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Presenting at the Symposium

If you would like to present a paper at the Lift & Escalator Symposium, the first step is to submit an abstract of up to 300 words.

The abstract should state the authors' names, affiliations and email address, the title of the paper, the objectives, methodology employed, the main results and the conclusions of the research.  Abstracts cannot include a product or service name: we welcome you writing about the technology you are applying, but advertorials will not be accepted.  

Short abstracts of up to 300 words can be submitted here.


Once you have submitted an abstract, you can expect to hear from us according to the following timetable.  Please help us to run the Symposium efficiently by meeting all the submission deadlines.

Event 2023 Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies
Submit abstract by 31st March 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance 30th April 2023
Submit an extended abstract (maximum six pages A4) or a full paper (maximum ten pages A4) 31st May 2023
Notification of acceptance of paper 30th June 2023
Submit final paper incorporating comments and feedback from the reviewers 31st July 2023

Important additional requirements

Instructions on how to prepare extended abstracts and full papers are here.

Instructions for presenters

Non-exclusive agreement to publish work

Statement of Ethics and Responsibilities for Authors, Reviewers, Editors and Session Chairmen

Publication of your paper

Copies of the papers and extended abstracts will be made available to Symposium delegates.  After the event, the proceedings with be available to download via the Resources tab on this web site.

Authors will have an opportunity to submit extended versions of their paper for publication in an open-access peer-reviewed journal Transportation Systems in Buildings (TSIB) which is edited and managed by the The Lift and Escalator Symposium Educational Trust.

Speaker registration

The Lift & Escalator Symposium Educational Trust is a charity whose Trustees give their time without charge. As we run non-commercial, not-for-profit events, we do ask speakers to Register in the normal way and pay the modest registration fee. If you cannot afford the registration fee, please contact us about other sources of funding.