PAPER GUIDELINES

The Organizing Committee is open to new ideas and innovations in plastic piping, so please submit your title and abstract even if the subject matter is not covered on the list. Abstracts not accepted for oral presentation during the main program, may be considered for the poster gallery. If you only wish to be considered for the poster gallery, please indicate when submitting your abstract online. All approved abstracts will be published on the website and in the conference abstract book onsite. Full presentations will be published on the flash drive and distributed to all attendees.

Abstract (Authors):

Authors are advised to register for PPXXII when their Abstract is accepted. Once registration is completed and payment is received, the participant will receive a confirmation email. Please contact the conference organizer to have question addressed.

Guidelines of submitting an abstract:

Submission:

  • Please submit your abstracts via SmartAbstracts. Abstracts submitted via e-mail, post, or other methods will generally not be accepted.
  • The conference will be conducted in English to include all documents (paper, presentation, etc.).
  • Abstract changes and corrections will be accepted until the deadline of Friday, November 8, 2024 (midnight, CET).
  • Uploading a short BIO and photo for the presenters is mandatory.
  • For presenting authors of accepted abstracts, registration and participation in this conference is required.
  • Compliance to the PPXXII Technical Guidance document is required (see the PPXXII Technical Program web section).  In summary, the abstract must include citable references, exclude commercialism and uphold the PPCA Comparison Principle.
    • Plastic Pipes Conference Association – Comparison Principle: This applies to abstracts, papers and presentations. PPCA would like to remind all of the guidance regarding the issue of comparisons. The PPCA BOD confirms that direct comparisons being made between the performance of different primary plastic materials used for the same product application is not allowed. The fundamental principle has always been to promote all plastic pipe materials during the Plastic Pipes Conference. However, this does not apply to comparisons between different variants of the same material (e.g. PVC and PVC-O or PP and PP-MD) or of course comparisons with other “non-plastic” alternative materials.

Notifications e-mail:

  • Please note that only the submitting author receives all abstract notifications.
  • Make sure that emails from information@smart-abstract.com are not marked as spam by your email provider.
  • The submitting author takes responsibility for informing all co-authors about successful submission, acceptance or rejection, required revisions, forwards the received instructions for the presentation of the abstract to the presenting author and adherence to the technical timeline/ deadlines.

Abstract contents and format:

  • Ensure to uphold the PPCA Principle of Comparison.
  • Copyright:  PPCA recognizes that the copyright of the conference documents (e.g., abstracts, papers and presentations) remains vested exclusively with either the author(s) or their employer(s), dependent upon their mutual arrangements.  The author(s), their employer(s) grant PPCA certain publishing permissions (see Acceptance).

Acceptance:

By accepting this (or any subsequent) invitation to present at a PPCA conference, the author(s) on their own behalf or on behalf of their employer(s) as the copyright holder, consents to PPCA taking the following steps:

  1. Publishing the conference documents (in whole or in part) in the conference program and in electronic format (e.g., conference proceedings for distribution at or after the conference).
     
  2. Placing the full paper (or any extract thereof) on the PPCA website (before or after the conference) and indicating that such is available to be downloaded without charge but only for personal use and on the strict understanding that it is not for republication.
     
  3. Use the PowerPoint presentation (in whole or in part) at the specific conference and at any subsequent PPCA funded conferences as PPCA determines is appropriate.

NOTE:  In each instance, PPCA gives credit to the copyright owner(s) and provides numerous networking events during the conference.

Specific Guidance – Abstracts:

  • Abstract titles should be concise and direct.
  • For the body of the abstract, do not include a business title or the name(s) of the author(s) nor the company(ies) or product name(s).
  • In each abstract, clearly and concisely state the issue/ concern or industry need being addressed; the specifics of the material, range of pipe sizes (OD/DR), application and/or the fluid being transported; the range of operating conditions (if applicable); the specific market trend and/or regulations of focus; the experimental methods used; the results and the conclusion.
  • Maximum length of max. 2800 characters (including spaces).
  • Abstracts must identify 3–5 keywords.
  • Abstracts may include up to 10 references. Each reference inserted into the abstract body counts for 30 characters.
  • Please minimize formatting. We cannot guarantee that abstracts with elaborate formats will upload correctly into SmartAbstract.
  • Avoid using non-standard abbreviations.
  • After an abstract has been submitted, modifications can be made until the submission deadline.

Help:

  • You have questions on submission? Please choose “Help” in the menu at the top right, or send us a message via the “Feedback/Support” form in the main navigation. We will respond to help resolve the issue.
  • For further information concerning the conference please visit www.ppxxii.com website.

We wish you success in submitting your abstracts!

The following documents are necessary for all type of presentations:

Presentation Acceptance Form 

Manuscript Template – Will be published in a later phase.

Power Point Presentation Template – Will be published in a later phase.

Instructions for Full Paper and Oral Presentation Preparation:

Click here to download Author Guidelines for Full Paper and Oral Presentation Preparation – Will be published in a later phase.

Instructions for Poster and Poster Preparation:

Click here to download Instructions for Poster and Poster Preparation  – Will be published in a later phase.

Poster will be displayed in portrait modes. Exact poster sizes will be published in a later phase.

In case of any question please contact:

Conference Organizer: 

Peter Balassa – Evacon Ltd.

Tátra Str. 34.
Budapest, H-1136
Telephone: +36-30-513-0255
E-mail: peter@evacon.hu 

PPXXII Conference Chair:

Zoran Davidovski – Wienerberger

Wienerberger Str 11,
Wien, A-1100
Telephone: +43-664-524-8561
E-mail: zoran.davidovski@wienerberger.com

PPXXII Conference Co-Chair / Technical Program Chair:

Sarah Patterson – Plastics Pipe Institute

105 Decker Court, Suite 825
Irving, Texas 75062
Telephone: +1-469-499-1051
E-mail: spatterson@plasticpipe.org

Contact Details:

Evacon Kft.
Tátra Street 34.
H-1136 Budapest,
+36-30-513-0255
E-mail

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