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Deadlines | Calendar CIGRE Session 2024

Add the following important dates for CIGRE Session 2024 to your calendar:

Submit synopsis for Dutch NC assessment: Before 15.00 on Tuesday 8 August 2023. E-mail:
Feedback from the Dutch NC to synopsis authors: Friday 18 August 2023
Submit final synopsis: Before 17.00 on Friday 25 August 2023. E-mail:
Secretariat CIGRE Nederland uploads synopsis to Central Office CIGRE: Saturday 26 August 2023
Notification of acceptance: 6 November 2023
Deadline full papers 6 February 2024

Publications | Call for papers 2024

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Selection of subjects and papers

Choice of preferential subjects
The Technical Council, consisting of the Chair, the Chairs of study committees, two Administrative Council representatives, the General Secretary CIGRE and Technical Council Secretary develop the preferential subjects for the CIGRE Session and subjects for the symposium. The Technical Council prepares the Call for Papers and distributes it to the national committees.

Selection of papers
A proposal for a paper must address one of the preferential subjects. This avoids discussion being of too general a nature. CIGRE Session papers must contribute to technical advancements. They must be of interest to a broad international audience and not be limited to local issues. Authors must refrain from any form of commercial advertising.

The lead author of a paper must be a member of CIGRE: either an individual member or the representative of a collective member. Co-authors may be non-members. If documents have been prepared by a number of co-authors, the name of the lead author must be indicated clearly.

Although selection is based on the summary, the full version of a paper can be rejected if it is found to be of a poor quality. In this situation, reasons for its rejection will be provided. All papers are the property of CIGRE (copyright CIGRE).

National committees are responsible for choosing the papers they want to present. They must ensure that all papers are of a high quality and in line with the preferential subjects. The quality of the summaries submitted by Dutch authors is monitored by the Dutch NC of Stichting CIGRE Nederland.

The national committees send the summaries of the papers proposed under the NMA to the Central Office. These summaries are then assessed by the chairs of the study committees, who check that they fall within the scope of the preferential subjects.

Study Committee Allocation (SCA): SCs may have published papers via other channels: for example, Technical Brochures and Electra. Papers have only been proposed on the basis of this allocation in exceptional cases. The object is to describe activities by the Study Committee and Working Group.

The summaries of papers should be at least 500 words long and references to the preferential subjects should be identified clearly as such. The deadline for the receipt of summaries by the Central Office is indicated in the 'Call for Papers' but is usually May-June of the uneven year in question.

After the selection process, the Central Office informs authors of the acceptance or non-acceptance of their papers – copies of these communications are sent to the National Committee. They will be given information to help them prepare their papers and also be told the deadline after which papers will be rejected.

All papers must be sent to the CIGRE Central Office, which will forward them to the relevant chairs and Special Reporters.