Authors Overview

Abstracts for consideration are due December 20, 2023.

The committee will consider all abstracts covering any/all aspects of the tunneling industry including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Extreme Ground Conditions
  • Dynamic Collapse, Bumps and Rockbursts
  • Mine Case Histories
  • In-situ Stress and Global Stability
  • Numerical Modeling Applications in Ground Control
  • Fundamental Ground Control Studies
  • Rockmass Support Performance
  • Ground Instrumentation and Monitoring Studies
  • Subsurface Subsidence
  • New Ground Control Products and
  • Equipment Development
Communication from SME

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Presenting Author Registration, Funding, and Visa Application

Presenting authors are required to register and pay fees. You are responsible for arranging your own funding; SME does not have funds available to pay registration or travel expenses. You are encouraged to begin planning for funding and visa arrangements now, as these processes can sometimes take several months.

The Preliminary Program

The preliminary program and registration materials will be posted online.

A Note About Deadlines

Deadlines will be strictly enforced in order to ensure efficient, fair, and professional management. NO exceptions will be made. Please mark your calendar with important conference dates and plan so that your activities take place well before deadlines to avoid unforeseen or unavoidable delays in your schedule, to avoid technical overloads or human error caused by last minute "traffic jams," and to give SME and Program Committee members time to help you if needed.

Key Dates
  • November 1, 2023 – Issue formal, public call for papers
  • December 20, 2023 – Abstract Due date
  • December 20, 2023 – Notification to Organizing Committee for Abstract Review
  • January 8, 2024 – Abstract Review Completion Date
  • January 15, 2024 – Acceptance Notification Date
  • February 21, 2024 – Final Papers due
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Questions about Submission?

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