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The Themes

The theme of the Tenth International Mining Geology Conference is “Setting New Standards”. Presentations are invited to address the following key topics, with a strong emphasis on site-based case studies:

  • mining geology practice – drilling, sampling, grade modelling and control, and mine/mill production support; innovation and application of industry best practice, and internal and external standards
  • efficiently linking exploration and mining geology – fundamentals for better projects
  • beyond the assay – building holistic rock property models for mining and geometallurgy
  • demonstrating value through best practice reconciliation
  • mining geology and the future – technology, automation, applied research, and innovation
  • education, interface and knowledge management – gaining skills and communicating opportunity.

Online Abstract Submission

Papers that are accepted by the conference 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 at conference technical sessions. All presenting authors are required to pay and attend the conference to present their papers.

Critical Dates

Call for abstracts CLOSED
Notification to authors of abstract acceptance 5 December 2016
First draft papers due 20 March 2017
Final papers and copyrights due 19 June 2017
Author registration deadline 10 July 2017

Download the AusIMM Guide to Authors here.

View the guide to writing an abstract here.

Review Process

Stage 1: Abstract selection

All abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee. Authors of approved abstracts will be invited to submit a full-length (maximum 8000 words) paper. Approval of an abstract at this stage does not guarantee that the full paper will automatically be accepted and included in the proceedings and program. Papers must pass through the peer review stage before final approval can be granted.

By submitting your abstract you hereby agree to the terms and conditions of The AusIMM that if your final paper is selected into the technical program, at least one author of the paper will register and pay the discounted author registration fee with the full intention of presenting the paper at the conference. Papers of authors who fail to register and pay by the nominated deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the proceedings and program.

Stage 2: Paper selection

Papers that fully comply with the format requirements will be peer-reviewed, and authors of approved papers will be requested to submit a final paper. At this stage, papers will be recommended for inclusion in the oral program and for publication in the proceedings. Papers that require extensive editing to correct English usage or those that are not written in accordance with the established format and style requirements of the Guide to Authors will not be accepted for review and will be returned to authors for further editing or may be refused. The AusIMM recommends that authors for whom English is a second language seek the assistance of an English-language editorial service prior to submitting their paper for peer review. More information can be found here.

Stage 3: Final paper approval

Papers will be reviewed by the AusIMM Publishing team to ensure that all modifications have been made as per the technical reviewers' comments at stage 2. At this stage, final papers will be confirmed for presentation and publication. Final papers approved for publication will be published in the conference proceedings.

Author Registration

Published proceedings will only contain papers from authors/co-authors attending the conference. To confirm publication of a paper, as well as inclusion in the technical program of the conference, authors must ensure that at least one author per paper is registered and has paid the discounted author rate. Papers of authors who are not registered by the deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the proceedings and the program.

Author registration deadline is Monday 10 July 2017

WIMNet Conference Grants

The WIMnet Conference Grant scheme was created to support women who wish to present technical abstracts as well as attend conferences for professional development and networking purposes. It is the goal of the scheme is to increase the representation of female presenters and professionals at AusIMM conferences. A WIMnet Conference Grant is available for each AusIMM conference grant and it covers the cost of conference registration (excluding travel and accommodation).

How to Apply

Women interested in applying for the complimentary conference pass should prepare their application in the following way:

  • Prepare a written statement (300 words max) explaining how your participation in the conference will benefit you, your career and your professional development.
  • Indicate if you have or plan to purse any other role or opportunity at the conference such as chairing a technical session, being a panel member, delivering or participating in a workshop or field trip.
  • If you are a presenter please include a copy in your accepted abstract.
  • You may include a copy of your CV.
  • Submit your application documents via email to the WIMnet secretariat, Donna Edwards.

Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the following:

  • Applicants need not be AusIMM members, although preference will be given to members
  • Applicants presenting technical papers will be given preference over those who wish to attend for other professional development and networking needs.
  • Applicants who demonstrate a financial or career development need beyond anything mentioned here will be given due consideration.

Conditions of the Award

WIMnet requires the submission of a short article (1-2 pages) relating your experience as an attendee and presenter following the conference. This can either be a technical article or something more personal about your experience and observations from the conference. WIMnet would like to use your article as an opportunity to further promote the conference grant scheme in the WIMnet newsletter. Please accompany your article with a photo of yourself.

WIMnet Support

WIMnet have a number of members experienced in conference presentations who are available to offer advice on presentation skills should an applicant be interested in their assistance.


Student Program

Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017 will present a number of opportunities for students to attend, present, engage with industry and gain valuable experience and knowledge to support their development and future career.

Opportunities includes:

  • Conference attendance
  • Paper presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Volunteer role to support production of the event
  • Tour participation
  • Workshop participation

For further information, please contact:

Mia Wotherspoon, Coordinator, Publishing
Telephone: +61 3 9658 6104

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