Dear Participants,

As the Program Chair, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 1st International Conference Mining in Europe.

This is a landmark event, as this conference will draw attendance from leading mining professionals from all over the world. Speakers representing industry, institutions, government agencies, equipment suppliers and software providers, professionals from the mining industry and practitioners from consulting companies, as well as academic scholars and researchers will present and discuss mining issues of the 21st century. The focus will be on responsible mining, mining technologies and mineral resources in the realm of significant challenges, ranging from technological to social, environmental and economic concerns.

We hope that you will enjoy the scientific program with 7 plenary talks by internationally renowned experts, 10 theme sessions with over 70 technical and scientific talks and 25 poster presentations. In addition, there will be 19 exhibition stands by industry, academia, publishing houses and research associations. The beautiful city of Aachen provides the setting for this meeting, and the conference dinner will add real flavour to the event!

I am looking forward to meeting you all in Aachen in May at what promises to be a most stimulating and enjoyable conference!

Have a good trip to Aachen, and see you soon.

Prof Bernd Lottermoser

Chair, 1st International Conference Mining in Europe



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Keynote Lectures

The following persons have agreed to present keynote lectures at the conference:
Dr Karen Hanghøj, EIT RawMaterials, GERMANY: EIT’s mission
Dr Frank Bierlein, Qatar Mining, QATAR: Project generation
Dr Nick Cook, Mawson Resources Ltd, FINLAND: Gold exploration
Dr Michael Drobniewski, RAG, GERMANY: Mine water
Dr Friedrich von Bismarck, GS StuBA, GERMANY: Mine site rehabilitation
Dr Corina Hebestreit, Euromines, BELGIUM: EU raw materials production till 2050
Dr Adam Jarvis, Newcastle University, UK: Mine waters

Scientific Advisory Panel

Professor Kurt Aasly, NORWAY
Professor Mike Buxton, NETHERLANDS
Professor Hylke Glass, UK
Professor Sair Kahraman, TURKEY
Professor Konstantinos Komnitsas, GREECE
Professor Jorge Loredo, SPAIN
Professor Peter Moser, AUSTRIA
Professor Safak Gokhan Özkan, TURKEY
Professor Eric Pirard, BELGIUM
Professor Ingo Valgma, ESTONIA
Professor Pär Weihed, SWEDEN