Coal Operators' Conference

February 11th to 13th, 2015

University of Wollongong

McKinnon Building 67


2015 Sponsors

Coal Operators' Conference (COAL 2015)

The Coal Operators’ Conference is an annual event, held regularly at the University of Wollongong campus in February of each year. The Conference is organised jointly between the University of Wollongong, the Illawarra Branch of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and Mine Managers Association of Australia.

The next Coal Operators’ Conference ‘Coal 2015’ is scheduled for February 11 to 13. The three day conference will be held at the University of Wollongong. The Conference will address Issues related to various aspects of modern coal mining operations, both surface and underground. Accordingly, papers are invited about the following topics:

    • Surface mining.
    • Geology,
    • Heading development,
    • Mining methods; longwall, bord and pillar, top coal caving and hydraulic mining,
    • Equipment and machinery performance or innovations,
    • Ground control and strata management,
    • Longwall and roof fall recovery,
    • Instrumentation and monitoring,
    • Rock bolting, cable bolting or other roof support techniques,
    • Mine subsidence,
    • Mine ventilation, mine gas drainage and outburst control,
    • Mine fires and explosions,
    • Mine flooding,
    • Risk management,
    • Mine management and mine contract,

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2015 program below to download

We strongly encourage receiving papers from coal mine operations, as well as fundamental and applied coal mining research.

Important dates

Abstract submission August 28th, 2014
Acceptance of the paper based on abstract September 15th, 2014
Date of full paper submission November 27th, 2014
Conference Days February 11~13th, 2015

Note: The date for the final submission of the paper will be strictly adhered.


Naj Aziz
(Chairman and Convenor)
School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW 2522
Tel: (02) 4221 3449
Email: naj_aziz@uow.edu.au

Conference Secretariat

Peter Vrahas
Conference Manager
Email: petervrahas@eventico.com.au
Tel: 0424 193 520