General Structure of the Program

General structure of the academic program is to be planned around 3 Plenary, 6 Dual-plenary (in three 90-minute time slots), 70 Concurrent sessions (in seven 80-100-minute time slots) and one Poster session, covering 3 full days (May 25-27, 2015). 1-2 pre-conference workshops and 1-2 technical tours are planned to be included in the program.
Plenary Sessions:
One plenary session (of around 90 minutes duration) is to follow the Conference opening on the first day and one plenary session (of around 30 minutes duration) is to be the closing session of the Conference; the third plenary event is proposed as a panel discussion (of around 90 minutes duration) to be held on the first day and addressing the theme of the conference. 
Dual - Plenary Sessions:
One dual plenary session time slot in each conference day is proposed, with the one in the last day being scheduled to an afternoon time slot. Each dual plenary session may accommodate 2-3 speaker(s) depending on the topic and speakers. Dual plenary speakers would be encouraged to organize/promote invited/discussant session tracks following and in line with their topics and presentations.
Concurrent Sessions:
The concurrent sessions could be organized as Regular, Invited, Discussant or Collaborative Conversation sessions. The Regular sessions would be composed of contributed papers, whose submitted abstracts would be refereed and the accepted ones carefully allocated into coherent groups by the IPC. The topics and functioning of the other types of concurrent sessions would be proposed by their organizing chairs, to be approved by the IPC. Speakers invited to participate in such concurrent sessions (by the organizing chairs) would still be required to submit abstracts to be considered by the IPC. Each concurrent session may accommodate 3-5 speakers, while lasting 80-100 minutes. The Discussant Sessions will feature a small number of selected papers with comments from invited discussants. The objective is to provide feedback on the paper and facilitate deeper discussion on the issues presented. The idea behind Collaborative Conversations is to initiate a dialog on the relative advantages of approaching a similar topic of energy economics from different perspectives. One of the great strengths of the IAEE is that it brings together dedicated specialists from a broad spectrum, including industry, government, academia, and think-tanks. The objective is to strengthen the potential cross-fertilization of ideas and methodologies.
Collaborative Conversation Sessions:

“Collaborative Conversation Sessions” are invited concurrent sessions, whose topics and functioning are proposed by their Organizing Chairs (to be approved by the IPC). Speakers in these sessions would all be invited by the Organizing Chair, (although they would still be required to submit abstracts to the IPC) and the coherence of the individual contributions to one another and to the topic of the session is expected to be greater that a regular concurrent session. Each such session may accommodate 3-5 speakers, while lasting 80-100 minutes.


Poster Session:
A poster session, featuring around 25 poster presentations, all relevant to the Conference theme, and which will run throughout the Conference, is to be held in the main lounge of the conference facility (which is very much appropriate for this purpose). Poster authors are to be collected into a concurrent session, where each author would have an opportunity to explain/describe his/her project in a few minutes.
Authors wishing to make concurrent session presentations must submit an abstract that briefly describes the material to be presented through the abstract submission system. See the abstract submissions page for futher details about the expected content and format of the abstracts to be submitted. 
Interested parties are encouraged to make proposals to organize concurrent sessions that focus on specific topics. See the session proposals page for further details.

Pre-conference Workshops (Sunday, May 24)

The pre-conference workshop will be offered on Sunday, May 24.

  1. Shale Gas in North America: Resources, Deliverability, Demand and Global Implications (14:00-17:00) (Click for details)
  2. Coaching Session and Workshop on Presentation Skills (10:00-12:30) (Click for details)