Conference Programme

A provisional programme for the event is shown below.

Tuesday 27 August 2019
4:00 PM Main Conference Registration
6:00 PM Welcome Reception at STIAS, Stellenbosch
7:45 PM End of reception
Wednesday 28 August 2018
8:00 AM Registration
8:20 AM Welcome
8:30 AM Plenary 1 (one hour)
09:30 AM Coffee and Tea break
10:00 AM Session 1: 6 papers in 2 tracks
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Plenary 2 (one hour)
2:00 PM Coffee and Tea break
2:20 PM Session 2: 5 papers in 2 tracks
4:00 PM Coffee and Tea break
4:15 PM Plenary 3 (45min)
5:00 PM Final remarks
5:10 PM Coffee and Tea served
5.30 PM Evening lecture on topic to be announced
Thursday 29 August 2019
8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Plenary 4 (45 min)
09:30 AM Coffee and Tea break
10:00 AM Session 3: 6 papers in 2 tracks
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Posters session: 5min x 12
2:00 PM Coffee and Tea break
2:20 PM Session 4: 5 papers in 2 tracks
4:00 PM Coffee and Tea break
4:15 PM Plenary 6 (60 min)
5:00 PM Final remarks
5:10 PM Coffee and Tea served
7:00 PM Banquet Dinner
Friday 30 August 2019
8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Plenary 4 (45 min)
09:30 AM Coffee and Tea break
10:00 AM Session 3: 6 papers in 2 tracks
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Posters session: 5min x 12
2:00 PM Coffee and Tea break
2:20 PM Session 4: 5 papers in 2 tracks
4:00 PM Coffee and Tea break
4:15 PM Plenary 6 (60 min)
5:00 PM Final remarks
5:30 PM Closing and Prize Giving

Social Programme

Welcome Reception: 27 August 2019 (18:00)

Participants and their registered accompanying persons are invited to attend a Welcome Reception at STIAS for a wine tasting and opening speeches.

Conference Banquet: 29 August 2019 (19:00)

Participants and their registered accompanying persons are invited to attend the banquet dinner at Volkskombuis.

In 1902 Sir Herbert Baker designed labourers’ cottages which were constructed on the old farm formerly known as Vredenburg. In 1968 the property was acquired by Historical Homes of South Africa , restored and leased as a restaurant . More recently, the building stood vacant and somewhat derelict for several years . During 2017 the Rupert family initiated a full restoration and today De Volkskombuis operates once again as a restaurant within the picturesque town of Stellenbosch.

Dress code smart.

 

Workshop Programme

The workshops to be held on 26th and 27th of August will focus on Modern Data Analytics for Control in Minerals Processing”. It will be a hands-on workshop with participants developing their own control solutions.

On day one, participants will use familiar data analytics methods to infer the key performance measure of a simulated mineral processing circuit. On day two this inferred performance measure will be integrated into a controller to stabilise / optimise the performance of the simulated circuit.