Call for Papers

The 14th International Conference on Pressure Vessel Technology
September 23 - 26 , 2015 Shanghai, China

Conference Overview

The ICPVT Conference series, as the main activity of the International Council of Pressure Vessel Technology, is known to be the outstanding international forum  for scientists, engineers and managers to discuss diverse engineering and science topics related to pressure vessel and piping technologies for the process and power industries. ICPVT-14 will continue the tradition to cover the worldwide development of pressure vessel technology and will focus on the energy and environment challenges closely that are related to our life.

The theme of the 14th conference is “Pressure Vessel Technology for Better Life”, emphasizing not only the role of pressure vessel technology in the development of clean and sustainable processes, but also exploring the frontiers for developing fundamentals needed to tackle these challenges. You are cordially invited to attend the conference, to meet colleagues and friends and enjoy your stay in one of the most beautiful cities in China.

Conference Topics

The Conference Organizing Committee is inviting papers on the following main technical Topics:

  • Design and Analysis
  • Materials and Fabrications
  • Non-destructive Examination
  • Operations-replacement
  • Fitness for Service
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Engineering Failure Analysis
  • Codes and Standards Development
  • Pressure Vessels in Nuclear Power Plants
  • Pressure Vessel Technology Meeting the Environmental and New Energy Challenges
  • Education and Training of Pressure Vessel Technology

Student Innovation Competitions

To encourage young students to be involved in the innovation of technology relevant to pressure equipment and the utilization of pressure power in general, the 1st Student Innovation Competitions will be held during the conference. The competitions consist of two sessions, i.e. Student Paper Competition (SPC) and Student Technology Innovation Competition (STC) sessions.

For the competition rules, please visit ’Student Competitions’


Regular Paper - New Extension!


Abstract Submission
Decision of Abstract Acceptance
Full Paper Submission
Referees Comments Deadline
Final Submission

January 30, 2015   Extension: February 28, 2015
March 1, 2015        
Extension: March 31, 2015
May 15, 2015         Extension: June 30, 2015
July 1, 2015           Extension: July 15, 2015
August 15, 2015
September 23-26, 2015

Student Paper Competition


Abstract Submission
Abstract Acceptance Notification
Full Paper Submission
Referees Comments Deadline
Final Paper Submission
Selection of the Finalists and Honorable Mentions

March 15, 2015
April 15, 2015
June 15, 2015
July 15, 2015
August 15, 2015
August 22, 2015
September 23-26, 2015

Student Technology Innovation Competition - New Extension!


Report Title Submission
Final Technical Report and Poster Submission
Selection of the Finalists and Honorable Mentions

April 1, 2015    Extension: May 1, 2015
August 1, 2015
August 22, 2015
September 23-26, 2015

Abstract/Paper Submission

Abstracts, with complete address of (leading) author, phone number, and e-mail address shall be submitted at the 'Submission Center' after registration on ICPVT-14 website. The relevant topic according to the list of topics should be indicated. Abstracts should be no more than 500 words, and should highlight new findings to be discussed in the paper. A paper must not have had previous extensive publication or distribution, extensive publication in trade periodicals or other professional journals.

For detailed information, please visit the conference website or contact the ICPVT-14 Secretariat.

Title/Technical Report Submission

For STC Session, title should be submitted at the 'Submission Center' after registration on ICPVT-14 website. Upon acceptance of the report title, the lead author should submit a Technical Report, Poster and/or Supplementary Materials which will be peer-reviewed.


If you have any inquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat via

Email:, Phone: +86 (0)21 6425 1623.
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