The Coal Operators' Conference has been held at the University of Wollongong since 1998. The Conference is organised by Mining Engineering at UOW.
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: .
See also the conference website and the Coal Science and Technology website.

Complete list of conference papers here:

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Complete proceedings as printed, with front and end matter, available here:

1998 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Papers from 2018

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Improvements in Longwall Technology and Performance in Kuzbass Mines of Suek, Vladimir Artemyev and Peter McInally

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Implementation of Interactive Spontaneous Combustion Hazard Assessment and Management at Meandu Mine, Basil Beamish, Dave Edwards, and Jan Theiler

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Evaluation of Gravimetric Samplers and Proposal for the Use of a Harmonised Performance Based Dust Sampler for Exposure Assessment, Bharath Belle

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Analysis of Bulli Seam Benchmark and DRI to Determine Outburst Threshold Limits, Dennis J. Black

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Control and Management of Outburst in Australian Underground Coal Mines, Dennis J. Black

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Determination of Gas Emission in the Mining Life Cycle, Patrick Booth, Heidi Brown, Jan Nemcik, and Ting Ren

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A Continuing Roof and Floor Monitoring Systems for Tailgate Roadways, Paul Buddery, Clare Morton, Duncan Scott, and Nathan Owen

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Improving Respirable Coal Dust Exposure Monitoring and Control, David Cliff, Nikky LaBranche, Mark Shepherd, and Fritz Djukic

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The Abutment Angle Model and Its Appropriate Use for Longwall Tailgate Design, Mark Cowell

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Gas Desorption Rate of Coal Seams in Zonguldak Coal Basic as an Indicator of Outburst Proneness, Olgun Esen, Abdullah Fisne, Gündüz Ökten, and Dennis J. Black

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An Investigation of the Coal Seam Gas Content and Compositon in Soma Coal Basin, Turkey, Olgun Esen, Samet Can Ozer, Anil Soylu, Ata Ramazani Rend, and Abdullah Fisne

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Coal Pillar Design When Considered a Reinforcement Problem Rather Than a Suspension Problem, Russell Frith and Guy Reed

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Numerical Simulation of Unsaturated Infilled Joints in Shear, Libin Gong, Jan Nemcik, and Ting Ren

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Mechanical Properties of Coal Measure Rocks Containing Fluids at Pressure, Ian Gray, Xiaoli Zhao, and Lucy Liu

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Making Effective Audits Truly Effective, Paul Harrison and Phil Goode

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Mechanics of Rib Deformation at Moranbah North Mine - A Case Study, Yvette Heritage

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Australian Coal Industry Competitiveness Assessment, Paul Hodgson and Francis Norman

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Dendrobium Mine Longwall Pre-driven Recovery Roads Including Developing Cuttable Grout Pillars, Matthew Johnson, Rob Thomas, Verne Mutton, and Michael Egan

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Emerging Trends in Injuries in the Underground Coal Sector: An Analysis of Queensland Data from 2006-2017, Nikky LaBranche

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A Review of In Situ Stress Measurement Techniques, Huasheng Lin, Joung Oh, Hossein Masoumi, Ismet Canbulat, Chengguo Zhang, and Linming Dou

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Microseismic Monitoring of Underground Coal Mines: Objectives, Warnings and Sensor Array Design, Richard Lynch

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Analysis of Breakages of Longwall Powered Supports - Why Cycles Testing Does Not Guarantee Happiness, Peter McInally

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Development, Trials and Testing of a Two Componet Rapid Set Cement Grouting System, Tom Meikle, Robert Hawker, Colin Grubb, Stephen Tadolini, and Peter Mills

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Mechanical Behaviours of Grout for Strata Reinforcement, Ali Mirzaghornanali, Peter Gregor, Hamed Alkandari, Naj Aziz, and Kevin McDougall

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Interpretation of Rock Mass Behaviour via "Multiple Graph" Approach: Adit P-C9 of the Alborz Tunnel, Saied Mohammad, Farouq Hossaini, Mohammad Mohammadi, and Mojtaba Askari

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Comparison of the Performance of Resin and Cementitious Grouting Media for Cable Bolts, Edward Pullan, Danqi Li, and Paul C. Hagan

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Research, Development and Application of Dust Suppression Technology, Jon Roberts and Peter Wypych

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Potential Tube Bundle Improvements, Larry Ryan and Martin Watkinson

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Coal and Rock Bursts - Similarities and Differences When Considering the Sudden Collapse of the Sides of Excavations, Ross Seedsman

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The Redistribution of Stresses Around Longwall Extraction Panels in Bedded Rock Masses, Ross Seedsman

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Interpretation of Cleat from Image Logs, David Titheridge

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Factors Affecting Pre-Tension and Load Carrying Capacity in Rockbolts - A Review of Fastener Design, Damon Vandermaat

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Numerical Model of Coal Burst Mechanism, Gaetano Venticinque and Jan Nemcik

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Assessment of Coal Pillar Stability at Great Depth, Petr Waclawik, Radovan Kukutsch, and Jan Nemcik

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Profile of Sheared Cable Bolts Strand Wires, Guanyu Yang, Naj Aziz, Haleh Rasekh, Saman Khaleghparast, Xuwei Li, and Jan Nemcik

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Strong Weighting Events in Shallow Multi-seam Longwall Mining, Weibing Zhu, Jialin Xu, Jinfeng Ju, and Qingdong Qu

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Insights into the Energy Sources of Bursts in Coal Mines and the Effectiveness of Prevention and Control Measures, Mahdi Zoorabadi and Winton Gale