The Thirty-Eighth Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference
September 20 – 23, 2021
ONLINE (Virtual Conference)
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.
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:
Deadline for Submission: August 1, 2021.
Abstract Submission: Please submit an abstract by
email to email@example.com.
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 6, 2021
Author Data Sheet Submission: Please submit the Author Data Sheet by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission: Completed Manuscripts are to be submitted by E-MAIL (preferred) to:
email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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:
Kristen Harper, Conference Coordinator
International Pittsburgh Coal Conference
University of Pittsburgh
3700 O'Hara Street940 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: firstname.lastname@example.org