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MOLTEN Conference 2024

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts have now closed.

AusIMM were proud to receive hundreds of abstracts for the MOLTEN 2024 conference program. 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.

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Abstract Themes

  • Thermodynamic properties, multi-phase equilibria, minor element distributions 
  • Physico-chemical properties (viscosity, surface tension, conductivity…)
  • Reaction / Process kinetics
  • 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 
  • Application of fundamental research to industrial practice

Early bird registrations now open!

Register to attend MOLTEN 2024 now, and take advantage of our special rate before 30 April 2024.

Abstract Key Dates

Guide for authors

Call for abstracts open
24 July 2023
Call for abstracts closed
13 November 2023*
First draft papers due
22 January 2024
Registrations open
12 February 2024
Final papers due
22 April 2024

Please note this date has been updated to reflect the new and final extended deadline for abstracts*

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:

  • Abstracts must a maximum of 350 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

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.

Terms and Conditions

A detailed guide outlining the AusIMM Speaker Terms and Conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

You are able to submit a full paper if you want, but it is not a requirement of submitting for a poster 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.

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.

Industry presenters have the option to submit either a full paper or extended abstract.

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.

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.

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.

Email us at to see if an extension is possible.

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

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.


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