Fifth International Conference on Block and Sublevel Caving

30 August – 1 September 2022 | Hilton Adelaide, South Australia

Accepted paper authors submit revised your paper here.

Caving 2022 proceedings editor

Professor Yves Potvin
Professor of Mining Geomechanics, Australian Centre for Geomechanics

Yves joined the Australian Centre for Geomechanics at The University of Western Australia in 1998 and was centre director, 20002019. He has published more than 100 articles and is the editor/co-editor of 14 conference proceedings and books. Yves has 40 years of experience in rock mechanics and mine design and has previously held managerial positions at Mount Isa Mines, the Noranda Technology Centre and worked as a mining engineer at Noranda Mines, Gaspe Division. He undertakes numerous collaborative industry-focused research projects and is presently involved with the ACG’s Ground Support Systems Optimisation Project, and the Stope Reconciliation and Optimisation Project. He currently participates in several geotechnical review boards.

Caving 2022 Author Pack

Click here to access the Caving 2022 Author Pack. This pack contains all the information you will need to submit your abstract and take your accepted paper through to completion.

This pack will be updated and the latest information added will be listed under the Latest News section on this page. Please check this page in accordance with the important dates listed here.

Associated documents for authors

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Important dates

All dates are Australian Western Standard Time

Abstract submission: PASSEDSpeaker registration deadline:
22 June 2022
Abstract acceptance notification:
Publication agreement submission:
22 June 2022
Draft paper submission:
27 April 2022
Bio notes submission:
22 June 2022
Reviewer feedback:
Early June 2022
PowerPoint presentation:
22 August 2022
Final paper submission:
22 June 2022

Open access proceedings

Please note that the Fifth International Conference on Block and Sublevel Caving peer-reviewed papers will be freely available from A colour, soft-bound printed version of the proceedings will also be available for purchase.

Professional accreditation

Participation in this event may contribute towards your professional development accreditation in the following ways:

  • Attending the event.
  • Presenting at the event.
  • Publishing a paper in the event proceedings.
  • Technically peer-reviewing an event paper/s.

The ACG makes no guarantee of this and recommends you contact your respective professional organisation/s. The ACG can provide a certificate of attendance at an ACG further education and training event, post-event attendance.  Please contact for details.