Submission

Abstract Submission

Submit your abstract via the presenters portal. Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting.
INFACON 2021 PRESENTERS PORTAL

Please note the following:

  • Abstracts and papers should be in English which is the official language of the Conference.
  • The abstract text should not exceed 300 words.
  • Author names and affiliation must be included.
  • Abstracts must be submitted before 15. October 2020.

 

Guidelines

The author can choose between a list of topics from the menu when submitting the abstract. If an abstract is selected for oral presentation, the presentation will preferably be held under the topic session chosen by the author. However, the organising committee reserves the right to move the presentation to an alternative session if required from conference programming considerations.

The abstract will be subjected to a review process. The author will be notified if the abstract is accepted and invited to submit a full paper before 1. November 2020.

Papers will be subjected to a thorough review process by leading scientists in the field. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. Papers might be invited to submit a poster instead of oral presentation. Papers based on poster presentations will be included in the conference proceedings. 

Please note when you submit your paper, you need to register for the conference before 1. May 2021 for the paper to become included in the final proceedings.

Topics for discussion

  • Emissions and Reduced CO2 (New technologies and processes)

  • Mn- alloys (Production and operation, Raw materials, Pre-treatment technologies, tapping, Process fundamentals, Process modelling, refining, casting, energy efficiency and recovery)

  • FeCr and FeNi alloys (Production and operation, Raw materials, Pre-treatment technologies, tapping, Process fundamentals, Process modelling, refining, casting, energy efficiency and recovery)

  • Si and FeSi (Production and operation, Raw materials, Pre-treatment technologies, tapping, Process fundamentals, Process modelling, refining, casting, energy efficiency and recovery)

  • Other alloys (Production and operation, Raw materials, Pre-treatment technologies, tapping, Process fundamentals, Process modelling, refining, casting, energy efficiency and recovery)

  • Reductants (Biocarbon, natural gas, traditional reductants, new reductants and alternatives to use of C)

  • Control systems, modelling and digitalisations (Big Data)

  • Furnaces, electrodes and refractories (Furnace design)

  • Recycling, New products and processes, Circularity

  • Health and Safety OHS

  • Market (Status and forecasts of the ferro-alloys markets, Sale of ore versus ferro-alloy production, Fines, tailings, and low-grade ores, Effects of electricity cost and availability, Export restrictions or subsidies)

Market and Reduced CO2 will in addition be topics for plenary sessions with invited presenters.

Important dates

  • January 2020: First announcement and call for papers
  • 15 October 2020: Closing date submission of abstracts
  • 1 November 2020: Notification of acceptance of abstracts 
  • 31 December 2020: Submission of papers using the supplied template 
  • 28 February 2021: Notification of acceptance of paper and return of referees' comments to authors
  • 31 Mars 2021: Submission of corrected papers
  • 30 April 2021: Corrected papers finalised
  • 6-9 June 2021: Conference dates