To be held at the Colorado School of Mines Campus

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) and the Colorado School of Mines are pleased to announce the 38th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM 2017) to be held in Golden, CO, August 9 – 11, 2017. The focus of the 38th APCOM is to further the APCOM goal of contributing to effective decision-making processes throughout the entire mineral industry.

Topics that will be explored include:

  • Exploration & Data Collection
  • Classification of Mineral Resources & Reporting
  • Strategic Mine Planning
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Mine to Mill Optimization
  • Geostatistical Mineral Resource Estimation
  • Metallurgical Processing & Optimization

APCOM has been instrumental in fostering relationships between academic researchers and industry practitioners in the development of the latest computer-based mathematical techniques and operations research. The symposium is designed to facilitate and promote the application of computers and operations research in the mineral industry.

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