Industry-wide call for papers:
9th annual Metering, Billing/CIS America 2008, San Diego, CA, USA.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 5, 2007

If you have ideas, experiences, products or strategies for the utility customer-end technology sector (metering, billing, CRM/CIS and associated technologies such as smart grids, outage management, workforce enablement, etc.), then this is your chance to tell the world!

Come to share your valuable information with a diverse worldwide community of utility professionals in San Diego, April 19-23, 2008.

This community includes users (electric, water and gas utilities), suppliers of products (metering, billing and CIS manufacturers and vendors), designers, installation contractors and consultants at this 9th annual forum on all topics related to next-generation smart metering, AMI, MDM, billing and CIS utility technologies and best practices.

We invite all those interested in:

  • presenting a paper
  • teaching a course
  • participating in a think-tank/panel discussion
  • becoming a participating association or media partner
  • sponsoring / exhibiting at the conference

to submit your proposals now.

Please see below for all information pertaining to the submission of abstracts / teaching courses etc. Diarize the dates, allocate the budget and make certain that you are in San Diego in April 2008!

Should you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact Julia Former at phone: 888 559 8017 (USA) / +27 21 700 3524 (international), or via e-mail: julia@spintelligent.com. You will find the event website at www.meteringamerica.com

General information:

Presenting a paper:  Presenters are asked to submit an extended abstract (400 to 800 words) by October 5, 2007 via e-mail. The abstracts will then be reviewed by a Reviewing Committee and presenters will be informed regarding acceptance on or before October 31, 2007.

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 a topic that has not been listed.

Metering America:

  1. Strategies and technologies for smart metering, advanced metering
  2. North American updates: Regulatory and case studies
  3. International updates: Regulatory and case studies
  4. AMI
  5. Communications technologies
  6. The customer: AMI and the customer
  7. Revenue protection, including strategy, energy theft, how to address losses through metering strategies
  8. Designing new systems