Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions are closed. Manuscript drafts are dues by October 1, 2021. Final papers are due December 15, 2021.


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Abstracts must be submitted using the online submission form. No emailed abstracts will be accepted.

The submission deadline is May 31, 2021 and with notification of acceptance in June 2021.

The Program Committee is expecting many abstracts. It is, therefore, important to convey the most important points of your proposed paper within your abstract. Below we have provided the abstract review criteria to help you in determining what to include in your 400-word abstract.

We welcome abstracts targeting the needs of the mining industry by sharing expertise in the following:

Seismic Monitoring and Data Analysis


  • Seismic Monitoring hardware and software
  • Seismic Data Processing and Interpretation
  • Operational Seismic Management in Mining
  • Spatial/Temporal Seismic Analysis


Comprehensive Industry Case Studies


  • Comprehensive Industry Case Studies


Mechanistic Analysis


  • Strainburst mechanics
  • Fault slip mechanics
  • Dynamic modelling
  • Back analysis and modelling


Risk Assessment and Mitigation


  • Advances in Rockburst Seismology
  • Spatial Seismic Risk Recognition
  • Advances in Seismic Risk Mitigation
  • Engineering Geology and Seismic Hazard


Management and Control


  • Ground Support / Control Measures
  • Mine Sequencing and Design
  • Rockmass Preconditioning
  • Hydraulic Fracturing



Evaluation Criteria

  1. Do the subjects conveyed in the abstract add value to tunneling and underground construction industry?
  2. Does the abstract convey aspects that are new/novel and/or unique?
  3. Is the abstract written with correct English grammar and sentence structure?
  4. Does the subject matter align with the conference topics or propose an interesting topic or project?


Suggested Abstract Criteria

  • Does the title of the abstract reflect the subject described in the abstract?
  • Does the subject of the abstract match one of the themes stated as topics?
  • Is the theme of the abstract relevant and interesting for mining and minerals industry in general?
  • Is the quality of the English language acceptable for publication?


Check Your Submission for Accuracy

Please check to ensure that all of your contact information, the title of your presentation, and your summary are complete and correct, as they will be printed exactly as you have submitted them. In particular, please ensure that your presentation title and abstract are not truncated due to character and word limits.

It is your responsibility to make the changes online or to send questions about submissions to SME before the deadline of May 1, 2021 so that we can still help you make the changes or input the submission on time.


  • Accepted abstracts MUST present at the meeting.
  • All presenters must register and pay conference fees.

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