Santiago, Chile
Date: July 19-20th, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CLT
Location: Fundacion Chile, 6165 Av Parque Antonio Road, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Registration: CLICK HERE

GMG held a  workshop for the Interoperability Definitions and Roadmap Project and Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Lima, Peru on July 12-13 and will be holding a workshop in Santiago, Chile on July 19-20.  These workshops are being organized in conjunction with Interop (an organization for interoperability standards for the mining industry, supported by Fundación Chile), CORFO, BHP and Codelco.

Workshops on Interoperability have been held in Vancouver (May 6), Tucson (May 21), Perth (May 28), Brisbane (June7), Sudbury (June 12) and Denver (June 21), and on Autonomous Systems in Perth (Feb 22-23), Vancouver (May 3-4), Tucson (May 22) and Denver (June 22).   The discussions will now be brought to South America.

Interoperability Definitions and Roadmap Project

The project, to be completed by Q3 2018, will enable industry-wide alignment and identify a collaborative path forward to address mining interoperability including the identification of initiatives and projects and fostering increased collaboration across the sector. As part of this project, volunteers will join a multi-stakeholder innovation ecosystem, sharing expertise and building meaningful relationships with potential collaborators.

During the workshop, participants will work together to:

  • Determine common industry interoperability definitions, scope, principles and references
  • Develop a consensus on what the desired end state looks like
  • Identify existing projects and organizations that have developed/are developing interoperability-related solutions


 Implementation of Autonomous Systems Guideline
This guideline will be an expanded checklist or playbook to provide mining companies with the tools necessary to move forward with autonomous mining from planning to final stages. Industry will benefit in several other ways: increase constructive communication with regulators; input into innovation and development strategies; a framework to assist new suppliers from parallel industries, to integrate; and more.

A kick-off workshop in Perth, Australia, resulted in the outcome and first input into a draft guideline. Five task groups have been developed to enable volunteers to contribute their expertise to the development of the guideline: Business Case; Change Management and Planning; Safety and Regulatory; Design, Architecture and Data; and Human Factors.

Participants in these workshops will contribute towards content creation with the goal of completing the draft guideline by this September.


An agenda and more information will be sent to all those who register.

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