The Mission

The Society of Mining Professors/Societät der Bergbaukunde is a vibrant Society representing the global academic community and committed to make a significant contribution to the future of the minerals disciplines. The main goal of the Society is to guarantee the scientific, technical, academic and professional knowledge required to ensure a sustainable supply of minerals for mankind. The Society facilitates information exchange, research and teaching partnerships and other collaborative activities among its members.

28th SOMP Annual Conference in Torino, Italy, July 3-6 2017

The 28th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP) will be held in Torino, Italy, under the leadership of our current SOMP president Assoc. Prof.. Marilena Cardu, from Monday July 3 to Thursday July 6, 2017.

It is our pleasure to invite all members to join us for the 2017 meeting and conference in Torino Italy. The conference web site is http://www.symposium.it/en/events/2017/28th-somp-annual-meeting-and-conference

The first conference circular is available here.

Note that abstracts should be submitted by Jan 31, 2017. The abstract template is available here.

27th SOMP Annual Conference in Washington DC, September 2016

The 27th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), jointly organized by the West Virginia University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Kentucky, under the leadership of our current SOMP president Prof. Vlad Kecojevic, will be held in Washington, DC, USA from the 21st through the 24th of September 2016.

It is our pleasure to invite all members to join us for the 2016 meeting and conference in Washington, DC.

The final conference program is available here. A pocket size program is available here.

Planning for the 2017 SDIMI Conference

Planning for the 2017 SDIMI Conference

The 2017 Conference on Sustainable Development for the Minerals Industry (SDIMI) will be held in Beijing, China, from June 25 to June 29, 2017.  The theme of the conference is Adapting Mineral Exploitation to Sustainability for Safety, Health, Environment and Community and the topics include (a)  Mineral extraction and sustainability  (b) Mine land stewardship and geohazard prevention (c) Safety, health, environment and community (d) Risk management and life cycle assessment (e) Best practices and sustainable mining practices (f) Social responsibility and accountability (g) Sustainable land use and raw materials supply (h) Inspection, certification and auditing (i) Fossil fuels and new energy for sustainability (j) Mineral and energy resources policy (k) Unconventional resources for sustainability (l) Resources, energy and emerging economies (m) Mine communities and good governance (n) Technology, education and capacity building.

The first circular is available here.
The conference website is sdimi2017.ustb.edu.cn

Abstract submission by January 16, 2017
Full paper submission by March 20, 2017