Innovation and Disruption: the energy sector in transition - Parallel Sessions – Notes for Presenters

Abstract submission has  now closed.

Registration and Attendance

If your paper/dialogue proposal/ student pitch has been accepted for parallel session presentation, you  need to  register to attend the conference by June 22nd 2016. In the case of  Dialogue Session this includes all panellists . (The Committee reserves the right to withdraw a submission from the programme if the author/presenter has not registered by the agreed date). See Registration Fees for information about conference fees.  For questions regarding registration please email Sarah Jeffery  at

Speaker Biography

If you wish your  details  to be included in the Speaker Biographies document circulated to conference delegates and did not include these when submitting your abstract,  you need to send us a short biography in word with photo ( as a separate image in jpeg) to  as soon as convenient  and no later than August 31st.

Paper Submission

The deadline for all submissions is August 31st.

Authors of accepted papers are required to grant the BIEE a non-exclusive license to post their abstract, paper and presentation on the BIEE website. The paper and presentation will only be viewable by BIEE members and conference delegates.  This does not preclude subsequent publication elsewhere (economics journals generally accept the pre-publication of “working paper versions” such as these).

Student ‘Short Pitch’ presenters may also submit a paper  if  wished but this is optional. The same submission deadline of August 31st applies.

Dialogue Panellists are not required to submit written papers/articles for publication but may do so if wished, provided the paper relates to the theme of the Dialogue session. Papers or articles can be submitted on an individual or group basis and must be received by August 31st.


Key information on submitting your paper

  • Authors will have until  Wednesday August  31st  2016 to return their papers for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
  • Papers should be no longer than 6000 words and should be in pdf format. To ensure they reach us file size should be less than 3 Megabytes. If they are larger than this you can arrange to send them via Dropbox. Please  email    for details.
  • Papers should be sent electronically to:
  • The pdf  file of the paper that you send us should be named with your surname and the title of the paper (If the title is long please use the first line only). Please also make sure there are no spaces in the file name of your paper for example

  • To ensure that the correct version of your paper is included in the conference proceedings, you should only send in the final version of your paper.

Please include the following category /keyword information with your paper and presentation when you send both of these in. This is to ensure that your paper/presentation is assigned to the correct categories in our online archive.

Category options (choose any that apply)

  • Oil
  • Gas
  • Electricity and Nuclear
  • Energy and Environment
  • Energy Demand
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Security
  • Energy Modelling
  • Energy Economics
  • Energy Finance and Investment
  • Energy Policy
  • Renewables
  • Transport

Keyword/tags  – Any that apply

Paper Format

As a guideline the following is suggested for paper submissions:

  • Abstract
  • Overview of the topic including its background and potential significance
  • Methodology: how the matter was addressed and what techniques were used
  • Results : Key and ancillary findings
  • Conclusions : lessons learned, implications, next steps
  • References
  • Keyword set

 Presentation Submission

All presenters should send in their presentation by Thursday September 15th.

  • At the conference, facilities will be available for PowerPoint presentations.
  • Presentations should be sent electronically to
  • Presentations should be less than 3 Megabyte in file size.
  • The deadline for receipt presentations is Thursday September  15th   2016.
  • Please also ensure that the name of the powerpoint  presentation you send us follows the same format as your paper and includes both your surname and the title of the presentation e.g. White-Modelling-the-UK-energy-system
  • Please ensure you  include category/keyword information as above in your email when you send in your presentation.

Presentation Timings 

All parallel sessions will be 90 minutes long.


Presentation time for accepted papers will be 20  minutes  with 10 minutes Q&A.


Each 90  Dialogue minute session  will begin with 3 to 5 panellists providing a five-minute commentary on that question (without slides). This will be followed by Q&A, discussion and debate from the floor and the session will end with a brief summing up from each of the panellists (10 mins total).

Student’ Short Pitches’

Student Short Pitches will last 3 minutes and should comprise 1 title slide and 1 presentation slide. This is a (slightly extended) version of the well-known ‘elevator pitch’, aiming to interest others in the problem you are addressing, the approach being taken (and the emerging results, for those nearing the end of their studies). Experienced academics will act as facilitators for the session and conference attendees will also be invited to attend and take part in group discussions afterwards. Students are welcome to bring posters or other materials to display in the room.

Students who are also submitting a paper should follow the same paper submission guidelines as other authors ( see above)  and submit their papers by August  31st.

Students whose abstracts have been accepted are eligible for subsidised registration fees to help you attend. Please see registration fees for more information or contact Sarah Jeffery with any questions.


Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline:  March 2nd 2016
Notification of Outcome: w/c  April 18th  2016
Presenter Registration Deadline: June 22nd  2016
Earlybird Registration Deadline: July 29th 2016
Paper Submission Deadline: August 31st 2016
Final Registration Deadline: September 14th 2016
Presentation Deadline: September 15th 2016
Conference: September 21st – 22nd 2016



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