Call for Abstracts

The Conference will provide a forum for transmission and substation engineers to exchange ideas, concepts, and philosophies, while providing new engineers with the opportunity to learn more about the art and science specific to transmission lines and structures, substation structures, and foundation engineering.

The Conference Steering Committee is currently accepting abstracts of papers to be presented in technical sessions. As a highly recognized technical Conference on electrical transmission and substation analysis and design, we strongly encourage submittal of technically related abstracts with practical applications on the suggested topics. A poster session format will also be provided and both presentation and poster papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Abstract submission is now closed. Notification of preliminary acceptance:

Suggested Topics for Papers

  • Aesthetic design
  • Construction challenges
  • Emerging technologies
  • Extreme loading criteria & events
  • Line & station structure foundations
  • Line design and structural upgrading
  • Managing aging infrastructure
  • Structure and component testing
  • Structural failures analysis and investigation
  • Structural reliability and performance
  • Substation structural analysis and design
  • Transmission structural analysis and design


Abstracts without all the details requested below may not be considered:

  • Abstracts are due (extensions not possible).
  • Abstracts must include the title of the paper, a 200-word maximum description of the content of the paper, names of all authors, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.
  • Draft and final papers must be a minimum of 8 pages and a recommended maximum of 12 pages in length including figures, graphs, charts, and photographs.
  • All speakers are required to register for the Conference, and submit a PowerPoint presentation based on their technical paper prior to the Conference.
  • Notification of acceptance of the abstract will be sent by e-mail on .

NEW! Questions you will be asked to answer when submitting your abstract:

  1. In what way does the abstract/paper provide practical applications to the concepts of electrical transmission or substation design?
  2. How will the audience utilize the technical content presented in the design of electrical transmission or substations?

Key Dates

(extensions not possible)

  1. Abstracts due:
  2. Notification of preliminary acceptance:
  3. Draft paper (6–12 pages) due:
  4. Comments on draft paper to authors:
  5. Final papers due:
  6. Revised abstract submitted for printing in book of abstracts:
  7. Final review of paper – notification of acceptance or removal from program:
  8. Power points submitted:

Final Papers

Approved authors are required to submit draft and final papers, which can be a minimum of 6 pages and a recommended maximum of 12 pages in length, including figures, graphs, charts, and photographs (a few additional pages is not a problem).

All approved speakers are required to register for the conference, submit a PowerPoint presentation based on their technical paper prior to the conference, and attend the conference and make the presentation.

Approved final papers are published in the conference proceedings which are copyrighted by ASCE. Read the copyright requirements, permission requirements, and format requirements (PDF) for details.

Questions? Contact Debbie Smith, Manager, SEI Programs, (703) 295-6095.

Important Dates

Mar 5
Draft Paper Comments Sent to Authors
May 1
Hotel Booking Open
May 8
Final Papers Due
May 15
Revised Abstracts for Printing
Oct 3
Final Power Point Due
Oct 15
Comments on Power Points Sent to Author
Oct 25
Revised Final Power Points Due