35th Conference

Registration will open November 15, 2015


Paper due on March 20


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35th Conference will be held July 26 - 28, 2016 (Morgantown WV)

Link to the web site of 2015 China ICGCM



1,546 papers published on ground control topics

Join us for a special year of celebration

Papers are due March 15  March 20


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Registration Fee
Fee CategoryDate RangeAmount
Full Regist...Before and On
After 7/1/2016$650.00
Student Reg...Before and On
After 7/1/2016$350.00
One Day Reg...Before and On
After 7/1/2016$350.00
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Scholarship Opportunities
1. Syd S. and Felicia F. Peng Scholarship
2. Kazem Oraee Scholarship for Mining
Important Dates
Abstract Submission
January 6 - Abstracts due
• January 17 - Acceptance/Rejection determination 
• January 30 - Author notification  
Paper Submission
March 15 - Papers due 
Editorial Review
• April 17 - Editorial reviews completed 
April 27 - Author’s reconciliation of editorial reviews  
Technical Peer Review
• June 5 - Peer reviews completed 
June 19 - Author reconciliation(s) of peer review comments 
• June 25 - Approval of final paper by Primary Reviewer 
• June 30 – Author notification of paper ranking/presentation status 
Author Registration Deadline
July 6 to have paper published in proceedings
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Mailing Address:
P.O. 4292
Star City, WV 26505

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Executive Director:
Thomas M. Barczak
Phone: 412-860-7459

Registration Info

Karen Centofanti
Phone: 304-293-3886

Conference Dates:
July 26 - 28, 2016

Lakeview Conference Ctr
Morgantown, WV, USA