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Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are now closed.

If you missed the deadline and are interested in submitting an abstract, please email

The Conference Organising Committee invites abstract submissions for presentation at the Australian Mine Ventilation Conference 2022.

We will be offering presentations onsite as well as presentations on our virtual platform. Presenters are encouraged to present in-person, with the option of recording their presentation for our virtual platform if 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.


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The Conference Organising Committee invites paper submissions for mine ventilation on the following topics.
  • Ventilation monitoring and control (air flow, air quality, etc) - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Coal seam gas, including gas draining, storage and utilisation - Coal
  • Detection and control of spontaneous combustion - Coal, Metalliferous
  • Gas outburst monitoring and controls - Coal
  • Intelligent Automation and Control - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Diesel emissions control and measurement (DPM) - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Battery Electric Vehicle and Hydrogen Fuel Cells - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • GHG Mitigation Technologies in mining operation - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Mine Ventilation - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Main and booster fans - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunneling
  • Auxiliary Fans - Coal, Metalliferious, Tunneling
  • Seal-up management - Coal
  • Prevention of gas ignitions and explosions – Coal, Metalliferous
  • Sulphide dust explosions - Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Ventilation planning - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Numerical modelling and integration with planning and remote monitoring - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Heat and refrigeration - Coal, Metalliferous
  • Ventilation case studies - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Power management and savings - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Safe egress and entrapment (design, operation, regulatory trends, new technologies) – Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Understanding radiation – Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Mining regulations, including principal hazard management plans and Ventilation control plans – Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Occupational health (mine gases, mine dusts, radiation, heat stress) - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Education, training and statutory qualifications - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling
  • Mine fires, sponcom and explosions (modelling, prevention, detection, suppression) - Coal, Metalliferous, Tunnelling

Key Dates

12 July 2021: Call for abstracts opens
29 October 2021: Abstract submission deadline
3 December 2021: Notification to Authors
7 March 2022: Draft paper submission
4 July 2022: Final paper submission

Online Abstract Submission

Papers that are accepted by the organising committee will be subject to peer review. The selection criteria include relevance to the conference theme, accuracy and originality of ideas, significance of the contribution and quality of presentation. All accepted extended abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and presented at conference technical sessions. All presenting authors are required to pay and attend the conference to present their extended abstracts.


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 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 a 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.

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, 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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