Call for papers

Croatian Gas Center Ltd. and Croatian Gas Association, member of the International Gas Union (IGU), are inviting you to present scientific and professional paper or technical-commercial paper and thereby contribute to the success of the 34th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC & EXPERT MEETING OF GAS PROFESSIONALS, which will be held from 8th to 10th of May, 2019 in the Congress Centre of the Grand Hotel Adriatic, in Opatija, Croatia.

One of the largest international natural gas conferences and exhibitions

 in Central and Southeast Europe

600 distinguished gas and energy experts and high-ranking managers from 240  gas  companies, 60 speakers and 45 exhibitors from 20 countries

 

CONFERENCE TOPICS:

  1. INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS:

„CURRENT STATE AND TRENDS OF GAS RESERVES IN THE WORLD, EU AND CROATIA REGARDING CURRENT AND FUTURE CONSUMPTION“

  • Predictability of Gas Prices and Competition against Other Types of Fuels
  • Geopolitical Impact on the Utilisation of Sources and Transport Routes for Gas Supplies

 

  1. EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES AND THE USE OF GAS WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
  • Natural Gas and Green Natural Gas, Biogas, Hydrogen and Direct Utilization of LNG

 

  1. INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION:

„FUTURE CONSTRUCTION OF INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA“

  • LNG Terminal on the Island of Krk
  • Evacuation Gas Pipelines and Expansion of the Transport Network
  • Compressor Stations for the Equalisation of Gas Pressure towards Neighbouring Countries
  • Progress of the Construction of the Peak Gas Storage Facility

 

  1. SMART TECHNOLOGIES IN GAS AND ENERGY SYSTEMS
  • Smart Gas Meters, Regulators and Other Metering Devices (Measurement of the Consumption of Electricity, Thermal Energy and Water Quantities)
  • Smart City Concept

 

  1. INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION:

„INNOVATION AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR ROLE IN THE GAS INDUSTRY“

  • Internet of Things – IoT
  • Internet of Everything – IoE
  • Energy 4.0 Concept and Information Technologies (IT)
  • Blockchain Tehnologies
  • Drones, Virtual and Extended Reality

 

  1. INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSSION:

„TODAY’S GAS MARKET IN THE EU AND CROATIA AND CHALLENGES IN THE FUTURE“

  • Extreme Weather Conditions and the Use of Gas
  • Impact of Significant Breakdowns on Energy Usage
  • Standard Quality of Gas in Croatia and Compliance with European Regulations and Guidelines

 

  1. ISSUES RELATING TO GAS DISTRIBUTERS IN TERMS OF SYSTEM EFFICIENCY AND SECURITY
  • Testing Networks for Leakage
  • Levels of Gas Supply Pressures
  • Calibration and Replacement of Gas Meters

 

  1. THE POTENTIAL OF THE USE OF GAS IN TRANSPORT AND ASSOCIATED ISSUES
  • Use of Biomethane in Transport
  • Supplying LNG to Vehicles
  • Gas in Transport with Respect to other fuels
  • Opportunities in Financing from EU Funds (ESI Funds/ OPCC and CEF Instruments) of Projects for Constructing Filling Stations for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs)
  • New Laws from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on Mandatory Use of Low-Sulphur Diesel in Maritime Transport from 2020 as an Opportunity to Transfer Maritime Transport to LNG

 

  1. TECHNICAL REGULATIONS, RULES OF THE PROFESSION AND CONSUMER RIGHTS
  • EU Directives and Protection of Personal Data of Gas Consumers
  • Issues Relating to Privacy in the Use of Smart Gas Meters

 

  1. POSTER SESSION ON VARIOUS ENERGY TOPICS

OPPORTUNITIES AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:

  • As an author of the Scientific and Professional Paper (oral presentation)
  • As an author of the Scientific and Professional Paper (poster session)
  • As an author of the Round table (technical-commercial presentation)

All authors and co-authors have to pay registration fee in the amount of 385 €.  Organization of poster session is possible.

If the Paper is focused on commercial or promotional issues it will be directed to Round table presentation (technical-commercial presentation) which is charged by a special price.

Inolvement of specific topic in the final program, as well as the sequence of the topics, will depend on the quality and number of accepted papers. Selection of Papers will be based on a review of summaries by a special Croatian Gas Association Working group.

 

PAPER REGISTRATION:

Paper registration is possible by sumitting abstract and keywords via the online paper registration form no later than 20th of December 2018.

 

DEADLINES:                           

Title and Abstract Submission: 20th of December 2018

Notification to authors about acceptance of the Paper: 21st of January 2019

Final Paper Submission: 20th of February 2019

Paper Presentation Submission: 20th of March 2019