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Call for abstracts

The Energy Research Institutes Council of Australia 2024 Organising Committee invites the submission of abstracts for consideration as an Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation for the State of Energy Research Conference (Feb 14 – 16, 2024) How can we accelerate the energy transition? on the following conference themes:


Resources, Systems and Technologies

  • Renewable energy technologies e.g offshore wind, solar,

  • Low-carbon technologies e.g. SMRs, DAC, CCUS

  • Storage and batteries

  • Hydrogen and renewable fuels

  • Energy transition materials

  • Transport/mobility e.g. EV grid integration, public transport, city restructuring

  • Technology innovations and research commercialisation pathways

  • Customer energy resources/metering


People and Society

  • Social licence to operate

  • Public attitudes towards energy technologies/acceptance

  • First Nations People and energy projects

  • Energy justice and vulnerable groups

  • Employment, skills and labour market

  • Energy & development (international)

  • Digital, data and people


Markets, Policy, and Regulation

  • The geopolitics of energy e.g. energy security, supply chains

  • Energy security and market reliability

  • Energy markets e.g. future of wholesale markets,

  • Financing the energy transition e.g. who pays, long term investment planning

  • Economics of the energy transition

  • Governance e.g. transmission and network planning, connection reforms, DER, renewable energy zones

  • Achieving Net Zero e.g. policies, incentives, emissions reduction targets, clean energy targets

Abstract key submission dates

Call for abstracts opens: 1 September 2023

Call for abstracts closes: 23 October 2023

Abstract preparation and formatting requirements

  • Abstracts must be submitted using the text field in eOrganiser (see Instructions below).

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English. Your abstracts must be print ready.

  • Maximum number of words in the main body of the abstract is 500 words.

  • Do not include the title of your abstract or author names and affiliations in the abstract body. These will be automatically populated on the final abstract document based on the details you enter into the relevant sections of the abstract submission site.

  • Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.

  • Maximum of one oral or poster presentation per submitting author

  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the submission has been approved by all authors.

  • The Organising Committee will not be responsible for any errors published.

Instructions for abstract submissions

Abstract submission is a two-step process. Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure your submission is uploaded into the portal correctly.

STEP 1: Create an author account.

Firstly, you must create an account to upload an abstract. To begin, please click here to access the eOrganiser submission portal. Click the “Create an Author Account” link and enter your contact details. These details are required to create the account. Once you have created an account within this portal you can upload your submissions.

STEP 2: Submitting your abstract.

Once you have logged into the abstract submission portal, click the ‘Submit’ button to access the submission page. You will be required to provide the following details prior to completing your abstract submission:

  • Indicate your preferred presentation type.

  • Enter your paper title in the ‘Paper Title’.

  • Enter your abstract in the text field.

  • Add any additional emails to the email correspondence box (any email addresses entered here will be included in the correspondence emails that are sent to you).

  • Enter the name and organisation of all Co-Presenters and Co-Authors.

  • Ensure you indicate the presenting author(s) for the abstract and include a brief biography. The biography should be no more than 100 words.

  • Indicate your preferred theme.

General policies and requirements

  • The presenting author must submit the abstract.

  • Abstracts must be submitted to the Conference Managers via eOrganiser by 23 October 2023

  • Abstracts will not be accepted via fax, email, mail or USB/CD.

  • All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed.

  • Acceptance of abstracts for presentation at the Conference will be on the basis of committee selection.

  • It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly.

  • After an author has submitted their abstract, they must check their submission to ensure all information has been added correctly. Authors can check their submission by clicking on the viewing option in the submission form.

  • The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet services outages or other unforeseen events.

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