Call for Papers

Presentation Templates

Hosted by the Australian National Committee of CIGRE

 (This is an in person event only)

The End to End Electricity System

Transition, Development and Integration

Call for Papers now Closed

Over 330 Synopses received

Participating Study Committees:

A3 Transmission and Distribution Equipment
B1 Insulated cables
B3 Substations and electrical installations
B5 Protection and automation
C1 Power system development and economics
C2 Power system operation and control
C4 Power system technical performance
C5 Electricity markets and regulation
C6 Active distribution systems and distributed energy resources
D1 Materials and emerging test techniques
D2 Information systems and telecommunication

The Symposium will also include specific sessions to encompass the biennial Conference on Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (CIDER)conducted by Australian Panel C6 and the South East Asia Protection Automation Conference (SEAPAC) conducted by Australian Panel B5.

Symposium Theme

The session will be on the theme of The End to End Electricity System: transition, development and integration. This will be divided into three topic streams:

  1. Learning from experiences. What can we draw from past experience to develop the power system?
  2. Developing practices, functionalities and applications. What are the current developments and their application to the future power system?
  3. Towards a sustainable power system. What are the future needs and requirements of the power system?

The symposium focuses on the integrated electricity system and the transformation into the electricity system of the future. It will identify what can be learned from the experience with current developments in technology, equipment, controls as well as electricity system architecture,

operational practices and planning criteria. The topics then cover the changes that are necessary to meet community expectations and policy requirements.

The conference embraces many of the CIGRE domains of work as shown by including planning, operations, markets and economics as well as the technical aspects of the network and then through to the integration of distributed energy resources.

It will examine new ideas, approaches, technologies and operations.

Submission of Synopsis

The CIGRE Cairns Symposium 2023 invites power system experts, academics, engineers, policy makers and other stakeholders to lodge original synopses to:

The synopses should identify which stream and Study Committee the synopsis relates to and be lodged by 5pm (AEST) on CLOSED after Friday the 11th of November, 2022.

Successful authors will be notified by Friday the 2nd of December, 2022.

Full papers are required by Monday the 3rd of April, 2023.

Key Dates

Registrations open 4 August 2022
Synopsis notified 2 December 2022
Draft programme available 27 January 2023
Paper submitted 3 April 2023
Initial review and revisions 26 May 2023
Final acceptance 30 June 2023
Registration deadline for
Presenters (early bird rate) 14 July 2023
Presentations due 14 August 2023
Final programme available 21 August 2023
Symposium commences 4 September 2023


The call for presentations and the organisation of the CIDER and SEAPAC sessions will be separately notified. The sessions for these two conferences will be grouped and included in the overall the programme.



The programme is expected to include 42 sessions in at least three parallel streams.

The symposium will include:

•      Presentation of all received papers, either orally or via posters;

•      Seven tutorials or seminars;

•     A workshop on the June 2022 National Electricity Market (NEM) suspension.

•      The 2023 Conference on the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (CIDER);

•      The 2023 South East Asian Protection Automation Conference (SEAPAC).


Symposium Registration

Authors are required to attend the symposium to present their papers.

Registration will open on the 4th August 2022.

Early bird registration will close on 20 April 2023. Successful presenters must register by 30 June 2023 to confirm your acceptance and to receive the early bird rate.

Publication of Paper

Registererd participants will be provided with a link to the symposium papers. The proceedings of the Symposium will be available from e-cigre after the Symposium.

The 6 best papers will be published in the CIGRE Science and Engineering journal, which is indexed by SCOPUS.

A summary report from the Symposium will be published in

ELECTRA after the event.

For enquiries on the synopsis/paper lodgement process please email with Synopsis/Paper enquiry in the subject.