Post deadline submissions

2021 was a busy year for many and we understand that as a result many people may not have been in a position to submit their work for last year’s call for papers.

We are now open for post-deadline submissions and you have two options to submit your most recent work:

Abstract: Submit a 1-page (>500 word) abstract detailing your talk/presentation.  Accepted abstracts will be allocated a 5-minute speaking slot within our new ‘Lightning Talk’ session in the main conference programme

Full Paper: You must submit a full paper (guidance below).  Accepted papers will be allocated a place in the main conference programme and be published by the IET

Key dates

Submission of post-deadline full paper or abstract

31 January 2022

Author notification

14 February 2022

Presentation submission deadline/author registration

28 February 2022

Submitting an Abstract (Lightning Talks)

To be part of our new innovative session we require an abstract outlining your work/research/idea. 

Abstracts should focus on new and innovative solutions to real-world issues and problems relating to power protection.  We will consider any subject within the technical scope, but we are particularly interested in future-looking projects and new/innovative concepts and ideas.

Please remember that this is a protection focused conference, that sales pitches will be rejected and to ensure that when writing your abstract you focus on the solution, as opposed to explaining the problem. 

Preparing and submitting your abstract

There is no longer an abstract template to download and edit; you simply need to enter your abstract information straight onto the online submission system form. Please consider using the following headings when constructing your abstract: Objectives and context, methods / approach, outcomes & conclusions.

Before submission, please have the following materials ready:

  • Your prepared abstract using Normal style text of no more than 500 words including diagrams
  • Your preferred topic area as chosen from the conference technical scope
  • Abstracts must be submitted by 31 January 2022 if they are to be considered for the conference. No extensions will be granted.
  • The working language of the conference is English, which will be used for all printed material, presentations and discussion

Submitting your abstract

If you are submitting more than one abstract you can use the same email address and password for each abstract.

  • Enter the online submission system
  • Enter your email address, if you are a new user the system will ask you to fill in your name and password. If you have used the system before you will just have to login.
  • Once you are successfully logged in follow the on-screen instructions and complete all fields

What happens next...

Your abstract will be considered by the DPSP reviewing committee.  Accepted abstracts will be allocated slot in the conference programme. 

All presentations must be delivered by one registered author. 

Submitting a Full Paper

  • Full papers must be submitted using the full paper template. Please ensure you read this document carefully and all text / diagrams fit within the template
  • All final papers must be submitted in Word format (.doc or .docx) according to the instructions within the full paper template
  • Your paper should not exceed 6 sides of A4 paper
  • It is essential that authors make sure all fonts are embedded and .pdf files are submitted unlocked. If files are submitted in ‘read only’ format or with security we may be unable to publish your paper
  • Please ensure that you have the below details featured on your full paper in the respective field shown on the template:
    • Title: Full title of the paper.
    • Authors: All contributing author names to be included.
    • Subject: Full conference name and abbreviation.
    • Keywords: Keywords as set in the paper at Item 2, Keywords.

When accessing the submission system check very carefully that all the information you have provided is correct.

  • Access the online submission system
  • Click on the Edit button
  • Check the title is still correct
  • Browse to upload or drag and drop your full paper document
  • Ensure all authors are listed correctly, including the presenting author(s)
  • Ensure affiliations are correct. This is for the organisation you represent, e.g. London Power Associates Ltd.
  • Click Submit to complete. You will then receive a confirmation email

Reviewing of a full paper

All full papers are subject to review by the Technical Programme Committee.  You will receive a confirmation within two weeks if your paper has been accepted.

Accepted abstracts and papers

Each accepted abstract or paper must have at least one author registered by 28 February 2022. Please ensure you enter the paper number when registering, otherwise your paper will not be marked as registered and will be withdrawn from the programme and proceedings.

Authors may only register against a maximum of two papers (including papers from the first call for papers). Authors presenting more than two papers must pay the additional paper fee.

The author must be present at the conference to present the submission either physically or online or your paper will not be published.

Each paper should be the authors’ original work and previously unpublished in the form submitted.

Permission to publish

In submitting a paper to DPSP 2022, the author(s) agree to the IET publishing their paper within the conference proceedings. You will be required to indicate your agreement when submitting your abstract/paper. If you do not, you will not be able to continue with the submission.

View the Permission to Publish T&Cs.

Authors reserve the following rights:

  • All copyright
  • All proprietary rights, such as patent right

The IET will hold the copyright for the collection of papers, or Proceedings.

If the paper is Crown or US Government copyright please email dpsp@theiet.org to request the appropriate publishing agreement form.

The IET or other associated societies cannot meet any travelling or subsistence expenses for authors, either prior to or during the conference

Personal data

Personal data will be processed by the Institution and its associated organisations for the purpose of organising your attendance at this event.

It may also be used for the promotion of other IET products and services and contacting you for market research purposes.

By providing us with your postal address, email address and telephone number you agree that we may contact you by these methods.

You can change this preference at any time by either contacting us by post, following the link on a received email or amending your preferences if you have a MyIET online account.