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Future Mining Conference 2024

Call for abstracts

Future Mining Conference 2024

Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions now open

The conference committee invites abstract submissions for presentation at the International Future Mining Conference, to be held at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney, from 2—4 September, 2024.

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 Organising Committee are seeking abstract submissions relating 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.

Share your expertise

Submit an abstract before 11 December 2023

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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