Author-Speaker Tools

Authors are invited to revisit this page for related guidelines, tools and resources to facilitate paper review and presentation.

Online Portal for Authors

We have streamlined the online experience for authors. You will use the same paper/abstract management site to upload all information regarding presentations, authorization forms, photos, biographies, your mandatory paper/extended abstract (poster, plenary, and keynote presenters excluded), and the video recording of your presentation.

For Oral Presenters (slides and speaking time)

All presentations are 20 minutes in length including Q&A. Keynotes and Plenary speakers may differ. Please email Brigitte Farah.

Recording Presentation

Recording information will be posted in June.

Forms for Authors

You are required to fill electronically the contributor form, manually sign, scan/picture, and then upload to the access submission portal.

Important Dates

Abstract decisions (oral presentations)

January 31, 2024

Draft paper/extended abstract submission deadline

March 1, 2024

Contributor Agreement form signed

March 1, 2024

Registration opens

April 15, 2024

Final paper/extended abstract deadline

April 15, 2024

Author/presenter registration deadline

May 15, 2024

Presentation recording deadline

August 15, 2024

Author Responsibilities and Obligations

  • Paper/Extended Abstract: All oral authors MUST submit a full (approx. 10 pages) paper or extended abstract (2-3 pages) for peer review. The online abstract title, text, and author list can be revised by the author until the final paper/abstract deadline, but remember to check spelling and grammar carefully as the abstract will be reproduced as submitted. Papers are optional for plenary/panel sessions and invited keynotes. We do not accept papers/extended abstracts for poster presentations.
  • Deadlines: All authors must comply with the deadline dates listed on this website (paper/extended abstract submission dates, registration payment, etc.).
  • Presentation: Accepted authors will have the opportunity to record a video PowerPoint presentations for the conference and for the purposes of the CIM Academy and web dissemination. All accepted presentations ORAL or POSTER are REQUIRED TO PRESENT IN PERSON.
  • Payment of fees by the deadline: MetSoc is not requiring a fee to submit an abstract however, we count on your professionalism to pay your author fee by May 15th if your abstract/paper is accepted as we are a non-profit Society. Failure to pay by the stipulated deadline may result in the removal of the presentation from the program and the paper or extended abstract from the proceedings (if applicable). Presenters of multiple papers need to register only once. A full refund will be provided to authors who have pre-registered but will not attend because their paper(s) or extended abstract(s) is not accepted.


Registration fees vary with your CIM membership status. You are not required to be a member but CIM students and CIM members receive a discount. Regular attendees and presenters purchase the full registration fee. Registration fees for non-CIM members average $1200CAD and CIM student pricing averages $250-300CAD.


Onsite presentations and poster guidelines will follow at a later date.

Registration Prices for contributors

Registration deadline May 15, 2024


CIM Member Contributor


CIM Student Contributor


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Non-member Contributor


Non-Member Student Contributor



Name of Publication: Proceedings of the 63rd Conference of Metallurgists, COM 2024

The Proceedings will be published in electronic format and digitally distributed by Springer.

Authors and registered paid delegates will have six (6) weeks to download the material for free.