Short-Term Mine Planning using Geovia MineSched

June 25, 2018 - June 27, 2018
Edmonton, Canada

University of Alberta Campus


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.

Early Registration Deadline - 10% discount Friday, May 18th, 2018

Registration Deadline: Monday, June 11th, 2018


Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation received in writing by Monday, June 11th , 2018 will incur a 20% cancellation fee. No refund will be made after this time.

Course Delivery 

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

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Contact Information

OptiTek Mining Consulting Ltd.

Hooman Askari

3513 West Place NW



Phone: 7808939365