• The call for oral presentations deadline has passed. We are only accepting poster submissions.
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Abstract Guidelines

  • All abstracts (included Invited, Plenary, etc.) must be submitted electronically via our online system following the easy, step-by-step instructions.
  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • Maximum 1500 characters (including spaces).
  • A lead author/presenter may submit up to 2 abstracts.
  • Presentation types include oral and poster, student and non-student (if you are a professor but wish to have your student present the work, consider your submission as a student presentation. Failure to do so will force the student to pay full price for registration).

Note: Submission of an abstract does not constitute acceptance for presentation nor registration for the conference. Submission of an abstract implies the commitment that the author will produce a paper or extended abstract (oral presenters only, mandatory except for plenary/keynote speakers). If the oral or poster abstract is accepted after review, the presenting author will need to record their presentation online and attend the event in person. No financial assistance is available; the expectation is that financial resources to attend are available to the presenter.

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts opens November 10, 2021
Abstract submissions deadline EXTENDED
January 7 January 17, 2022
Abstract decisions February 1, 2022
Draft paper/extended abstract submission deadline March 1, 2022
Registration opens April 19, 2022
Final paper/extended abstract deadline April 30, 2022
Author registration deadline  May 15, 2022

Author Responsibilities and Obligations

  • All oral authors MUST submit a full (approx. 10 pages) paper or extended abstract (2-3 pages) paper for peer review. See the Author-Speaker Tools page for more information. The abstract text 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 sessions, Invited Keynotes and Invited Plenary. We do not accept papers/extended abstracts for the poster session.
  • All authors must comply with the deadline dates listed on this website (papers/extended abstracts submission dates, registration payment, etc.).
  • All oral accepted authors will be required to record their PowerPoint presentations on video for the Conference and for the purposes of the CIM Academy and web dissemination.
  • If a submitted abstract is accepted for the technical program in an oral or poster session, the presenter must pay the registration fee to present the paper and failure to do so 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 $1169CAD and student members of CIM pricing averages $250-300CAD.
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The Proceedings will be published in electronic format available as a digital download.

  • By submitting a paper or extended abstract for review, the author agrees that it will be published in the proceedings if the final document is accepted.
  • Publishing copyrights will be held by the Publisher. Authors will be free to submit their work after the conference to a publication of their choice but must request permission. 
  • The author assumes full responsibility for obtaining permission to reproduce any copyrighted or otherwise protected data and images in their conference paper.
  • Authors contributed to the manuscript on behalf of the National Research Council of Canada or other Canadian government organization(s); therefore, the copyright belongs to the Crown in Right of Canada, that is, to the Government of Canada. The Metallurgy & Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum will be granted the right to reproduce and publish the paper in order to include it in the COM 2022 proceedings.

Publication Copyright of Conference papers will be held by the Publisher as you agreed to when you submitted your abstract. If authors resubmit their paper to another publication, they must request official approval for re-publishing by the Publisher.

NOTE: The Conference Proceedings will not be indexed (e.g., Web of Science, Scopus).

Name of Publication: Proceedings of the 61st Conference of Metallurgists, COM 2022