AIMS 2018

23.05.2018 08:00 - 08:00Registration

23.05.2018 08:30 - 09:00Welcome
 08:30Mines of the future30 min
BG Lottermoser (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)

23.05.2018 09:00 - 10:30Key Notes Day 1
 09:00The emerging niche for ethical small-scale mining30 min
KR Moore (University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom)
 09:30The future of European mining30 min
D Roberts (Mineco Ltd., Croyden, UK)
 10:00The 4th Industrial Revolution in the mining industry30 min
J. Brune (Colorado School of Mines, Golden, USA)

23.05.2018 10:30 - 10:30Morning Tea / Exhibition & Poster Session

23.05.2018 11:00 - 12:30IMP@CT Project 1
 11:00IMP@CT baseline database for ‘switch on-switch off’ extraction15 min
G Bertrand (BRGM, Orléans, France)
 11:15Reconsidering small-scale mining and its community relations in Europe: developing research frame for case studies in Bosnia and Herzegovina15 min
O Sidorenko (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland)
 11:30Definition of mineral resources during exploration and exploitation in a Switch-On-Switch-Off mining context15 min
LW Palmer (University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom)
 11:45Development of a mine plan for a flexible switch-on switch-off mining system in steeply dipping deposits15 min
L Barnewold (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
 12:00Modelling the effect of ore variability on mineral processing performance15 min
P Brito-Parada (Imperial College London, London, UK)
 12:15Linking mineral processing simulation with life cycle assessment to evaluate the potential environmental impacts in the framework of small-scale mining technologies development15 min
J Bodin (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, Orléans, France)

23.05.2018 11:00 - 12:15Technological Advances & Innovation 1
 11:00Where and when is it optimal to switch from an open pit to an underground operation? “Optunimizer” provides you with the right answer15 min
C Tsafack (Threedify Incorporate, Aachen, Germany)
 11:15Optimal process design facilitation for mining operations15 min
M Kumral (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
 11:30Stochastic treatment of correlation in the mineral industries15 min
A Ardian (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
 11:45Open innovation in mining15 min
C T Farrelly (Indago Partners, Melbourne, Australia)
 12:00Use of equipment and system data beyond OEM reports in mine management15 min
M M Kahraman (Gumushane University, Gumushane, Turkey)

23.05.2018 12:30 - 12:30Lunch / Exhibition & Poster Session
First Floor 

23.05.2018 14:00 - 15:45Responsible and Sustainable Mining 1
 14:00BIOMOre – In-situ bioleaching to extract industry metals from deep buried deposits15 min
H Hejny (MinPol GmbH, Dreistetten, Austria)
 14:15Benchmark 3D reactive transport modelling of leaching of fractured calcareous sulfide ores15 min
L Karimzadeh (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Leipzig, Germany)
 14:30Technological innovations to process low-grade, complex and polymetallic ores – INTMET15 min
H Hejny (MinPol GmbH, Dreistetten, Austria)
 14:45Underground coal mine water in NW Spain: Heating and cooling using heat pump systems15 min
J Menendez (University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain)
 15:00Underground pumped hydroelectric storage using existing coal mining infrastructure15 min
A Niemann (Universität Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany)
 15:15Acid Rock Drainage or not - oxidative vs. reductive biofilms - a microbial question15 min
M Kalin (Boojum Research Ltd. Toronto, Canada)
 15:30The encapsulation ability of silica gel to encapsulate and immobilize the iron-rich acid mine drainage15 min
B Koohestani (Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran)

23.05.2018 14:00 - 15:30Technological Advances and Innovation 2
 14:00Epiroc Exploration Manager - A new tool that turns the unknown into fact.15 min
M Vaeßen (Epiroc Deutschland GmbH, Essen, Germany)
 14:15Work safety within the framework of Mining 4.015 min
Christof Schuh (Becker Mining Systems AG, Friedrichsthal, Germany)
 14:30Espeleorobo: A novel method for caves and confined environment inspection15 min
E Cota (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil)
 14:45Current trends in Vale's mining robotics operations15 min
E Cota (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil)
 15:00Investigating synergies between autonomous robots and Internet of Things in underground mining15 min
F Wolf (TU Bergakademie, Freiberg, Germany)
 15:15Development of an IMU/UWB sensorfusion for underground positioning of mobile equipment15 min
F Uth (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)

23.05.2018 15:45 - 15:45Afternoon Tea / Exhibition & Poster Session

23.05.2018 16:30 - 18:00Responsible and Sustainable Mining 2
 16:30Attractive workplaces in future underground mining15 min
J Johansson (University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden)
 16:45Risk perception, mining industry and local people15 min
T Mononen (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland)
 17:00Can an environmental disaster spread positive consequences?15 min
MG Lyra (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland)
 17:15Impact of heavy metals and community´s livelihood on negotiations between mining companies and campesino communities15 min
MR Quispe-Zuniga (Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung, Bonn, Germany)
 17:30Ensuring the long-term supply of strategic minerals: the case of niobium in Brazil15 min
C Petter (UFRGS-Laprom, Porto Alegre, Brazil)
 17:45Analysis of the contributions of mining developments to the sustainability in the regional scale15 min
J Delgado-Jiménez (CIMEX Minerals Institute and IGNEA, Mining Faculty, National University of Colombia)

23.05.2018 16:30 - 18:00Technological Advances and Innovation 3
 16:30A new dimension reduction and optimization approach to stope layout planning15 min
YA Sari (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
 16:45Intelligent mining meets proven reliability15 min
P Botka (Voith Turbo, Crailsheim, Germany)
 17:00A novel robotic device for inspection of belt conveyor idler rolls15 min
MP Torre (Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil)
 17:15An UAV-based Framework for Automated Thermographic Inspection of Belt Conveyors in the Mining Industry15 min
R Carvalho (Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil)
 17:30A roadmap for lean maintenance of mining machinery15 min
B Ghodrati (Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden)
 17:45Measurement of reliability based preventive maintenance time intervels for LHD machines15 min
J BalaRaju (National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Karnataka, India)

23.05.2018 19:00 - 19:00Dinner Party

24.05.2018 08:30 - 09:30Responsible and Sustainable Mining 3
 08:30Mine waste: The georesource of the future15 min
B Dold (Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden)
 08:45Re-mining as an alternative solution to common remediation techniques15 min
L Alakangas (Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden)
 09:00Next generation of tailings exploration technologies: XRF-CPT probe as real-time high resolution tool for low invasive tailings characterization15 min
U Alisch (Fugro NV, Berlin, Germany)
 09:15Tailings rehandling and re-processing using dredge technology and slurry transportation15 min
J Van Muijen (IHC Mining BV, Kinderdijk, Netherlands)

24.05.2018 08:30 - 09:45Technological Advances & Innovation 4
 08:30Satellite technology for monitoring modern mining operations15 min
V Velasco (Tre Altamira Slu, Barcelona, Spain)
 08:45Refining mineral processing equipment design and operation using positron emission particle tracking (PEPT)15 min
AJ Morrison (Imperial College London, UK)
 09:00Overview of the magnetite content analyzers in iron ore pellets15 min
E Cota (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil)
 09:15Method for dynamically adjusting the parameters of an iron ore mill in a chemical analysis laboratory15 min
MP Torre (Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil)
 09:30Raman spectroscopy micro geomechanical properties assessment to estimate the feasibility of natural resources extraction from mines and reservoirs15 min
R Nair (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Madras, India)

24.05.2018 09:45 - 09:45Morning Tea / Exhibition & Poster Session

24.05.2018 10:15 - 11:30Best Practices & Bench Marking
 10:15Sonic Coring Coupled with on-site automated material characterisation15 min
J van den Broeke (Royal Eijkelkamp, Giesbeek, Netherlands)
 10:30The new Slim Borehole Scanner – An improved instrument for optimization of the roof support in underground mining: An example from underground room and pillar coal mining15 min
S Peters (DMT GmbH & Co. KG, Essen, Germany)
 10:45Sustainable Low Impact Mining solution for exploitation of small mineral deposits based on advanced rock blasting and environmental technologies - SLIM15 min
H Hejny (MinPol GmbH, Dreistetten, Austria)
 11:00Introducing systems theoretic process analysis (STPA) to autonomous drilling system15 min
R Carvalho (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil)
 11:15Guidelines for appropriate support system and control criteria for main roadway under weak geological conditions in Indonesia15 min
T SASAOKA (Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan)

24.05.2018 10:15 - 11:30Responsible and Sustainable Mining 4
 10:15Trends in secondary vs. primary metal production: A global overview and evidence from selected countries15 min
E Safirova (United States Geological Survey, Reston, USA)
 10:30A comparison of mechanisms for optimal decisions in open-pit mining.15 min
G Icarte (University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany)
 10:45Toward a circular P economy: The role of mining15 min
G Steiner (Donau-Universität Krems, Krems, Austria)
 11:00Borate’s mining in Turkey and possible use for solar energy panels15 min
SG Ozkan (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey)
 11:15Energy coal import in Vietnam: the status quo and perspectives15 min
N Nguyen (Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi, Vietnam)

24.05.2018 11:30 - 12:00Key Note Day 2
 11:30The evolution, current status and future prospects for using biotechnologies in the mineral extraction and metal recovery sectors30 min
DB Johnson (Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom)

24.05.2018 12:00 - 12:00Panel Discussion
 Chair: Lottermoser, BG

24.05.2018 12:55 - 12:55Conference Closing Remarks
 Chair: BG Lottermoser, Conference Chair Mines of the Future

24.05.2018 13:00 - 13:00Lunch / Exhibition & Poster Session
First Floor 

24.05.2018 14:00 - 14:00End of the Conference

23.05.2018 08:00Poster
  A description of a cone crusher model validation and verification for control design 
MP Torre (Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil)
  A discrete-event simulation approach to improve decision-making in production planning 
M Berner (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
  Assessment of airborne particulate pollution around surface quarries: Reliable quantification of mineral dust emissions and deposition 
J Freer (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
  Balanced scorecards for benchmarking in mining operations 
M M Kahraman (Gumushane University, Gumushane, Turkey)
  Buffer tank control for dampen disturbances in an iron ore concentrate dewatering plant 
E Cota (Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil)
  Characterizing frothers through critical coalescence concentration (CCC) and hydrophile-lipophile balance (HLB) relationships 
D Szyszka (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland)
  Coal images database and its application for selected coal grains properties analysis 
S Iwaszenko (Central Mining Institute, Katowice, Poland)
  Control of underflow solids concentration on a simulated thickener 
MP Torre (Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil)
  Critical Coalescence Concentration (CCC) for surfactants in aqueous solutions 
D Szyszka (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland)
  Designing the Imp@ct modular mobile containerised mineral processing plant 
S Moradi (University of Exeter, Exeter, UK)
  Dimension and crushed stones extraction as a source of social and environmental conflicts in Poland 
J Górniak-Zimroz (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland)
  Formation and modification of apparently I-type granites as part of a large S-type granite in the Damara orogen (Namibia) 
L Schwark (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
  GeoPET data for parametrization of reactive transport codes 
S Schymura (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Leipzig, Germany)
  High resolution ground penetrating radar data analysis including split spread Fourier migration to delineate subsurface objects in a mine prior to excavation 
S Krishna (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Madras, India)
  Magnesium ore in the function of obtaining a substance for the development of nanotechnology 
K Gutić (University of Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  Management localization in western multinational mining subsidiaries in Africa: A case study of policy and practice 
NY Oppong (University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana)
  Methodology to estimate micro level geomechanical properties of an open cast mine using 3D seismics 
S Krishna (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India)
  Numerical simulation of seismic event in the vicinity of remnant in hard rock mine 
K Adach-Pawelus (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland)
  Platinum-group metal resources of Indonesia 
LA Hauck (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
  Potentials for belt conveyor application in German hard-rock open pit mines 
T Braun (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
  Prediction of the acid and metalliferous drainage-forming potential for the Gorazde antimony deposit, Bosnia-Herzegovina 
M Knobloch (RWTH University Aachen, Aachen, Germany)
  Quantitative analysis of critical elements in geological materials using portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) spectrometers 
D Gallhofer (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
  Quantitative and qualitative research of waste resulting from mining of rock raw materials in Lower Silesia 
J Górniak-Zimroz (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland)
  Reduction in quantity of water for hydraulic fractring in underground coal mines by artificial generation of water hammer waves 
H Sreenivasan (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India)
  Scoping criticality indicators for battery raw materials 
L Weimer (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
  Sulfidic ores of the Rio Tinto copper deposit, Iberian Pyrite Belt, Spain: Resources of critical raw materials? 
M Wierzbicka-Wieczorek (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
  Towards a cooperative method for 3D magnetic maps generation using small and autonomous aerial robots for mining applications 
E. R. Nascimento (Federal University of Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil)
  Ventilation systems for future mining operations 
M Braun (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
  Virtual Reality in education of prospective young mineral resources engineering professionals 
R Suppes (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)