The millennium's technology of extraction and processing of mineral resources is influenced by globajisation of markets, heightened concern for environmental protection, problems of leaner and deeper deposits, computerisation and mechanisation of activities, and energy efficient and green processing technologies.The challenge to mining operations worldwide is not only from the market forces as it appears, but also from the various environmental lobbies. Among the enterprises the playing field-so to say - is almost level. The constraints are identical, policies are uniform, and markets are common.No mineral producing country can wish away the technological dependence on other countries.
This poke marks on the face of the earth created by centuries old negligent mining and processing industries in almost all parts of the world have left disturbing images in the minds of the people at large. It is imperative at this point of time that the damage is understood and contained, and the qualitative growth of the minerals industry is addressed.
The key factor in order to survive and progress into the next century in the mineral sector turns out to be the 'technological management'. The issues of technology impact analysis, techno-economic feasibility, forecasting, reengineering, organisational redesign, absorption of innovative technologies, are going to dictate viability of the organisations.
organised by the Department of Mining Engineering to celebrate the Golden
Jubilee of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, aims to bring into
focus the role technology management will have to play to overcome the
challenges facing the industry.
The conference will bring into perspective the management of:
1. Exploration Technology : tools, investment, acquisition and economics.
Technology : human resources, trends in development
of mining, machinery,
fragmentation, assessment and forecasting.
Technology : conventional and bio-processing
trends. management of fines, bi-product
recovery, waste utilisation, new developments.
Technology : management of projects, production,
resources and business.
5. Reliability and Maintenance : new equipment, performence assesment, safety, technology trends.
Technology : mining and processing, closure,
remediation and reuse of land and water.
Presentations will be made through key-note sessions and technical paper
sessions. In addition round-tables and recommendation sessions will
be arranged to provide a consolidated outcome of the deliberations.
Parallel track sessions will be conducted to encourage wide participation,
and to justify the sub-themes identified
The papers are invited from the professionals, academics, researchers, consultants and technology managers associated with the various interests of the mineral sector.
of extended abstracts : 15
(in not less than 150 words)
Confirmation of the selection of abstracts :15 April 2000
submission : 30 August
(A4 size camera ready format,
31/2" floppy , in MS Word)
All delegates need to be registered . The registration fees are as below:
Participants from India - Rs 4000 per person.
Participants from abroad - US $ 400 per person .
Registration fee covers copy
of the proceedings, lunches and dinners.
Full sponsors : Indian - Rs 40000
and Foreign- US $ 2000
(Full sponsors can send 4 delegates free of registration fee)
Co-sponsors : lndian- Rs 20000
and Foreign-US $ 1000
(Co-sponsors can send 2 delegates free of registration fee )
A limited Advertisement space available in the proceedings volume.
Rates : Full Page
: Rs 2000/-
Back inner page : Rs 3000/-
Back outer page : Rs 4000/-
Indian Institute of Technology
December is one of the pleasant months in India, and more so at Kharagpur.
The daytime temperature during this time of the year hovers around 15-20
Deg C. The night temperature is between 8-14 Deg C. The
weather is usually sunny and dry.
Kharagpur is a medium sized town with basic amenities. The campus
of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has a number of accommodation
facilities that can be booked through the conference secretariat.
Outside the campus, hotels exist which can also be booked in advance.
Professor B. S. Sastry, Organising Chairman
Professor S. C Ray, Convenor
Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya, Co-convenor
Department of Mining Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Phone: +91 (03222) 82282, 8370,9, 83718,83720
Fax : +91(03222)82700
|National Organising Committee|
Prof. Amitava Ghosh Director I. I. T Kharagpur
Prof. M. Mukhopadhyay Dean (F&P) I. I. T Kharagpur
Mr. N. K. Chaudhury Managing Director INDAL
Mr. A. N. Bose Controller General IBM
Dr. A. K. Dube Director CMRI
Dr. R. N. Singh Director NEERI
Dr. T. K. Mukharjee C. M. D IRE
Mr. N. K. Sharma Director Technical C. I. L
Mr. S. K. Sen C. M. D N. C. L
Dr. Kalyan Singh Director CFRI
Mr. Ashok Agrawal E. D H. C. L
Mr. R. C. Bharadwaj G. M . W. C. L
Mr. S. K. Agrawal Director (Prod.) N. M. D. C
Mr. R. V. Kulkarni Supdt.(Projects) ZCCM Zambia
Prof. S. Harpalani University of Arizona USA
Prof. S. Bandopadhyay University of Alaska, USA
Mr. R. C. Goyal C. M. D. CMPDIL
Mr. G. Jha C. M. D. CCL
Prof. B. S. Sastry Organising Chairman
Prof. S. C. Ray Convenor
Prof. J. Bhattacharya Co - Convenor
Prof. S. D. Barve Member
Prof. S. K. Mukhopadhyay Member
Prof. R. N. Modak Member
Prof. A. Bhattacharjee Member
Prof. S. K. Das Member
Prof. S. K. Pal Member
Prof. K. U. M. Rao Member