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Short-term open pit mine planning using Geovia MineSched, Edmonton, Canada

June 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am - June 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm


Hooman Askari is a professor of mining engineering in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He teaches and conducts research into mine planning & design and simulation of mining systems. Hooman is a registered professional mining engineer with 22 years of operational, consulting, research, and teaching experience in the area of open pit mine planning and design. He has a strong track record of success in leading the Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) research team sponsored by industry partners into development, testing, and delivering mine planning optimization prototype software and mine simulation models to major mining companies. He consults as the Principal Engineer on long-term to short-term open pit production scheduling optimization and simulation of mining-systems through OptiTek Mining Consulting Ltd.

Who Should Attend

Medium/short-term open pit planning is a three-day course designed for the mine planners, mining engineers, geologists, and technical managers who are responsible for activities that require them to generate or oversee monthly and weekly mine production schedules. The course is designed to provide theory through lectures, complemented by a hands-on real-world mine planning project using GEOVIA MineSched.

Course Delivery

  • Lectures on theoretical concepts
  • Documented step by step computer labs instructions
  • Incremental exercises and project work
  • Presentation of real mining case studies

Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL)

MOL research focuses on using operations research and advanced analytical methods to arrive optimal or near-optimal solutions to complex mine planning and operational decision-making problems.




June 25, 2018 @ 8:30 am
June 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm


OptiTek Mining Consulting Ltd