39th APCOM 2019 in Wroclaw “Mining Goes Digital”
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Now, the preliminary technical program of the APCOM 2019 conference in Wroclaw (Poland) has been published and is available for download here (link). It is a great compilation of highest quality peer reviewed papers on „digital transformation“ topics from all aspects of mining from resource estimation to mine operation and safety:
Geostatistics and Resource estimation:
An entire three day conference stream provides more than 20 leading edge and peer reviewed papers by world class practicioners from leading mining companies and by world leading research institutes!
About 15 papers on newest IT supported techniques in mine planning, uncertainty reduction, geomechanics, modelling, simulation and most recent software technology.
Scheduling and Dispatch
Around 15 papers address long and short term scheduling optimization, the application of neural networks and genetic algorithms as well as risk mitigation and related software systems. A keynote talk covers the impact of IoT, Big Data and gamification on fleet scheduling topics.
Mine Operation in Digital Transformation
More than 20 papers in this stream cover mining equipment related topics in the area of LHD transport, drilling and longwall operation as well as underground communications and new digital technologies in mine safety as well as product quality optimization.
Emerging Technologies and Robotics in mining
A number of sessions with close to 10 papers cover the use of Unmanned Arial Vehicles in mining, the benefits of upcoming technology in robotics, mechatronics and communications as well as about the changes in machine design through digital transformation. Also a completely new transport system is presented in this stream.
Synergies from other industries
A plenary speech from an active airline captain talks about the impact of human-machine interfaces on decision making of automated equipment and in control centers. Other papers are on the transferability of Building Information Modelling (BIM) from commercial construction to mining.
The conference takes place at the modern convention center of the Wroclaw University of Technology and is accompanied by an exhibition. An interesting social program, a conference dinner with world class entertainment and partner activities are available as well as interesting field trips on June 07th. A post conference hike in the Karkonosze mountains is offered from June 08-10 with overnight stays in two microbreweries on the ridge is a relaxing finish to the technical discussions of the week.
All presentations are to be held in English. Simultaneous translation to Polish is provided if requested by a sufficient number of participants.
Early Bird registration is open until April 01 2019.http://www.apcom.info