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2021 Conference

2021 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference

The Thirty-Eighth Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference

September 20 – 23, 2021

ONLINE (Virtual Conference)

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The World Coal Association* reports that, “Coal provides around 30% of global primary energy needs, generates 41% of the world's electricity, and is used in the production of 70% of the world's steel.” Furthermore, as oil resources diminish, coal use as a source of liquid fuels and chemicals is expected to increase. If coal, the world’s most abundant and affordable fossil fuel, is to continue playing a vital role in improving universal living standards and economic well-being, research is required to improve coal extraction and handling methods, and to develop cost-effective coal utilization technologies with reduced environmental emissions, including those contributing to global warming. By providing an open forum for discussion, The International Pittsburgh Coal Conference wishes to promote research activities that advance the economic benefits of coal technologies while greatly reducing their environmental impact.

* http://www.worldcoal.org/resources/coal-statistics/


    Abstract Requirements: An abstract template is available here: Abstract Template. Abstracts of potential papers may be submitted in all program topics. The abstract must include sufficient content and information for adequate evaluation by the Program Committee. The International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Program Committee reserves the right to accept, place on a waiting list, or reject any paper. Each abstract should include the following in WORD format:

    1. PROGRAM TOPIC (Please see the list above for your appropriate program topic)
    3. AUTHOR LISTING (Principal/Corresponding Author First)
    4. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EACH AUTHOR (Please list each authors' valid mailing address, COUNTRY, telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses for each author)

    Deadline for Submission: August 31, 2021

    Abstract Submission: Please submit an abstract by email to ipcc@pitt.edu


      The Program Committee will inform the submitting author of the paper's status. All presenting authors must submit an Author Data Sheet

      Author Data Sheet Deadline: September 10, 2021

      Author Data Sheet Submission: Please submit the Author Data Sheet by email to ipcc@pitt.edu.


      Deadline: September 10, 2021

      Submission: Completed Manuscripts are to be submitted by E-MAIL (preferred) to: ipcc@pitt.edu in *Unsecured/Unprotected PDF Format (preferred) or Microsoft Word. Please notify the conference secretary if you have changed your Title or Authors since the original abstract submission! There is NO page limitation for the manuscripts.

      Manuscript Format:

      We have partnered with Curran Associates, Inc. to have the conference proceedings indexed in SCOPUS (the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, scientific journals, books and conference proceedings) and have them available at various international scientific libraries. Manuscripts with clear sections containing the following items will be indexed in the conference proceedings on SCOPUS. Please take care to include these items in your manuscript.

      • TITLE
      • AUTHORS
      • ABSTRACT
        ****** If your manuscript contains multiple graphs, charts, or figures please submit your manuscript in PDF Format (must be UNSECURED/UNPROTECTED). The PCC will NOT be responsible for errors resulting from conversion to PDF.

      Presentation Slides: A PDF of your slide presentation or poster presentation will be accepted as your "manuscript" should a written manuscript be difficult to produce. You may also submit both a written manuscript and a PDF of your presentation and both will be included in the proceedings. **NOTE: Presentation slides submitted as a manuscript will not be indexed in SCOPUS.

      Requirements for Publishing in Conference Proceedings:

      As is common practice for professional conferences, authors are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fees for the conference. Manuscripts and presentation materials will only be included if the author has met ALL of these requirements by September 6, 2021:

      Guidelines for Oral and Poster Presentations:

      • All presentations will be held online via Zoom.
      • Please refer to the link for the Presenter Instructions.
      • Please note all manuscripts and presentations must be in English. 


      Please contact:

      Kristen Harper, Conference Coordinator

      International Pittsburgh Coal Conference

      University of Pittsburgh 

      3700 O'Hara Street
      940 Benedum Hall 

      Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA

      Phone: + 1-412-624-7440 (We are currently working remotely. Please leave a voice message and we will return your call.)
      Email: ipcc@pitt.edu


      Abstracts Due August 31, 2021
      Author Notification September 3, 2021
      Author Data Sheets Due  September 10, 2021
      Preliminary Program TBA
      Manuscripts Due  September 10, 2021
      Deadline to receive PCC hotel discount rate
      International Pittsburgh Coal Conference September 20 – 23, 2021