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Future Mining Conference 2024

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Future Mining Conference 2024

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Abstract submissions are now closed

Key dates for Abstracts

4 September 2023: Abstract submissions open

11 December 2023: FINAL abstract submission deadline

12 February 2024: Notification to authors

15 April 2024: Draft submission due

8 July 2024: Finalised submission due

2—4 September 2024: Conference dates

Conference themes

The Conference Advisory Committee sought abstract submissions related to the conference themes:
  • Digital Transformation: Data visualisation, digital twin, AI, blockchain and quantum computing, process simulation and optimisation

  • Smart Mining: Robotics, IoT, automation, systems engineering

  • Innovations in exploration technologies: Geospatial tools and non-invasive techniques.

  • Opportunities for advanced materials and 3D printing

  • Remote sensing and earth observation: ground movement, slope stability, mass balances.

  • Mine Electrification: Transitioning to renewable energy sources, renewable energy integration, storage and firming, remote solutions.

  • Energy Storage Solutions: Enhancing energy efficiency and energy demand management.

  • The interaction between global energy markets and future minerals demand.

  • Energy-efficient mining systems, examples from material handling and mineral processing.

  • Commissioning unconventional mineral deposits: novel techniques and technologies.

  • Space mining: Opportunities, technologies and implications.

  • Deep-sea mining: Techniques, challenges and environmental concerns.

  • Novel extraction

  • Low-impact mining systems and in-situ recovery

  • Tailings recovery

  • Decarbonisation strategies

  • Waste management and urban mining: Reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose

  • Collaborative strategies for circular economy

  • Critical minerals landscape and supply chain

  • Future ESG considerations

  • Environmental impact mitigation and conservation strategies

  • Community collaboration, social license to operate

  • Indigenous partnerships and land management

  • Ethical mining

  • Natural Capital Accounting

  • The changing landscape of mining jobs: Impact of technology

  • Training and skills development

  • Attracting talent

  • Strategies for inclusive growth, diversity and equity in the mining workforce.

  • The role of technology to upgrade skills.

Online Abstract Submission

The conference committee invites abstract submissions for presentation.

The conference will be an in-person event only to encourage personal interaction of authors and delegates; however, all presentations will be recorded for viewing post-conference.

Presenting authors are required to register, pay and attend the conference. Recorded and live-streamed presentations are not permitted in the technical program.

Submissions will be subject to peer review, then accepted or declined by the Conference Organising Committee. The selection criteria includes: relevance to the conference theme, originality, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation.

Authors of accepted abstracts can subsequently submit extended abstracts or full papers, with revisions provided by peer review from the Conference Organising Committee. Poster presentations are not required to submit a full paper.


Abstracts must be submitted as a PDF document only using the specific format as per the abstract template submitted through the abstract submission portal on the event website. Submissions will not be accepted via email.

The Committee may, if necessary, limit the number of presentations per author. Submission of abstracts implies the author’s agreement to publish their abstract on the event website. Authors must arrange and pay their own accommodation, travel and expenses to attend the event.

Once the abstract submission deadline has passed, the organising committee will review all submitted abstracts. Authors will then be notified whether or not the abstract has been accepted for the next stage, and the requirements around the next stage of submission.

All enquiries should be directed to:

  • Abstracts must be a minimum of 250 words, and a maximum of 300 words
  • Abstracts must be submitted in Arial 11-point font
  • The abstract title must be typed in Arial 14 point, bold and centred font
  • The presenting author/s name/s must be underlined
  • All author details, post nominals and affiliations must be included
  • All author email address must be included
  • Authors may include a maximum of five keywords sufficient to highlight the relevant topics to be addressed in the paper
  • Abstracts must be text only – graphics, images or graphs should not be included

Author resources

AusIMM Guide to Authors

A detailed guide outlining the formatting policy for conference proceeding papers.

Abstract template

Please use this template to submit an abstract to an AusIMM conference.

Paper template

Please use this template to submit a paper to an AusIMM conference.

Abstract Submission FAQs

Submit your abstract via the Abstract Submission Portal. Instructions on how to submit your abstract can be found on the home page of the portal.


Yes – you will need to format your abstract using the abstract template. This can be found within the Abstract Submission Portal.

The abstract review process begins after the abstract submission deadline has passed. It usually takes around four weeks for the organising committee to review all submitted abstracts and reach a decision. This may take longer if the number of abstracts submitted exceeds expectations.

We will contact you via email regardless of the outcome.

Once you have submitted your abstract, you can update or change this at any time prior to the abstract closing date through the Abstract Submission Portal. Post the abstract closing date, please contact

Email us at to see if an extension is possible.

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