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: 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:
  • 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:
  • 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 -


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