15-18 June, 2017
Beijing Conference Center, China
20th International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings
 19 December, 2016
 Abstract Submission Due

 12 February, 2017
 Full Paper Submission Due

 16 April, 2017
 Early Bird Registration Due


All submissions received must undergo all stages of the review process in order to be approved for publication in the proceedings and included in the technical program.

Stage 1: Abstract Selection

All abstracts will be reviewed and commented on by the Technical Committee. Approval of an abstract at this stage does not automatically guarantee that the final version will be accepted and included in the program. Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit a full-length paper, and continue onto stage two.

Stage 2: Article Selection

Articles must be written in accordance with the Editorial Guidelines. Articles which fully comply with the requirements will be peer-reviewed.

Once articles are reviewed, comments will be sent to authors and a final version of the work will be requested. The final article should consider and include the comments and suggestions made by the Committee.

Stage 3: Final Article Approval

Final article submissions will be reviewed to ensure that the comments have been incorporated. At this stage, articles will be confirmed for oral or poster presentation. Authors for approved papers will be included in the Technical Program of presentations.

Approved papers will be included in the proceedings. Authors must sign the Publication Copyright Agreement Form giving USTB right to publish the work.

Key Dates:

  • Full Paper Submission: 19 December, 2016 — 12 February, 2017, 24:00:00 UTC+8
  • Notification of draft paper acceptance: 20 March, 2017
  • Final Article Submission: 20 March, 2017 — 3 April, 2017, 24:00:00 UTC+8

Important Note:

  • Published proceedings will only contain articles from authors attending Paste 2017.
  • To confirm publication of an article, as well as inclusion in the technical program of the conference, authors must ensure that at least one (1) author per article is registered and has paid by 16 April, 2017.
  • Articles of authors who have not registered by the deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the proceedings and the program.
  • One author may represent a maximum of two papers with his/her registration. There is no limit in the number of abstracts an author may submit to a conference. However, in the event that all submitted papers are accepted and included in the technical program, the limit of oral presentations per author is two (2). Other papers must be presented by different speakers or during poster sessions.