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The 1st International Conference of Future and Emerging Mining (FErM)

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The 1st International Conference of Future and Emerging Mining (FErM)

December 15th-20th, 2019, Henderson, USA

Invitation

With the unprecedented consumption of natural resources in both developed and developing countries, key elements critical for the modern industry could be exhausted on Earth within 50 to 60 years. Therefore, the demands for mining and exploiting resources from non-traditional sites and targets (e. g. deep sea, deep space and deep underground, known as “the three deeps”), have called for a “new gold rush” and the new arena of mining research and innovation. The three deeps mining has attracted significant interests around the world in the past a few years due to the discovery of the ascertained abundance of helium-3, iridium, diamonds, gold, silver, copper, manganese, zinc and other raw materials on the ocean floor, deep underground, and such near-earth celestial bodies like comets and asteroids.

Mining from the three deeps is becoming the next frontier to counter against the rapid depletion of “easy-mining” resources on the Earth. Inspired by recent exciting developments in future and emerging mining, the 1st International Conference of Future and Emerging Mining (FErM 2019) will be held in December 2019 in Henderson, USA. The FErM is a new academic vehicle and a unique platform dedicated to disseminating knowledge and promoting research in the fields of future and emerging mining, an area has led to landscape changes over the past years and will undoubtedly herald an incredibly bright future whose scope and our imagination only limits impact. Ambitious geophysicists, oceanographer, space professionals, mining experts, and entrepreneurs have immersed themselves in developing and innovating science, technology, and engineering related to emerging and future mining.

The primary aim of the conference is to create a unique and regular communication platform for interested parties to discuss issues as well as potential solutions related to the three deeps mining. It is expected that this conference will provide a valuable worldwide collaboration avenue to promote the development of the three deeps mining in the identification, exploration and utilization of new resources. The conference leverages a -multi-disciplinary approach to advocate a closer relationship among the geosciences, oceanography, space and mining sectors, to allow scientists to network and share knowledge with experts and entrepreneurs and to foster collaboration and cooperation.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that have supported and contributed to this exciting academic event. We look forward to meeting you in Henderson and fruitful outcomes of the FErM!

  

Topics include but not limited to

1.Establishment and maintenance of reference frames for the three deeps mining;

2.Autonomous navigation and control of mining robots and its instrumentation;

3.Simulation and analysis of extreme environments and its effects on extra-terrestrial and deep-sea mining;

4.Identification, characterization and quantification of potential resources of Moon, Mars, asteroids, comets, ocean floor and deep underground;

5.Power and transportation systems to support the three deeps mining;

6.Market demand and in-situ utilization of three deeps resources and products;

7.Policy, legal provisions, and ethical considerations in three deeps mining;

8.Recent missions and national plans in three deeps mining;

9.Three deeps mining technological challenges, strategies and smart solutions; and

10.Other science, technology and engineering issues related to emerging and future mining, including education, geodesy, geospatial, navigation, measurement science, space science etc areas.

Sessions

Session 1: Extreme Mining Environments Simulation

Session 2: Analysis of Lunar and Mars Soil Constituent

Session 3: Navigation and Control of Mining Robot

Session 4: Automatic Mining Robotic Instrumentation

Session 5: Market Demand, Policy, Law, and Ethical Considerations

Session 6: Discussion on Emerging and Future Mining Techniques

Abstracts and Papers

All science, technology and engineering contributions closely related to the three deeps mining are welcome. The abstracts and papers will be peer-reviewed before acceptance. In the meantime, authors, especially young researchers, are encouraged to make oral (or poster) presentations. A number of awards/prizes will be established for oral presentations, posters and papers. Full papers will be recommended to the SCI journals, “Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences” and “Environment Earth Science” subject to a double-blind review process.

  

Fees

Registration fee: $900 USD per person (Including Welcome Banquet)

Registration fee: $500 USD per person (Early bird, Including Welcome Banquet)

Registration fee: $200 USD per person (Single day)

Registration fee: $100 USD per person (Student)

Welcome Banquet fee: $80 USD per person

As for accommodation facilities in Henderson and Las Vegas, there are many hotels with prices ranging from $50up to $200 per room and per night. The organizer can help with accommodation booking and post-conference tour. You can see the hotels description HERE. (Further detailed information will be online soon)

Excellent Presentation Awards

Excellent Presentation Awards will be nominated by the session chairs.

Six Awards will be selected in final by conference scientific committee.

Excellent Presentation certification and$500 Check will be awarded to the final winners.

  

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: September 1, 2019

Full paper submission Deadline: October 31, 2019

Notification of Abstract Acceptance: September 9, 2019

Early Bird Registration: June 15 – October 15, 2019

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Yingtao Jiang, Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Patrick Zhai, Research Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Sponsorships

The organizers will gratefully accept any kind of supports for the FErM2019 conference in Henderson/USA. Please feel free to contact us to discuss the best way to promote your organizations and/or your activities.

  

  

Contacts

For further information about the conference, please contact the administrative assistants of FErM,

Huaizhan Li, Jingjing Tong

Tel.: 0086-0516-83888250

E-mail: FERM_2019@163.com07152774@cumt.edu.cn

  

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