Call For Papers

The World Refining Association Invites you to submit an abstract for LARTC 2019

All of the abstracts submitted will be sent to our Advisory Board to be graded. Early submission is important to ensure sufficient time to review the abstracts. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Submission is free; however successful abstracts are subject to a speaker registration fee.

Use the template below in order to submit your papers:

This year’s topics: 

  • Digitalization
  • Operational Excellence, Process optimization and Margin
  • Energy Efficiency and Environmental Technologies
  • Crudes Optimisation
  • Big Data, Internet of Things and Cyber Security
  • Refining-  Petchem integration
  • Refinery configuration and conversion tech
  • Catalysts Technologies
  • Clean Fuels, Biofuels & alternative fuel production

Abstracts will be graded based on evidence of: 


  • Novelty/vision
  • Originality
  • Exclusivity to ERTC
  • Potential for impact in the industry


  • Evidence of operating experience
  • Regional relevance, practicality and operability
  • Soundness
  • Strength of validation
  • Quality of presentation
  • Industrial case studies with valuable lessons learned
  • Clear takeaways and realised benefits
  • Imminence of interest

Additional Recognition:

  • Additional recognition will be given to co-presented client case studies
  • If successful a client co-presenter is mandatory and as such prior to submission all relevant approvals, clearance and availability to attend must be in place