2015 Call for Papers

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2014


You are Invited to submit a 150-word abstract for a proposed presentation at IMA's 72nd Annual World Magnesium Conference, the premier international magnesium industry conference. This conference highlights technological advances, innovative applications, and emerging developments in the global marketplace. The event attracts delegates from all aspects of the Magnesium industry. You will have unparalleled opportunity to address magnesium professionals, industry leaders, and decision-makers who seek cutting-edge technical information, problem-solving resources and current industry updates.

Abstracts are to be submitted by: December 31, 2014

While renowned experts are prominent among IMA authors, not everyone has to have a lengthy set of credentials: there's room on the program for solid common-sense work reflecting real-world practice.


Presentation Categories

Presentations are being sought on topics such as new techniques or improved processes, applications, magnesium research, and emerging technology. It's all about magnesium and related information. The 2015 Conference will include technical, commercial, practical, operational, or theoretical nature.

Papers of the selected abstracts will be published in the 72nd Annual World Magnesium Conference Proceedings. Presentation of papers at the event will be 25 minutes each, with additional time allotted for questions and answers.

Suggested Topics for Papers to present at the IMA's 72nd Annual World Magnesium Conference include, but are not limited to:


ALUMINUM ALLOYING

METAL REDUCTION PROCESSES

AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS

Sand Casting
Wrought Products

NEW APPLICATIONS
Biomedical
Computers, Cell Phones & Consumer Products
Railway Transportation
Energy Storage

AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
Aluminum Sheet
Interior - Exterior Applications
Power Train Applications
Structural Applications
Mg-Ion Batteries

DESULFURIZATION & FOUNDRY INDUSTRY

POST-PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES
Machining
Joining - Galvanic Solutions
Coating

HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
Health & Safety
Environmental Regulations
Recycling -End of Life - Land Fill
Life Cycle Assessment


NEW ALLOY DEVELOPMENT

Die Cast Alloy
Sand Cast Alloy
Wrought Alloy


NEW PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES
Additive Manufacturing
Extrusions
Sand Casting
Forging
Die Casting
Rolling
Twin-Roll Casting


PRIMARY Mg PROCESS & PROJECTS
Pidgeon Process
Electrolysis Process
New Primary Mg Projects


Program Information

The IMA's 72nd Annual World Magnesium Conference will be held at The Fairmont Vancouver in Canada, May 17 through 19, 2015. It will provide magnesium industry professionals with the latest information and advances on magnesium processes, applications, technology and environmental concerns. The Program
will include: Technical Sessions, Current Industry updates, Awards of Excellence Presentations, Exhibit Showcase featuring magnesium industry suppliers, Networking events, and more!


How to Apply

Please submit your 150-word abstract on or before December 5, 2014. The abstract must include sufficient detail to permit a thorough review and evaluation of the paper's proposed content and significance. Applications and abstracts received after December 31, 2014 may not be considered.

Please download the Call for Papers and submit the form via email to info@intlmag.org.

If your abstract is selected, you will be notified of the decision in December of 2014. You will be invited to submit a paper based on the approved abstract. Acceptance of your abstract does not guarantee acceptance of your paper. Specific guidelines for preparation of your paper will be provided at the time of abstract acceptance, along with audio/visual guidelines for your presentation. Final manuscripts are due no later than February 27, 2015. Failure to provide your paper by this deadline may result in cancellation of the presentation.

 


Criteria for Paper Selection

The IMA Program Committee will invite papers based on abstracts received, using the following criteria:

  • Relevance
  • Accuracy
  • Practicality
  • Appropriate use of case histories, user experiences, and actual industry applications
  • Focus
  • Quality
  • Completeness of abstract
  • Usefulness
  • Noncommercial tone and content
  • Uniqueness
  • Timely submission of application and abstract


Presenters are encouraged to challenge every facet of the magnesium industry to raise its level of expectations, quality and performance.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

December 31, 2014: Extended Deadline for
                                     abstract submissions

January 2015: Selection of papers &
                                  Notification of authors
February 27, 2015: Manuscripts due

Who will attend IMA's Annual Conference?

Magnesium industry professionals who are:

  • Primary producers of the metal
  • Recyclers
  • Foundries
  • Fabricators
  • End-users
  • Suppliers

 

 

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To view a list of previous Annual World Magnesium Conferences, please click here.