Advances in Process Automation and Control 2017

Call for papers


Call for papers closed on 3 January 2017 | Download brochure for details of conference themes


Advances in Process Automation and Control 2017  is your opportunity to share and learn about the future role of automation in our industry, and explore the implications of the explosion of data, technology and innovation that seems to be coming our way. The automation community is interested to learn from you, and I hope that you are ready to learn from the rest of the community. Submitting an abstract for a presentation is a great way to get started.

  is your opportunity to share and learn about the future role of automation in our industry, and explore the implications of the explosion of data, technology and innovation that seems to be coming our way. The automation community is interested to learn from you, and I hope that you are ready to learn from the rest of the community. Submitting an abstract for a presentation is a great way to get started.

Abstracts for presentations (500 words) and abstracts for posters (200 words) are invited from prospective contributors with a view to promoting a better understanding of process automation and control.

All abstract submissions must include the following information:

  • Abstract title
  • Presenting author
  • Corresponding author
  • Company of authors
  • Email address of presenting author
  • Country
  • Category
  • Permission to publish your abstract in electronic format - yes or no
  • Permission to publish your PowerPoint presentation in electronic format and within the public domain - yes or no
  • Abstract summary 

 

Submit your abstract as word document to advances@icheme.org

Responsibilities of the Presenting Author

  • The first author listed for each abstract serves as the presenting author and as the primary contact for all correspondence regarding the abstract, unless otherwise specified
  • The presenting author must be one of the co-authors listed on the submitted abstract
  • The presenting author is responsible for ensuring all authors have read the abstract and agreed to be co-authors. Failure to get approval from all authors will result in rejection of the abstract
  • Only one 'presenting author' registration is permitted per abstract

General guidelines

  • No revisions can be made after the abstract submission deadline.The presentation at the conference must reflect the submitted abstract. In particular, the abstract title, authorship, and content of the presentation at the conference must match the submitted abstract, although updates on results may be added
  • Abstracts should be written in clear and concise English, so that reviewers are able to focus solely on the merits of the submission. We encourage non-English-speaking authors to have their abstracts checked for grammar and spelling prior to submission
  • It is assumed that the presenting author will have adequate command of English to present and to respond to questions. If that is not the case, the authors should choose a poster as their preference

Preferred Presentation Format

  • During submission, submitters must choose the formats in which they would be willing to present/publish their abstract. These choices must be made at the time of submission and cannot be changed after the review committee has reached its decision
  • First, authors select whether they prefer oral or poster presentation. Abstracts noted with a preference for poster presentation will NOT be considered for oral presentation, regardless of score
  • Second, in the event that an abstract is not chosen for oral presentation, it can still be chosen for poster presentation. Authors who state a preference for oral presentation must decide whether they would accept poster presentation. Authors may either present a poster or request that the abstract be immediately withdrawn

Abstract Review and Selection Process

  • After the submission deadline, all completed and eligible abstracts will be made available to the review committee for review and scoring, and final decisions will be made in January 2017
  • Incomplete abstracts will not be reviewed
  • The same study must not be submitted as multiple abstracts. Abstracts that are simply different versions of a single study will be rejected
  • Abstracts will be peer reviewed according to the subject categories outlined in the 'call for papers'
  • Authors must indicate during submission the appropriate review category (one only). Please use the list of abstract review categories in the call for papers document. Please select the category most closely associated with your abstract 
  • All abstracts submitted will be considered eligible for one presentation: either oral (simultaneous session), or poster
  • Oral (simultaneous) Sessions are formal oral presentations followed by a brief discussion
  • Poster Sessions allow the viewing of a poster illustration of the abstract. Authors are expected to post and remove posters at designated times and to be at their posters to answer questions during the time designated for poster presentations. The author's attendance during poster presentation time will be monitored

Acceptance/Rejection Notification

  • Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent to the presenting author in January 2017 by email; consequently, an accurate email address is critical. If your abstract is accepted, the email will specify whether it is accepted as an oral or poster presentation. Rejection notifications will also be sent at that time
  • The decision of the Advances Organising Committee regarding acceptance and presentation of abstracts is final

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