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CIGRE International Symposium Cairns 2023 - Call for Papers

The End to End Electricity System - Transition, Development and Integration

Hosted by CIGRE Australia

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 end-to-end electricity system?

  2. Developing practices, functionalities and applications
    What are the current developments and their application for an end-to-end electricity system?

  3. Towards a sustainable power system
    What are the future needs and requirements of an end-to-end 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.

Participating Study Committees:

Update September 2022: 
Study Committee A3 — Transmission and Distribution Equipment — has joined the CIGRE 2023 Cairns Symposium as the eleventh Study Committee.

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.

Publication of papers

The papers for the Symposium will be available from the Symposium website for registered participants. 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.

Submission of synopses

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 Friday the 4th of November, 2022.

The format for synopses is available from the Symposium website.

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

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

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 30 April 2023. Successful presenters must register by 30 June 2023 to confirm your acceptance and to receive the early bird rate.

Registration information will be available from the Symposium website.


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

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