About the Abstract Review Process

The call for abstracts has ended. If you have submitted an abstract, please see below for important information and dates, and be sure to check back here for future conference updates.

Peer Review Process

Abstracts are considered by a committee of explosives industry professionals. This is not a blind review. The Committee will determine the paper’s relevance and substance based on the following criteria:

  • Purpose and reason for work
  • Quality and quantity of data
  • Experimental procedures
  • Application to industry
  • Conclusions based on data presented
  • Selection and Acceptance

Abstracts will be used only for tentative selection. Final selection and acceptance are based on the completed paper submitted on time.

Author Instructions

You will receive a paper template to use for paper submission when you are notified of your abstract acceptance via email. That template must be used to submit your paper. Detailed instructions regarding paper format and presentation requirements will be posted on the submission site after you receive the notification of abstract acceptance.

Paper Presentation

The Program Committee will assign each paper to a session upon acceptance of the completed paper. The paper will be assigned to a Technical Session or Blasters Forum Poster Session. Some authors will have the option to present in both. (Space is limited.)

Official Language

Papers must be submitted and presented in English, the official language of the Conference.


Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent by June 17, 2022.


  • May 13, 2022: Last day for submission of abstract-- NO DEADLINE EXTENSIONS
  • June 17, 2022: Notification of abstract acceptance
  • August 12, 2022: Last day for submission of completed paper -- NO DEADLINE EXTENSIONS
  • October 7, 2022: Notification of final paper acceptance
  • October 28, 2022: Conference registration deadline for authors