GENERAL INFORMATION

Background and Scope

Welcome by the National Organizing Committee Chair – Professor Mohsen Yahyaei

On behalf of the National Organising Committee of the 7th IFAC Workshop on Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing (MMM) 2024, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the IFAC 2024 workshop in Brisbane. We are thrilled to have you in this workshop and hope that you will join the conference in Brisbane, on September 2024.

Background and Scope of the Conference

Automation in the mining, minerals, and metal processing enhances the efficiency of the processes by optimising the use of resources, reducing waste, and minimising human errors. Automated systems increase productivity and utilisation of assets. They also improve safety by reducing the need for human presence in hazardous environments.

The 7th IFAC Workshop on Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing (IFAC MMM) aims to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, and experts from various fields to exchange knowledge, present their research findings, and discuss advancements related to the automation, control, and optimization of mining, minerals, and metal processing industries.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to

  • Automation and Control in Mining
  • Mineral Processing and Beneficiation
  • Metallurgical Processes and Smelting
  • Process Optimization and Modelling
  • Sensor Technologies and Instrumentation
  • Integration of Technologies
  • Safety and Environmental Concerns
  • Case Studies and Industrial Applications
  • Education in Process Control and Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence in Mining, Minerals and Metal

Main IFAC sponsoring Technical Committees

  • TC 6.2. Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing

IFAC Co-sponsoring Technical Committees

  • TC 2.3. Non-Linear Control Systems
  • TC 2.4. Optimal Control
  • TC 5.3. Integration and Interoperability of Enterprise Systems
  • TC 6.1. Chemical Process Control
  • TC 6.2. Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing
  • TC 6.3. Power and Energy Systems
  • TC 6.4. Fault Detection,Supervision&Safety of Techn.Processes-SAFEPROCESS
  • TC 9.4. Control Education

Other scientific bodies co-sponsoring the conference technically

  • The University of Queensland
    • School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    • Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Domestic Society of Control Sciences
  • Continental Association for Industrial Application of Control
  • Foundation for Control EDUCATION
  • Main IFAC sponsoring Technical Committees

National Organizing Committee

NOC Chair

Mohsen Yahyaei
(Australia, Brisbane, The University of Queensland)

NOC Vice-Chairs from industry

Neville Plint
(Australia, Brisbane, Mining 3)

NOC Vice-Chairs from industry

Damian Vassallo
(Australia, Brisbane, Honeywell)

Editor

Lidia Auret
(South Africa, Stellenbosch, Stone Three)

Local Organising Committee

Ross McAree
(Australia, Brisbane, The University of Queensland)

Local Organising Committee

Chris Aldrich
(Australia, Perth, Curtin University)

Local Organising Committee

Jie Bao
(Australia, Sydney, University of New South Wales)

Diversity and Inclusion Chair

Mohsen Yahyaei
(Australia, Brisbane, The University of Queensland)


International Program Committee

IPC Chair

Morten Hovd
(Norway, Torgarden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

IPC Vice-Chair

Chunhua Yang
(China, Changsha, Central South University)

IPC Vice-Chair from Industry

Kevin Brooks
(South Africa, Johannesburg)

IPC Members

Jie Bao
UNSW Sydney, Australia

Hiroshi Kitada   
Nippon Steel, Japan

Morten Hovd (Chair)     
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Chris Swartz
McMaster University, Canada

Luis Bergh
Santa Maria University, Chile

Stevan Dubljevic
University of Alberta, Canada

Daniel Sbarbaro
University of Concepcion, Chile

Lidia Auret (Editor)
Stone Three, South Africa

Chunhua Yang (VC)
Central South University, China

André Desbiens
University Laval, Canada

Kevin Brooks (VC-Ind)
APC Smart, South Africa

Florian Kongoli
Flogen Technologies, Canada

Gabriel Hulko
Slovak Technical University, Slovakia

Kobus Oosthuizen
Mintek, South Africa

Francesco Cuzzola
Danieli Automation, Italy

Didier Theilliol
University of Lorraine, France

Sebastian Engell
TU Dortmund, Germany

Valentina Colla
Sant’Anna, Italy

Derik le Roux
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Furong Gao
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

Javier Sotomayer
Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Peru

Andreas Steinboeck
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Biao Huang
University of Alberta, Canada

Jinliang Ding
Northeastern University, China

Sven-Olaf Lindert
Voestalpine Grobblech GmbH, Austria

Jocelyn Bouchard
University Laval, Canada

Helen Durand
Wayne State University, USA

Hannes Seyrkammer
Voestalpine Stahl GmbH. Austria

Xiu Liu
Curtin University, Australia

Chris Aldrich
Curtin University, Australia

Karol Kostur
Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

Gabriele Pannocchia
University of Pisa, Italy

Jari Ruuska
University of Oulu, Finland

Osvaldo Bascur
OSB Digital, USA

Ian Craig
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Loutjie Coetzee
Mintek, South Africa

Hiroshi Ito
Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Qing Li
Tsinghua University, China

Michela Robba
University of Genoa, Italy

Vicenc Puig Cayuela
Universitat Poliltècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Fabrizio Padula
Curtin University, Australia


Sponsors

We are happy to discuss bespoke sponsorship packages or select from one of the options below:
For sponsorship enquiries, please email Professor Mohsen Yahyaei. m.yahyaei@uq.edu.au

Innovation Igniters ($20,000)

  • Two complimentary registrations.
  • A keynote speaker opportunity
  • A table and display of promotional material in the foyer area
  • Organisation logo on promotional material, website and workshop event presentation.
  • Inclusion of company materials in workshop delegate satchel.

Disruption Drivers ($10,000)

  • One complimentary registration.
  • A table and display of promotional material in the foyer area
  • Organisation logo on promotional material, website and workshop event presentation.
  • Inclusion of company materials in workshop delegate satchel.

Pioneer Patrons ($5,000)

  • One complimentary registration.
  • organisation logo on promotional material, website and workshop event presentation.
  • Inclusion of company materials in workshop delegate satchel.

Change Catalysts ($2,000)

  • A table and display of promotional material in the foyer area
  • Organisation logo on promotional material, website and workshop event presentation.
  • Inclusion of company materials in workshop delegate satchel.

Visionary Vanguards ($1,000)

  • Organisation logo on promotional material, website and workshop event presentation.
  • Inclusion of company materials in workshop delegate satchel.


Diversity and Inclusion statement

IFAC, as an international federation serving and representing all those concerned with the theory and application of automatic control and systems engineering wherever situated, is devoted to creating and fostering an inclusive environment that is open to diverse thoughts, ideas, and communications, without fear of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation against any member of this community. It is committed to providing equal opportunities and a safe environment for every person who chooses to participate in its work. Additionally IFAC strives for these same principles for all IFAC activities, including technical events, journals, and its various committees and governing boards.

  • IFAC actively promotes the inclusion of a diverse set of speakers, which will lead to more representative discussions across IFAC.
  • IFAC actively promotes the inclusion of a diverse set of members of its boards and committees at all levels, which will lead to more representative decisions, policies and activities across IFAC.

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