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2019 Call for Submissions

The Pipelines 2019 Conference will provide a forum for industry professionals to share experiences and knowledge between owners, agencies, consultants, industry, supplies, contractors, and governments from around the world. This premier industry gathering has become the place of choice for practitioners to discuss technical paper presentations covering the most current state-of-the-art engineering technologies for pipeline and utilities infrastructure.

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Suggested Technical Paper Topics/Subtopics


  • Developments in planning and Design Guidelines
  • Pipeline materials selection
  • Pipeline hydraulics analysis
  • Analytical/Modeling techniques
  • Geotechnical and geologic evaluations
  • Environmentally sensitive areas
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Alternatives comparison and selection
  • Funding and methods of financing pipeline projects
  • Asset management


  • Pipeline material considerations
  • Handling entrapped air/gas in water/wastewater
  • Oil and gas systems
  • Corrosion protection
  • Trends and developments in design
  • Hydraulic control & transient mitigation
  • Pipelines in seismically hazardous areas
  • Pipeline codes and standards updates
  • Innovative design methods

Condition Assessment

  • Forensic evaluation of pipeline failures
  • Technologies for transmission / distribution pipelines
  • New product and technological advances
  • Leak detection and monitoring
  • Comprehensive assessment case histories
  • Hydraulic / Structural condition assessment
  • Inspection methods


  • Emerging technologies
  • New installation methods
  • Rehabilitation methods
  • Evaluation of different methods
  • Project case studies


  • Advances in pipeline installation
  • Experiences with various pipeline materials
  • Alternative project delivery and contracting approaches
  • Construction management
  • Construction cost analysis and comparisons

Operation & Maintenance

  • Corrosion control
  • Valves and appurtenances
  • Emergency repairs / Disaster management
  • Monitoring and assessment
  • Leak detection
  • Material specific O&M practices

Engineering Surveying & Geomatics

  • Subsurface utility engineering
  • Utility location methods
  • Use of GIS
  • Innovative technologies
  • Use of unmanned aircraft systems
  • Mobile mapping

Sustainable Design & Regulatory Issues

  • Sustainability rating systems
  • Pipe material selection
  • Pipe bedding and backfill selection
  • Environmental permitting for pipelines
  • Crossing environmentally sensitive zones
  • Oil & Gas industry regulatory issues
  • Life cycle cost assessment


  • Abstracts are due
  • Abstracts must include the title of the paper, a 400-word maximum description of the content of the paper, names of all authors, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.
  • Draft and final papers must be a minimum of 5 pages and a maximum of 8-10 pages in length including figures, graphs, charts, and photographs.
  • All speakers are required to register for the Conference, and submit a PowerPoint presentation based on their technical paper prior to the Conference.
  • Notification of acceptance of the abstract will be sent by e-mail on

Key Dates for Submissions

  • Abstracts Due:
  • Notification of Acceptance:
  • Draft Papers Due:
  • Final Papers Due:


Please reference the Paper Formatting Instructions when submitting your draft (and final) papers.

For your reference please also see the Copyright Transfer Information and Permissions Information.

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