Call for papers

2020 Annual Conference Calendar

17th PCIC European iDEAS – 3-5 June 2020, Copenhagen – Denmark

8th PCIC Middle East Annual Electrical and Automation Knowledge Sharing Event in cooperation with IEEE-IAS CH08350 – Saudi Arabia Section Chapter
11-12 October 2020, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
14-15 October 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abstract submission deadline – February 15th, 2020

Welcome to PCIC

PCIC invites you to actively contribute to the exciting programme of our forthcoming Middle East knowledge sharing event in 2020. PCIC Europe is the premium forum for exchange of experience on the practical application of electrical and automation technology in the petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical industries with conference topics targeted at our audience of end-users, consultants, engineering companies, and equipment suppliers.

So why submit an abstract?

Present your knowledge and practical experience to our worldwide discipline forum. The depth of cross industry representation at conference enables you to raise your personal and your organisation’s profile at a senior industry level and network efficiently amongst your engineering peers. Meet likeminded professionals and enjoy the stimulating discussions as the fruits of your effort. This makes PCIC Middle East surely the annual must-attend event for authors and delegates, so why not?

Successful authors will:

  • Present their paper or technical tutorial at their selected conference
  • Have their paper or tutorial published with the official conference proceedings
  • Have their paper or tutorial published on our e-library and our website
  • PCIC may also, with the permission of the author, film the presentation for publication on our website

Technical focus for potential authors of papers and tutorials

Main themes for the 2020 knowledge sharing event:  

  1. Electrification
  2. Integration of renewables
  3. Integration of storage
  4. Automation
  5. Digitization and use of mobile data
  6. Cyber security
  7. Life cycle management
  8. Electrical safety

In our 2020 knowledge sharing events we will be looking at these hottest of topics. The Electrical and Automation communities will be at the forefront of technology application and implementation. The subcategories to which these main themes belong are highlighted below.

Strategic topics

Strategic topics Sub-strategic topics Equipment Types Technical Issues & Processes
Topic 1: Equipment, Systems and Components

Topic 2: Asset Integrity and availability

Topic 3: Good Design Practice

Topic 4: Personal Safety
Advanced Technology
Asset Management and life cycle strategies
Energy Efficiency
Energy transition
Operation & Maintenance
Power Quality
Qualification of Personnel
Regulations & New Standards
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Cables & Accessories
Electrical equipment instrumentation
Electrical Protection
Fuse & Short Circuit
Hazardous Area Equipment
Lightning Protection & Earthing
Lighting Systems
Modular Units
On-line Monitoring & Condition Assessment Systems
Power Electronics
Process Heating Equipment
Rotating Equipment
Subsea Technology & Components
Substation automation and Control
Systems Switchgear
Trace Heating Systems
Transformers & Reactors
Uninteruptable Power
Variable Speed Drive Systems
Wireless systems 
Application of New Technology
Arc Flash
Best practices (Project Execution)
Communication Protocols
Continuous Improvement
Construction & Commissioning
Cyber Security
Equipment Design,
Data Exchange,
Data Management,
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Ergonomics & Human Factors
Harmonisation of Regulations & Standards
Industrie 4.0
Integration of reneweables
Management of Ageing Installations
On-line Condition Monitoring
Power Management
Power Quality
Power System Modelling
Risk & Criticality Assessment
Root Cause Failure Analysis
Safety Critical Design Measures
Explosion Protection
Type Testing
Technology Readiness Level
Functional safety for electrical equipment and automation
Brownfield changes challenges (Life cycle management)

Please note that:

  • If the subject of an abstract is expected to require more elaboration or is similar to other abstracts for the same conference, the authors might be asked to cooperate and submit a tutorial instead of a paper.
  • Authors wishing to submit the same abstract for both conferences are required to submit the abstract twice, one time for each conference.
  • Tutorials are not included in the Conference Record
  • Our main themes should not prevent you from submitting abstracts relevant to our strategic topics


How to submit an abstract

  • Go to 
  • Then use your login and password if you have already created your author account on this platform OR create your personal account by clicking on NEW USER? ASK FOR IDENTIFICATION CODES
  • Then complete your abstract, after having chosen strategic topics, sub-strategic topics, etc.
  • Follow the simple instructions to complete your submission

Instructions and deadlines

We invite you to read carefully all the instructions and tips you will find on Instructions and deadline to contribute