Abstract subsmission is now closed.
We have received a total of 772 abstracts from 44 countries.
Key dates
November 1, 2013
January 6, 2014
January 17, 2014
April 1, 2014
July 1, 2014
September 17, 2014

Call for Papers issued
Deadline for submission of abstracts
New deadline for abstracts
Notification of authors
Deadline for submission of full papers
IGRC2014 begins

Conference programme topics
The conference covers all parts of the gas chain from wellhead to burner tip.
The total number of papers is 332 presented in oral sessions, workshop sessions and poster sessions. See the preliminary draft programme

The following list of potential session topics is for inspiration purposes only:
Gas Utilisation
New and more energy efficient solutions for domestic and
commercial gas utilisation.
Is there a future for micro-CHP?
How can IT help optimise the efficient and clean use of domestic gas utilisation?
How can natural gas and renewables interact to cover end-user energy needs?
New installation methods and technologies make gas more cost-effective.
Is gas cooling cool for private homes?
Is gas finally accelerating as a transportation fuel?
Can renewables and gas create synergy for industrial energy use?
Gas quality and interchangeability are essential for security of supply and competitiveness of gas.
Gas as a feedstock and other unconventional gas uses – what is in the pipeline?
Power to gas – where are we and what can we expect?
Gas and electricity work together in a smart energy world – will hybrid technologies help the gas industry?
Gas Transport
How do we keep gas transportation systems safe?
Biogas, H2 and other low-carbon energy gases go online.
Small-scale LNG is getting bigger.
Gas quality tracking and modelling.
Latest advances in LNG technology.
Asset integrity management.
Gas Production
E&P environmental issues.
Shale gas and the environment – the true story.
Long-term gas supply portfolio- what’s there?
Pushing boundaries of E&P – latest advances in drilling technologies.
Innovative energy storage – key to future energy system architecture.
LCA and methane emissions.
Methane hydrates and other unconventional gas resources.
The programme also comprises cross-cutting topics such as environment, safety, energy system analysis, communication, markets, supply, strategy, and human resources.

Selection of abstracts for presentation at the conference
The Paper Committee will select abstracts on the basis of technical quality and relevance to the gas industry. The Paper Committee is part of the IGU Programme Committee for Research, Development and Innovation (PGC F) chaired by Jack Lewnard, Chesapeake Utility, US.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2014.
Abstracts selected for presentation at the conference will be made available to registered delegates online at www.igrc2014.com before the conference.
IGRC2014 reserves the right to publish all accepted abstracts and papers in printed/electronic form at any time in media of our choice.

All authors attending the conference must register and pay the full registration fee. More about registration for the conference (it is NOT necessary to register before submitting an abstract).

Modes of presentation
Accepted papers will be presented either as an oral presentation, workshop presentation or poster presentation. Authors can indicate their preference for presentation mode, when they submit their abstract. It is, however, the Paper Committee that makes the final decision on presentation mode for all papers. The author will be informed about the presentation mode in the notification e-mail that will be sent to all authors by April 1, 2014.

Oral presentation
Each oral session consists of three paper presentations.
Each presentation has a duration of 30 minutes including question and answer time. The authors must submit their powerpoint presentation and a full paper for the conference proceedings before the conference (instructions will be send to the authors of accepted abstracts).
Workshop presentation
Each workshop session consists of 4 short paper presentations. Each presentation has a duration of 10 minutes. The 4 authors and the session chairperson sit in a panel. After the 4 presentations there is a 50 minutes discussion amongst the panel members and between panel members and the delegates in the room. The chairperson directs this discussion.
The authors must submit their powerpoint presentation before the conference. It is voluntary if the authors want to submit a full paper for the conference proceedings or not.
Poster presentation
The paper is presented in the form of a poster. (Instructions on poster size, etc. will be sent to the authors of accepted abstracts).
All posters will be on display all throughout the conference.
The authors must be present at their poster during a designated poster session with a duration of 1 hour. During the poster session the authors can enter into a direct dialogue with the delegates. They can of course also discuss their poster with the delegates at other times outside the designated poster session timeslot.
Awards of exellence
The conference organisers are pleased to announce two prestigious IGRC2014 awards:
The Dan Dolenc Award (10.000 ?) will be given to an outstanding paper selected amongst all presented papers. (Dan Dolenc was a dedicated IGRC pioneer that organised a series of very successful IGRC conferences for the Gas Research Institute (GRI) in USA.)
The Young Researchers Prize (3.500 ?) will be given to a high quality paper by an author under the age of 35 at the time of the conference.
The award winners are selected by the Paper Committee Chairmanship and the IGU Presidency. In order to be a candidate for these awards a full paper must be submitted before July 1, 2014.
Peer-reviewed papers
A small number of papers (10-15) will be peer-reviewed and published in a globally recognized journal. More information about this will be given directly to authors for which the option applies.

Submission of powerpoint-presentations and papers
All authors of accepted abstracts are required to submit their powerpoint presentation in due time before the conference. Authors of oral and poster papers must also submit a written full paper. Instructions for powerpoint, papers and posters will be e-mailed to all authors of accepted abstracts. Powerpoint presentations and full papers will be made available on www.igrc2014.com to all delegates after the conference.

IGU sponsorship
IGU will sponsor the conference fee and accomodation costs for a number of
young professionals/students under the age of 35. To apply for an IGU sponsorship please contact Jack Lewnard, Chairman of IGU PGC F, jlewnard@chpk.com.
See the procedures