20 September - 21 September 2023
Worcester College, Walton Street, Oxford, UK

Energy matters for all: from global actors to active consumers - Abstract submission

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Online abstract submission is now closed.

If you have any question regarding abstract submission, please email


Special second for abstracts

What were the lessons from winter 2022/3 and what do they mean for winter 2023/4?

The energy sector has been in crisis over the past year and it is not yet clear how the effects will play out in the coming months.

The Conference Committee would like to address this in a special session in the Research Conference in September and we invite abstracts from those researching the topic.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • What does the data tell us about the response to the energy crisis?
  • Was any demand response driven more by better energy efficiency or demand destruction?
  • What are the implications for the coming winter of changes in terms of gas flows?
  • Did markets across Europe and GB respond successfully to the crisis?  What can be learned from those which were more successful?
  • Governments introduced various measures to protect industry and consumers.  How successful were these or any measures introduced by industry itself.
  • Has the crisis changed the geopolitics of energy for the long term?
  • Are there any lessons from the energy crisis for the development of net zero policies?
Abstract submission deadline: 8th June 2023


Abstract submission

There are many opportunities for contributed presentations at our Research Conference and we invite submissions from academia, practitioners and business.

One of the main aims of this conference is to bring together a mix of speakers and participants from different sectors and areas of expertise to share their ideas and professional experiences. The conference provides a forum to debate and challenge new thinking with professionals from different disciplines in a friendly stimulating environment.

Submissions are invited from the economic, social, behavioural and technology research communities, and from energy analysts, strategy and policy thinkers from all backgrounds. We welcome submissions from both academic and non-academic institutions.

Abstract submission deadline: 1st March 2023
Presentation formats

Submissions aligned to the conference theme are welcomed for the following presentation formats:

  • Parallel session presentations – academic papers, practical case studies or comment on current energy policy, economics or finance issues. A standard oral presentation, normally in PowerPoint format, on one topic (15 minutes presentation time plus 5 minutes for Q&A)
  • Student and Young Energy Professionals presentations –  for MSc/PhD students and ECRs/young energy professionals (working in the energy industry for less than 5 years). A ‘student pitch’ consisting of a short presentation of the student’s research topic or project. A pitch will last 3 minutes and should comprise 1 title slide and 1 presentation slide. The session will include a series of pitches followed by themed discussions with other students and established professionals.
  • ‘Dialogue’ debate style sessions – a form of roundtable discussion session that allows for a broader discussion of energy economic and policy issues. Each 90 minute session will begin with 3 to 5 panelists providing a short commentary around a provocative question (without slides). This will be followed by Q&A, discussion and debate from the floor and the session will end with a brief summary from each of the panelists.
  • Poster presentations – posters will be displayed in communal areas for informal viewing and discussion.

Submission guidelines

To have your research considered for parallel session presentations, student ‘pitches’ and/or poster presentations, please submit an abstract/summary of your research/case study online via the designated abstract submission platform (Oxford Abstracts). Abstracts for these sessions cannot be accepted via email and must be submitted online. Please refer to the full abstract submission guidelines below.

If you would like to submit a proposal for a dialogue session, please email your proposal, including theme, description and suggestions for panelists to

Review criteria

All submissions will be independently blind reviewed by members of the Conference Programme Committee. The Committee will assess each submission in terms of quality, originality, and  relevance both to the conference theme and to a mixed audience of energy professionals and academics. The Conference Programme Committee reserves the right to accept or refuse an abstract, to designate abstracts as either a parallel session or poster presentation and to choose a suitable session for the abstract.

Presentations are intended to facilitate the sharing of professional and academic experiences and lessons learned and not to advertise proprietary products or services. It is important that submissions are based on sound analysis.

Online submission form guidelines

Abstracts must be typed in English.

  • Title:
    • The title of the abstract should be a maximum of 50 words
  • Abstract / executive summary:
    • The abstracts content text should be no more than 600 words and should not include images, graphics or tables.
    • Abstracts can be structured (background, methods, results and conclusions).
  • Authors:
    • Abstract submissions must include the names of the presenting author, all co-authors and organisations. These details are not included in the 600-word count.
    • A presenting author should be identified by ticking the relevant ‘presenting’ tick box.
  • Author approval:
    • The submitting author is required to ensure that all co-authors have approved of the submission and have agreed to abstract content prior to submission.
  • Permission to publish:
    • Authors of accepted abstracts grant permission to BIEE to publish their abstract and paper on the BIEE website Paper submission is optional, papers will be published on the website only with access for BIEE Members and conference delegates.
  • Author will attend:
    • The nominated presenter of an accepted abstract will be expected to register for the event at the appropriate rate. If a presenter does not register by the deadline given, the abstract/presentation can be withdrawn from the programme.
  • Presentation format preference
    • Indicate if you would like your presentation to be consider for parallel oral presentation, poster presentation or both.
  • Student and Young Energy Professional Session
    • If you are a MSc/PhD student, ECR or young professional (working in the energy industry for less than 5 years) your abstract can also be considered for the Student and Young Energy Professional Session. Please tick the check box to be considered for this session.

You will receive an automated confirmation email on successful submission.


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