The 38th International Symposium on the APPLICATION OF COMPUTERS AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH IN THE MINERAL INDUSTRY (APCOM 2017) is taking place August 9 through 11, 2017 at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado USA.

Colorado School of Mines and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (SME), announce with pleasure the 38th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM 2017) to be held in Golden, Colorado USA, from August 9 through 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. The technical program of this symposium would be a balanced of traditional areas of exploration, including geostatistics, mine design, production planning, investment analysis, artificial intelligence simulation, mine automation, rock mechanics, mineral processing, and data management systems. All are designed to facilitate and promote application of computers and operations research in the mineral industry.


A one-page PDF with information about APCOM 2017 is available for download.


Important Dates

February 1, 2017Early registration opens
March 6, 2017Paper abstracts due
March 15, 2017Authors of accepted papers notified
April 15, 2017Draft manuscripts due
May 30, 2017Final manuscripts due
June 15, 2017End of early registration; start of regular registration
July 31, 2017End of regular registration; start of late registration
August 9, 2017Symposium starts
August 11, 2017Symposium ends
TBDProceedings available