Industry-wide call for papers: Smart Energy Canada and Canadian Water Metering Summit, Toronto, ON


If you have ideas, experiences, products or strategies for the Canadian electricity, water utilities metering and customer-end technology sector, then this is your chance to tell the world! Smart Energy International magazine’s Smart Energy Canada 2010 will provide utilities with an ideal platform to truly demonstrate how the industry can transform the current electricity system and create an environment that will attract the level of investment necessary to develop a green power industry.

Smart Energy Canada brings together key stakeholders to agree on a vision and road ahead in the quest for a green economy, while solidifying the bridge from smart metering to the smart grid. This must attend high-level event will investigate and compare new technology and its dynamics for the country, celebrating the province’s success and disseminating knowledge and best practices to the rest of the utility industry community.

The Canadian Water Meter Summit is designed for stakeholders involved in the water sector (such as representatives from water utilities, consultants, technology providers, government agencies, regulators and policy makers) who wish to define a single and consistent approach to managing, conserving and measuring water in Canada in a cost-effective and realistic way.

We invite you to make contact now if you are interested in:

  • Presenting a paper
  • Chairing a session
  • Delivering a keynote speech
  • Becoming a participating association or media partner
  • Sponsoring / exhibiting at the conference

See below for information about submitting abstracts.

  • Presenting a paper
  • Chairing a session
  • Delivering a keynote speech
  • Becoming a participating association or media partner
  • Sponsoring / exhibiting at the conference

See below for information about submitting abstracts.


Presenting a paper:

Presenters are asked to submit an extended abstract (approx. 400 to 800 words) by August 30, 2010 via email. The abstracts are reviewed by an Advisory Board and presenters informed about acceptance on or before September 10, 2009.

If your abstract is accepted, then you will be asked to submit your full paper and your presentation slides according to instructions that will be sent to you. Accepted abstracts, papers and presentations will be published on the conference web proceedings.

Presentations can take three standard formats:

  1. Regular presentation: Spaced 30 minutes apart on the schedule, with approximately 25 minutes spent on the presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Most presentations will be in this format.
  2. Panel discussion: Given 60-90 minute slots, with approximately 40 – 70 minutes spent on introducing the panelists and agenda and 20 minutes of questions and discussion. Panelists should be experts in a common area of specialization of interest to conference attendees. If you would like to organize and lead a panel discussion, then please submit an abstract containing the agenda, and listing your panelists as co-authors.
  3. Paper topics: The following is a list of suggested topics for your papers. This is just to get you thinking – you are welcome to come up with your own topic area not on the list.

Metering and energy tracks

  1. Strategies and technologies for advanced metering, AMR, AMI, MDM and smart metering
  2. Emerging technologies such smart metering, AMI, prepayment systems and technologies, meter data management, revenue assurance and demand response
  3. Energy management and energy efficiency
  4. Billing and payment solutions
  5. Customer management solutions / CRM
  6. Renewable Energy
  7. Smart Grid
  8. PHEV
  9. Green Energy Act
  10. Communication technologies
  11. Standards

Water track

  1. Strategies and technologies for the water utilities such as SCADA Asset management
  2. AMR, AMI, Advanced metering and smart metering
  3. Meter test
  4. Standards and verification

Submission Guidelines:
When making a submission, please ensure that:

  • Abstracts are written in English
  • Abstracts should not exceed one letter size page
  • Each abstract should contain full contact details of the speaker
  • Indication for which session the abstract is being submitted
  • The abstract should not have been presented before
  • The abstract and presentation is of a non-commercial nature; sales pitches will not be accepted as the author you commit yourself to presenting the paper at the event should the abstract be selected by the Reviewing Committee.

Speakers are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and expenses.

Sponsoring/exhibiting opportunities:
Companies wishing to be recognized as utility technology leaders are encouraged to sponsor or exhibit. Contact Gerald Schreiner for additional information:

Participating association / media partner opportunities:
A number of leading international and national media and associations will be supporting the event. Should you wish to be involved in the event please contact

Share your valuable information with this diverse worldwide community of utility professionals and ensure that you are in Toronto, in February 2010!

Should you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact Drake Lawhead via email: or phone: +44 207 067 1805.