About Sponsorship

Dear Friend of Mining and APCOM

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc., (SME), in cooperation with the College of Engineering and Mines, University of Alaska Fairbanks  will be hosting the 37th Application of Computers  and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (37th APCOM)  in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The focus of the 37th APCOM  is to further the APCOM goal of contributing to effective decision-making processes throughout the entire minerals 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.

Your organization is recognized as a valued participant APCOM and mining; and we ask you to join the 37th APCOM  as a sponsor. Your participation will ensure a venue in which  US  and foreign registrants will have the opportunity to  discuss the latest developments in the field. Of equal importance to us is the facilitation of  networking between colleagues and students working in these fields. Your financial support of this event will aid the continued growth and development of the industry.

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose nearly 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 85 countries. SME members are engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers.  SME advances the worldwide minerals community through information exchange and professional development.. More than 60 local SME sections facilitate the exchange of information and increase grassroots participation in SME programs and services.
I have attached a form to facilitate the sponsorship process. Thank you for considering this request.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions relating to your participation as a sponsor. The Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Inc.,  and the APCOM organizing committee  need and value your support.

Sukumar Bandopadhyay, PhD., P.E.
Chair, 37th APCOM

Important Dates & Deadlines

Submission of Abstracts:

August 31, 2014

Notification of abstract acceptance:

September 5, 2014

Submission of full paper:

November 15, 2014

Notification of Acceptance of full paper:

December 15, 2014

Submission of corrected/final full Paper:

January 15, 2015

Early bird registration:

February 15, 2015

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