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Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions now open

The Conference Organising Committee invites abstract submissions for presentation at the Minesafe International Conference on 4 - 5 May 2022.

We will be offering live presentations onsite as well as presentations on our virtual platform. Presenters are encouraged to present in-person where possible, with an option of pre-recording presentations for our virtual platform if they are unable to travel.

Abstracts that are accepted by the Conference Organising Committee will be subject to peer review. The selection criteria includes, relevance to the conference theme, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation.

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

Present at Minesafe International Conference 2021

Submissions close Wednesday 10 November 2021

Conference themes

We are currently seeking abstract submissions on the following key themes:
  • Accident and Incident Investigation best practice
  • Benchmarking and the impact of leading indicators (metrics, case studies and strategies)
  • Current and emerging health issues (e.g. work-related disease and dust management)
  • Effective leadership strategies ensuring a healthy workplace culture  (workers’ health, wellbeing and productivity)
  • Innovation & human interaction (technology, communications and automation)
  • Legislation, compliance, policies and strategies
  • Psychosocial management (mental health research, fatigue management and monitoring)
  • Theoretical and practical aspects of risk management and critical controls


Key dates

Abstract submission deadline: 10 November 2021
Notification to authors: early December 2021
Draft extended abstract/paper due: 28 January 2022
Final extended abstract/paper due: 25 February 2022


Conference abstracts / papers 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 conference website. Submissions will not be accepted via email.

The Organising Committee may, if necessary, limit the number of presentations per author. Presenters of accepted abstracts are required to register and pay to attend the conference as an Author delegate. Submission of abstracts implies the author’s agreement to publish their abstract on the conference website. Authors must arrange and pay their own accommodation, travel and expenses to attend the conference.

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 program and whether an extended abstract or full paper is required.


  • 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, via this link.


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 cannot replace it in the Abstract Submission Portal. Email your updated abstract to and we will upload it for you.

Email us at to see if an extension is possible.

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