ICSOBA acknowledges the importance of knowledge dissemination and deploys all efforts to maximize the impact of the knowledge and know-how developed and shared by its members. In this regard, the submitted papers are first subjected to a rigorous peer-review and edition processes. The papers are then collected in a single volume (Travaux), both in Hard Copy and Electronic formats, which are given to all delegates prior to each annual conference. Travaux is indexed in a number of scientific databases; i.e. Google Scholar, … ICSOBA is proud of its priceless documentation which consists of 36 volumes of Travaux collected over more than 50 years.
The knowledge is not limited only to the papers and each presenter provides a presentation file as a support for his/her talk. These files usually contain additional information, necessary for better understanding of the results. The presentations are also collected prior to the conference, subjected to the edition process, and given to all delegates prior to each annual conference.
Besides the important technical data and knowledge generated by the authors each year, ICSOBA has access to an extremely wide expertise of its members, covering the whole industry; from Bauxite to Ingot. The wide expertise of ICSOBA members includes all aspects of the industry; i.e. fundamental science, applied science & technology, market, environment, etc. As such, ICSOBA is considered as a tremendous library of people and their related expertise. Having access to this library, one could address almost all hurdles of the field.