Call for abstracts now open

DEADLINE: 9pm AEDT, Sunday 5 December 2021

Abstract submissions for the IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022 are now open

Authors are invited to submit abstracts by 9pm AEDT, Sunday 5 December 2021, in consideration for the IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022. Please note, this deadline is final, with no further extension.

The Organising Committee are seeking abstracts across a range of themes, including Industry Challenges, Advances in Mineral Processing and Future Operations.

Conference themes

The conference program will explore a number of topics – click the boxes below to view the full list.

Industry challenges


  • Processing difficult-to-treat, complex and low-grade ores
  • Fine grinding concentrate and tailings with high clay content or alteration materials
  • Solid-liquid separation, especially of ultrafine slimes
  • Reducing energy and water consumption
  • Maximizing resource recovery and utilisation
  • Reducing capital and operating costs
  • Large volume tailings management
  • Legacy tailings closure and rehabilitation
  • Linking industry needs to research, ie, pathway to impact

Ensuring a sustainable future

  • Society’s future need for minerals and metals
  • Future sources of minerals and metals
  • Minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint
  • Impact of ethical consumerism on the industry supply chain
  • Licence to operate
  • Workforce of the future
  • The role of culture and adaptive leadership in change

Advances in Mineral Processing


  • Mineralogy and ore characterisation
  • Advanced ore sensing and bulk ore sensing
  • Process alignment with orebody characteristics
  • Applications and impact

Pre-concentration and waste rejection

  • Selective mining
  • Ore sorting
  • Gravity separation


  • Energy reduction
  • Maximising mineral liberation
  • New technologies

Physicochemical separation

  • Fundamentals of hydrophobic and colloidal interactions, eg, talc issues
  • Novel reagents and selectivity
  • Fine and coarse particle flotation
  • Selective flocculation and agglomeration

Physical separation

  • Gravity, centrifugal, dense medium, magnetic and electrical separation
  • Classification and desliming
  • Dry processing


  • New developments and applications

Solid-liquid separation

  • Dewatering and filtration
  • Centrifuge technology

Case studies

  • Successful advances and implementation
  • Partnering for impact

Please note:
Partnering for impact

The Advances in Mineral Processing stream will be seeking papers and presentations covering the journey from research to application – papers that do not address this journey are unlikely to be accepted.  The expectation is that papers will outline the industry challenge being addressed, whether about technical performance, selectivity, recovery, economics, environmental performance, safety or sustainability, and then proceed to show how the advance being reported is linked to improving one or more of these issues, including the pathway to implementation and the possible final impact.

Future Operations

  • In-situ mining, processing and recovery
  • Maximising separation at coarse particle sizes
  • Mine-to-mill integration
  • Modelling and “big data” utilisation
    • Performance optimisation via integrated systems modelling / simulation techniques
    • Machine learning techniques
    • Intelligent plants
  • Waste processing and sustainable operation
    • Tailings dewatering and alternative tailings management solutions
    • Tailings reprocessing, repurposing and management
    • Waste reduction
    • Water management and utilisation
  • Net zero emissions
  • Future mineral processing plants

Presentation types

IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022 offers a number of opportunities to present your work:

  • Oral – Presenting in the conference technical program for 20 minutes.
  • Poster session – Presenting from a prepared poster during breaks – this is a single-day opportunity aligning with the theme of the day’s technical content
  • Rapid fire sessions – Similar to Oral presentations, Rapid Fire sessions are delivered during the technical program but limited to five-minute summaries of key points
  • Workshop – Extended interactive sessions held prior to or following the conference

Share your expertise, build your platform

We will be offering presentations onsite, as well as presentations on our virtual platform. Presenters are encouraged to present in-person, with the option of recording their presentation for our virtual platform if unable to travel.

Abstracts that are accepted by the Conference 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 abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and presented at conference technical sessions. All presenting authors are required to register, pay and attend the conference to present their abstracts.

Key dates

9pm AEDT, 5 December 2021: Abstract submission deadline

25 January 2022: Notification to authors

3 April 2022: Draft paper submission

30 May 2022: Final paper submission

21 – 23 August 2022: Conference dates



Conference 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 Organising 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 an Author 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.

  • 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

A detailed guide outlining the formatting policy for conference proceeding papers.

Abstract template

Please use this template to submit an abstract for IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022.

Paper template

Please use this template to submit a paper for IMPC Asia-Pacific 2022.

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.

What is the deadline for submission?

Submit your abstract by 22 August 2021 via the Abstract Submission Portal. If you require more time, please get in touch with the event organisers as early as possible via

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.


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.


I have missed the deadline. Can I still submit my abstract?

Email us at to see if an extension is possible.


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