(European Conference on Coal Research and its Applications)
Monday-Wednesday, 15th-17th September 2014
at the Business School, University of Hull, UK
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Programme overview (.pdf)
31st July Last date for registration by presenters of paper/posters
The Coal Research Forum was formed in 1989 to encourage, promote and co-ordinate basic research on coal, coal characterisation, coal products and coal utilisation in the UK. Particular emphasis is given to the promotion and co-ordination of contact between academic and industry and the assessment and co-ordination of resources and needs concerned with coal utilisation and conversion.
The UK National Meeting on Coal Research and its Applications was first held in 1996. Building on the success of the previous ECCRIA conferences, this tenth conference is to be held at the University of Hull.
Scope and Purpose
The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers in universities with participants from industry, who are also carrying out research or are interested in the application of the research in industry.
Call for Papers
The call for papers closed on 31st January. Papers were invited which described applications in coal utilisation and preparation with particular reference to the areas below:
All authors of accepted abstracts (oral and poster) are invited to submit, by 30th September 2014 at the latest, a full paper for possible inclusion in a Special Issue of FUEL. The papers submitted MUST be prepared strictly in accordance with the Guide for Authors and MUST be submitted electronically through the website. Authors should clearly indicate that the paper is for the 10th ECCRIA Special Issue. All full papers will be subject to the normal refereeing requirements of FUEL.
Notes re submission:
Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities
Organisation logo on all of the conference publications and distribution of organisation's information, eg literature / brochure in delegate bags
Bronze Package plus an exhibition stand
Bronze Package plus named sponsorship of a specific conference lunch or of a table at the conference dinner
Bronze Package plus poster buffet dinner sponsorship
Bronze Package plus conference dinner sponsorship
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Registration is closed and discounted registration fees were available to students (undergraduates and post-graduates only) and to members of the Coal Research Forum (CRF) and Minerals Engineering Society (MES).
One of the principal aims of this conference was to encourage wide participation and, to enable this, the costs to participants are kept at a reasonable level.
Full three-day attendance, including drinks reception and evening meals (no VAT) - for payments received up to 31st July
Day attendance (per day rate), including drinks reception and excluding evening meals (no VAT) for payments received up to 31st July
Additional Catering - dinners for accompanying persons and single day attendees. Booking closes on 31st August
The registration fee included daytime refreshments, lunches, buffet reception and the Conference Dinner. All participants were asked to cover their own accommodation and travel costs.
Students and Bursaries
The Coal Research Forum is offering up to six travel and subsistence bursaries of up to £300 each to bona fide full-time students wishing to attend appropriate national and international coal-related conferences, such as the “Tenth European Conference on Coal Research and its Applications”, (10th ECCRIA), to be held at the University of Hull on 15th-17th September 2014. To apply, please send the abstract submitted to the conference with a brief supporting letter from your supervisor to:
The conference dinner will be held at the Guildhall, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA on Tuesday, 16th September.
The Guildhall is a prestigious historic building, with acres of oak and walnut panelling, marble floors and the city’s old courts and cells. It houses a public collection that includes fine art, sculpture, furniture, the Hull Tapestry, and the Civic Insignia and silver.
The dinner will start at 7.00 pm (Reception Room) for 7.30 pm (Banqueting Hall), and coach transport will be available between Ferens Hall and the Guildhall.
In keeping with the wonderful environment of the Guildhall diners are encouraged to dress smartly.
University accommodation: Ferens Hall, The Lawns Hall of Residence, Cottingham, Hull HU16 5SE
Accommodation may be booked at the university's hall of residence at the time of registration. The Ferens Hall (M-block) of the Lawns Hall of Residence is about 2 miles away from the main campus in Cottingham, and bus travel to/from the conference centre and city centre is included in accommodation fee. Bus passes will be issued on check-in at the Lawns, and must be handed in on check-out. The bus stop is on the Lawns car park outside the centre building.
Each single bedded en-suite room has access to communal kitchen areas. A virtual tour of the Lawns Hall of Residence may be found here. No twin or double rooms are available. Accommodation costs £35 per night, bed and breakfast basis.
A broad selection of alternative accommodation in Hull may be found on the "Visit Hull" website here.
Kingston-upon-Hull is well connected by rail to London, (2.5 hours), is served by ferry from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge, and by Humberside Airport, which has at least three direct flights per day from the International Airport hub of Amsterdam. Manchester International Airport is only a two-hour journey by a direct train route.
Buses: Buses run between the Lawns Hall of Residence, the conference venue and the city centre approximately every 20 minutes. For those staying at Ferens Hall, their bus passes may be used on any of these trips at no charge.
These bus passes also offer discounted travel on EYMS routes outside Cottingham and Hull so, for example, a trip to Beverley or York would qualify for a discounted rate only whilst staying at the Lawns.
The Business School, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX
Kingston-upon-Hull stands on the north bank of the Humber estuary at the mouth of its tributary, the River Hull. It is close to the east coast of the United Kingdom, about 25 miles inland from the North Sea. Established attractions include the historic Old Town, which was once the medieval hub of the city, where quaint old buildings and olde-world pubs have stood for years and the Museum Quarter, with four museums set around beautiful gardens. In addition, there is Hull Marina, which houses numerous yachts and small sailing craft and The Deep, a city landmark, where there are thousands of fish and sea creature on show. The redevelopment of one of Hull’s main thoroughfares, Ferensway, included the opening of St Stephan’s Hull and four theatres, including the new Hull Truck Theatre. Spectator sporting activities include professional football, Hull City AFC, (Premiership) and two rugby league clubs, Hull RLFC and Hull Kingston Rovers. The KC Stadium houses the football club and one rugby club.
This friendly and vibrant city provides an excellent base for the conference and a showcase for the English East Riding, where it is hoped that delegates from outside the UK will continue to support this event and will thoroughly enjoy their stay in Kingston-upon-Hull.
Maggi Churchouse (Mrs), Maggi Churchouse Events
Address: 3 East Barn, Market Weston Road, Thelnetham, Diss IP22 1JJ, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1359 221004
Registration is closed