Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are now open

Submissions close 9 November 2020

Conference themes

  • Ground support – tendon systems, surface liners, injection systems in open cut and underground mining
  • Alternative materials in ground control
  • Geotechnical instrumentation, monitoring and data management
  • Mine design – geotechnical considerations
  • Geotechnical design methodologies
  • Geomechanics of multiseam, multireef and complex orebodies
  • Geotechnical challenges in extreme mining environments
  • Backfill technologies
  • Pillar design and performance
  • Rock mass characterisation techniques and practice
  • Regional stability
  • Slope stability
  • Geotechnical risk management
  • Best practice case studies
  • New challenges and innovations in ground control
  • Numerical modelling in design

Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline – 9 November 2020

Notification to authors – 7 December 2020

Draft extended abstracts due – 18 January 2021

Final extended abstracts due – 29 March 2021

Conference Dates – 25 – 27 May 2021

Abstract submission FAQs

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.
If my abstract is accepted will I need to prepare a full paper?
This varies between conferences. If your abstract is accepted, we will advise you of the next steps. You may need to submit an extended abstract (1500 words) or a full paper (8000 words). In some cases, the abstract alone may be sufficient.
I need to update my abstract. How do I do this?

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.