Graduate or undergraduate students may present findings on completed research, research in progress, summer internship experience, university projects or co-op experiences on any of the subjects listed above. In addition, AIST holds a Student Project Presentation Contest for undergraduate students each year. The topic of the project is unlimited, but should be technical in nature. Student participants will be assigned 15 minute sessions and will be judged on various aspects of the presentation. Each will receive US$300 toward travel reimbursement and the opportunity to win cash prizes up to US$1,500. Advance registration is required using the AISTech Student Participation Form, and space is limited to eight participants.
Abstracts must be received by 15 Aug 2010.
Once selected, you will be notified with a letter of invitation from AIST headquarters in December 2010. If your paper is not one of our committees' original selections, we will retain your abstract in the case of cancellations in the program. Your paper would also be a candidate for other upcoming programs sponsored by AIST. AIST will accept abstracts after the 15 Aug deadline.
Must be technical in nature; commercial presentations are not permitted. Subject matter should be of current interest to those in the iron and steel industry and should present new developments, methods or applications. A total of 30 minutes is allotted for each presentation. It is suggested that the formal presentation be approximately 20 minutes long, allowing 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
A signed and completed copyright form must be submitted with the original technical paper. A written transfer of copyright is necessary under U.S. Copyright Law for AIST to grant permission to reprint from published volumes. However, the transfer of copyright from the author to AIST, as well as permission to publish, is implied in the act of submission of the technical paper.
Papers presented during the technical program and submitted to AIST by 15 Feb 2011, will be made available to the conference registrants via CD-ROM. Once selected for the technical program, you will be sent additional information on how to prepare your paper for electronic publication.
Papers presented during the Annual Conference are subsequently considered for publication in the AIST monthly technical journal, Iron & Steel Technology. Selection of papers for publication is based on the following factors: recommendations from sponsoring Technology Committee members; technical content, quality and current interest; quality of figures (should not require extensive reworking); and peer review evaluations.