Call for Papers - EMC - European Metallurgical Conference
Important Dates
30th, 2020
Extended deadline for submission of abstracts
10th, 2020
Acceptance of papers will be made public
30th, 2020
Submit manuscript for peer review
15th, 2021
Deadline for final manuscript
30th, 2021
Deadline for presenters to register for the conference

Call for Papers


Preparations for European Metallurgical Conference, EMC 2021, are ongoing in spite of the Corona Virus situation.

We will endeavor to give you the opportunity to meet again next year in Salzburg, Austria, for a personal exchange of experiences and networking. To support this we ask interested authors to send their lecture offer to GDMB.

Please also give us an assessment from your company’s or institution’s perspective whether travel will be possible again by the middle of next year.

GDMB will also work on a communication solution to maintain the expert network for metallurgists, EMC 2021, in the case of ongoing travel restrictions, suggestions from your side are always welcome.

We hope that you stay healthy.


Prospective authors wishing to present papers are invited to submit the title, the name(s) of the author(s) and an abstract of 250 to 300 words (in English). Authors of the selected abstracts will be notified of the acceptance of the papers beforehand. For Author´s guidance, please consult the guidelines in author.doc file, downloadable from

The European Metallurgical Conference is held by invitation of the GDMB Society of Metallurgists and Miners and is particularly directed to metal producers, plant manfactures, equipment suppliers and service providers as well as members of universities and consultants. EMC 2021 will be dedicated to:

From Mine to Metal: The search for an integral solution to process complex ores and residues (with high impurities) and produce high value multi metal at lowest CO2 footprint.

The EMC 2021 conference is scheduled to address the following main topical subjects: 

I Resources / Metals

  • Light Metals (Al, Mg, Li, Ti)
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Zinc
  • Precious Metals
  • Nickel / Cobalt / Vanadium
  • Minor Metals (Rare Earths, Indium)

II Materials Processing

  • Raw Materials Handling
  • Process Fundamentals, Modelling and Simulations
  • Upgrading processes and handling of Impurities
  • General Pyrometallurg
  • General Hydrometallurgy
  • New Processes
  • Process Control

III Sustainable Production

  • Recycling / Waste
  • Strategic Metals Recovery Technologies
  • Secondary Metallurgy
  • By-product Treatment
  • Slag
  • Developments in Environmental Protection
  • Quality Assurance
  • Analytics

IV Themes of current issues / Best Practices

  • Improving of alloys
  • Powder Metallurgy and 3D Print
  • Foundry - Casting
  • Refractory Materials
  • Economic Prospects and Trading
  • HSE practices and Legal Aspects
  • Industry 4.0
  • Circular Economy