The Coal Operators' Conference has been held at the University of Wollongong since 1998. The Conference is organised jointly by the Illawarra Branch of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy AusIMMM, the University of Wollongong and the Mine Managers Association of Australia.For further information contact Naj Aziz (Chairman and Convenor), School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2522. Tel: (02) 4221 3449. Email:naj_aziz@uow.edu.au. See also the conference website and the Coal Science and Technology website. Listing of previous conference papers here:

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Papers from 2010

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Applications of RFID and mobile technology in tracking of equipment for maintenance in the mining industry, Anthony Atkins, Lizong Zhang, and Hongnian Yu

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Proceedings of the 2010 Coal Operators' Conference, Naj Aziz

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Benchmarking moist coal adiabatic oven testing, Basil Beamish and Rowan Beamish

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Application of fault tree analysis to coal spontaneous combustion, Basil Beamish, Tony Sutherland, Michael Coull, David Walker, Gary Day, Craig Shales, Roger Craker, John Rowland, and John Smith

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Innovations in mine roadway stability monitoring using dual height and remote reading electronic telltales, David Bigby, Keith MacAndrew, and Ken Hurt

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Impact of coal properties and operational factors on mine gas drainage, Dennis Black and Naj Aziz

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Outburst Threshold Limits - Current Research Outcomes, Dennis Black and Naj Aziz

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Towards an integration information infrastructure in coal mining asset management application, Jorge Jemel Boneu, Leone Dunn, and Peter Gibson

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Roadway roof support design in critical areas at Anglo American Metallurgical Coal's underground operations, Ismet Canbulat

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Advanced numerical modelling methods of rock bolt performance in underground mines, Chen Cao, Jan Nemcik, and Naj Aziz

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Case study of ethane emissions at Mandalong Mine, Cambridge Claassen and Basil Beamish

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Improving emergency management in underground coal mines, David Cliff and John Grieves

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AMCMRR - an analytical model for coal mine roof reinforcement, Mark Colwell and Russell Frith

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Shear testing of 28mm hollow strand "TG" cable bolt, Peter Craig and Naj Aziz

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Recovery of stored gas in coal by nitrogen injection - a laboratory study, Raul Florentin, Naj Aziz, Dennis Black, Long Nghiem, and Kemal Baris

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Introduction of continuous haulage (4FCT) at the Clarence Colliery, Allison Golsby

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Non destructive integrity testing of rock reinforcement elements in Australian mines, Wauter Hartman, Benoit Lecinq, John Higgs, and David Tongue

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Managing the geotechnical aspects of longwall face recovery, David Hill

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Modification of four-section cut model for drift blast design in Razi coal mine - North Iran, Mohammad Hossaini and Hadi Poursaeed

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Seismic analysis of horseshoe tunnels under dynamic loads due to earthquakes, Navid Hosseini, Kazem Oraee, and Mehran Gholinejad

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CFD simulation of underground coal dust explosions and active explosion barriers, David Humphreys, Greg Collecutt, and David Proud

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Appin Colliery explosion reassessed, Bob Kininmonth

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Coal mine goaf gas predictor (CMGGP), Les Lunarzewski

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Global trends in coal mine horizontal stress measurements, Christopher Mark and Murali Gadde

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3D geotechnical models for coal and clastic rocks based on the GSR, Terry Medhurst, Peter Hatherly, and Binzhong Zhou

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Designing explosion rated ventilation seals for coal mines using high-fidelity physics-based computer modelling, Ian Verne Mutton and Alexander Remennikov

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Mines rescue guidelines : the next generation, Geoff Nugent, Seamus Devlin, John Grieves, David Cliff, and Darren Brady

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Productivity improvement from economic concept to an engineering tool, Kazem Oraee, Navid Hossein, Mohammadreza Soltani, and Mehdi Amirafshari

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Assessment of seismic events in German hard coal mining - occurrence and prediction, Axel Preusse, Heinz-J├╝rgen Kateloe, and Anton Sroka

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Mine gas initiative North Rhine-Westphalia - part of EnergyAgency.NRW Platform for Economy, Engineering and Research, Axel Preusse and Joerg Kraemer

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The use of CFD modelling as a tool for solving mining health and safety problems, Ting Ren and Rao Balusu

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The Role of ACARP in supporting Australian Coal Research, Bruce Robertson

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Parameters affecting coal seam gas escape through floor and roof strata, Abouna Saghafi, Hoda Javanmard, and Douglas Roberts

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Stability analysis and optimum support design of a roadway in a faulted zone during longwall face retreat - case study : Tabas Coal Mine, Ali Sahebi, Hossein Jalalifar, and Mohammad Ebrahimi

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Stability analysis of Tabas coal mine roadway using empirical and numerical methods, Ali Sahebi, Hossein Jalalifar, Mohammad Ebrahimi, and Ali Abdolrezaee

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Calibrated parameters for the prediction of subsidence at Mandalong Mine, Ross W. Seedsman

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Quantifying the impact of cover depth and panel width on longwall shield-strata interactions, Robert Trueman, Michael Callan, Rod Thomas, and David Hoyer

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Mine-scale numerical modelling of longwall operations, Abouzar Vakili, John Albrecht, and William Gibson

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A numerical simulator of outbursts of coal and gas, Sheng Xue, Gang Wang, Yucang Wang, and Jun Xie