Call for abstracts

Here is your opportunity to practice your academic skills!

Improve your visual and networking skills by presenting a poster, practice talking on your feet by doing an oral presentation, and boost your writing abilities by submitting an extended abstract.

We are working on rewarding the best presentations and best posters with a popular science article in a scientific journal.

All other accepted abstracts will be uploaded on DiVA (

The benefits of doing so are

1) DiVA provides a permanent link, similar to a DOI,

2) the articles will show up in google scholar through DiVA, and

3) the authors retain copyright on their abstracts.


The first two are very beneficial when looking for a job, as you can include your work in your CV.

oral presentation

Guidelines for posters/oral presentations will be posted soon.


We will review your extended abstracts and ask you to make some improvements if needed.

BSc. and MSc. students are highly recommended to join in the fun!

Our team will help you during the review process to present your work in the best possible way.

The following are the main themes for the conference:

Raw Materials


We would ask you to write your abstract to fit within at least one of the five topics.

The "Other" topic is available in case your abstract is relevant for the overall theme of the conference Sharing ideas. Responsibly securing natural resources, and does not fit into the five main themes.


Important dates


This is second abstract submission extension.

6th May

abstract submission opens

30th May

abstract submission closes

Note: After submitting your abstract, remember to register your participation here


Abstract guidelines

  • All abstracts must be written in English.

  • There is no abstract template, you will fill in form in our online Abstract System

  • Colored figures are allowed. ONE image file, of for instance graphs, tables, diagrams or equations, can be included in the abstract. This image file can thus have multiple figures, equations, and/or tables. All figures and tables must have a caption, and equations must have a number.

  • Equations can only be included in the image file, must be numbered, and referred to in the text.

  • All figures and tables need to be referenced in the text.

  • All citations need to have a reference at the end, and all references at the end need to be cited in the text.

  • Maximum of 4 pages, including references and figures (for oral presentation). 

  • Please, use the following citation style:

    • Citations are numbered in the text according to appearance.

    • The references are then also ordered according to the appearance in the text.

    • Reference should use: authors, year, title, journal

  • ​Include the following co-authors: project supervisors, anyone who helped you design the research, carry out the research, or formulate the ideas which are described in the abstract. This is especially important if this abstract describes work from a Thesis or a journal publication.


For good tips on writing and referencing in your scientific work please see the following:

Presentation guidelines


  1. Presentation time: 11 minutes + 3 minutes for questions and discussion

  2. There is no conference template for the oral presentation.

  3. The acceppted format of the presentation file: *.ppt, *.pdf, *.pptx




  1. There is no conference template for the poster presentation.

  2. The poster should be prepared in the A0 format (1189 mm x 841 mm) in the vertical orientation.

  3. Text should be readable from a 3m distance, therefore we suggest using at least 24 font size for the body text and bigger for titles and section headings.

  4. References and funding information (if applicable) should be included.

  5. Do not forget to add contact information. 

  6. You are responsible for printing and bringing the poster to the conference. 


Scientific Committee

  • Bjarne Almqvist - Uppsala University

  • Christoph Hieronymus - Uppsala University

  • Ayse K. Sisman - Uppsala University

  • Monika Ivandic - Uppsala University

  • Ólafur Gudmundsson - Uppsala University

  • Hemin Koyi  - Uppsala University

  • Karin Högdahl - Uppsala University

  • Abigail Barker - Uppsala University

  • Steffi Burchardt - Uppsala University

  • Graham E. Budd - Uppsala University 

  • Mikael Höök - Uppsala University

  • Roland Roberts - Uppsala University

  • Ian Snowball - Uppsala University

  • Deyan Draganov  - Delft University of Technology  

Student representatives on the Scientific Committee

  •   Alex Hobé

  •   Mohsen Bazargan


Villavägen 16, SE 752 36

Uppsala, Sweden

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