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Call for Abstracts

Chemeca 2017 will not be publishing full conference papers this year.
Selected authors may be invited after the conference to submit papers to special issues of journals.
Abstract submissions have now closed.
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The RACI Centenary Congress Organising Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation within any of the RACI Partner Conference symposia. Submissions are sought for oral and poster presentations and can be made via the Presenters’ Portal button above.

All abstracts must follow the instructions listed below and be submitted online by 30 March 2017. Please note that the closing date for abstract submission will not be extended and abstracts will only be accepted if the author has registered and paid by the early bird registration deadline of 12 May 2017.

All accepted abstracts will be included within the Congress Proceedings and registered delegates will receive a copy onsite.

It is not necessary to submit a full paper. You may express your interest to submit a full paper for review during the abstract submission.

All enquiries regarding abstracts for Chemeca 2017 Conference should be emailed to 

Dates and Deadlines

Call for Abstracts opens 1 November 2016
Call for Abstracts closes 30 March 2017
Authors notified of results April 2017
Presenter/Early bird registration deadline 12 May 2017
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Abstract Submission Details

  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed.
  • Abstracts should be original work.
  • An abstract must be submitted by the presenting author.
  • Research extended abstracts must not exceed 2 A4 size pages and should follow the approved Extended Abstract Template.
  • Industry abstracts may be 250 words and should follow the approved Industry Abstract template.
  • All abbreviations must be spelled out on first use.
  • Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar.
  • Abstracts must be submitted by 30 March 2017 for consideration by the Scientific Program Committee. Authors will be notified of provisional acceptance of abstracts in April 2017 and will also be notified if the abstract has been selected for an oral or poster presentation.
  • To be formally accepted, abstract authors must be registered and paid to attend Chemeca 2017 by 12 May 2017.

General Information

  • Abstract submissions are strictly limited to a maximum of five per person (across all RACI Centenary Congress partner conferences) and a maximum of three oral presentations.
  • An abstract can only be submitted once; each submission must be unique.
  • All abstracts formally accepted will be published in the Conference Proceedings and as submitted. Should you require changes you may either email an updated version to the Conference Secretariat or make amendments via the Presenters’ Portal before the submission deadline. Please ensure you check your data carefully before submitting as changes or additions will not be accepted after the Call for Abstracts closes.


Research & Innovation

  • Particle Technology and Mineral Processing
  • Fuels and Energy
  • Catalysis
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Food, Pharmaceuticals and Bioengineering
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Molecular Modelling in Chemical Engineering
  • Membranes and Fuel Cells
  • Nanotechnology
  • Rheology
  • Separation Technologies
  • Water Science and Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Industry Liaison

  • Education and Professional Development
  • Government Relations, Regulations and Policies
  • Industry Best Practice
  • Management and Entrepreneurship in the Process Industries
  • Process Control and Optimisation
  • Process Safety and Hazard Management
  • Sustainability, LCA and Industrial Ecology
  • Water and Wastewater Management

Presentation Type

Abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentations:

Oral: A 15-minute spoken presentation, including question and answer time (i.e. 12mins presentation + 3mins Q&A). Presenters show the research and/or findings of their accepted abstract in a Power Point presentation.

Poster: A physical printed poster identifying the abstract/s research and/or findings, A0 size (portrait), to be stuck to an allocated poster board and presented during allocated poster session/s. Delegates will be able to view all posters throughout the duration of the event.

Please note, if an overwhelming number of oral presentation submissions are received, the Review Committee reserves the right to offer poster presentations for some of these abstracts.

Terms and Conditions

The submission of an abstract indicates an understanding of the following rules for participation in Chemeca 2017:

  • All author(s) approve submitting this work for presentation.
  • The author(s) transfer(s) all copyright ownership of the named abstract to Chemeca 2017.
  • The author(s) agree(s) to materially confine their presentations to information in the abstract if accepted for presentation. If an author has more than one abstract accepted, each presentation will be materially confined to the information in the abstract selected for the specific session.
  • At least one author will be available to present the abstract if selected for the program. The authors will immediately notify the Chemeca 2017 Conference Secretariat if they are unable to present an abstract or if the presenting author is changed. The organisers reserve the right to remove a presentation from the program.
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Key Dates

Call for papers

Abstract submission Now Closed
Abstract acceptance / rejection notification by April 2017
Pitch deck submission deadline extended to 20 June 2017
Selected candidates notification 7 July 2017
Final full paper submission deadline 30 June 2017

Delegate registration

Registration opens Now Open
Early bird registration deadline 7 May 2017
Chem-E-Car entries close 30 June 2017
Welcome reception 23 July 2017
Chemeca 2017 dates 23-26 July 2017
RACI Congress dates 23-28 July 2017
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