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Call for Papers

Interested speakers are invited to submit an abstract (max. 300 words) describing the main ideas of their paper together with the presenter’s CV (max. 200 words).

  • Abstracts should not focus on company presentation but on technical/managerial classifications, R&D, new technologies or recent case studies.
  • Your abstract should avoid the use of a language that is commercial in tone.
  • Joint presentations between pipeline operators and technology providers are welcome.
  • If you have already presented this abstract in the past, you can still submit it, but you must indicate when and where it was presented in the past. You have to make sure that you will be able to submit a paper in the end.
  • Presentations have to be held in-person in Berlin.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed in the ptc Advisory Committee.
  • Confirmed speakers are requested to provide a multi-page conference paper for publication in the conference proceedings.
  • All speakers are invited to join the exclusive ptc Meetup on 5 May together with the members of the advisory committee, session chairs, sponsors and exhibitors. 

Each speaker gets a presentation time of 20 minutes. All abstracts, papers and the approved recordings will be published in the ptc Pipeline Open Knowledge Base.

All speakers have to register for an author ticket via the ticket shop (confirmed speakers from pipeline operators / municipalities attend free-of-charge, poster session presenters benefit from a reduced entrance fee).

Technical papers by authors who do not attend the conference in Berlin to present their papers may be excluded from publication in the ptc Pipeline Open Knowledge Base.

Conference language: English.


Submit your abstract via our abstract submission system "Ex Ordo"


Submit your abstract

ptc 2024 call for papers deadlines

Important Dates

  • Call for Papers opens: 15 May 2024
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Sep. 2024
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 1 Dec. 2024
  • Final conference paper due: 31 Jan. 2025

Conference Topics


Types of Pipelines

  • Gathering / Feeder Pipelines
  • Transmission Pipelines
  • Supply / Distribution Pipes
  • Sewer Systems
Planning and Construction

Planning and Construction

(Pipelines, Pipes, Sewers)
  • Planning and Design
  • Route Analysis and Selection
  • GIS
  • GPS
  • Onshore and Offshore Construction
  • Construction Machinery
  • Valves & Fittings
  • Line Pipe Materials
  • Welding
  • Hydrostatic Testing
  • Trenchless Technologies
  • Logistics
  • Pipe Tracking
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Corrosion Control
  • Pipeline Coating
  • Compressor Stations
  • Pump Stations
Operation and Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance

(Pipelines, Pipes, Sewers)
  • Asset Management
  • Risk Management
  • Integrity Management
  • SCADA Systems
  • Automation
  • Monitoring
  • Control and Dispatching
  • Cleaning
  • Inline Inspection
  • Unpiggable Pipelines
  • Direct Assessment
  • Leak Detection
  • Remote Sensing
  • Fiber Optic Sensing
  • Instrumentation
  • Simulation
  • Drag Reducing Agents
  • Rehabilitation of Ageing Pipelines
  • Repair Works
  • Hot Tapping
  • Life Cycle Extension Strategies
  • Third Party Impact
  • Illegal Tapping
  • Management Systems
Special Issues

Special Issues

(Pipelines, Pipes, Sewers)
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Qualification and Recruitment
  • Energy Recovery
  • Digitalization
  • Cyber Security
  • Big Data
  • LNG versus Pipeline
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Environmental Risks
  • Public Perception
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
  • Climate Challenges (cold, hot, humid)
  • Geohazards / Natural Disasters
  • Smart Grids / Smart Metering
  • Decarbonization
  • Power-to-X / E-Fuels
  • Hydrogen
  • Feed-in of Biogas
  • Carbon Dioxide Transport
  • Gathering Pipelines (Upstream)
  • Riser Systems
  • Product Pipelines
  • Water Pipelines
  • Slurry Pipelines

Plenary Sessions

The Pipeline Technology Conference is officially opened and closed with panel discussions and plenary sessions dedicated to current and emerging issues of the international pipeline industry.

Scientific Advances Poster Session

Latest updates on present and upcoming research activities from universities and research institutes around the world.

Conference Contact

Dennis Fandrich

+49 511 90992-22

Dennis Fandrich