Guidelines & Criteria
Find out what guidelines and criteria you should follow when submitting an abstract to speak at the Conference.
Early submission is important to ensure the Governing Body Members have ample time to review the abstracts. Late submissions will not be submitted. The deadline for submission is is 31 January 2018.
Submission and speaking is completely free of charge. When submitting please ensure you fill in the compulsory fields so the Governing Body can receive full and accurate information on who you are and your submission.
Your abstract must not exceed the 500 word limit so the critical information you are submitting can be assessed accurately.
Should you encounter any issues submitting your abstract, please email [email protected]
The Governing Body members grade each abstract on specific criteria, resulting in an overall mark out of a maximum possible 40 points. Governing Body members may also choose to move abstracts to sessions which are more relevant to the content of the paper. The voting process takes place after 19 March 2018 and successful applicants will be informed shortly afterwards.
Categories which each abstract is judged on are below:
Interest 10 points (max)
Topicality 10 points (max)
Originality 10 points (max)
The Presenter 10 points (max)
Please ensure you choose the appropriate theme to submit your abstract under. There are a total of 14 Commercial themes and 16 Technical themes you can choose to submit your abstract under.
If you feel that your abstract does not fall under either type, please feel free to leave as general submission and the Governing Body will look to allocate accordingly.
Your abstract title must be clear and concise. It must accurately describe your presentation's primary content and proposed paper. Please refrain from the use of commercial trade names and language that is commercial in tone. Your abstract's core content and information will still be considered during the submission however you may be asked to revise your presentation to reduce commercialism if required.
All Gastech presentations fall under copyright once presented and dmg :: events global energy reserves the right to use presentations if and when required.
If your abstract is accepted onto the conference and you can speak, please ensure all relevant approvals have been gained prior to final confirmation.
If your abstract is voted through by the Governing Body, we will be in touch shortly after the final voting meeting to let you know.
A member of the Speaker Management team will then contact you to start the process of publicising your paper’s credentials, including speaker names, biographies /photos and a summary of your abstract. In the preceding weeks to the conference, we will be in touch to manage logistics and presentation requirements with you.
The presenter (but not additional authors) will be entitled to a full access, free of charge conference pass that provides access to all conference sessions and the exhibition halls. Invitation to Speaker Dinner and to other speaker events are also be included.
Speakers will be responsible for their own hotel accommodation, travel, food or other incidental expenses.
Speakers will be offered discounted rates for colleagues wishing to attend.
Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted in person at the same time that successful applicants are contacted. We may still invite you to present your abstract as a Poster within the exhibition halls, or as a digital article on our dedicated online news service – Gastech Insights.
Your abstract will still be considered for other events that we believe could benefit. Please ask for more details on our other upcoming international events.