Important Dates

Abstract submission: PASSEDSpeaker registration deadline: 4 February 2019
Acceptance notification: PASSEDCopyright form submission: 4 February 2019
Draft paper submission: PASSEDBio notes submission: 4 February 2019
Reviewer feedback: PASSEDDraft PowerPoint check: 13 April 2019
Final paper submission: 4 February 2019

Paper Guidelines

To achieve a uniform style throughout the ACG’s proceedings of Paste 2019, all papers are to be prepared according to the Author Guidelines and Style Template. Your paper should be formatted in Microsoft Word, using the template supplied on this page. Maximum paper length is 14 (A4) pages. Please note the following:

  • Please ensure that you seek all client and internal approvals and reviews (if applicable) before the paper submission date. We recommend allowing at least 2-3 weeks for approvals and reviews – please plan ahead and organise these to be finalised before the submission date.
  • Once technical review feedback has been received, it must be incorporated and adhered to where possible. Authors found not to have addressed the feedback to an acceptable standard may be precluded from the programme and proceedings.
  • Signed copyright forms are required by 4 February 2019. By signing the copyright form you are indicating that you have gained necessary approvals in relation to publishing your work with the ACG in these proceedings.

Open Access Proceedings

Please note that the 22nd International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings peer-reviewed papers will be freely available from as of Monday 6 May 2019. A colour, soft-bound printed version of the proceedings will be available for purchase by conference delegates and online, post-event.

Technical Programme Presenters

Technical programme presenters are required to prepare a PPT presentation to feature at the event. There is no set format or style for your PowerPoint presentation. However, it is suggested that you set your presentation up in widescreen format as this is the format the data projectors will set up in at the event.

Please bring your final PowerPoint presentation with you to the conference, including any software, movie files etc., on a USB stick. All presentations will be copied onto the event laptop prior to event commencement. As a backup, you may wish to bring your own laptop to use in case the event laptop is unable to play your presentation correctly.

We recommend that you familiarilse yourself with the presenter tips and guidelines.

Poster Presenters

The following information is for those authors who have been invited to provide a poster presentation for the 22nd International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings.

The following information may assist you:

  • Please identify yourself at registration to the Paste 2019 event manager, Gesa Witte, as she will assist you.
  • You are required to bring your own Velcro dots to mount the poster.
  • Please note that the event organisers are not responsible for any poster set up or poster material left at the event. The set up and break down is solely the responsibility of the poster presenter.

Poster session viewing time is to be advised. The posters will be in the Great Ballroom.

An announcement will be made at the commencement of the conference to inform the attendees when and where your poster will be displayed. The poster presenter is requested to be present, beside their poster, during the above poster session time in order to speak about their work. Please note that this time may change due to programme alterations.

Poster guidelines

  • Poster printing is the responsibility of the presenter.
  • The presenter is requested to provide a poster of maximum size 640 × 970 mm (25 × 38 in).
  • Please include minimal text and we suggest that you focus on the visual aspects such as relevant figures/tables.
  • The poster should reflect the technical/scientific contribution and should not be an advertisement for a product or service.
  • The poster will be positioned on panels to which Velcro can adhere.
  • The poster should be in portrait format.
  • The title of your paper should be clearly visible.
  • The poster presenter is requested to be in attendance at their poster to discuss the points with delegates during the scheduled viewing session.

Please see below for an example of a poster:

We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town, South Africa in May 2019.

Please do not hesitate to contact the event organisers if you have any queries.