SOMP - Society of Mining Professors

Societät der Bergbaukunde

Mining Professors - Annual Meetings

Mining Professors - Annual Meetings:

Annual Meetings

2015 Annual General Meeting

  • The 26th Annual General Meeting in 2015 will be held in Freiberg, Germany. More details to follow.

Past Annual General Meetings (AGMs)

  • The 2014 AGM was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Click here to access the material presented. For pictures, click here. For the second circular click here
  • The 2013 AGM was held in Milos, Greece. The meeting website was http://somp2013.conferences.gr/. Click here to access the material presented. For pictures click here.
  • The 2012 AGM was held in in Wroclaw, Poland. The meeting website was http://somp2012.pl/. Click here to access the material presented. For pictures click here.
  • The 2011 AGM was held in Arequipa, Peru. Click here to access the material presented. For pictures click here.
  • The 2010 AGM was held in Tallinn, Estonia. Click here to access the material presented. For pictures click here.
  • The 2009 AGM was held in Sydney, Australia. Click here to access the material presented. For pictures click here.
  • The 2008 AGM was held in Aachen, Germany. Click here to access the material presented.
  • The 2007 AGM was held in Belgrade, Serbia. Click here to access the material presented.
  • The 2006 AGM was held in Kosice, Slovak Republic. Click here to access the material presented.
  • The 2005 AGM was held in Ankara Turkey. Click here to access the material presented.
  • The 2004 AGM was held in Freiburg, Germany.
  • The 2003 AGM was held in Milos, Greece. Click here to access some of the material presented.
  • The 2002 AGM was held in Petrosani, Rumania.

Past Regional Meetings (RMs)

  • The first regional meeting was held in Chiang Mai, Tailand, in 2013 in conjunction with ASEAN 2013 (the 11th International Conference on Mining, Materials and Petroleum Engineering, the 7th International Conference on Earth Resources Technology, ASEAN Forum on Clean Coal Technology). The meeting brochure is available here.
  • 2nd SOMP Regional Meeting was held on 19-20 October, 2014, at the Imperial Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 159 Thuy Van, Thang Tam Ward, Vung Tau City, Vietnam. The regional meeting also included a Workshop on Creating Sustainable Partnerships for the Mining Industry, was held Creating Sustainable Partnerships
    for the Mining Industry: Southeast Asia’s Workshop on Practical Technical, Environmental, Economic and Social Solutions which was developed and conducted by World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Task Force on Sustainability and Mining Sponsored by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME). The SME/WFEO flyer for this event is available here: Creating Sustainable Partnerships Flyer.

Other Meetings

  • In December 2003 a Joint meeting was held with AISMIN (Asociacion Iberoamericana de Ensenanza Superior de la Mineria) in Madrid Spain.
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Mining Professors - News and Activities

Mining Professors - News and Activities:

  • 37th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research on Minerals IndustriesMay 23-27, 2015, Fairbanks, Alaska.  The focus of the 37th APCOM Symposium is to further APCOM’s goal of contributing to effective decision-making processes throughout the entire minerals industry. The technical program for this symposium is a balance of exploration, including geostatistics, mine design, production planning, investment analysis, artificial intelligence simulation, mine automation, rock mechanics, mineral processing and data management systems. The program is designed to facilitate and promote application of computers and operations research in the mineral industry. The organizing committee has issued a call for papers seeking papers from the United States and the international APCOM community. To submit an abstract for consideration, go to: www.apcom2015.org. The deadline for abstract submission is August 1, 2014.
  • The 7th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI2015)will be held in Vancouver, Canada, on July 12 - 15 2015.  The SDIMI conference series focuses on how the mineral industries through the development, operations and closure of projects contribute to sustainable development. Topics include:  Best practices & Sustainable mining practices; Technological developments; Sustainable land use & Raw materials supply issues; Life cycle assessment; Social contributions & Environmental performance; Mineral resources policy; Sustainability in oil and gas development; Certification, evaluation & auditing; Nature conservation & Climate change; Emerging economies;  Health & Safety; Risk management; Capacity building & Human resources Local communities & Good governance; Sustainability in Minerals Education; Sustainability reporting.  Abstract submission by January 12th, 2015. Full paper submission by April 15th, 2015. Website: www.sdimi2015.com.
  • The Australian Mine Ventilation Conference, 31 Aug and 1 Sept, 2015. The conference will bring together operators, planning personnel, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, government regulators, consultants and research and technology personnel to explore achievements and build a better industry.  The August 2014 bulletin is available here. The deadline for abstract submission is November 3, 2014.
  • The first even in the new conference series "Tailings and Mine Waste Management for the 21st Century" will be held in Sydney, Australia next year. The advert and call for papers of the Conference can be downloaded from this link: http://www.tailingsandminewaste2015.ausimm.com.au/
  • The Third International Future Mining Conference 2015, 4 – 6 November 2015, Sydney, Australia. 
    Future Mining 2015 will address innovations and opportunities to transfer scientific and technological developments from other disciplines into the minerals industry. It will examine the human factors and skill needs for the future operations, identify possible blue sky scenarios of Mining in the Future, strategies of mining education and research, novel mining systems and future commodities and directions. Furthermore, the Second Off-Earth Mining Forum will be held as a post-conference event on 6 November 2015. For further information and to keep up to date with the latest information as it becomes available please register your interest via the conference website - www.futuremining2015.ausimm.com.au

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The Third International Future Mining Conference 2015, 4 – 6 November 2015, Sydney, Australia

Mining Professors - Society of Mining Professors:

The Third International Future Mining Conference 2015, 4 – 6 November 2015, Sydney, Australia.

Future Mining 2015 will address innovations and opportunities to transfer scientific and technological developments from other disciplines into the minerals industry. It will examine the human factors and skill needs for the future operations, identify possible blue sky scenarios of Mining in the Future, strategies of mining education and research, novel mining systems and future commodities and directions. Furthermore, the Second Off-Earth Mining Forum will be held as a post-conference event on 6 November 2015.
For further information and to keep up to date with the latest information as it becomes available please register your interest via the conference website -www.futuremining2015. ausimm.com.au

SDIMI 2015 in Vancouver, Canada

Mining Professors - Society of Mining Professors:

SDIMI 2015 in Vancouver, Canada

SDIMI 2015 will be held in Vancouver Canada at the University of British Columbia, between July 12 and July 15, 2015. The theme of the conference is Integrating Economics, Community, Environment and Governance.The event website iswww.sdimi2015.com and the contact e-mail for the conference is:info@SDIMI2015.com
The event flyer is available here

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE | SDIMI 2015

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE | SDIMI 2015:

Since 2003 the SDIMI conference series has brought engineers, government officials, researchers, technical experts and non-governmental organizations together creating a community of mineral professionals who evaluate the challenges of creating and implementing sustainable practices in the mineral extraction industry.
The 7th SDIMI conference is being held at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver, British Columbia in July 2015. In keeping with the “Milos Declaration” this year’s conference will focus on professional responsibility, education, training and development, and communication.
The objective of SDIMI2015 is to utilize the scientific, technical, educational and research potential of the mineral extraction community to contribute to a sustainable future.
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