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Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstract submission has passed.

Paper Submission Guidelines
If your abstract was accepted, the process for your paper to be approved for presentation is described below.

Peer Review Process
Papers are considered by a committee of explosives industry professionals. This is not a blind review. The committee will determine the abstract/paper’s relevance and substance based on the following criteria:

  • Purpose and reason for the work
  • Quality of the data collected
  • Quality of the analysis and processes followed
  • Degree of rigor behind the recommendations made or actions taken
  • Conclusions based on data and analysis presented
  • Application and interest to the Explosives industry

Special consideration for acceptance at the Conference will be made for Blasters, and other Explosives Professionals, whose work is primarily day to day, hands-on-blasting in commercial construction, demolition, quarrying and mining applications.

Abstract 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 (Microsoft Word - .docx) 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 papers will be sent by September 1, 2023.

Key Dates:

April 28, 2023: Last day for submission of abstract-- NO DEADLINE EXTENSIONS
May 14, 2023: Notification of abstract acceptance
July 14, 2023: Last day for submission of completed paper -- NO DEADLINE EXTENSIONS
September 1, 2023: Notification of final paper acceptance
September 29, 2023: Conference registration deadline for authors