Presentation Preparation Information

Information that may be helpful in preparation of oral presentations is available for download. (Note: The information contained in the documents listed below is for informational purposes to assist you with your on-site presentation. None of these presentation materials are to be submitted to the APCOM Document Management System. Final oral presentation materials will be collected at the Symposium via flash drive.)

Attendance of Symposium

At least one author of each accepted submission shall register for and attend the Symposium and shall present the paper at the Symposium in accordance with the applicable presentation schedule.

The Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for sharing knowledge through presentations. The preliminary schedule for submittal of papers is shown below.

  • December 15, 2016 :: Call for papers
  • March 6, 2017 :: Abstracts due; review begins
  • March 15, 2017 :: Abstract decisions to authors
  • April 15, 2017 :: Draft manuscripts due
  • May 30, 2017 :: Final Manuscripts due, papers to editor
  • May 19, 2017 :: Final program posted
  • August 9-11, 2017 :: Symposium

The submittal period for abstracts has closed. Please contact the Office of Special Programs and Continuing Education at Colorado School of Mines ( if you have any questions.

Requirements for Papers

Only papers prepared for oral presentation will be accepted; the Symposium will host no poster presentations. An abstract of each paper must be submitted for review and acceptance. Upon acceptance of an abstract, full manuscripts will be due in accordance with the schedule presented above. Upon review, a final manuscript may be determined to require additional editing for final publication; therefore, a final "camera ready" submittal may be required. Papers are not required to relate to any particular topic.


Abstracts shall be submitted as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) computer files. An abstract shall not exceed 200 words in length. No particular structure or appearance of the abstract is required.

Full Manuscripts

Full manuscripts shall be submitted as Portable Document Format (PDF) computer files. The manuscript within the file shall be "camera-ready"; that is, it shall be complete, properly formatted, and ready in all respects to be directly included in the collected Symposium proceedings. Each full manuscript shall be constructed in strict accordance with a defined template that is available for download from the Symposium website. Additional documents are also available for download: 1) an example of a properly formatted draft/final submittal as a Microsoft Word document (.doc), which can also be opened in Open Office Writer; and 2) an author's guide that provides information that may be useful in preparing the manuscript.

The following links can be used to download the available documents:



Author's guide:

In the event of conflict between the guide and the document template, the requirements of the template shall govern.

Full manuscripts shall not exceed 8 pages in length.

Submittal of documents

All abstracts and final manuscripts shall be submitted to the Symposium staff through a web-based Document Management System (DMS) whose address is:

Persons wanting to submit documents for the Symposium should visit the website listed above and create an account. Those who created an account for use in submitting an abstract should use their existing credentials to access the DMS for subsequent submittals. Do not create more than one account on the DMS; you must use the same DMS account for all submittals.

While it is not required that the person submitting documents is an author of a paper, all communication from the Symposium staff concerning a paper will be directed to the person who submits the documents (the account holder).

For questions about paper submission or for help with the Document Management System, please contact the Symposium staff using the contact information available here.

Attendance of Symposium

At least one author of each accepted paper shall register for and attend the Symposium and shall present the paper at the Symposium in accordance with the applicable presentation schedule.