Mining Goes Digital

The abbreviation “APCOM” stands for “Applications for Computers and Operations Researchn the Minerals Industry”. When the conference started in 1964, it was an informal meetingf scientists from different universities in the USA together with the “Society of Miningngineers” (SME) of the United States...

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Language:English
Published: Taylor & Francis 2019
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Summary:The abbreviation “APCOM” stands for “Applications for Computers and Operations Researchn the Minerals Industry”. When the conference started in 1964, it was an informal meetingf scientists from different universities in the USA together with the “Society of Miningngineers” (SME) of the United States. During the years the APCOM conference waserformed in a mostly bi-annual rhythm. Up to today APCOM maintained its original logoormed around a punch card clearly remembering the historic origin of the conference fromhe times prior to the revolution caused by the era of semiconductors.n the beginning, APCOM focused on the optimization of geostatistics and resourcestimation and a number of methods used in these fields were initially presented and discussedn APCOM conferences. This field still today is an important part of any APCOM.uring the years, information technology has dramatically developed, new algorithmicethods evolved and the entire fields of electronic communication, machine automation,utonomous machines and process optimization developed. Consequently, today, APCOMs much more than a meeting of specialists in geostatistics and resource estimation: ThePCOM has expanded to a conference covering all kinds of Information and Communicationechnology in the mineral industry: Already in 2005 on the conference in Tuscon/AZ, theerm “Mining Process Optimization” was presented as the next paradigm shift in miningfter mechanization and automation, which marked another example of the continuednnovative impact of the APCOM. Well ahead of the current discussions about “Digitalransformation”.
Physical Description:780
ISBN:9780367336042
9780429320774