your Abstract
- You should write an abstract of at least 400 words, but please do not exceed 600 words. If you wish to include diagrams or tables as part of your abstract you can upload these in jpeg format.
- For students and young energy professionals submitting abstracts for the ‘Student Pitch’ presentation format only an abstract of approx. 200 words is sufficient.
- The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the study.
- Dialogue proposals should include both the theme to be discussed and proposals for the panel members to contribute. Panel members should be selected to represent a range of viewpoints industry sectors ages and backgrounds, not forgetting gender balance. Panel member suggestions are not binding but the proposer should have some confidence that nominated panel members are willing and able to participate.
The Submission Process
- When the abstract is completed and ready to send, click on the button below which will take you to the Ex Ordo abstract submission system where you can register and create an account or log in.
- You will be taken to a screen from which the submission process starts. It is a multi-step process which asks you to select abstract format enter abstract title and text, select topics, add authors affiliations and presenter information, and review your submission.
- There are two tracks, academic and non academic. Please select the one that is most appropriate to you and your abstract.
- PhD and MSc students should select the ‘Paper’ format type if they wish their abstract to be considered for full paper presentation. All student abstracts submitted for full paper presentation will automatically be considered for ‘Student Pitch’ presentation if they are not accepted for paper presentation.
- Students should select ‘Student Pitch’ format type if they wish their abstracts to be considered for ‘Student Pitch’ presentation only. For this format type an abstract of approx. 200 words is sufficient.
- All students should confirm their student status by ticking the relevant box in the Additional Questions section.
- When submitting your abstract please select the topic(s) that best fit your abstract. Session topics are listed on the submission form but refer to Conference Themes if you need more information. Abstracts are expected to show a clear link to the overall conference theme and chosen topic (s).
- You will be asked if you would be willing to write a conference blog on your research topic if your abstract is accepted. These blogs are published on the BIEE website and social media in the run up to the conference and help generate interest in the topic as well as the conference. You can see an example here.
- For programme purposes, please enter the short biography ( max 200 words) of the presenting author (who will attend the conference) in the Biography section and the job title of the presenting author in the Additional Questions section.
- Please ensure you check your abstract before submission. We will publish the abstract exactly as submitted so please proof read it carefully.
- Once your abstract has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email from ExOrdo. If you do not receive this email, it means your abstract submission has not been completed.
- If you are submitting more than one abstract, you can log back in to your Ex Ordo account (using the same email address and password) to submit a second one.
- Selection criteria will be a combination of quality, originality, and relevance to the conference theme and to an audience of energy professionals and academics.
- Abstracts will be considered by the Programme Committee and we will endeavour to notify you (by email) of the outcome w/c April 27th.
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 3rd 2020
Notification of Outcome: w/c April 27th
Presenter Registration Deadline: June 18th
Paper Submission Deadline: September 1st.
Presentation Deadline: September 11th
Conference: September 22nd – 23rd 2020
Should you have any queries relating to your abstract then please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Jeffery firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07900216267