October 2019
Volume 71    Issue 10

A review of digital transformation in mining

Young, Aaron; Rogers, Pratt

ABSTRACT:

Full-text paper:
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (2019) 36:683–699, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42461-019-00103-w

This paper considers the mining industry’s need for digital transformation (DT) and presents a three-part review of the foundational components of the DT process: ubiquitous data, connectivity and decision-making. It also provides a discussion on the future of DT in mining as well as a research direction, which identifies the need of academia to provide support for mining companies in the form of both research and the education of digitally literate, dynamically capable mining engineers into the coming decades. 

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