Who Should Attend

APCOM will be of particular interest to planning, research and operations personnel in industry and government and to managers, engineers, and computer research scientists.
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Conference themes:

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EXPLORATION

  • Remote sensing applications
  • Automated data acquisition
  • Geotechnical and geophysical exploration
  • Drilling investment decisions

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

  • Artificial neural network
  • Automation and robotics
  • Data analytics
  • Digital mining systems
  • Digital twins

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

  • Tailings management
  • Rehabilitation/reclamation
  • Mine closure
  • Hazardous pollution control
  • Environmental management
  • Impact assessment
  • Water management

OREBODY MODELLING AND ESTIMATION

  • Orebody modelling techniques
  • Estimation techniques
  • Geostatistics
  • Computer visualisation
  • Simulation
  • Resource and reserve classification

MINE PLANNING AND DESIGN

  • Mine design
  • Strategic, long-term and short-term planning
  • Production scheduling
  • Stochastic mine planning and optimisation

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MINE OPERATIONS

  • SHE Management
  • Ground control/rock engineering
  • Grade control
  • Ventilation
  • Blasting design and control
  • Mining equipment productivity
  • Mineral resource management
  • Validation and reconciliation
  • Mine monitoring and control
  • Access control
  • Supply chain management
  • Project management

MINERAL PROCESSING AND PLANT OPERATIONS

  • Sampling and analysts
  • Plant and process modelling and design
  • Automation
  • Process control
  • Real-time data acquisition and application

INVESTMENT PLANNING AND PROJECT EVALUATION

  • Cost estimation and projections
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Capital projects
  • Taxation implications

INDUSTRYWIDE PROJECTIONS

  • Economic modelling of mineral sectors
  • Supply, demand and price studies
  • Regional and national environmental planning
  • National and international planning for minerals
  • Information systems
  • Sustainable development
  • Health and Safety projections
  • Sustainable development