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Call for 2020 Conference Abstracts
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The International Magnesium Association is pleased to invite abstracts of papers proposed for presentation at the 77th Annual IMA World Magnesium Conference, 13-15 May 2020, in Fukuoka, Japan. The IMA Program Committee is pleased to invite abstracts of no more than 150 words for a proposed presentation. Abstracts are invited from around the world to address all topics related to magnesium.

Presentation Categories

Presentations are being sought on the latest developments in magnesium industry including new or improved materials, processes, applications, markets, recycling, fundamental research, emerging technologies, and all other topics related to magnesium. Papers of the selected abstracts will be published in the World Magnesium Conference Proceedings. Presentation of papers at the event will be 20-25 minutes each, with 5 minutes allotted for questions and answers.

Suggested topics for papers to present at IMA's World Magnesium Conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Aerospace applications (cast and wrought)
  • Automotive applications (powertrain, body, chassis, interior, etc.)
  • Other transportation applications (railway, bicycle, motorcycle, etc.)
  • Electronic applications (computers, cell phones & consumer products, etc.)
  • Energy applications (battery, fuel cell, etc.)
  • Aluminum alloying application
  • Desulfurization and foundry applications
  • Biomedical applications
  • Any other new applications
  • Magnesium extraction processes
  • New primary magnesium production projects
  • Supply, demand and market development
  • Health & safety
  • Environmental regulations
  • Recycling technologies
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Standards and property databases
  • All casting processes including semi-solid and continuous casting
  • All wrought processes including sheet, extrusions and forging
  • Machining and assembly processes
  • Corrosion and coating solutions
  • Joining and galvanic protection solutions
  • Additive manufacturing and other emerging processes
  • Cast and wrought alloy development
  • Magnesium-based metal matrix composites
  • Modeling and simulation technologies
  • Emerging technologies and large R&D programs

If your abstract is selected, you will be notified of the decision in December 2019. 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 March 23, 2020. 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

Important Dates:

  • October 14, 2019 – Call for Abstracts open
  • November 30 December 8, 2019 – Deadline extended for abstract submissions
  • December 18, 2019 - Selection of papers and notice of acceptance
  • March 23, 2020 - Manuscripts due

How to Submit Your Abstract

Abstracts must be submitted in electronic format using the online submission link below. Please submit your 150-word abstract on or before November 30, 2019. The abstract must include sufficient detail to permit a thorough review and evaluation of the paper’s proposed content and significance. If you are submitting multiple abstracts, please complete a separate form for each submission.

The official language of the conference will be English. It is preferred that all abstracts and final selected manuscripts be submitted in English. Simultaneous translations (both Chinese-to-English & English-to-Chinese) will be provided at the Conference.

Submit Your Abstract

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