It was held in Adelaide (Aug 30-September 1) and nearly 500 participants from all around the world attended the conference.
The following presentations were given by researchers from Luleå University of Technology:
- Changping Yi presented the paper “Numerical modeling of fragmentation by blasting and gravity flow in sublevel caving mines”
- Weronika Sredniawa presented the paper "Longevity chart for planning production and the renovation of ore passes".
- Muhammed Tariq presented the paper "Rock fragmentation measurements in sublevel caving: field tests at Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag's Malmberget mine"
- Ping Zhang presented the paper “Rockburst management at LKAB's Kiirunavaara mine: what can we learn from COVID-19 management”
- David Saiang presented the paper "Three-dimensional numerical modeling and analysis of complex stress variations and deformations at Malmberget mine, Sweden".
Additional to this, we also co-authored more papers presented during the conference. LTU Mining and Rock Engineering would like to thank the organizers for a well-arranged conference with many interesting presentations and discussions throughout all the days.
We would like to acknowledge the following for their financial support to carry out this research:
- Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas are acknowledged for
financing the project 'Face-to-Surface II' through the SIP-STRIM program (now Swedish Mining Innovation)
- CAMM - Centre for Advanced Mining and Metallurgy
- LKAB foundation for research and education at LTU
- Swedish Rock Engineering Research Foundation
- SUM-Academy program