Important Dates

Abstract submission: PASSEDSpeaker registration deadline: 3 July 2019
Acceptance notification: PASSEDCopyright form submission: 3 July 2019
Draft paper submission: PASSEDBio notes submission: 3 July 2019
Reviewer feedback: 5 June 2019Draft Powerpoint QC: 9 October 2019
Final paper submission: 3 July 2019

Paper Guidelines

Paper submissions are open only for authors of accepted abstracts.

To achieve a uniform style throughout the ACG’s proceedings of Ground Support 2019, all papers are to be prepared according to the Author Guidelines and Style Template. Your paper should be formatted in Microsoft Word, using the template supplied on this page. Maximum paper length is 14 (A4) pages. Please note the following:

  • Please ensure that you seek all client and internal approvals and reviews (if applicable) before the paper submission date. We recommend allowing at least 2-3 weeks for approvals and reviews – please plan ahead and organise these to be finalised before the submission date.
  • Once technical review feedback has been received, it must be incorporated and adhered to where possible. Authors found not to have addressed the feedback to an acceptable standard may be precluded from the programme and proceedings.
  • Signed copyright forms are required by 3 July 2019. By signing the copyright form you are indicating that you have gained necessary approvals in relation to publishing your work with the ACG in these proceedings.

Paper Submission

Please note that paper submission is only open for authors who have received notification of acceptance of the abstract.
If your paper is under 10mb in size it can be submitted via:

If your paper is over 10mb in size please submit via:

Please note the following conditions:

  • Only 1 author per paper (the presenter) is able to register at the discounted speaker rate. Authors will be provided with a speaker registration form upon paper acceptance (speakers from sponsor and exhibitor companies may register using a full complimentary conference registration in lieu of a speaker registration, but an exhibitor booth attendee registration will not be accepted).
  • Failure to register and/or provide a signed copyright form by the above date may preclude you from being published within these proceedings.
  • Co-authors wishing to attend must select one of the other registration options.
  • If you include movies, computer modelled graphics, sound or embedded videos in your presentation, please provide us with a draft of your presentation for checking by 9 October 2019.
  • You are requested to bring your final PowerPoint presentation with you to the symposium.

Paper Submission Form









Please select up to three themes relevant to your paper (required) Rock mass classificationModelling and field verificatioIn situ and laboratory testingGround support for seismic conditions and dynamic testingRockfalls and failure mechanismsSupport design methods (mining and civil engineering)Risk and performance assessmentSurface supportGround support corrosionGround support in cavingAnalytical (non-empirical) principles and methods for shotcrete support designGround support monitoringGround support quality control

Upload your paper For papers 10mb in size or less. If your paper is over 10mb please use your preferred FTP site (such as DropSend or DropBox) and send us the link to download. Alternatively, you may contact the ACG publications team to request access to our FTP site.