Course Dates

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19 of September 2021

Course Duration

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1 week

Course Duration

PROGRAM FEE $500

Course Information Special pricing for accompanies $350

Online attendance Special pricing $125

Welcome to SOMP2021

Welcome to SOMP2021



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Faculty Oscar Jaime restrepo

Dr. Oscar Jaime Restrepo

Full time Professor UNAL

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I invite you to the Society of Mining Professors/Societät der Bergbaukunde annual meeting and conference in Medellin, the industrial city of Colombia, from Saturday 18th of September through Friday 24 th September 2021. ... More info


Program Syllabus

Sunday, September 19th:


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Optional Pre conference tour. Medellin city tour

Tuesday, September 21st:


Working Session No. 1: Academic tour

8:30 am - 12:00 am -Academic visit to School of Mines

11:00:00 am - 11:15 am

SOMP Group photo. School of Mines

Afternoon Working Session No. 2: Committees Meeting
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Capacity Building Committee Meeting

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Education Committee Meeting

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Research Committee Meeting

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Members Development Committee Meeting

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Council Meeting

Night Welcome

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Cocktail


Wednesday, September 22nd:

Working Session No. 3
8:00 am – 8:10 am Welcome Address: Prof. Oscar Jaime Restrepo Baena, 2019-2020 SOMP President, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, School of Mines

8:10 am – 8:20 am Welcome Address: Prof. Juan Camilo Restrepo Vice Cancellor Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Medellin.

8:20 am – 8:30 am Welcome Address: Prof. Veronica Botero. Dean School of Mines Universidad Nacional de Colombia

8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome Address: Particular conditions of Mining activities in Colombia and Latin America: Santiago CardonaMineros S.A

8:45 am – 8:50 am Welcome Address: Welcome Address: Jorge Jaramillo. Mines Secretary. Regional Goverment

8:50 am- 9:00 am Welcome: Luis Fernando Suárez Vélez. Governor (e) of Antioquia

< 9:00 am - 9:10 am Coffee/Tea Break



Thursday, September 23rd

Working Session No. 5


8:00 am – 8:05 am Presentation: Chair Education – Prof. Oliver Langefeld

8:05 am – 8:25 am Slope stability monitoring – a course for mine surveyors and geotechnical engineers to address risk mitigation. Thomas H and Mitra R School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

8:25 am – 8:45 am Early experiences in online teaching. Sakshi Hazuria Anderson, Amy J. Richins, Michael G. Nelson. Mining Engineering Department. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

8:45 am – 9:05 am The importance of the management and use of mining heritage in the future of mining engineering education. Domingo J. Carvajal Gomez. University of Huelva, Spain

9:05 am – 9:25 am Teaching automation and data analytics as a recruiting tool for mining engineering departments. Nino Ripepi, Richard Bishop, Juan J. Monsalve Valencia, Aman Soni. University: Virginia Tech, USA

9:25 am – 9:40 am Coffee/Tea Break

9:40 am – 10:00 am Sustainability in raw materials production and the role of higher education. Alexander Hutwalker, Angela Binder, Oliver Langefeld. Institute of Mining Clausthal University of Technology

10:00 am – 10:20 am Innovation through cooperative learning techniques applied to the subject of materials science in two different spanish engineering degrees. Fernández Pérez B.; Ayala Espina J.; Menéndez Aguado, Juan M; Beatriz. Baragaño Coto, Diego; Ramajo Escalera Beatriz. Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

10:20 am – 10:45 am Creativity in Engineering. Enrique Posada. Colombia

10:45 am – 12:15 am Panel on “Challenges facing mining engineering schools/programs” (Chaired by Ismet Canbulat: invited: Christoph, Mario Cedrón, Ronny, Nga, M. Karmis)

12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch

Afternoon Working Session No. 6

Section IV Membership Development Session

1:30 pm - 1:35 pm Presentation: Membership Development Session

1:35 pm - 3:30 pm Membership Development Workshop: Chaired by Andrea Brickey and Emily Sarver

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Coffee/Tea Break

Section V Capacity Building Session

3:45 pm - 3:50 pm Presentation: Chair Capacity Building Session. Prof. Domingo Carvajal

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm A new school of mines in Queensland, Australia – 150 years in the making. Steve Hall Central Queensland University Australia

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm An attempt to integrate religion, sustainable development and mining – A case study from Iran Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kretschmann, TH Georg Agricola University, Bochum, Germany Dr.-Ing. Ravanbakhsh Amiri, Vice-President Arzesh International Investment Development Holding, Tehran, Iran

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Beneficiation of minerals in Namibia – challenges and opportunities for collaborative research. H. Musiyarira and G. Dzinomwa Namibia University of Science and Technology

4:50 pm - 5:10 pm Toward un SDG 11: paths of mining cities sustainability as practiced in China Zhongxue LI Yankai ZHANG Hongguang JI, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

5:10 pm - 5:30 pm Presentation of Colombian Commission on Resources and Reserves – CRIRSCO. Wilfredo López AIMC. Colombia

Night Dinner

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm SOMP Awards dinner

Friday, September 24th:


Working Session No. 7 at “Parque Arvi”

Section VI Members Development and IT

7:15 am - 8:15 am Trip to "Parque Arví"

8:30 am - 9:00 am Presentation of IT Committee and discussion. Prof. Zach Agioutantis

9:00 am - 9:20 am Mining health and safety and the Importance of academic exchange programs for its improvement. Nino Ripepi - Juan josé Monsalve Virginia Tech, Juan E Monsalve Universidad Nacional de Colombia

9:20 am - 9:40 am Smart mining operation system and construction plan in China Qingxiang Cai, Wei Zhou, Xiang Lu China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China

9:40 am - 10:00 am Coffee/Tea Break

Section VI Research, Development and Industry Session

10:00 am - 11:00 am Presentation: Chair Research, Development and Industry – Prof. Kwame Awuah-Offei

11:00 am - 11:20 am Challenges in autonomous underground tramming operations Z. Agioutantis, S. Schafrik, J. Sottile, and V. Androulakis University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

11:20 am - 11:40 pm Methods for minimizing hazards during and after the closure of underground coal mines Prof. Jan Palarski, Prof. SUT Violetta Sokoła-Szewioła, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

11:40 pm - 12:00 m Drone images and data acquisition software for geomechanical mapping Jair Carlos Koppe & Irvyn Laurence Paniz Post-graduation Program in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil 12:00 m - 12:20 pm Smart mining and law Prof. Dr. jur. Walter Frenz, Maître en Droit Public, RWTH Aachen University

Section VII Future of SOMP

12:30 m - 1:00 pm Discussion on Future of SOMP: Prof. Vladislav Kecojevic

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Presentation of the next regional conferences

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Presentation of the next SOMP annual conferences

Closing Ceremony

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Closing speech

Afternoon Closing activities

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Visit "finca cafeteta"

Monday, September 20th:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Optional Pre conference tour. Guatape tour

Sunday, September 19th:


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

registration
Optional Pre conference tour. Medellin city tour

Monday, September 20th:


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration
Optional Pre conference tour. Guatape tour

Tuesday, September 21st:


Morning Working Session No. 1: Academic tour

8:30 am - 12:00 am -Academic visit to School of Mines

11:00 am - 11:15 am SOMP Group photo. School of Mines

After noon Working Session No. 2: Committees Meeting
1:45 pm – 3:45 pm Council Meeting

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Education Committee Meeting

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Research Committee Meeting

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Members Development Committee Meeting

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Capacity Building Committee Meeting

Night
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Cocktail

Wednesday, September 22nd:


Working Session No. 3

8:00 am – 8:10 am Welcome Address: Prof. Oscar Jaime Restrepo Baena, 2019-2020 SOMP President, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, School of Mines

8:10 am – 8:20 am Welcome Address: Prof. Juan Camilo Restrepo Vice Cancellor Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Medellin.

8:20 am – 8:30 am Welcome Address: Prof. Veronica Botero. Dean School of Mines Universidad Nacional de Colombia

8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcome Address: Particular conditions of Mining activities in Colombia and Latin America: Santiago CardonaMineros S.A

8:45 am – 8:50 am Welcome Address: Welcome Address: Jorge Jaramillo. Mines Secretary. Regional Goverment

8:50 am- 9:00 am Welcome: Luis Fernando Suárez Vélez. Governor (e) of Antioquia

9:00 am - 9:10 am Coffee/Tea Break

Section II SOMP Bussiness section

9:10 am – 9:15 am Acknowledgments: Oscar Jaime Restrepo

9:15 am – 10:45 am SOMP Business Session:Vlad Kecojevic. SOMP Secretary-General. West Virginia University, United States

10:45 am – 11:05 am Ethic in Engineering: Roberto Castañeda. AIMC. Universidad Nacional de Colombia

11:05 am – 12:00 pm Tim Shaw Award: Presentation by Emily Sarver. Virginia Tech

12:00 - 1:25 pm Lunch

Afternoon Working Session No. 4 Section III Educational Session I

1:30 pm – 1:35 pm P resentation: Chair Education – Harmony Musiyarira

1:35 pm – 2:00 pm Industry 4,0 in Mining: John Willian Branch. School of Mines Universidad Nacional de Colombia

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm University-company cathedra, a model of adaptation of the academy to the needs of the new mining. Mario Cedrón - Angel Tobar, Jorge Soto. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima Perú

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and mining engineers of the future. Michael Hitch and Veiko Karu. Western Australia School of Mines , Australia. Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Addressing diversity aspects in mining engineering education. Binder, Angela; Hutwalker, Alexander; Langefeld, Oliver. Clausthal University of Technology, Institute of Mining, Department of Underground Mining Methods and Machinery

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Lifelong learning in the mining industry: implementation of practical training courses on-site. George Barakos, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, Kirsi Luolavirta, University of Oulu, Finland, Marcos de Paiva Bueno, University of Oulu, Finland, Maria Sinche Gonzalez, University of Oulu, Finland Helmut Mischo, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, Saija Luukkanen, University of Oulu, Finland

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Current educational challenges in mineral processing courses and programs. Menéndez Aguado, Juan M.; Restrepo Baena, O.J.; Díaz, Andrea; Coello Velázquez, Alfredo L. Universidad de Oviedo, Spain, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Coffee/Tea Break

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Lessons learned from mining engineering education at the Politecnico di Torino. Marilena Cardu DIATI Politecnico; IGG CNR, Torino – Italy

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Why students don’t study mining engineering in Australia. Ismet Canbulat, Bruce Hebblewhite, Paul Hagan and Serkan Saydam. School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering, UNSW Sydney

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Michael Karmis SOMP PhD Fellowship Award Lecture (1)

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Michael Karmis SOMP PhD Fellowship Award Lecture (2)

Night Group gathering
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Social event

Thursday, September 23rd


Working Session No. 5 Educational Session II


8:00 am – 8:05 am Presentation: Chair Education – Jurgen Brune

8:05 am – 8:25 am Students’ major recognition on mining engineering of Chongqing University in China. Li Liu , Junzhu Tian, Zhengyu Zhang, Deyi Jiang, Yong Li, Chongqing University, China

8:25 am – 8:45 am Early experiences in online teaching. Sakshi Hazuria Anderson, Amy J. Richins, Michael G. Nelson. Mining Engineering Department. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

8:45 am – 9:05 am The importance of the management and use of mining heritage in the future of mining engineering education. Domingo J. Carvajal Gomez. University of Huelva, Spain

9:05 am – 9:25 am Teaching automation and data analytics as a recruiting tool for mining engineering departments. Nino Ripepi, Richard Bishop, Juan J. Monsalve Valencia, Aman Soni. University: Virginia Tech, USA

9:25 am – 9:40 am Coffee/Tea Break

9:40 am – 10:00 am Sustainability in raw materials production and the role of higher education. Alexander Hutwalker, Angela Binder, Oliver Langefeld. Institute of Mining Clausthal University of Technology,Germany

10:00 am – 10:20 am Innovation through cooperative learning techniques applied to the subject of materials science in two different spanish engineering degrees. Fernández Pérez B.; Ayala Espina J.; Menéndez Aguado, Juan M; Beatriz. Baragaño Coto, Diego; Ramajo Escalera Beatriz. Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

10:20 am – 10:45 am Slope stability monitoring – a course for mine surveyors and geotechnical engineers to address risk mitigation. Thomas H and Mitra R School of Mining Engineering, RWTH Aachen University.

10:45 am – 12:00 am Presentation of the Colombian Schools of Mines (4)


12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch

Afternoon Working Session No. 6 Section IV Membership Development Session

1:30 pm - 1:35 pm Presentation: Membership Development Session

1:35 pm - 3:30 pm Membership Development Workshop: Chaired by Andrea Brickey

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Coffee/Tea Break

Section V Capacity Building Session

3:45 pm - 3:50 pm Presentation: Chair Capacity Building Session. Domingo Carvajal

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm A new school of mines in Queensland, Australia – 150 years in the making. Steve Hall Central Queensland University Australia

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm Beneficiation of minerals in Namibia – challenges and opportunities for collaborative research. H. Musiyarira and G. Dzinomwa Namibia University of Science and Technology

4:30 pm - 4:50 pm Toward un SDG 11: paths of mining cities sustainability as practiced in China Zhongxue LI Yankai ZHANG Hongguang JI, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China


Night Dinner
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm SOMP Awards dinner

Friday, September 24th:


Working Session No. 7 at “Parque Arvi”

Section VI Members Development and IT

8:00 am - 8:30 am Presentation of IT Committee and discussion - Zach Agioutantis"

8:30 am - 8:50 am Smart mining operation system and construction plan in China Qingxiang Cai, Wei Zhou, Xiang Lu China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China

8:50 am - 9:10 am Mining health and safety and the Importance of academic exchange programs for its improvement. Nino Ripepi - Juan josé Monsalve Virginia Tech, Juan E Monsalve Universidad Nacional de Colombia

9:10 am - 9:30 am Coffee/Tea Break

Section VI Research, Development and Industry Session

9:30 am - 9:35 am Presentation: Chair Research, Development and Industry – Marilena Cardu

9:35 am - 9:50 am Challenges in autonomous underground tramming operations Z. Agioutantis, S. Schafrik, J. Sottile, and V. Androulakis University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

9:50 am - 10:15 pm Methods for minimizing hazards during and after the closure of underground coal mines. Jan Palarski, Prof. SUT Violetta Sokoła-Szewioła, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

10:15 m - 10:35 pm Smart mining and law Prof. Dr. jur. Walter Frenz, Maître en Droit Public, RWTH Aachen University

10:35 pm - 10:55 pm Presentation of Colombian Commission on Resources and Reserves – CRIRSCO. Mauricio Castañeda. CCRR Colombia

10:55 pm - 11:15 pm Creativity in Engineering. Enrique Posada. Colombia

11:15 pm - 11:35 pm Conclusions from the R&D&I Committee - Kwame Awuah-Offei

Section VII Future of SOMP

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Discussion on Future of SOMP: Prof. Vladislav Kecojevic

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Presentation of the next regional conferences

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Presentation of the next SOMP annual conferences

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Closing speech

Afternoon Closing activities

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Visit "finca cafeteta"


Saturday, September 25th:



8:00 am - 5:00 pm Optional Post conference Technical tour - Antioquia Gold

Our Tours

SOMP 2021

Arvi Park


Ecotourism Arví Regional Park (Arví Park), is located 30 km from the center of Medellín (Colombia) in the village of Santa Elena and the municipality of Guarne (Antioquia – Colombia). It is an open park developed on land for public use, created for the enjoyment of the local, national and international community, through the construction of organized tourism, consolidates a conservation strategy and promotion of the potentials and strengths of its cultural and environmental wealth and archaeological heritage, silletero tradition and entrepreneurship of its people, through a proposal for sustainable nature tourism.

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Guatape


Guatapé is a town and municipality in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia.[1] It is a part of the subregion of Eastern Antioquia and is located 79 kilometres (49 mi) from Medellín, the capital of the department. Guatapé is bordered on the north by Alejandría, San Rafael to the east, and Granada and El Peñol to the south. This town is the gathering place for Las Vegas, referring to the small farms of the area. The town is a major tourist attraction, especially for travelers from Medellín. El Peñón de Guatapé, a large rock that visitors can climb, and the famous zócalos (murals) that adorn several buildings attract many tourists.

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City Tour


The Museum of Antioquia (Museo de Antioquia) is an art museum in Medellín, Colombia. It houses a large collection of works by Medellín native Fernando Botero and Pedro Nel Gómez. It was the first museum established in Antioquia department and the second in Colombia. The museum is located in the center of Medellín on the Botero Plaza near the Berrío Park metro station.

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Partner Hotels

SOMP 2021

San Fernando Plaza


The San Fernando Plaza Hotel is for foreigners and executives, the first choice when visiting this beautiful city. It is located in the area known as the “Golden Mile” (On Avenida El Poblado) within the Financial and Cultural Center which carries the same name of the Hotel; widely considered the most exclusive área in the city.

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Holiday Inn


Located in the Poblado district of Medellin, the Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Medellin Hotel, offers visitors high quality services and a convenient location near the local’s attractions and businesses,this centric Medellin hotel is four miles from Plaza Mayor, the most important conference and convention center from the area, and near major banks and international businesses.

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Novelty Hotel


Following the latest hospitality trends, Novelty Suites Hotel offers an excellent lodging option, specially for business trips. Featuring spacious suites with complete services and located within 100 mts of Oviedo Shopping mall, one block away from Hard Rock Cafe, La Provincia Restaurant, Marriot Hotel, Citibank, Office Depot and walking distance to Santa Fe Shopping Mall.

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About Medellin

Medellín is considered the second most important city in the country after Bogotá, the capital of the country, and from where they come, around 48 direct daily flights with a duration of approximately half an hour, being the city with the most number of connections to the capital. It is located in the Central Mountain Range, one of the three branches of the most important mountain chain in Latin America, the Mountain Range of the Andes, which makes it a city located in a region surrounded by mountains and nature.

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