Welcome to the IFAC MMM 2016

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17th IFAC Symposium on Control, Optimization and Automation in Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing

August 31 – September 2, 2016  •  Vienna, Austria

The IFAC MMM 2016 provides a forum for professionals, researchers, and experts in control, mining, mineral and metal processing to review state-of-the-art control, optimization, and automation technologies in the field.

Experts from leading industries share their future perspectives on control, optimization, and automation in mining, mineral, and metal processing

IFAC MMM 2016 features the Future Perspectives Sessions, where renown experts from industry present their most recent solutions and their perspective on future challenges in control, optimization, and automation in mining, mineral, and metal processing. Hot topics like digitalization, control networks, big data, smart production strategies, new maintenance concepts, automation in the context of Industrie 4.0, advanced modeling, and nonlinear control are discussed and their potential to increase yield and quality as well as to save resources and energy are evaluated. We are happy to welcome speakers from major companies in the field such as Andritz, Danieli Automation, Dillinger Hüttenwerke, JFE, Outotec, POSCO, Primetals, Siemens, SMS, Tata Steel, and voestalpine.

Prof. Ross McAree will give a plenary talk about automation in mining

Photo Prof. Ross McAree, PhDWe are happy to announce a plenary talk by Prof. Ross McAree, Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia. In his talk, Prof. McAree discusses challenges in mining automation which are illustrated by successful research projects conducted together with the mining industry.
Date: August 31, 2016, 08:30-09:30 a.m.

Plenary talk by Dr. Franz Androsch about smart production in the steel industry

Photo Dr. Franz ANDROSCHWe are happy to announce a plenary talk by Dr. Franz Androsch, Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Innovation for the voestalpine group. In his talk, Dr. Androsch presents voestalpine’s road map of smart production with examples that show how the initiative successfully leads to benefits.
Date: September 1, 2016, 08:30-09:30 a.m.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Peters speaks about Industrie 4.0 in a plenary talk

Peters_KeynoteWe are happy to announce that Dr.-Ing. Harald Peters from the VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut will present the state-of-the-art of the development of “Industrie 4.0” solutions in steel industry based on several examples of applied research projects in Europe of the last years in his plenary talk at IFAC MMM 2016.
Date: September 1, 2016, 13:30-14:30

Prof. Biao Huang will give a plenary talk about process data analytics in the oil sands industry

Prof. Biao HuangWe are happy to announce that Prof. Biao Huang from the University of Alberta, Canada, will give a plenary talk about state of the art and applications of process data analytics in the oil sands industry.
Date: September 2, 2016, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gabriel WURZER and Mag. Hans RESCHREITER will give an evening lecture plenary talk about the prehistoric salt mines from Hallstatt

Photo Assoc. Prof. Gabriel Wurzer Photo Mag. Hans ReschreiterWe are happy to announce that Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gabriel WURZER, TU Wien, Austria, and Mag. Hans RESCHREITER, Prehistoric Department, Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria, will give an evening lecture plenary talk about the prehistoric salt mines from Hallstatt – perfect preservation leading to insightful simulation!
Date: August 31, 2016, 17:30-18:30