The Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM is planning for an in-person conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia.​
All accepted authors will present in person at the conference in Halifax.

Abstract Guidelines

  • All abstracts (including Invited Speakers, 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 500 words.
  • Do not included author information in the abstract itself, and do not cite or include references.
  • 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 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 oral abstract implies the author accepts the responsibilities listed above.  

No financial assistance is available; the expectation is that financial resources to attend are available to the presenter. No assistance or extensions of payment are provided because of problems obtaining a Visa. Be sure you are able to attend in person before you submit your oral or poster abstract.

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts opens October 1, 2023
Abstract submissions due for Oral Presentations
January 5, 2024
Oral presentation abstract decisions  January 22, 2024
Draft paper/extended abstract submission due March 1, 2024
Registration opens for all April 15, 2024
Final paper/extended abstract due  April 15, 2024
Oral and poster author registration deadline  May 15, 2024


Oral Presentation Abstract
Poster Presentation Abstract

Author Responsibilities and Duties

  • Deadlines: All authors must comply with the deadlines listed on this website (paper/extended abstract submission dates, registration payment, etc.).
  • Presentation: All accepted authors are expected to present in Halifax and will be asked to record their PowerPoint presentations on video for the conference mobile application before the on-site event.
  • Payment of fees by the deadline: MetSoc does not require a fee to submit an abstract. However, we count on your professionalism to pay your registration fee by May 15th, 2024 if your abstract/paper is accepted. Failure to pay by the stipulated deadline may result in the removal of your oral or poster from the program and (if applicable) your paper/extended abstract from the proceedings. Presenters of multiple presentations need only to register once.
  • Registration fees Registration fees have not been confirmed for 2024; however, non-CIM members average $ 1200 CAD and non-member student pricing averages $ 270-370 CAD (CIM members receive a discount).

Authors of Abstracts Accepted for Oral Presentations

In addition to the above, authors for oral submissions have the following added duties 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. Papers are optional for plenary/panel sessions and invited keynotes. We do not accept papers/extended abstracts for poster presentations.
  • Publication Copyright: All papers/extended abstracts will be available in the Conference of Metallurgists Proceedings published by Springer (see below for more details). The author is responsible for (1) obtaining consent from their employer (if applicable) to submit an abstract for publication and (2) signing the Springer publication copyright form prior to paper submission. Authors will be free to submit their work after the conference to a publication of their choice, but they must request permission from Springer.

Proceedings published by Springer

The Proceedings will be published in partnership with Springer in electronic format and available as a digital download.

Advantages of publishing with Springer:

  • Reach a global audience through the highly accessible SpringerLink online publishing platform.
  • Individually assigned DOIs for each proceedings article ensure the discoverability of your work.

Your commitment as an author:

  • 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.
  • By submitting an abstract, all authors agree that the publication copyright of conference papers will be held by Springer. Authors will be free to submit their work after the conference to a publication of their choice, but they must request permission from Springer.
  • The author assumes full responsibility for obtaining permission to reproduce any copyrighted or otherwise protected data and images in their conference paper.
  • The copyright of papers/extended abstracts with contributing authors employed by the National Research Council Canada or other Canadian government organization(s) 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 must be granted the right to reproduce and publish the paper in order to include it in the COM 2024 proceedings.

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