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DPSP 2016

The 13th International Conference on Developments in Power System Protection

Spring 2016 | Edinburgh, Scotland



Quick contact

For any questions regarding the programme or how you can take part in the event please contact the Event Producer, Tanya Spencer.


With any queries relating to the call for papers process contact the Event Executive, Lizzy Lester.

Oral / poster information


Submission of full papersMonday 20 January 2014
Notification of full paper acceptanceMonday 10 February 2014
Author registrationFriday 14 February 2014
Conference commencesMonday 31 March 2014


Accepted as an oral presentation?

What you need to do…

  • Register for the conference by Friday 14 February
  • Submit a licence to reproduce form and return to dpsp@theiet.org at your earliest convenience
  • Create a power point presentation to present to the audience at the conference and submit these by no later than Monday 17 March (please see full instructions below)


Oral presentation instructions

PowerPoint submission deadline: Monday 17 March

  • Presentations should last no longer than 10-12 minutes within your 15 minute slot as we allow a few minutes per presentation for questions from the audience
  • Please send your PowerPoint slide file via email to dpsp@theiet.org by no later than Monday 17 March 2014. Authors are also asked to include their paper reference number within this email
  • The slides will be loaded onto the session laptop by the organisers prior to the relevant session however you will be able to make updates on-site if needed
  • Authors should bring a copy of their slides on a memory stick with them to the conference as a back up


Accepted for a poster presentation?

What you need to do….

  • Register for the conference by Friday 14 February
  • Submit a licence to reproduce form and return to dpsp@theiet.org at your earliest convenience
  • Create a poster for display at the conference. You will be required to print and bring your poster with you on the day. Posters should be A0 portrait


Poster presentation instructions

In addition to your written paper included in the conference proceedings, authors selected for a poster presentation will be asked to produce and bring along a printed poster for display in the poster area at the conference.

At the conference in the catering / exhibition area there will be a number of large boards for you to display your poster on. The IET will provide Velcro to stick them to the boards and you will have an allocated, labelled board to use.

During the breaks and at lunch time you will be expected to spend some time at your poster as it is your opportunity to present your work directly to other delegates. If you are not around to present your poster then your paper will not be published after the event.

IET staff will be making a note of both poster and oral presenters’ attendance.


Your poster display

  • The poster board size is A0 portrait


You should clearly display the following information on your poster board:

  • The title of your paper
  • The authors’ names and their affiliations
  • Your usual contact details (e.g. an email address) to allow delegates to follow up discussion


Useful tips

  • Your display should consist chiefly of keywords, diagrams, photographs, etc
  • Diagrams and graphs should have clear captions
  • All text should be easy to read
  • Use colour to emphasise important features
  • All graphs and diagrams should be drawn with thick lines (preferably 1mm or more in width)
  • Handwritten text or diagrams are not recommended



  • The display should be visually appealing and should contain the essence of your paper in a form that is easy to understand
  • Try to attract the delegates to your poster. Unless they come to it, you cannot expect to have a discussion with them
  • The poster can contain visuals that were not present in your paper
  • The poster display is important. You are recommended to take as much trouble with it as you did in preparing your written paper