First Announcement
Conference on
Technology and Management for Sustainable Exploitation of
Minerals and Natural Resources (TAMSEM)
Kharagpur, India
5-7th Feb, 2004

The resounding success of TMMPE’2000 encouraged us to organize the international seminar again in the year 2004 and this time in the mining capital of India, Calcutta. There is an indication in the air that the recessive cycle for minerals demand is blown over. The gold and base metals prices are picking up globally. The outlook for the fuel minerals is affirmative. What is more significant at this time is that there is positive rethinking globally on the considerations of mining investment with the minerals again gaining ground as strategic materials. So it is the opportune time when we must call upon all professionals, academicians and administrators for deliberate upon their technical and managerial expertise in the field of sustainable exploitation of mineral resources. In perspective, this conference will help assembling building blocks on the strong foundations based on past experiences and will show us the way for the sustainable development of mineral deposit for the future.

Today, sustainable development and management of mineral sector is not only a buzz word but has become a new way of decision and policy making mechanism. It is now imperative to develop indicators which may be used to assess sustainable development qualitatively as well as quantitatively. In this regard, this conference will throw lights on various development around the World and formulate the strategies for further research and development.

The three days conference will include plenary, parallel sessions, initiation addresses and a round table to discuss the following themes and the associated sub-topics :

1. Exploration: Survey Techniques, Deposit Evaluation, Risk and New
Knowledge.
2. Project Planning: Financing, Due Diligence, Feasibility Reports, Accounting
and Scheduling .
3. Mining Technology: Requirement specifications, Acquisitions, Management,
Innovation and New Applications.
4. Asset Management: Internal Customers, Business to Business, GIS ,GPS and
Geomatics , Information Dissemination Culture and
Corporate Governance and Solutions.
5. Standardisation: Quality Control, ISO-9000 &14000 series, Health and
Safety, Mining Methods , Ground and Structural Control,
and Transportation .
6. Sustainability : Resource Efficiency, Environmental Impact Assessment,
Monitoring and Reduction, and Conservation ,and Social Impacts.
7. Education and Training: Mining Courses, New Skill Development, Research and
Preparedness.

Call for Papers

The organisers of the conference from the faculty of Mining Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India are inviting papers form the renowned and experienced professionals, financiers, researchers, consultants and managers associated with geological, mining and metallurgical as well as manufacturing activities.

Deadlines

Conference Dates: February 5th,6th and 7th ,2004
Last Date for the submission of Abstract: July 31, 2003
Last Date for the submission of full manuscript: December 31, 2003
Last Date for Early Registration: Jan, 15, 2004

The Venue

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Address:

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) is set in a sylvan surrounding and only 120 kms away from the hustle bustle of the city of Kolkata. IITKGP is the largest technical institution in India and ranked as the best Institution in the country imparting technical eduaction and research. Visitors may also pass by the large city of Kolkata on their way in and out of Kharagpur. Kolkata, the city of joy is one of the oldest cities in India. It is located in the eastern part of the country and is situated besides the holy river Ganges. Apart from that the proximity of mineral rich eastern region that makes this city an important portal and business centre Kolkata houses one of the largest global Mining behemoth Coal India Ltd. The major sight-seeing attractions are some excellent Victorian age structures, museum and theme parks.

Climate
The climate in the month of February is generally pleasant. Light wollens will be necessary during the evening and morning hours. The temperature will be between 15?C and 25?C.

Registration

Individuals Category :
1. Indian and SAARC Countries: INR 6000.
2. North America, Europe, South Africa and Australia: $500.
3. Others : $ 300.

Complimentary airport transfers from and to Kolkata airport will be given to all non-Indian delegates.
Separate registration and hotel reservation forms will be sent to the participants once the intimation or abstract of paper is received by the organizers.

Tours and Travels

Life time experiences at Sunderbans, Darjeeling and Gangtok

Benefits

Upto 50% sharing from the conference fund for the retail price for the Guided boat tour to Sundarban Delta, the abode of famous Royal Bengal Tigers along the Ganges for 3 days and 2 nights, following the conclusion of the conference. Sundarban Delta is the largest riverine delta of the world and houses a wide diversity of flora and fauna.



Upto 25 % sharing from the conference fund for the retail price for the bothways first class train travel from Kolkata to the famous Hill stations at Darjeeling and Gangtok , the sites for the best view of Eastern Himalayas. The timing of the conference provides for the best opportunity to observe the snow peaks.


Both the tours are subject to the number of interested persons and admissible to those who book by an advance of Rs.2000 or $100 on or before Nov’31, 2003. Service charges are free.

Sponsorship:

Full Corporate Sponsorship (FCS): Rs.95, 000 or $2500.

FCS package will include all sessions display, one dinner hosting, free advertisement cubicle, separate clients networking and presentation, free desk leaflets and 10 free delegates with benefits.

Corporate Sponsorship (CS): Rs.75,000 or $2000.

CS package will include all sessions display, one snacks break hosting, free advertisement cubicle, separate clients networking and 8 free delegates with benefits

Sponsorship: Rs.50,000 or $1500.

Sponsorship will include all sessions display and 6 free delegates with benefits

Associate Sponsorship: Rs 25,000 or $1000.

Associate Sponsorship will include all sessions display and 3 free delegates with benefits

Payment:

All payments for the conference will have to be made in demand draft / cheques (add Rs.100 or $5 for bank fee for outstation cheques) in favour of the account CSEMR, KHARAGPUR at Syndicate Bank, IIT, Kharagpur

Conference Secretariat:

Department of Mining Engineering
IIT, Kharagpur – 721 302
India
Phone: (091) 3222-82281
FAX: (091) 3222-82282

Send all your correspondence to either of the following:

Head of the Department
Mining Engineering
IIT, Kharagpur – 721 302
India
E-mail: bssastry@mining.iitkgp.ernet.in

Dr.Jayanta Bhattacharya, Convener
Associate Professor
E-mail: jayantab@mining.iitkgp.ernet.in

Dr. Debasis Deb, Co-Convener
Assistant Professor
E-mail: deb@mining.iitkgp.ernet.in