Call for abstracts
Call for abstracts
Abstract submissions are now open.
AusIMM is proud to be accepting abstracts for MOLTEN 2024 from professionals specialising in the domain of molten slags, fluxes and salts. With the aim of fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, we welcome researchers, engineers, and subject matter experts in extractive metallurgy, materials science and engineering, high-temperature chemistry, new energy technologies, and related disciplines that contribute to the development of innovative solutions.
This important conference offers a world-class platform for participants to contribute their expertise to shape the conversation and support the transition to sustainable technologies. Through presentations, discussions, and workshops, attendees will delve into cutting-edge research, technological advancements, and practical applications related to the production of metals, ceramics and other materials.
1. Experimental measurements
- Thermodynamic properties, multi-phase equilibria, minor element distributions
- Physico-chemical properties (viscosity, surface tension, conductivity…)
- Reaction / Process kinetics
2. Mathematical descriptions
- Thermodynamic databases and models
- Physico-chemical property models
- Process simulations
- Industrial slag / flux / molten salt design and optimisation
- Refractory-melt interactions
- New energy and metal production technologies
- Recycling and environment sustainability
4. Implementation of Research Outcomes by Industry
- Application of fundamental research to industrial practice
Present at MOLTEN 2024
Submit an abstract before 16 October 2023
Abstract Key Dates
Guide for authors
Call for abstracts open
24 July 2023
Call for abstracts closed
16 October 2023
First draft papers due
Late January 2024
Early February 2024
Final papers due
Late April 2024
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.
All selected technical papers will be fully peer reviewed and will be published in a conference volume having official ISBN and DOI designations for publication recognition purposes. Importantly, selected papers from MOLTEN 2024 will be considered for publication in special editions of the following international journals: Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, and Iron and Steel Institute of Japan International (ISIJ International).
Abstracts must be submitted as a PDF document only using the specific format as per the abstract template 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Abstracts must 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 authors details, post nominals and affiliations must be included
- All authors email addresses must be included
- Authors must 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
AusIMM Guide to Authors
Terms and Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to submit a paper if I am presenting a poster?
You are able to submit a full paper if you want, but it is not a requirement of submitting for a poster presentation.
Am I required to write a full paper if giving an oral presentation?
Industry authors are only required to submit an extended abstract, but can submit a full paper if they want. All other authors are required to submit a full paper for peer review.
Am I required to submit a full paper if I am a student?
If you are selected to give an oral presentation you will need to write a full paper for peer review. If you are selected or nominate for a poster presentation a full paper is not required.
Are industry authors required to submit a full paper?
Industry presenters have the option to submit either a full paper or extended abstract.
If I select to give an oral presentation will I be guaranteed an oral presentation in the program?
Oral presentations will be selected based on merit. Some presentations that have been nominated as oral may be asked to submit for a poster presentation.
Can I get an invitation letter to expedite obtaining a Visa to enter Australia?
Yes, if you have been selected as part of the program and have registered, you can request a letter of invitation from AusIMM for your visa application. The conference has also been registered with the International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) to assist with Visa applications.
Where do I submit my abstract?
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.
Do I need to use a template?
Yes – you will need to format your abstract using the abstract template. This can be found within the Abstract Submission Portal.
How long does the abstract review process take?
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.
How will I know if my abstract has been accepted?
We will contact you via email regardless of the outcome.
I have missed the deadline. Can I still submit my abstract?
I need to update my abstract. How do I do this?
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@example.com