The Cement Industry Committee is soliciting abstracts for the 55th annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference scheduled for 14.‑18.04.2013 in Orlando, Florida. Interested parties should send an abstract of 200 words or less to Jeff Nagel at Jeff.Nagel@RescoProducts.com by August 31, 2012. Authors are encouraged to submit papers in the areas of: general practices, automation, power generation and distribution, drives and related products, maintenance, safety, energy, the environment and sustainability. Papers are selected on the basis of interest to conference attendees and applicability to the cement industry. Papers that address critical issues facing the cement industry and that pose unique and innovative solutions that address those issues are especially invited.