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AUSROCK International Future Mining Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 2021

UNSW and AusIMM’s International Future Mining Conference returns  in Hybrid form in December 2021 with its unique ability to create a global discussion platform attracting multidisciplinary groups.

Delegates will explore the performance of advanced technologies integrated into mining operations, and sustained innovation with a focus on shaping the future of mining industry.

The Conference Organising Committee invites abstract submissions for presentation at the International Future Mining Conference on 6 – 8 December 2021. We will be offering presentations onsite at Crown Perth as well as presentations on our virtual platform. Presenters are encouraged to present in-person, with the option of recording their presentation for our virtual platform if unable to travel.

Abstracts that are accepted by the Conference Organising Committee will be subject to peer review. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and presented during the technical sessions. The following themes will be addressed over the two-day conference program:

  • Automation in Mining
    • Equipment Automation (Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence, UAVs)
    • Technology Integration & Management
    • Process and Decision Automation (Smart Data Analysis, Mine Internet of Things)
  • Mineral Processing & Beneficiation Frontiers
  • New Mining Frontiers
    • Space Mining
    • Deep Sea Mining
    • Novel Mining Systems
  • Sustainability
    • Energy Efficiency to Resource Efficiency,
    • Hydrogen & Renewables in Mining,
    • Future Business Models and Circular Economy Approach in Mining,
    • Digital Transparency
    • Social License to Operate
    • Advanced Materials
  • The Future Demands of Critical & Digital Minerals
  • Future Skills
    • Mining Skills Gap
    • Future Education & Research
    • Young Professionals’ View of the Future Industry