Call for abstracts
Call for abstracts
Abstract submissions are now open
The Underground Operators Conference has a strong tradition of sharing practical and operations-based papers, so at the 2023 Underground Operators Conference we want to hear your stories.
We are currently inviting abstract submissions from people looking to share their knowledge and experiences in Underground Operations, such as:
- Case studies and papers focussing on new ideas, innovation, problem solving, best practice and experience
- Papers that offer ideas and practical “take-aways” for those managing various aspects of operations.
- A continued focus on operations rather than academic research
Submit your abstract here.
28 March 2022: Abstract submission deadline
2 May 2022: Notification to authors
29 July 2022: Draft paper submission
9 December 2022: Final paper submission
27 - 29 March 2023: Conference dates
Submit your abstract to present at the Underground Operators 2023
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
AusIMM Guide to Authors
Abstract submission FAQs
Where do I submit my abstract?
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.