Authors | Speakers | Reviewers

26–28 November 2024 | The Westin Perth, Western Australia

Mine Closure 2024 Proceedings Editors

Professor Andy Fourie
Professor of Civil & Mining Engineering and Program Director – Future Tails
The University of Western Australia

Andy is a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at The University of Western Australia in Perth.
He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and a PhD from the Imperial College, University of London. He has worked at the University of Queensland and the University of the Witwatersrand. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Alberta, the Catholic University of Valparaiso in Chile and the University of Colorado in Boulder. His research is in the field of mitigating the impact of mining and municipal solid waste disposal. Outcomes from his research have been incorporated in changes to environmental legislation in South Africa. He contributed to a series of guidelines for managing mine tailings in Australia, as well as developing a document for the International Atomic Energy Association on barrier systems for retaining uranium mining waste.
Andy has been involved in many industry-focussed projects with current projects including An evaluation of tailings storage facilities monitoring technologies managed by AMIRA and funded by eight mining companies; Future Tails aimed at training, research and education to improve tailings management funded by BHP and Rio Tinto; and Evaluating potential static liquefaction of tailings to prevent failures, funded by six mining companies as well as the Australian Research Council. Andy is also currently a member of five international tailings review boards.

Professor Mark Tibbett
Professor of Soil Ecology
University of Reading, UK

Mark is a soil ecologist with over 25 years’ experience in a range of fields related to plants-soil interactions, mycorrhizas, decomposition and microbially mediated processes in soil. His research portfolio includes soil carbon, metals in the soil-plant system, phosphorus cycling, bioremediation, metallophytes and mine site rehabilitation. Mark is the co Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Soil Research and an associate editor for the Australian Journal of Botany and Restoration Ecology and has published a book entitled Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes.

Dr Guy Boggs
Chief Executive Officer
CRC TiME

Guy has extensive experience providing leadership in innovation and actively working at the interface of industry and research. Guy has led the delivery of large Australian Government funded programs driving knowledge development and industry practice change. An experienced research leader, Guy holds a PhD on post-mine landform design and has an extensive publication record authoring over 50 books, book chapters and journal articles on spatial science and natural resource management.

Guy is committed to enabling a new vision for mine closure and positive post-mine transitions through effective stakeholder engagement, research planning and innovative solutions.

Important dates

The following dates will help you take your accepted abstract through to final paper stage. We recommend you add these dates (AWST) to your calendar.

Task Due date
Abstract submission
PASSED
Abstract acceptance
PASSED
Draft paper submission
10 June 2024
Review feedback
23 July 2024
Final paper, bio notes and publication agreement submission
2 September 2024
Speaker registration
2 September 2024
PowerPoint presentation submission
11 November 2024

ProMPT: ACG online conference proceedings portal

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Publications process

Abstract submission
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Your abstract will be reviewed by the conference editor and you will be notified whether it has been accepted or not accepted. If accepted, we will provide you with the details required to submit your draft paper. Please note that abstract acceptance does not guarantee paper acceptance.

Draft paper submission
Your draft paper must be submitted in Word .docx format and in the ACG paper template. Please refer to the associated documents listed below.

Reviewer feedback
Your paper will undergo a single-blind peer review process. All reviewer comments, tracked changes, and feedback will be incorporated into your draft paper, together with ACG desktop publishing changes. We will send you this reviewed version so you can address the comments in your paper. You are required to address and make the changes. If you do not make the changes, please provide an explanation. In some cases, your paper will be returned to the reviewer/s for confirmation changes have been appropriately made.

Final paper submission
Your final paper must be submitted together with your speaker registration, signed publication agreement, signed presentation agreement, and speaker bio notes.

Speaker registration
It is mandatory your speaker registration be completed and paid for your paper to be published. There is one speaker per presentation. The ACG publications team will not undertake any desktop publishing or proofreading work on your final paper until you have registered as a speaker. If you register and subsequently withdraw your paper from the conference, the ACG will withhold an editorial fee of AUD 440 (GST inclusive). Please refer to the Speaker Terms & Conditions.

Publication agreement
To publish your paper, the ACG requires you sign and submit a publication agreement. This must be signed by the lead author of the paper. Your paper will be published in the conference proceedings, as well as on the ACG Online Repository of Conference Proceedings.

PowerPoint submission
You will be required to forward your PowerPoint presentation to the ACG. If you have video or audio, please advise the ACG. Presentations must be submitted in PowerPoint format (widescreen ratio 16:9). No other formats, including PDF, are accepted.

Finalising your paper for publication
Once your paper is ready to finalise, the ACG publications team will undertake a final full edit and proofread of your paper. Following this, we will provide you with a PDF version of your final paper to review.

Associated documents

Reviewer opportunities

If you are interested in being a paper reviewer for the Paste series, please email publications-acg@uwa.edu.au.

Professional accreditation

Participation in this event may contribute towards your professional development accreditation in the following ways:

  • Attending the event.
  • Presenting at the event.
  • Publishing a paper in the event proceedings.
  • Technically peer-reviewing an event paper/s.

The ACG makes no guarantee of this and recommends you contact your respective professional organisation/s. If you require a certificate of attendance, the ACG can provide you with one. Please contact info-acg@uwa.edu.au for details.