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Review Process

It is intended that each abstract will be reviewed by at least three Technical Committee members with expertise in the relevant thematic area, with all members reviewing those falling under the policy and education thematic areas, due to their generic nature. The review of abstracts will be a "blind" review process, in that all author and affiliation details will be removed from the copy provided to the Technical Committee.

Abstracts will be rated and the scientific programme filled with those abstracts receiving the highest rating.

Authors will be informed of the acceptance status of their abstract via email as soon as the review process has been completed with a request for either a talk or a poster to be presented at the Annual Conference.

The objective of this Annual Conference is to maximise post-graduate student and industry participation and we are encouraging authors to submit full papers to the SAIMechE R&D Journal specifications, due by end of the following January.  This round of review will not be blind.