Esri Electric & Gas GIS Conference

October 5–8, 2015 |  Providence, RI

Call for Papers


The theme of our 2015 conference is Breaking Barriers. We welcome submissions and encourage conference participants to propose papers that will be of interest to a diverse audience.

Tell your story and be part of the collaboration that is a cornerstone of the conference.


Submit your abstract now through July 31, 2015.

Submit an Abstract

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Information to Include:

  • Author/Presenter name(s)
  • Presentation title (10 words or less)
  • Company name
  • Complete address, phone, and email information
  • Brief presenter biography (25 words or fewer)
  • Abstract (500 characters or fewer, including spaces)
  • Keyword set (list only 3-5 keywords

The topics of interest to the EGUG community include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Analytics
  • Innovative approaches to maintaining your GIS
  • Integration with business systems (CIS, OMS, ERP, EAM)
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Inspections
  • Mobile
  • Collaboration
  • Storytelling with maps
  • Development of GIS apps and solutions
  • Event Response
  • Real-Time Analysis
  • Marketing

Questions to be answered:

  • What problem did you solve with GIS? What advantage did GIS give you?
  • Did you find a more efficient way to do something?
  • What difficulties did you overcome to solve your utility/department problems?
  • What are your findings or results?
  • How can this project be useful for the audience?

Abstract Guidelines:

  • Be Clear – Ensure that what you submit is what you’ll present. Nothing upsets attendees more than signing up for a session that’s not as advertised.
  • Be Enthusiastic – Your abstract should generate enthusiasm! Make sure your content is relevant, but also exciting. What invaluable information will you share during the session?
  • Be Concise – Who’s the target audience? What products or topics does this session cover outside the topic? What roles specifically benefit from this session?
  • Be Original – Attendees want to see new presentations that cover the latest innovations in technology. Take the time to create well-written titles and abstracts, outlines, and select the appropriate audience and level.
  • Be Educational – Be sure your proposal doesn’t sound like a sales pitch, but rather an exciting opportunity for attendees to learn something new.
  • All papers and presentations must be noncommercial. At no time is it permissible for presenters to use their time slot to advertise or promote a product, service, or company.
  • Remember, the information you enter will be published on the website and in the agenda. Eliminate bullet points and numbering and avoid using words in all capital letters. Also, submissions must be in English.
  • Keywords are used to organize presentations into appropriate sessions, so please choose words that clearly describe the main idea of your work.
  • Do not include information in your abstract that will not be in your presentation.

Level of Expertise:

  • Beginner Level – Presentations at the Beginner Level of difficulty are generally intended for professionals with novice experience in GIS.
  • Intermediate Level – Presentations at the Intermediate Level assumes some familiarity with GIS as well as some experience in professional practice within the area covered and is targeted for more experienced professionals.
  • Advanced Level – Presentations at the Advanced Level assumes attendees already have established experience, knowledge and skill within the area covered.
  • Presenter Information

Presentations are typically 30 minutes or less. Proceedings will be published on the event website. All submitted abstracts will be evaluated and selected based on topic, content, and time available. All authors will be notified in August after the selection process has been completed. Accepted papers will be organized into thematic sessions. A detailed program of presentations and events will be provided prior to the conference. A projector and screen will be provided in the presentation room.

Submit an Abstract