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Abstracts should focus on real business case studies/scenarios, innovative tools and techniques and report on work completed or nearing final stages, or efforts that have concluded with an important outcome of interest.

Tutorial sessions will be incorporated into the conference programme and offer insight into new and innovative technologies and projects aligned to and/or impacting the themes of AC/DC.

Please do not submit any sales pitches as they will be rejected. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email

Successful paper authors will have their paper(s) published on the IET Digital Library and IEEE Xplore and submitted for indexing in IET Inspec, Ei Compendex and Scopus, increasing citations and influence that extends beyond the conference.

We aim for a 16-week turnaround time from conference end date to publication, providing all authors submit the requested documentation by the deadlines provided.

The working language of the conference is English.

ACDC 2025 will be in a physical format; all authors will be expected to attend the conference to present. There will be no virtual presentation options.

Key dates

Abstract, special session and tutorial submission deadline

2 August 2024

Notification of acceptance

w/c 15 October 2024

Full paper submission deadline

6 January 2025

Author registration deadline

To be confirmed

Confirmation of Oral and Poster Selection to Authors

7 February 2025

Conference dates

17 – 19 March 2025

Submitting your abstract

Submit your abstract

There is no abstract template; you simply need to enter your abstract information straight onto the online submission system form. Please consider using the following headings when constructing your abstract: Objectives and context, methods/approach, outcomes and conclusions. 

Before submission, make sure that the following material is ready:

  • Your abstract title, all authors’ names and affiliations
  • Your prepared abstract of no more than 500 words
  • Your preferred topic area is chosen from the conference technical scope*
  • Have read and agree with the Assignment of Copyright Agreement (see below).
  • You will be asked to confirm your agreement during submission
  • Abstracts must be submitted by 2 August 2024 if they are to be considered for the conference
  • The working language of the conference is English, which will be used for all printed material, presentations and discussion.

*The technical programme committee reserve the right to change the authors' choice of topic area

How to submit your abstract

Submit your abstract

If you are submitting more than one abstract you can use the same email address and password for each abstract.

  • Enter the online submission system.
  • Enter your email address, if you are a new user the system will ask you to fill in your name and password. If you have used the system before you will just have to login.
  • Once you are successfully logged in follow the on-screen instructions and complete all fields.

Submitting a Special Session Proposal

Submit your Special Session

Written papers are not required, but there is the option to include a formal paper if routes to publish are desirable. special session papers will be treated in the same way as a standard paper, including peer review, publishing and indexing.

Materials presented in the Special Sessions will not be included in the conference proceedings (unless a formal paper is submitted). Sessions will be between 45 and 120 minutes long, subject to the conference programme schedule and proposed content.

All special session proposals must be submitted via the submission link. If accepted, your proposed speaker/s will be asked to submit either a full paper for publication or an abstract (depending on your preference) to be reviewed and including more detail.

The Organising Committee welcome proposals for special sessions which offer an interactive format, such as:

  • Informal ‘TED Style’ talks with or without slides
  • Full Q&A panel
  • Oxford Style Debate to include subjects debated with strong opposing views
  • Fireside Chat – an observed conversation between a subject matter expert and interviewer
  • Workshop sessions exploring possible solutions to a presented challenge
  • Other creative or hybrid styles.

Special Session proposals which include at least one of the following will be viewed favourably:

  • Significant industry or government participation or involvement in the content development
  • Industrial application-oriented
  • Collaborative cross-disciplinary topics or teams
  • Creative formats outlined above that engage the audience. They are likely to be of interest to an industry audience

Special Sessions should avoid:

  • Established and well documented topics
  • Straight forward academic style lectures
  • The promotion of a particular product or service – sales pitches will be rejected
  • Incomplete plans for session development. Speakers proposed should be well informed and where possible already confirmed to participate.

Recommended Sections for Special Session Proposals:

  1. Special Session Title
  2. Proposed Session Format: Describe the format being sure to outline ways in which the session will be interactive. Please also include any elements which may require additional AV, software, technical demonstration, etc.
  3. Proposed Timing: An indication of the time you anticipate requiring to deliver the session including a rough breakdown of timings in terms of duration for each speaker and/or element of the session.
  4. Session Organisers: Typically the individual(s) submitting the proposal but if different please make this clear.
  5. Session Speakers: Please include an indication of the speakers availability, i.e. confirmed or tentative.
  6. Session Outline/paper abstract: At first submission stage you need only list the proposed topics/titles/activities; a detailed description is not necessary.
  7. Organiser Biography: No more than 200 words for each person. External website link can be included, i.e. university or LinkedIn profile.
  8. Speaker Biography: No more than 200 words for each person. External website link can be included, i.e. university or LinkedIn profile.

Submitting your Tutorial proposal

Submit your tutorial session

The ACDC Committee invites proposals for interactive tutorials to be presented at the 2025 conference. Tutorials provide industry experts with an opportunity to share their knowledge and practical experience with conference attendees in a focused and engaging learning environment.

Interactive Learning Focus

This year, we encourage proposals for interactive tutorials (3 or 6 hours) that address current and critical topics in power transmission engineering. Tutorials should move beyond traditional lecture formats and incorporate activities, demonstrations and talks that actively engage participants in the learning process.

Submission Requirements

Please submit a comprehensive proposal that outlines the following details:

  • Tutorial Title: Clearly and concisely capture the essence of your proposed tutorial.
  • Target Audience: Specify the experience level your tutorial is designed for. What type of engineer or sector and where they might be in their career; graduate to head of department.
  • Learning Outcomes: Briefly list 3-5 key takeaways participants will gain from your tutorial.
  • Interactive Tutorial Format: Describe the specific activities you will utilise to promote participant engagement (e.g. workshops, case studies, hands-on demonstrations, group problem-solving exercises, simulations, etc.) Detail any audio-visual (AV) or software requirements you anticipate.
  • Proposed Duration: Indicate whether your tutorial is a 3-hour or 6-hour session and provide a tentative breakdown of time allocation for different activities.
  • Presenter Information:
    • Include the names and affiliations of all presenters.
    • Indicate whether presenter participation is confirmed or tentative.
    • Briefly summarise each presenter's relevant expertise (200 words max per presenter).

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference theme and importance of the chosen topic.
  • Clarity and strength of the learning objectives.
  • Originality, interactivity, and effectiveness of the proposed format in fostering active learning.
  • Expertise and experience of the presenters.

Benefits of Presenting a Tutorial

  • Share your knowledge and experience with a targeted audience in a dynamic learning environment.
  • Gain visibility within the power transmission engineering community.
  • Receive complimentary conference registration.

What happens next…

  • Following the review of abstracts and special session proposals, successful authors will be invited to submit a full paper or special sessions for review by the committee.

  • Successful authors of abstracts will be invited to attend and present their work at ACDC 2025 by PowerPoint/Oral or Poster Presentation. Successful special sessions will be presented in the chosen format. 

  • All successful authors and special session contributors need to pay the registration fee to attend the conference. If an author has more than one paper they must pay an additional registration fee, per additional paper.

  • The author must be present at the conference to present the submission or the paper will not be published.

  • The IET cannot meet any travelling or subsistence expenses for authors or special session contributors, either prior to, or during the conference.

Thank you for your submission and good luck!

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