Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2nd International Conference – Mines of the Future"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Bernd Lottermoser

Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, 52062 Aachen, Germany
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Interests: mines; mining

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Modern mining needs to be profitable; it should operate with environmental integrity, be considerate of social concerns and be supported by effective government systems. At the same time, mining companies face operational challenges. Such challenges will only be solved through changes in the way the mining sector engages with society, uses energy, protects the environment, educates professionals, and pursues innovations. Mines of the future will need to be different to those of today.

The key objective of the 2nd International Conference Mines of the Future is to share the latest developments in mining expertise, activities, developments, and research that support mines of the future. The main topics will be

  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Innovation developments
  • Scientific advances
  • Responsible mining

We invite professionals from the mining industry and practitioners from consulting companies, equipment suppliers and software providers, people from research institutions, and government agencies, as well as academic scholars and researchers to attend this conference. We cordially invite you to join us at the conference and also to submit your manuscript to the Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Lottermoser
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Mineral resources
  • Mining technologies
  • Responsible mining

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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