SME APCOM

Rapid City, South Dakota

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

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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.


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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

November 1, 2022

Accepted Authors Notified

December 2022

Draft Papers Due for Review

February 15, 2023

Final Paper Due

March 15, 2023

Authors are notified of acceptance in December 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.


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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 - Montréal Polytechnic, Canada
  • 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
  • Dr Angelina Anani - University of Arizona, USA

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Nelson Morales – Montréal Polytechnic
  • Prof. Pratt Rogers – University of Utah
  • Prof. Kadri Dagdelen – Colorado School of Mines
  • Prof. Angelina Anani – University of Arizona
  • Prof. Ernest Baffi – University of Wollongong
  • Dr. Akshay Chowdu – Komatsu
  • Prof. Rudrajit Mitra – South Dakota School of Mines
  • Dr. Winfred Assubey-Bonsu – Goldfields
  • Dr. Ted Klemetti – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Prof. Robert Hall – South Dakota School of Mines
  • Prof. Waqar Asad – Curtin University

Technical Committee

  • Prof. Joao Felipe Coimbra Leite Costa – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Prof. Alexandra Newman – Colorado School of Mines
  • Prof. Michel Gamache – Montréal Polytechnic
  • Prof. Roussos Dimitrakopoulos – McGill University
  • Prof. Erkan Topal – Curtin University
  • Prof. Kwame Awuah-Offei – Missouri Science and Technology
  • Prof. Julian Ortiz Cabrera – Queens
  • Dr. Vaibhav Raj – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Prof. Hooman Askari-Nasab
  • Dr. Richard Amoako – JPMorganChase
  • Mr. Matthew Deutsch – Colorado School of Mines
  • Mr. Jorge Luiz Valença – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul