The PCIC is the premier conference for practicing electrical engineers and other professionals that deals with electrical installations in the oil and gas industry. It is highly regarded for providing top-quality papers on various relevant subjects aimed at the all-important electrical industry. Abstracts are being requested on topics related to the practical application of new electrical technology, standards, equipment, and systems of interest in the petroleum and chemical industries within the scope of the PCIC Technical Subcommittees. All papers must be “PCIC Presentation First” as original works that have not been previously presented. Papers will be subject to thorough technical and peer reviews. Papers accepted will be published in the conference record. Papers deemed appropriate may be directed to the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications or the IEEE Industry Applications Magazine for additional publication.
The following information must be included with all paper proposals:
Complete all pertinent information on the abstract collection webpage.
A maximum of five (5) authors per paper with four (4) or less authors preferred.
Post your abstract using unformatted text. Copying and pasting bullets or other special formatting may result in a less than ideal presentation.
Important Notice: An acknowledgement will be sent to confirm receipt of all proposals from this system. If you do not receive this communication, contact Paul Sullivan, PCIC Vice-Chair, Paul.B.Sullivan@ieee.org.
Authors submit abstracts to Technical Program Chair via the PCIC website
until August 25, 2023
PCIC notifies authors of acceptance status
October 6, 2023
Authors submit finishedpaper for peer review
February 2, 2024
Authors submit final manuscripts for final check
April 5, 2024
For additional key dates for authors, see the Authors Resources page on the PCIC website.
Abstract interest polling by registered conference attendees this year will be performed prior to the New Orleans Conference via an online platform. After the interest levels are compiled, the General Subcommittee will select seven papers for the General program. The remaining abstracts will then be sent to the individual technical subcommittees based on the authors request for committee and topic prior to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. Prospective authors are invited to speak to their abstract at their assigned Technical Subcommittee’s meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
If the paper is accepted, at least one author must register & attend the conference in 2024 to present the paper. Other co-authors attending must also register for the conference.
Scope of the IEEE/IAS Technical Subcommittees The PCIC technical subcommittees and the IEEE IAS Mining Industry Committee solicit technical papers to enable the exchange of electrical applications technology related to the petroleum, chemical, and mining industry. These papers may include but are not limited to:
Hardware such as Motors, Power Transformers, Cable Systems, Drives, UPS Systems, and Station Service Battery Systems
Plant Power System design including Area Classification, Safety, Commissioning, Life Extension, and Maintenance
Project Execution Strategies including Inspection, Purchasing Programs
Control systems required in the petrochemical industry and the implementation of IOT
Other topics in which the emphasis or dominant factor relates to mining and associated operations
As the petroleum and chemical industry transitions into new areas such as the reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and the growth of renewable energy sources, the PCIC is up to the challenge of growing in these different areas while not forgetting the strong foundation of technical contributions of the past. The PCIC is expanding technical papers to include topics such as:
Electrification of traditionally fossil-fueled processes
Sustainable and bio-based fuels
Carbon capture, utilization, and storage
Hydrogen and ammonia production and use
Renewable generation such as onshore wind, offshore wind, solar photovoltaic, hydro-electric
Large scale energy storage systems
Below are the topics of specific interest of the different PCIC subcommittees and the Mining Industry Committee.
Chemical Subcommittee Scope: Technical papers related to the application, installation and/or operational experiences as they relate to electrical technology for the general chemical industry.
Electrochemical and Emerging Technologies Subcommittee Scope: Technical papers that grow and preserve the knowledge base used in the electrolytic production of metals and chemicals and papers that introduce or further explore emerging technologies including LNG, renewable energy technologies, oil sands & shale; methanol, ethanol, & hydrogen, and subsea technologies.
General Program Subcommittee Scope: Technical papers of broad interest to the petroleum and chemical industry.
International Subcommittee Scope: Technical papers related to petroleum and chemical industry applications outside of North America.
Marine Industry Subcommittee Scope: Technical papers related to ships, barges, and other floating structures used in the petrochemical industry.
Midstream Subcommittee Scope: Technical papers related to pipelines, pumping stations, and terminals as well as other means of transporting oil and gas.
Mining Industry Committee Scope: Technical papers related to electrical applications and operations in mines.
Production Subcommittee Scope: Technical papers related to onshore and offshore, fixed and floating drilling, well head, and production facilities.
Refining Subcommittee Scope: Technical papers related to petroleum refineries and petrochemical facilities.
Safety Subcommittee Scope: Technical papers related to all aspects of electrical safety affecting the petrochemical industry.