Important dates

Abstract submission: PASSEDSpeaker registration deadline: 18 December 2017
Acceptance notification: mid September 2017Copyright form submission: 18 December 2017
Draft paper submission: 16 October 2017Bio notes submission: 18 December 2017
Reviewer feedback: Mid to late October 2017Draft powerpoint QC: 19 March 2018
Final paper submission: 18 December 2017

Open Access Proceedings

Please note that the 21st International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings peer-reviewed papers will be freely available from as of Wednesday 11 April 2017. A colour, soft-bound printed version of the proceedings will be available for purchase by conference delegates and online, post-event.

Paper Guidelines

To achieve a uniform style throughout the ACG’s proceedings of Paste 2018, 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 the above deadline. 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.

Paper Submission

Please note that paper submission is only open for authors who have received notification of acceptance of the abstract.

If your paper is under 10mb in size it can be submitted via:

If your paper is over 10mb in size please submit via:

Speaker Registration

Speaker registrations are open after paper acceptance until 18 December 2017. As a Paste 2018 seminar speaker, if you wish to register for an associated event, please select from the appropriate fee structure. Only one speaker registration per paper is accepted. Withdrawals after 18 December 2017 will be charged the full registration fee. No refunds will be given for authors who pay the presenter registration fee and withdraw from the conference or proceedings after this date.

If the presenting author is unable to attend the conference, they may arrange for a replacement presenter to register, pay for and attend the conference to present the paper. Speakers from sponsor and exhibitor companies may use a full complimentary conference registration in lieu of a speaker registration, but an exhibitor booth attendee registration will not be accepted.

Please note the following conditions:

  • Only 1 author per paper (the presenter) is able to register at the discounted speaker rate. The speaker registration form will be available to download after notification of paper acceptance has been sent. (Speakers from sponsor and exhibitor companies may register using a full complimentary conference registration in lieu of a speaker registration, but an exhibitor booth attendee registration will not be accepted).
  • Failure to register and/or provide a signed copyright form by the above date may preclude you from being published within these proceedings.
  • Co-authors wishing to attend must select one of the other registration options.
  • If you include movies, computer modelled graphics, sound or embedded videos in your presentation, please provide us with a draft of your presentation for checking by 19 March 2018.
  • You are requested to bring your final Powerpoint presentation with you to the conference.

Contact Details

Australian Centre for Geomechanics
Publications Team
Phone: (+61 8) 6488 3300