Aachen International Mining Symposia (AIMS 2018)

First International Conference Mines of the Future

Modern mining needs to be profitable, it should operate with environmental integrity, be considerate of social concerns and be supported by effective government systems. At the same time, mining companies face operational challenges. Such challenges will only be solved through very important changes, in the way the mining sector engages with society, uses energy, protects the environment, educates professionals and pursues innovations. Mines of the future will need to be different to those of today.

The key objective of the 1st International Conference Mines of the Future is to share the latest developments on mining expertise, activities, developments and research that support mines of the future.

Main Topics will be:

  • Technological advances and innovation

  • Best practices and benchmarking

  • Responsible and sustainable mining

In addition, a special focus will be on the EU Horizon 2020 Imp@ct project.

We invite professionals from the mining industry and practitioners from consulting companies, equipment suppliers and software providers, people from research institutions and government agencies as well as university scholars to attend this Conference. An additional objective of this Conference is to encourage MSc and PhD students to showcase their research.

Upon completion of the conference, authors have the opportunity to submit their work for publication in a special issue of the internationally refereed journal  Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X; Impact Factor 2.088Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018. 

We look forward to welcoming you at this unique Conference.

Bernd Lottermoser

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Chair, 1st International Conference Mines of the Future


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Last preparations are running...


 ➡ AIMS 2018 is shaping to be a significant meeting with over 90 abstracts, presented as keynote, scientific and technical talks as well as poster exhibits and a panel discussion.

 ➡ We expect more than 200 attendees in total from all continents.

Preliminary Conference Program

Impressions AIMS 2017

Thanks to all our partners that support the First Conference Mines of the Future (2018)!