September 24 - September 28, 2018

The Hyatt Regency Hotel & The TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Call for Papers

Technical Tracks

For a listing of Technical Tracks and subject areas, click here

For the complete Call for Papers in PDF format, click here.

Guidelines for Abstracts

Due to the overwhelming author response for the 2014 conference, there will be an increased emphasis on the review process to ensure that only the highest quality papers are accepted. Authors are advised that their abstracts should be approximately 300-400 words in length and must include full names, addresses, telephone and/or fax numbers, and email information of the author(s). In the case of multiple authors, please indicate one (1) primary contact. There will be a maximum of five (5) authors for any paper.

The official language of IPC 2016 is English. All presentations must be in English.

When considering whether to submit an abstract, please be advised that if an abstract is accepted (upon review), authors will be invited to submit a formal Draft Paper for a Technical Presentation or a Poster Session. The Technical Committee will perform critical reviews of each Abstract, Draft Paper, and Final Paper prior to acceptance. Authors are advised that submitting placeholders is not acceptable.

There will be a limit to the number of papers that can be accepted for formal presentations during IPC 2016. To accommodate as many papers as possible, please consider Poster format papers. The Poster Session was very successful during IPC 2014, allowing authors to have more direct discussion with IPC delegates regarding their work. Papers presented as posters are eligible for publication by ASME provided that all other criteria are met.

Authors are encouraged to include wording in their Abstract that clearly communicates to the Abstract Reviewers:

  1. How is the subject of the paper original and how does it support and contribute to the IPC 2016 Conference Theme of “Leading and Innovating” in the Pipeline Industry? (i.e. What novel problem is the paper addressing/solving?)
  2. Who is the Target Audience? (Leadership and Managers, Technical, Safety, Operations and Field Personnel etc.) and
  3. Which alternative IPC Track(s) could the paper be assigned to if the paper cannot be assigned to the primary Track?

Short papers (as defined by ASME Guidelines) will not be accepted for IPC 2016.

Review Criteria

Abstracts will be judged on their content emphasizing new knowledge or experiences/test results and their technical merit and interest relative to IPC 2016. Authors must avoid commercial references within their abstracts and full-length papers.

ASME Author Guidelines must be followed. Please visit the link below for Guidelines:

ASME Elements of a Paper: Provides complete and succinct guidelines for writing the paper:

Final paper acceptance will be at the discretion of the Technical Committee.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts may be submitted online to the Conference Web Tool at:

The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 2, 2015.

When your abstract is submitted to the Conference Web Tool, you will be notified of your abstract confirmation number.

Schedule for Publication

If you are planning to submit an abstract for consideration for

IPC 2016, please note the following deadlines:

  • November 2, 2015 – Deadline for Abstract Submission
  • December 2, 2015 – Author Notification of Abstract Acceptance
  • February 1, 2016 – Deadline for Submission of Full-Length Draft Paper for Review
  • March 29, 2016 – Paper Reviews Completed
  • April 11, 2016 – Initial Author Notification of Acceptance/Revision Requirements (please note: at this date and onwards, poster format paper candidates may also be identified if it is determined a technical paper is better suited for a poster format)
  • April 11, 2016 – Electronic Copyright Form Submission Process Opens
  • April 25, 2016 – Deadline for Submission of Revised Paper for Review (if required)
  • May 9, 2016 – Author Notification and Acceptance of Revised Paper
  • May 20, 2016 – Deadline for Submission of Copyright Form
  • May 24, 2016 – Deadline for Submission of Final Paper
  • May 30, 2016 – Author Registration Deadline (please note: Final Papers can only be confirmed once the presenting author is registered for IPC 2016)

The above deadlines are subject to change.

Publication of Final Papers is subject to author(s) commitment to attend and present at IPC 2016 and will be at the discretion of the Technical Committee.

The Technical Committee reserves the right to require a pre-paid deposit prior to approving authors’ papers for IPC 2016.

*At the time of submitting a full-length Draft Paper, authors are advised to initiate the Travel VISA application process if required for travel to Canada to present an accepted Final Paper. We have experienced issues in the past where Travel VISAs were not received in time and paper were omitted or withdrawn as a result.

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