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The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium (ICSOBA) has great honour to invite you to the 38th International Conference and Exhibition of ICSOBA 2020.
The 2020 year has put a major challenge to the industry that has also affected ICSOBA’s plans to organize the 2020 conference in China. As a result, the physical conference was withdrawn this year.
However, promoting industry players collaboration through exchange of ideas and know-how is as important as ever to endeavour a swift recovery from COVID-19 pandemic. This is why ICSOBA 2020 is maintained and will be held as a virtual conference to ensure health, safety and comfort for all delegates, in line with our vision to be “the technology conference of aluminium industry, for aluminium industry”.
And who knows, this challenging situation could become the cradle for a new kind of technology conference?
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The event will take place in the week from 16 to 18 November, Online.
The conference will be held virtually while the speakers will prepare and submit their pre-recorded presentation before the event. The presentations will run within the time slot dedicated within the conference agenda and the author will be asked to be available online to answer the questions of the audience. The QA session will be held either in chat form or live audio conversation. Even if not at the level of a physical conference, networking opportunities will be maintained by supporting delegates interactions like chat, web meeting…
All other aspects of the conference will remain the same; i.e. abstract submission, full paper submission and peer-review process.
Presentations will be held in English. All papers and presentations in English will be published and downloadable from ICSOBA website. The papers will be indexed in platforms such as Google Scholar and ResearchGate. The paper proceedings book (TRAVAUX, vol. 49) will be available after the conference based on individual orders.
During the Conference, a virtual Exhibition for equipment and service suppliers will be organized. Each exhibitor will run a “virtual booth”, from which company information will be available. In each booth, selected activities and realisations will be presented, supported by documents, video, audio, chat. Dedicated web meetings with customers may be organised.
This will be a unique opportunity for Exhibitors to maintain their connection to their customers at a time of travel restriction, but also to experience a new playful way for customer relationship.
Access to virtual booth is available for a flat fee of $ 2000 USD.
Please confirm your participation at the earliest.
The exhibitors’ registration is available on the website: https://www.conftool.net/icsoba2020.
Although the initially advertised abstracts submission deadline passed on 31 May, the new deadline was set to 15 July. After that date, the decision of accepting new abstracts will be considered by the Organizing Committee on individual basis.
The Organizing Committee is inviting the submission of papers and presentations. Abstracts and papers shall be written in the ICSOBA 2020 Author Guidelines and Paper Template, available at the website below. The submission of abstracts, papers and presentations is managed by ConfTool which is customized for ICSOBA 2020 conference. The access to ConfTool is https://www.conftool.net/icsoba2020. Paper selection and review will be made by ICSOBA Technical Committee under the leadership of Program Director and Subject Organisers.
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