Call for Papers 2024

Paper and presentation abstracts are invited for the APS 2024. Submit your abstracts now and be a part of shaping the conversation in the protection and automation of the electricity industry. Whether it’s cutting-edge know-how, valuable experiences and case studies, or insightful knowledge, we invite you to share and contribute.

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Key dates to Remember: 

  • Early February | Abstract submissions open
  • 22nd April | Abstract submissions close
  • 20th May | Notification of acceptance
  • 10th June | Authors to confirm participation
  • 19th August | Papers due
  • 26th August | Presentations due
 Why you should present a paper:

In the dynamic field of electrical protection, practical insights from real-world experiences often surpass the knowledge found in textbooks and manuals. Failing to share these insights risks repeating problems, wasting time, and incurring unnecessary costs.

By presenting a paper, you are not just sharing knowledge but also utilizing this opportunity to showcase the practices, processes, technology, and experiences of your organization and your team. This elevates your company or individual standing as an engineering leader, allowing for the expression of views and contributing to professional development.

Participating in this well-established and specialized event goes beyond individual benefits. It broadens perspectives, establishes good work practices, and stimulates discussions with diverse viewpoints, fostering creative solutions for existing challenges. 

This is an invitation to bring your real-world challenges and triumphs to the forefront in a platform where your contributions become a vital part of the industry’s collective learning. 

By not letting your experiences remain untold; you will seize the chance to present recent research findings, highlight technological advancements, and unveil the success stories and lessons learned from your journey. Your participation not only adds value to your professional profile but also contributes to the advancement and resilience of the electrical protection industry as a whole.


Suggestions for Paper Topics:

Design, application, advantages, and pitfalls of IEC 61850

Digital substations: protection aspects and architectures

• 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

• New protection principles and algorithms

• 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

• Protection of smart grids and micro grids including the application of AS.4777 for grid connected inverter systems

Digital Twins and their applications

• New software solutions for protection systems

Impact of the energy crisis on protection technology evolution

• Protection-focused condition monitoring and situational awareness

Commissioning and testing case studies

• Integration of distributed energy resources

Optimizing Commissioning and testing procedures 

• 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

• Conventional and non-conventional instrument transformers: experience and lessons learned

• 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

Ensuring cyber security

• Configuration management and maintenance and obsolescence strategies for protection systems 

• Human aspects in protection and control

Impact of grid codes and standards on network operation and protection

Protecting the evolving grid

 Protection implications for future networks with emerging technologies: heat pumps, electric vehicles, energy storage

 Microgrids and islanded network protection

 DC networks and point-to-point DC links in AC networks

 Impact of weather on network operation and protection

 Load shedding and load balancing schemes

 System integrity schemes and wide area protection

• Protection of generation systems and grid interconnections

• Protection of electric transport systems

Go to Abstract submission form

The steering committee invites protection experts worldwide, from all sectors of the industry, including but not limited to utilities, suppliers, vendors, and academia, to contribute papers on experiences, challenges, applications, ideas, case studies and solutions. Accepted authors will have the opportunity to present at the event with complimentary registration. 

All abstracts are to be submitted electronically in accordance with the guidelines provided.


Presentation Format:

While we prefer receiving submissions in written format for inclusion in the APS proceedings, we understand that time constraints may limit some authors. Therefore, we welcome presentation-only submissions for those unable to provide a complete paper. To encourage comprehensive contributions, we are introducing the ‘Best Paper Award’ to recognize outstanding written submissions. This initiative aims to celebrate excellence and further enrich the symposium’s knowledge exchange. Join us in shaping the discourse of the electrical protection industry.

Call for Papers Checklist Before Submitting:
Please make sure you have the following information ready before submitting your abstract:

  • Contact details for the corresponding author (the person who will receive all communication regarding the submission)
  • Presentation Title – should be no more than 20 words
  • Category of topic
  • Abstract – no more than 400 words, images are not allowed
  • Name and affiliation of all authors linked to the submission
  • Biography of presenting author(s) – biography word limit is 120 words
  • After submitting your abstract via the Microsoft form, you will receive a confirmation from event organisers, please have your Photo of presenting author (recent professional portrait photo of each presenting author) ready to send to organisers on return email. Photos should be no larger than 200 px wide and should preferably be a jpeg file. Photos of non-presenting authors are also welcome. 


Each Presenter will be scheduled for 20 minutes presentation and 5 minutes Q&A after their presentation. We will inform you of the timing of your presentation once the program has been drawn up.


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

Submit your Abstract via below form :

Go to Abstract submission form