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Monday, 26 June 2023

13.20 – 15.45 MC&PMT: Advances in best practice for closure and transition - Stream 2

  • Dr Ebrahim F. Salmi - Investigating the feasibility of a national abandoned mine database for risk and opportunity assessment in Australia. 

Tuesday, 27 June 2023

15.30 – 17.15 Global mega trends - resource implications

  •  Dr Rob Hough (KEYNOTE SPEAKER) Sustainable Australian Mineral Resources – A grand challenge
  • Dr Sandra Occhipinti - New technologies, methodologies for exploration success


15.30 – 17.15 Rock mechanics and tunnelling

  • Dr Deepak Adhikary - Predicting the height of longwall mining induced connective fracturing and estimating the permeability enhancement


15.30 – 17.15 New mining frontiers

  • Dr Jonathan Ralston - Introduction to the New Mining Frontiers Theme
  • Ross Dungavell – PANEL: Future of Mining
  • Dr Justine Lacey – PANEL: Mining Automation: Where is it going and how will it get there?


15.30 – 17.15 Rapid resource modelling

  • Dr June Hill - Enhancing automated classification of geochemical data for core logging


15.30 – 17.15 Optimising the production chain

  • Dr David Miljak - Sensing developments for preconcentration and process control applications


Wednesday, 28 June 2023

11.00 – 12.45 Research initiatives

  • Dr Marc Elmouttie - Research and development of a multi-sensor high-precision slope stability monitoring system
  • Dr Jane Hodgkinson - Future coal – a resource for all reasons


11.00 – 12.45 AI in Ore Body Knowledge and It's Use

  • Dr Mark Lindsay - Exploring the importance of preprocessing operations in geoscience knowledge graphs through the application of a Machine Learning approach
  • Dr Marina Pervukhina - AI/ML to unlock potential of “dormant data” of drill cuttings 


11.00 – 12.45 Health and wellbeing

  • Dr Joseph Perkins - Development of an integrated, automated optical and scanning electron microscopy system to rapidly characterise and quantify the mineral and organic particulates in dust samples.

11.00 – 12.45 Sustainability, Digitisation, and Automation for the Natural Resources Sector

  • Dr Andrew Strange - Real-time mining machine guidance for selective mining


14.00 – 15.45 Rock mechanics

  • Dr Manoj Khanal - Identification of rock fissures and voids using seismic measurement while drilling


14.00 – 15.45 Challenges and opportunities of autonomous technology

  • Dr Navinda Kottege - DARPA Subterranean Challenge: how a team of robots explored an unknown underground environment

14.00 – 15.45 Orebodies in a geological context - minerals systems and predictive geoscience

  • Dr Mark Lindsay - Conceptual mineral systems models and impacts on mineral prospectivity predictions: an iron ore example
  • Dr Walid Salama - Mapping hydrothermal alteration in regolith: Implication for gold exploration in deeply weathered terrains

14.00 – 15.45 Rock cutting

  • Dr Yong Sun - Online pick condition monitoring for underground mining – challenges and opportunities


16.15 – 18.00 Applications of automation

  • Dr Mark Dunn - Application of advanced sensors and digital platforms for underground mining automation


16.15 – 18.00 The latest tools for mapping discovery

  • Dr Timothy Munday - Deep Earth Imaging – a research platform for technologies that help Image, conceptualise and predict the location of Australia’s resources


16.15 – 18.00 Emerging mining transition pathways

  • Dr Ewan Sellers - Mining deeper: challenges and opportunities for future ore


16.15 – 18.00 Emerging mining transition pathways

  • Dr Ewan Sellers - Blasting for net zero emissions


16.15 – 18.00 Groundwater and restoration

  • Dr Andy Wilkins - Diffuse groundwater recharge in eastern Australia

16.15 – 18.00 Fugitive emissions, capturing and sequestering CO2

  • Dr Guangyu Zhao - Low-cost metal oxides catalysts for ventilation air methane abatement

Thursday, 29 June 2023

11.00 – 12.45 Outburst / Rock Burst

  • Dr Jun-Seok Bae - Fast desorption method in relation to outburst in Australia
  • Dr Boatang Shen - Rock burst risk near major geological structures in underground coal mines


11.00 – 12.45 Successful implementation of automation

  • Ms Rachel Xu - Overcoming barriers to noisy data: a case study of inflation, labelling, and classification of mass transport activities using conditional StyleGAN


11.00 – 12.45 Subsea exploration and discovery

  • Dr Chris Yule - Marine National Facility and the RV Investigator:seafloor characterisation capabilities and challenges


14.00 – 15.45 Mining automation: where is it going and how will it get there?

  •  DrNavinder Kottege – PANEL: Mining Automation: Where is it going and how will it get there?


14.00 – 15.45 Off-Earth mining science and exploration

  • Matthew Shaw - ISRU frontiers and challenges

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