Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts (1,500 words) for a 10 – 15 minute presentation as part of one of the panels.

Papers must be related to one of the panel themes, and where relevant, reflect on the overall workshop theme of ‘challenging false perspectives in mining’.

Each panel is chaired by a senior academic and will comprise three presentations from PhD students, and one from an industry expert, followed by a 20-minute group discussion with questions from the audience.

As space during the workshop is limited to 12 presentations, to maximise time for debate, discussion and networking, an independent review process will take place to select those for presentation.

However, all participants are encouraged to submit extended abstracts. All papers will be considered for publication as opinion pieces/viewpoints (2,000 – 3,000 words) or original research papers (up to 8,000 words) in a special section of the Extractive Industries and Society (EXIS) journal following the workshop. Should space allow, contributions from those unable to attend the workshop will also be considered.

The EXIS journal’s guide for authors of can be found here.

The EXIS special section from Ex4Dev16 can be found here.

Submission details

To submit a paper to be considered for presentation at the workshop email an extended 1,000 – 1,500 word abstract to: ex4dev@gmail.com

Include ‘paper submission’, the panel number and short version of the title in the subject line of the email. For example, ‘Paper submission, Panel 2, ASM in Ghana and fair trade mineral certification’.

Final deadline for paper submissions is Monday 24th September 2018

For enquiries and support with paper submissions email: ex4dev@gmail.com