At CIGRE Sessions Authors do not present their papers during Discussion Group Meetings. They have this opportunity during specific meetings – The Poster Sessions – for which full detailed information is made available after the selection process. The delegates read the papers in advance and they discuss them around a set of questions given in a Special Report which incorporates the gist of the papers. To discuss the papers in depth, Session papers must therefore address a strictly limited list of topics, referred to as “Preferential Subjects” and selected by each Study Committee of CIGRE.

Importante dates:

    >> receipt of synopses at Central Office : *28th June 2019         
    >> notification of acceptance :   15th October 2019

   >> receipt of full papers at Central Office :   14th February 2020                                                                                                  


*Please contact your National Committee to know by which date they need to receive your synopsis for a prior screening.



2020 Synopsis sample page           

2020 Synopsis sample page 







Thank you to have contributed to the success of CIGRE 2018

Thank you to those who attended the 2018 CIGRE Session and contributed to the success of this event.

07 September 2018, Philippe ADAM, Secretary General of CIGRE


The 47th Paris Session was very successful, with a record number of 3,600 delegates among 9600 participants from 98 countries.

The keynote speaker of the opening ceremony, attended by 2500 in the Grand Amphitheatre of the Palais des Congrès of Paris on Sunday, was Audrey ZIBELMAN, President and CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator, who delivered her vision of the electricity markets and business models of the future.

After her speech, the President of CIGRE, Rob STEPHEN, handed the distinctions to the new Honorary Members (7), CIGRE Fellows (5) and the CIGRE Medal to Klaus FRÖHLICH from Switzerland and Clark GELLINGS from the United States of America, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the technical and administrative activities of CIGRE.

Among the new initiatives tested during this Session, was the increased number of Session papers from 500 in 2016 to 600 in 2018, with the related poster sessions, the organisation of 16 tutorials from Monday to Thursday with a total attendance of 3,600 and the introduction of electronic poster sessions attended by more than 6,800.

The opening panel on Monday morning, on the electrical system of the future and its challenges in contributing to a sustainable world, opening up to disruptive developments, and guaranteeing safe operation, got the attention of 1200 attendees.

With more than 300 exhibitors, the technical exhibition was very successful and attended by more than 9,600 visitors and delegates.

The Session program also included a forum on CIGRE Women in Engineering attended by 220 persons, a Next Generation Network forum, a National Committees forum, and last but not least a […]