Call for Abstracts

This conference will focus on, but will not be limited to, the technical areas identified below and will provide a forum for the dissemination of information through presentation of research findings, field tours, workshops, and open discussion of public policy relating to mining and other mineral extractions, reclamation, restoration, reforestation, and land management issues. Submission of abstracts and other items should be sent to Robert Darmody, ASMR Executive Director: rdarmody@illinois.edu. See ASMR.US for meeting details.

Abstract Example    Abstract Submission Form

If you are interested in moderating and/or organizing a session, or developing a workshop, please contact Mehgan Blair, local planning committee chair: MBlair@barr.com

Paper Categories

Abstracts can be for oral Power Point presentations (25 minutes max), posters, or new this year, video presentations (details to follow). Four types of abstracts or papers will be considered as described below. Draft copies of abstracts are due by January 11, 2020. Abstracts will be placed on the ASMR.US web page prior to the meeting and Power Point presentations and videos will be uploaded to the web after the meeting, pending the author’s permission. Blatant “Infomercials” are not allowed.

  1. Research paper – these papers should be replicated lab or field research.
  2. Case Studies – include, but are not limited to, non-replicated field or lab studies and may be examples of mitigation tactics that have been employed at a field site. They could be replicated projects in space and time, but have not been subjected to statistical analyses.
  3. Demonstration project – these may be demonstrations of a new product, method, or technology of commercial value, but presented with defendable data and be more than just a clever sales pitch.
  4. Other – these may include such presentations as a policy paper.

Program and Other Important Dates

The Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts, deadlines are as follows:

  1. Abstracts (200-350 words, see example), and submittal forms, should be received by January 11, 2020.
  2. Acceptance of the abstract will be sent to the author after review, by January 25, 2020.
  3. Abstract revisions, if necessary, must be received by April 12, 2020.
  4. All PowerPoint presentations must be turned in upon arrival at Big Sky at the on-site registration desk so they may be placed on the appropriate computers. A cloud site will be established for abstract uploading as well.
  5. Times for individual presentations will be posted on the ASMR.US web page under Upcoming Meetings as soon as the program has been finalized.
  6. Presenters must register for the meeting before May 3, 2020. See the meeting registration materials on ASMR.US.