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Abstract Guidelines for 2020

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We are pleased to open the call for papers for the Asian Downstream Summit and co-located ARTC 2020 conference.

We welcome all submissions that address the conference themes or other contemporary technological case studies and advances in the oil & gas industry.

The Advisory Committee will review all submissions and accept those that comply with word count and format requirements.


  • Abstracts should be submitted by 30th April 2020
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.
  • The presenting author must be listed as the first author.
  • Submitted abstracts should include non-published data.
  • Abstracts previously presented will not be accepted.
  • All abstracts should be 200-500 words, submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
  • Prior to submission all relevant approvals, clearance, and availability to attend must be in place.
  • You may submit more than 1 abstract. However, presenters that are accepted for oral presentation will be permitted to give only 1 presentation.
  • Abstract Topic – abstracts must be allocated to a specific Theme, Topic and Sub-Topic. For a complete listing of abstract Themes, Topics and Sub-Topics, please see below.
  • Abstract title - limited to 10 words
  • Technology case studies will be prioritized


  • Each technical presentation is strictly limited to 20 minutes only.
  • There will be 5 minutes of audience Q&A after each presentation along with polling
  • Each presentation must have no more than 16 slides
  • We do not allow company introductions during presentations
  • Ratio for PPT is 16:9
  • We recommend to keep text to a minimum
  • Ensure any text is in large font
  • Use graphs, charts, and/or tables
  • Ensure contents have a logical flow
  • Technology case studies will be prioritized
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  • Embracing the digital enterprise model
  • Automation, Big Data, Software Applications
  • Industry 4.0 and the future of manufacturing
  • Technologies to enhance connectivity, automate manual tasks, improve decision making, and product or service innovation
  • Improve process safety and HSE management performance
  • Data Analytics
  • Cybersecurity & IT
  • Improving Asset Reliability
  • Process Optimization
  • Digital Twins
  • Disruptive downstream retail Innovations & Technologies
  • Connected Supply Chain
  • Strategies to reduce downtime with real-time analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Blockchain


  • Advances in Refining & Petrochemical Technologies
  • Petrochemicals influence on future energy trends
  • Adapting to growing demand for petrochemicals
  • Technologies for efficient refinery optimization
  • Catalyst Advances – Refining & Petrochemicals
  • Latest Trends in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Technology
  • Shutdowns and Turnarounds
  • Advances in biofuels, co-processing & alternate fuel production
  • Refinery-Petrochemical Integration
  • Crude to chemicals
  • Feedstocks Diversification
  • Bottom of Barrel Technologies
  • Refinery Configuration and Conversion Technologies
  • Refining & residue upgrading technologies & equipment
  • Fuel oil sulphur reduction technologies
  • Operational Excellence, Performance & Margin Improvement
  • Energy Efficiency, Conservation & Sustainability

Speaker Abstract closes on 30 April 2020