Call for Papers 2020

The APS has been designed to provide an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences within the electrical protection industry and is dedicated to the presentation of new developments, practical application of methods and technologies in the field of protection, automation and control for modern electrical power generation, transmission and distribution systems. Add your voice.

In 2018, more than 80 protection industry leaders and professionals gathered to share their industry insights. Now in its 12th year, the Australian Protection symposium will again bring together researchers, experts, engineers, practitioners and professionals involved and interested in the electrical protection industry facing similar challenges allowing them to discuss their views face to face and build close cooperation channels for solving future challenges.

The steering committee of the 2020 APS would like to invite interested protection experts from utilities, suppliers, vendors and academia around the world to submit a paper for consideration. The focus of these papers can be on experiences, challenges, applications, ideas and solutions related but not limited to topics mentioned on the next page. Authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to present at the event with complimentary registration and the papers will be published in the APS Proceedings.

The deadline for abstract submission for the 2020 APS has come to an end. Join the information exchange and discussion on 18th – 19th of March 2020 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. Incase of any enquiries don’t hesitate to contact us.
 Why you should present a paper:

Our involvement in the electrical protection field is forever teaching us in practice things that cannot be found in text books and manuals. The experiences gathered through implementing techniques, trying new paths and learning from failures are so valuable that sharing them enhances the entire industry. In fact, not learning from each other’s experience and doing it all over again risks repeated problems, wasted time and significant unnecessary costs.

Writing and presenting a paper is an opportunity to share knowledge, practices, processes, technology, experiences and technical expertise of an organisation or individual.
It will bring recognition for the company and/or individual as an engineering leader allowing them to express their views and build on their professional development and training by participating in a well-established and specialized event.

At a strategic level, it allows broadening of perspectives, setting of good work practices, opening up of discussions with a different point of views for better ideas and creative solutions for any existing challenge. It will be the best opportunity to report on a recent research, technological development and industry projects and lessons learned along the way.



Paper Topics

Design, Application, advantages and pitfalls of IEC61850

• Real life case studies of existing installations

• Security implications in digital communications – Cyber security

• Isolation Techniques for Testing

• Multi-vendor integration experiences

Innovation and advancements in Protection schemes

• Wide area protection, communication and control

• Adaptive protection systems

• Protection of smart grids and micro grids

• Network requirements for battery storage and installations

• Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiter (REFCL) installations

• System events, causes and analysis

• Time in protection applications – Time sources

Commissioning and Testing case studies

• Integration of distributed energy resources

• Industry experience of failures and faults

• Battery Storage implementation

• Protection Scheme Testing through Network Simulation Modelling

• Operational experience – successes and challenges of testing

• New approaches to reduce commissioning time

• Testing of IEC61850 based devices and schemes

Non-conventional and conventional sensors

• Redundancy requirements for protection systems using Non-Conventional Instrument Transformers and Merging Units

• Optical CT’s

• Saturation effects and its impact on protective relaying

• Transient Behaviour of CTs

Management and business strategies

• Are we using smart relays to their full capability- experiences and insights?

• Developing skills and competencies for next generation protection and control systems (technology, change management, training, social media etc.)

• Paperless Electrical Drawings management

• Data gathering, analysis and management of protection statistics

• Maintenance Management for Protection systems

• Health and safety approaches and culture

Each Presenter will be scheduled for 25 minutes’ presentations (including 5 minutes Q&A). We will inform you of the timing of your paper once the program has been drawn up.

Speakers are entitled to complimentary registration to both, conference days and invited to the APS social networking drinks. However, we require you to formally register as to maintain accurate records.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: 1 November 2019
  • Acceptance notification: 25th November 2019
  • Full Papers submission: 3 February 2020
  • Power Point Presentation: 2 March 2020
The deadline for abstract submission for the 2020 APS has come to an end. Join the information exchange and discussion on 18th – 19th of March 2020 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. Incase of any enquiries don’t hesitate to contact us.
Downloadable PDF version of the Call for Papers flyer