The International Committee for Study of Bauxite, Alumina & Aluminium (ICSOBA) has the great honour to announce the 40th International Conference and Exhibition of ICSOBA, that will take place from 10 to 14 October 2022.
The conference is planned to allow hybrid audience, with the in-person part to be held in Athens, Greece and the virtual part in real-time broadcasting for the delegates that cannot attend in-person. However, all ICSOBA presenters will have to travel to Athens to deliver their presentation physically.
We are very thankful to MYTILINEOS to support the conference as the host sponsor.
We look forward to seeing you all at ICSOBA-2022!
ICSOBA, in its vision and commitment to cooperate with other conferences and better serve the aluminium industry, is also happy to join forces with the:
ICSOBA 2022 will explore the following key issues:
Primary focus is on sustainable development and reducing carbon footprint.
Do not miss the opportunity to interact with international experts, scientists, engineers, technology suppliers, equipment manufacturers and representatives of worldwide aluminium industry.
The hybrid format of the conference will enable your participation irrespectively if you travel to Athens or have to stay at home. The difference between on-site and virtual participation is:
In addition to publication in regular conference proceedings, all ICSOBA authors will be invited to submit their manuscripts to a topical collection in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy (JSM): https://www.springer.com/journal/40831 dedicated to publishing the high-quality ICSOBA papers. With a 2020 impact factor of 2.35, JSM ensures high visibility for the research results presented at ICSOBA. Only the papers meeting the journal scope will be considered for peer review and publication. The publication in this journal will be free to authors unless they choose to publish Open Access: https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/policies/journal-policies/.
Journal scopes are given further as a guideline for authors willing to prepare their manuscript accordingly.
Journal Aims and Scope:
Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to presenting metallurgical processes and related research aimed at improving the sustainability of metal-producing industries, with a particular emphasis on materials recovery, reuse, and recycling. Its editorial scope encompasses new techniques, as well as optimization of existing processes, including utilization, treatment, and management of metallurgically generated residues. Articles on non-technical barriers and drivers that can affect sustainability will also be considered.
The journal aspires to contribute to advancing the science but also to be a catalyst for tangible change toward more sustainable practices in the metallurgical industrial sector.
Presentations will be held in English. All papers and presentations in English will be published and downloadable from ICSOBA website in pdf format. The papers will be indexed in platforms such as Google Scholar and ResearchGate. The printed proceedings book (TRAVAUX, Vol. 51) will be available after the conference as an option.
Exhibition of latest technologies, equipment and other devices for the aluminium industry will take place alongside the conference. Companies will be given a slot for presentation at a corresponding technical session of the conference. The connection with the part of delegates participating virtually will also be facilitated.
The Organizing Committee is currently inviting the submission of abstracts.
Submission process of abstracts, papers and presentations is managed by ConfTool https://www.conftool.net/icsoba2022 which is customized for ICSOBA 2022 Conference.
Abstracts and papers should be written in the ICSOBA 2022 Author Guidelines and Paper Template as shown below.
Spiros Kasdas is currently Vice-Chairman of Mytilineos S.A. During his over 50-year professional experience, he has worked as plant manager of Aluminium of Greece (AOG), as head of the Pechiney Primary Aluminium Research, as CEO of Tomago /Australia, as head of the Pechiney and later on Alcan Primary Aluminium Technology and as General manager of the Mytilineos Metallurgy BU, Chairman of the mining company Delphi - Distomon and CEO of AOG. He has graduated from the Polytechnic School of Athens with a degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
MYTILINEOS is a leading global industrial and energy company with a strong presence in all five continents. The company operates Four Business Units (BUs), the Power & Gas BU, the Metallurgy BU, the Renewables & Storage Development BU and the Sustainable Engineering Solutions BU. Company’s strong international presence in all five continents establishes itself as a global leader, as its exports foreign markets account for more than 2 % of total Greek exports, benefiting significantly the national economy and conveying a strong message for its commitment to continuous growth.
The history of MYTILINEOS commenced at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1908, the then small metallurgy industry MYTILINEOS operated in Piraeus as a rapidly growing family business. In 1990 the MYTILINEOS group is founded as an evolution of the old metallurgy family business and in 2017 it evolves into a new single business entity, MYTILINEOS.
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Through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research, education and sharing of best practices, public affairs and communication activities, European Aluminium promotes the use of aluminium as a material with permanent properties that is part of the solution to achieving sustainable goals, while maintaining and improving the image of the industry, of the material and of its applications among their stakeholders.
Our 95+ members include primary aluminium producers; downstream manufacturers of extruded, rolled and cast aluminium; producers of recycled aluminium and national aluminium associations are representing more than 600 plants in 30 European countries. Aluminium products are used in a wide range of markets, including automotive, transport, high-tech engineering, building, construction and packaging.