Applications are now open to submit abstracts (peer-reviewed papers or presentations only).

Benefits of Presenting at DTEC

  • Meet with peers and industry experts
  • Learn from others’ experiences 
  • Contribute to the growing industry knowledge base
  • Gain experience and benefit from having from presentation peer reviewed
  • Keep up to date with recent advances in standards and best practice
  • Connect with suppliers and potential business partners
  • Earn CPD points for your professional development

Key Dates

Final date for abstractsComplete
Notification of acceptance of abstractComplete
Final date for receipt of papers16 September
Final date for presenter registration20 September
Notification of acceptance of paper8 October
Final date for submission of presentation and revised paper21 October
Conference date19–21 November


Compliance Analysis

  • Standards development – present & future
  • Best practice – relevance of standards & regulations
  • Installations with multiple earths
  • Special installations or circumstances
  • Application of Risk
  • Coordinating between standards
  • Consequences of electric shock to humans and animals


  • Earth fault protection schemes
  • Earth fault detection
  • Coordination with touch and step requirements
  • Current sensor technologies
  • Recorded fault events


  • Sizing conductors
  • Parasitic & stray currents
  • Interference
  • Corrosion
  • Equipotential grids
  • Control of static


  • Rail
  • Utilities
  • Mining
  • Tunnelling
  • Renewables


  • Shielding Design
  • Down conductor installation and termination
  • Grid design
  • Bonding arrangements
  • Interference with secondary systems
  • Probabilistic design
  • Transient earth potential rise
  • Damage mitigation


  • ALARP vs sfairp
  • Risk mitigation
  • Cost vs risk
  • Probabilistic design
  • Coincidence – to measure or to estimate
  • Public or personally imposed risk
  • Modelling techniques
  • Mapping of legislative requirements
  • Earth return response
  • Mutual effects
  • Reliance on earth system interconnections 
  • Earth potential rise


  • Telecommunications 
  • Conveyors
  • Rail
  • Pipelines
  • Electrolysis
  • Mining supplies


  • Soil resistivity
  • Earth loop impedance
  • Grid resistance
  • Hazard assessment
  • Correlation with design
  • Procedures – consistency, efficiency and accuracy 
  • Equipment
  • Earth continuity
  • Case studies
  • Identification of anomalies
  • Fortuitous connections
  • Incident investigations


  • High voltage installations
  • Low voltage installations
  • Augmentation of buried grids
  • Renewables
  • Embedded generation
  • Geotechnical issues
  • Power station and large industrial complexes
  • Underground and open cut mines
  • Marine & offshore
  • Mobile plant
  • Rail networks
  • Project coordination
  • Hazardous areas
  • Safe work procedures

Electrolysis & Infrastructure Protection

  • Electrolysis management
  • Cathodic protection
  • Corrosion protection

Abstract Guidelines

Please ensure you have read the following guidelines before submitting to ensure your abstract meets the requirements.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the technical panel of the organising committee and should meet the following criteria:

  • The abstract should be no more than 400 words.
  • It should be submitted in PDF or Word format in Times New Roman 12pt font size.
  • Abstracts must be text only; graphics, pictures or graphs should not be submitted.
  • It should be received by no later than 1st May 2021.
  • It should have permission of all authors for presentation.

The abstract should also include:

  • The title of the paper typed in capital letters and bolded.
  • List of authors and their details.
  • Keywords.
  • Text of the abstract.
  • Contact details of person who will present the paper, including postal address, telephone and email address.
  • Indication of whether the submission is a peer-reviewed paper or conference paper (see Call for Papers document above for more details).

Upon acceptance, you will receive a detailed speaker’s kit outlining the next steps to take for submission of the final paper and your presentation at the conference.