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Call for abstracts


Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are now closed

The IMVC 2024 will be a peer-reviewed international conference with published proceedings. Paper presentations are scheduled to run for 3 days with 2 additional days for workshops and site tours.

The conference will include full-day technical presentations, technical workshops, exhibitor booths, networking and social activities and is expected to attract more than 400 delegates. An accompanying partners’ program is also planned.

The conference theme is: Ventilation engineering - the heartbeat of mining

Additional abstract themes can be viewed below.

Draft and final manuscripts will be required to meet the AusIMM Guide to Authors. Final papers must not exceed 8 pages in length. To download the document template, please click on the links below.

Conference themes

1. Ventilation planning for coal and metalliferous mines (case studies)
2. Ventilation survey techniques
3. Diesel emissions control and measurement
4. Occupational health (mine dusts, gases, radon, etc.)
5. Heat and humidity (refrigeration and air cooling)
6. Mine fires and emergency response planning
7. Mine stoppings and seals
8. Spontaneous combustion
9. Numerical modelling and integration with planning and remote monitoring
10. Ventilation economics and optimization
11. Ventilation monitoring and control
12. Mine gases
13. Mine fans
14. Leakage and goaf and cave management
15. Ventilation education and training
16. Civil tunnel ventilation planning and design
17. Gas and dust explosions, air and wind blasts
18. Gas outbursts
19. Electric vehicles and lithium battery fires
20. Ventilation air methane (VAM) and GHG management
21. Ventilation on demand and future technologies
22. Underground booster fans

Key dates for Abstracts

• Call for abstracts: 1 June 2023
• Abstracts due, review begins: 31 August 2023
• Draft papers due: 23 February 2024
• Peer review completed / notices released: 29 March 2024
• Final papers due: 30 April 2024
• Draft program posted: 29 June 2024
• Final program posted: 15 July 2024
• International congress: 11—15 August 2024

Online Abstract Submission

The congress committee invites abstract submissions for presentation.

Presentations will be conducted in-person. Please note, the congress will not be streamed live online; however, all presentations will be recorded for viewing post-conference.

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

Accepted abstract authors are then able to submit an extended abstract or full paper, with revisions provided by peer review and the Conference Organising Committee.

All accepted submissions will be published in the congress proceedings and presented during the technical sessions. All presenting authors are required to register, pay and attend the conference.


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 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

Yes – you will need to format your abstract using the abstract template found on this page.

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

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