APCOM History

APCOM was founded in 1961 by four American universities - the University of Stanford, the University of Arizona, the Pennsylvania State University, and the Colorado School of Mines - to promote the application of computer and operations research in the minerals industry. APCOM has become an international forum to present, discuss, and examine state-of-the-art and emerging technologies in the minerals industry. The APCOM event series has become a major driver of innovation in the minerals industry, facilitating the advancement of computer and operational research methodologies applied to the minerals industry. Thanks to the personal commitments of APCOM's loyal participants and supporters, the APCOM symposia continue to be a thriving success. In 2015, APCOM will be held in Alaska for the first time in its 50-year history.


The 37th APCOM symposium aims to further the APCOM goal of contributing to effective decision-making processes throughout the entire minerals industry. The technical program of this symposium represents a balanced mix 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.


We hereby invite you to Alaska in early summer of 2015 to present and discuss the latest developments in the field. We hope to see a wide range of theoretical and applied advances. Furthermore, we expect to see improvements in established methods, as well as new and innovative methods and applications. Of equal importance to us is the facilitation of networking between colleagues and students working in these fields. On behalf of APCOM, we invite you to join our worldwide symposium, to be held in Alaska

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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