Simulation of Mining and Haulage Systems

July 17, 2018 - July 20, 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.


Early Registration Deadline - 15% Discount Friday, June 15 th, 2018

Registration Deadline: Monday, July 9th, 2018

Who should attend

The Simulation of Mining Systems is a comprehensive fourday course covering fundamentals of Discrete Event Simulation (DES) modeling and its industrial applications to mining systems. The course is intended for mining disciplines and participants who would like to use simulation to design and optimize real-world mining and systems. Arena Simulation Software by Rockwell Automation is used as the primary modeling simulation tool.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation received in writing by July 9 th 2018 will incur a 20% cancellation fee. No refund will be made after this time.


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Contact Information

OptiTek Mining Consulting Ltd.

Hooman Askari

3513 West Place



Phone: 7808939365


Web: http://optitek.ca/