Abstract Guidelines

Abstract Guidelines

We are pleased to open the call for papers for the Asian Downstream Summit 2020. 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.
Abstract Guidelines


  • Abstracts should be submitted by 13th March 2020
  • The presenting author must be listed as the first author.
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.
  • Submitted abstracts should include non-published data.
  • Abstracts previously presented will not be accepted.
  • All abstracts should be 100-500 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
  • Abstracts presented with customers will be prioritized


  • Each technical presentation is strictly limited to 20 minutes only.
  • 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


  • Embracing the digital enterprise model
  • Connected plant: developing a successful digital business model for operators
  • Digital transformation in manufacturing operations
  • Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Industry 4.0 and the future of manufacturing
  • Blockchain in oil & gas – uses, applications and advantages
  • Margin improvement through IIoT
  • Technologies to enhance connectivity, automate manual tasks and improve decision making
  • Improve process safety and HSE management performance
  • Building an effective cyber resilience strategy and infrastructure to avoid cyber attacks
  • Use advanced software technologies and to enhance operability and efficiency
  • Improving Asset Reliability Maintenance, Asset Integrity
  • VR and Drone Technology
  • Mobile, AR and Wearable Technology
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Process Optimization
  • Digital Twins
  • Disruptive downstream retail Innovations & Technologies
  • Connected Supply Chain
  • Strategies to reduce downtime with real-time analytics
Speaker Abstract closes on 13 March 2020