The Call for Your Abstracts is Now Open Here
If you're interested in submitting an abstract, including the opportunity to speak at this year's event, the deadline for submission is April 30, 2020.
Call for Abstract Deadline: April 30, 2020
Board Review of Submission: April 30 - May 29, 2020
Speaker Notification: June 8, 2020
Speaker Agreement Deadline: June 19, 2020
Technical Paper and Presentation Deadline: July 20, 2020
Typically, there are 15-20 technical papers presented in the general and breakout sessions. In addition, there are facilitated workshops that feature topics focused specifically to substation, transmission, or operations. The symposium will conclude with an ethics and code of conduct presentation. Authors of the technical papers are expected to present the content of their paper at the symposium.
Submission Instructions & Deadlines
Presenters should submit their abstract no later than April 30, 2020 here. The abstract should be scholarly and not include personal or company advertising. Submissions will be reviewed by the TSDOS Advisory Board at the beginning of May and the presenters will be notified of their acceptance no later than June 8, 2020.
Select the best length for your presentation:
20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute Q & A session = 30 minutes total
30-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q & A session = 45 minutes total
Full Technical Paper Submission:
The Deadline for submission of the electronic copy of the full technical paper is July 20, 2020. A full copy of the paper will be published on the symposium website. Submission of PowerPoint slides as your technical paper is not acceptable.
Please e-mail the technical paper to Conference & Event Management at The University of Texas at Arlington, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PowerPoint Presentation Submission: Submit the complete PowerPoint presentation no later than July 20, 2020.
This will allow time to load all the presentations on the symposium laptop for your convenience. Please e-mail the presentation to Conference & Event Management at the University of Texas at Arlington, email@example.com.
Electronic copies of the PowerPoint presentations will be published on the symposium website unless the author notifies The University of Texas at Arlington of any restrictions.
Format Guidelines for Full Technical Paper
- No longer than 15 pages in length
- 11 Point Times New Roman font
- Normal 1-inch margin setting
- Include a cover page with paper title, presenter name, company affiliation and title
Format Guidelines for PowerPoint Presentation
- 15-20 slides total
- Presentation length- Presenters will choose one of the following lengths for their presentation:
- 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute Q & A session = 30 minutes total
- 30-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute Q & A session = 45 minutes total
- Font size range-no smaller than 18 points and no larger than 32 points
What is allowed?
- Name of authors and presenters, affiliations, company names, supporting organizations, and corporate logos.
- The research, programs, policy, legislation or name of organizations, software, government agencies and government-sponsored agencies may be referenced to maintain presentation clarity and relevance.
- Specific reference may be made to industry-related standards, test methods and codes.
- Current technical information disseminated to the TSDOS audience sometimes includes proprietary aspects that are presented to inform and educate the members. The proprietary nature of the information may be identified to make evident the limitations of its use.
What is NOT allowed?
- Inference that the TSDOS approves or endorses any product, software, or system for any reason.
- Promotion of any product within the presentation and/or through distribution of written promotional material.