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The Second Australia-China Joint Symposium on Minerals and Metallurgy
Under the umbrella of the Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials (3-M), the second Australia-China Joint 3-M Symposium on Minerals and Metallurgy was held on 23-25 July 2014 in Sydney (the one on Materials was held on 21-23 July in Wollongong, a city just 80 km from Sydney). The objectives of this symposium are:
The symposium has been very successful, as summarized below:
Number and geographic distribution of delegates: >180 delegates (>100 from Australia + >80 from China). Delegates are from >30 organizations including leading universities, national research institutions and key companies in the minerals and metallurgy sectors of both countries.
Technical sessions: 5 plenary sessions (for topics of general interest); 12 parallel sessions for minerals and metallurgy; 75 oral and 24 poster presentations.
Delegates and Participants (including distinguished guests) from both countries: Australian Government officials: Mr Bruce Wilson (Head, Division of Resources, Federal Department of Industry, Australia) and Ms Felicity Jones (Assistant Director, Australia-China Fund, Federal Department of Industry, Australia). Chinese Government officials: Mr Huaxin Li (Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Sydney), and his colleagues including Dr Fuxiang He, Counsellor-Science & Technology (Ministry of Science and Technology) and Prof Xiaojia Wang, Counsellor-Education (Ministry of Education). Academicians (from China) and AAS/ATSE Fellows (from Australia), including Prof Mark Wainwright, former VC of UNSW, and Dr Alan Finkel, President of ATSE; University/institute/School leaders and many distinguished professors.
Proceeding: Hard copies of conference program including Abstracts and Biographs of each author are available for each delegate.
Publication: Full papers will be published in special issues of International Journal of Mineral Processing (for minerals symposium) and Steel Research International (for metallurgy symposium) subjected to peer-review. Note that the latter suggests that a paper should not contain more than 8 illustrations (figures & tables).
Sponsorship: The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE), Australia; and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), China
Assistance: Local organising committee, in particular, the members in the Laboratory for Simulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems at UNSW Australia and the team at China Iron & Steel Research Institute Group.
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