27th International Symposium on
Mine Planning & Equipment Selection

18th International Symposium on
Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production

19 – 23 November 2018, Santiago, Chile


Abstracts accepted till 15th of March 2018!


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Important Dates

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  • Abstract submission extension till 15th of March 2018 (Second call)
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 23rd of March 2018 (Second call)

Conference Chairs

Dr. Eleonora Widzyk-Capehart

AMTC, University of Chile

Dr. Asieh Hekmat

DIMET, University of Concepcion

Dr. Raj Singhal


Prof. Uday Kumar


Dr. Mohan Yellishetty


Symposium Themes

  • Economic and Technical Feasibility Studies, Reserve Estimation
  • Design, Planning and Optimization of Surface and Underground Mines
  • Planning under Uncertainty
  • Mine Development
  • Transition from surface to underground mining
  • Mine Automation and Information Technology
  • Internet of Things in Mining
  • Drilling, Blasting, Tunneling and Excavation Engineering
  • Innovative Materials Handling Systems and Equipment
  • Mining Equipment Selection
  • Maintenance and Production Management for Mines and Mining Systems
  • Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Applications
  • Research & Development to Improve Health, Safety & Productivity in Mines
  • Control of Emissions in Mining Processes
  • Emerging monitoring and measurement technologies
  • Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology: Health Hazard and Safety Issues
  • Environmental Issues in Deep Mining: Mine Ventilation, Refrigeration and Worker Health
  • Risk and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Management of Mining and Hazardous Waste and Waste Stabilization
  • Tailings Treatment, Recycle, Disposal
  • Mine Closure
  • Mine Rehabilitation and Reclamation
  • Remediation and Bioremediation
  • Water and Effluents: Treatment and Management
  • Sustainability: economic, social and climate change


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