The program committee for the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section has issued a call for papers.
The committee will consider all abstracts covering any/all aspects of the mining/minerals industry including, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Coal & Energy
- Health & Safety
- Industrial Minerals & Aggregates
- Mineral & Metallurgical Processing
- UCA of SME
- Mining & Exploration
- Bulk Material Handling
- Iron Ore Symposium
- Mining Finance
Dates & Deadlines
Please read the following information carefully and mark your calendar with important dates and deadlines.
Prospective authors are asked to submit a 100 word abstract. Detailed guidelines for submitting a successful abstract are provided on the submission website. Submitters will be notified in September of 2017 of acceptance or otherwise.
Communication from SME
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Presenting Author Registration, Funding, and Visa Application
Registration opens October 2017. Presenting authors are required to register and pay fees. You are responsible for arranging your own funding; SME does not have funds available to pay registration or travel expenses. You are encouraged to begin planning for funding and visa arrangements now, as these processes can sometimes take several months. Visa and letter of invitation information can be found in the Attendee FAQs.
The Preliminary Program
The preliminary program and registration materials are posted online. Registration opens in October.
A Note About Deadlines
Deadlines will be strictly enforced in order to ensure efficient, fair, and professional management of the review process. NO exceptions will be made. Please mark your calendar with important conference dates and plan so that your activities take place well before deadlines to avoid unforeseen or unavoidable delays in your schedule, to avoid technical overloads or human error caused by last minute "traffic jams," and to give SME and Program Committee member’s time to help you if needed.
August 1, 2017 - Abstracts for consideration are due
September 2017 - Authors notified of acceptance
November 2017 - Final manuscripts due
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