Rapid City, South Dakota

6/25/2023 9:00 AM - 6/28/2023 5:00 PM MDT


APCOM brings together both industry practitioners and academics to share ideas, innovations, and challenges. At APCOM, you'll learn about the latest application of operations research and technological advancements for mining. 

Since 1964 this leading-edge event has highlighted transformational research that has had a substantial impact on the mineral industries, in both business and operational aspects.


Call for Papers

The program committee issues a call for papers on the below topics. The ideal paper presents solutions and outcomes or unique challenges.

  • Geostatistics and Resource Estimation

  • Mine Planning and Scheduling

  • Simulation

  • Data Analytics

  • Risk and Uncertainty

  • Innovative Technologies
Submit an Abstract

Program Deadlines:

Abstracts Due September 1, 2022
Accepted Authors Notified October 2022
Draft Papers Due for Review December 1, 2022
Final Paper Due February 1, 2023

Authors are notified of acceptance in October 2022.
Final manuscripts from accepted author are mandatory for inclusion in the proceedings. Consider that submitting an abstract is a commitment to completing a manuscript on time.


International APCOM Council

  • Prof Roussos Dimitrakopoulos - McGill University, Canada
  • Dr Winfred Assibey-Bonsu - Council Chair, The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, South Africa
  • Dr Sean Dessureault -Mosaic
  • Dr Kadri Dagdelen - Colorado School of Mines, USA
  • Dr Antonio Nieto - Goldfields, USA
  • Dr. Andrej Sublj - Institute of Mining, Geotechnology and Environment, Solvania
  • Dr Nelson Morales - University of Chile, Chile
  • Dr Wang Yuehan - China University of Technology, Beijing, China
  • Dr Christoph Mueller- MobileTronics GmbH
  • Dr Cuthbert Musingwini - University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Dr Joao Felipe - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Dr Julian Ortiz - Queen's University, Canada
  • Dr Andrea Brickey - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, USA
  • Dr Ernest Baafi - Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australia

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