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 2013, APCOM will be held in Brazil for the first time in its 50-year history.
The 36th 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 Porto Alegre in spring 2013 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 at the Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel in the heart of the warm and friendly city of Porto Alegre. The venue is easily accessible by taxi from Porto Alegre International Airport (20 minutes away).
We look forward to seeing you here in Porto Alegre on November 3-8, 2013. (These dates include two days of pre-symposium short courses).