Programme - EMC - European Metallurgical Conference
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Important Dates
30.06.2018 Deadline for submission of abstracts
15.08.2018 Acceptance of papers will be made public
15.10.2018 Submit manuscript for peer review
31.01.2019 Deadline for final manuscript
31.04.2019 Deadline for presenters to register for the conference

Call for papers

European Metallurgical Conference, EMC 2019, the most important Conference in Europe dedicated to Non-Ferrous Metals, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in an adequate setting in Düsseldorf together with the quartet of trade fairs comprising Gifa, Metec, Thermprocess and Newcast.

The topic of this conference is:
Optimum utilization of resources and recycling for a sustainable solution.

This EMC will be dedicated to the continuous efforts of our industry to meet the challenges of a globalizing world by delivering important contributions to the welfare in our future.
The conference refers to the basic economic challenge, the growing scarcity of resources even as continuously growing population and emerging economies demand more and more raw materials. This situation requires new and sustainable solutions to improve the overall resource efficiency in the Non-Ferrous industry. In fact this situation is a springboard for the development of sophisticated production processes, with a limited amount of all wasted materials.

Sustainability of the Non-Ferrous Metals industry will be duly examined in respect to its technologi-cal, ecological and economic aspects in about 30 topical sessions, which are clustered in three main areas; (I) Resources/Metals, (II) Materials Processing, (III) Sustainable Production and (IV) Themes of current issues / Best Practices.

Not only the production of metals, but also the preparation, processing and recycling of raw materials and residues are discussed, the impact on the environment and health protection are in the focus of the presentations too. In addition, economic and legal issues such as data security and competition law in an increasing digital global industry are discussed.

EMC 2019 Topics

I       Resources / Metals

01    Light Metals (Al, Mg, Li, Ti)
02    Copper    
03    Lead    
04    Zinc    
05    Precious Metals    
06    Nickel / Cobalt / Vanadium    
07    Minor Metals (Rare Earths, Indium)    

II     Materials Processing

08    Raw Material Handling
09    Process Fundamentals, Modelling and Simulations
10    Upgrading processes and handling of Impurities
11    General Pyrometallurgy
12    General Hydrometallurgy
13    New Processes
14    Process Control

III    Sustainable Production     

15    Recycling / Waste    
16    Strategic Resource Saving and Metals Recovery Technologies
17    Secondary Metallurgy    
18    By-product Treatment
19    Slag
20    Developments in Environmental Protection
21    Quality Assurance
22    Analytics

IV    Themes of current issues / Best Practices

23    Improving of Alloys
24    Powder Metallurgy and 3D Print
25    Foundry – Casting
26    Refractory Materials
27    Economic Prospects and Trading
28    HSE practices and Legal Aspects
29    Industry 4.0


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).

Important dates:

June 30, 2018:         Deadline for submission of abstracts
August 15, 2018:     Acceptance of papers will be made public
October 15, 2018:   Submit manuscript for peer review
January 31, 2019:   Deadline for final manuscript
April 31, 2019:         Deadline for presenters to register for the conference

Please send your abstract to: EMC@GDMB.de