Author Resources


Conference Themes

The organising committee of Minesafe International 2017 – The Resource Industry Health and Safety Conference are expecting papers consistent with the sub-themes listed under the main conference themes below:

Emerging issues around exposure to contaminants:

  • Atmospheric contaminants
  • Radiation
  • International standard setting

Psychosocial hazard management:

  • Mental health and well-being and the work place
  • Fit for work
  • Caring for workers and their families
  • Coping with long commute rosters

Research developments in health and safety:

  • nDPM (nano Diesel Particulate Matter)
  • Lessons from ‘Big Data’ analysis
  • Latest technologies and innovations that can enhance health and safety

Safety case in the resources sector:

  • Process safety
  • Risk assessment
  • ALARP (As Low as Reasonably Practicable)
  • Major accident events

Safety management systems and principal hazard management plans:

  • New OHS requirements under the Work Health and Safety (Resources) Act 2016
  • Mine management requirements
  • Safety Management
  • Emergency & Disaster Response Planning
  • Economic impacts on performance

Legislation and corporate responsibilities

  • Legislation development
  • Enforceable standards
  • The role of codes
  • Corporate responsibilities and liability

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 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.

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Key Dates

Abstract submissions closed
First draft papers due closed
Notification of paper acceptance Authors notified
Registration, final papers and copyrights due 30 January 2017
Minesafe International 2017 – The Resource Industry Health & Safety Conference

1-2 May 2017

Recognition of high-quality technical papers

After this event, selected high-quality papers may be submitted for publication in one of the prestigious AusIMM/IOM3 Transactions journals: Mining Technology, Applied Earth Science, or Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy. These papers will also qualify for consideration for The AusIMM Best Paper Prize, which is awarded annually at The AusIMM Awards Dinner.

Review Process

All submitted abstracts must go through all stages of the review process in order to be approved for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the conference.

Stage 1: Abstract Selection

All abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee, and authors of approved abstracts will be invited to submit full-length (8000 words or less) 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 the program. Papers must pass through two more reviewing stages for final approval.
By submitting your abstract you herby 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 registers and pays the discounted author registration fee with 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 a presentation and publication in the proceedings. Papers that have severe language flaws 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.

Stage 3: Final Paper Approval

Papers will be reviewed by the organising committee 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 a 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/presenters 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 is now overdue.

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.

Terms and conditions

Download the AusIMM Author Terms and Conditions.

By submitting your abstract you hereby agree to the terms and conditions of The AusIMM that if your final paper is selected for the technical program at least one author of the paper will register and pay the discounted author registration fee with full intention of presenting the paper at the conference.

Abstracts of authors who fail to register and pay by the nominated deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the proceedings and program.

By submitting an abstract to this AusIMM Conference you hereby agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • Prior to submitting an abstract that contains information that relates to, or reports on, a particular company or organisation, the appropriate level of approval must have been granted.
  • Papers submitted are of original quality (not previously published).
  • Submissions of abstracts are loaded electronically via the conference Speakers’ Portal with minimal formatting.
  • Papers submitted are in accordance with the Guide to Authors and should not exceed 300 words (less a word equivalent for tables and figures).
  • The paper does not infringe on the copyright of any other third party and copyright for said paper will be assigned to The AusIMM.
  • The paper adheres to the guidelines as presented in The AusIMM Guide to Authors.
  • Authors with accepted final papers agree to register, pay and attend the conference. At least one author/presenter must be registered and paid by the nominated deadline in order for the paper to be published and presented. Any author not registered and paid will be automatically removed from the proceedings and program.
  • Late withdrawals of final papers will incur penalties if withdrawn by the author at any time following the final submission date:
    • Authors will incur a A$400 desktop publishing fee
    • The paper will be removed from the published proceedings and technical program
In the instance that the author is not available to present the paper a suitable replacement may be found to present the paper and pay the registration fee.

For further information, please contact:

Belle Doley, Senior Coordinator, Publishing
Telephone: +61 3 9658 6153