Option 1: Technical Paper
AISTech 2012 Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts and Presentations
|AISTech 2012 — The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition is scheduled for 7–10 May 2012, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Abstracts for this major international conference are being sought now for presentation at the event and published in the proceedings.
AISTech 2012 will feature international technologies from the world over, allowing steel producers to compete in today's global market. If you are involved in the steel industry, you can't afford to miss this event. Whether you present, attend or exhibit, take advantage of this opportunity to discover ways to make your job easier and improve your productivity.
All technical papers presented at the AISTech Conference are considered for publication in Iron & Steel Technology, AIST's monthly technical journal, with distribution to more than 13,000 recipients worldwide.
The AISTech technical program promotes the transfer of iron and steel technology by providing an international forum for authors to share ideas, experiences and knowledge of the industry.
We invite you to submit your abstracts for consideration. AIST offers three opportunities to participate in the AISTech 2012 Iron & Steel Technology Conference. Choose the option that best suits your objectives and available resources.
Papers presented during the Technology 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. Accepted papers will be published in the AISTech 2012 Conference Proceedings and are eligible for AIST Awards and Recognition, including the Hunt-Kelly Outstanding Paper Award, which features a US$5,000, US$2,500 and US$1,000 prize for the three highest rated papers.
Option 2: Extended Abstracts
In lieu of a comprehensive paper, an extended abstract may also be submitted for AISTech 2012. The extended abstract will be made available online, as submitted, to the conference attendees for 30 days following AISTech 2012. The submission must be two pages or less and include an introduction, proposal of project or technology, confirmed results and a conclusion. PLEASE NOTE: Extended abstracts will not be published in the AISTech 2012 Conference Proceedings, will not be eligible for publication in the Iron & Steel Technology monthly journal, and will not be eligible for any AIST Awards or Recognition.
Option 3: Presentation Only Submissions
Abstracts for Presentation Only are also being accepted for consideration for AISTech 2012. PLEASE NOTE: Extended abstracts will not be published in the AISTech 2012 Conference Proceedings, will not be eligible for publication in the Iron & Steel Technology monthly journal, and will not be eligible for any AIST Awards or Recognition.
Program Development and Topics
AIST Conference programs are developed by Technology Committee members representing iron and steel producers, their allied suppliers and related academia. Committees focus on ironmaking, steelmaking, finishing processes, and various engineering and equipment technologies. Sessions currently being developed focus on the following topics