Call for Papers

Topics: geology, mining, metallurgy, materials science, technology, environmental protection, ... read more...

Time and Venue

The 49th IOC will be held
18 - 21 October, 2017 at
Hotel Jezero, Bor, Serbia
30 July 2017
hotel reservation deadline

Important Dates

15 June 2017
submission of a full-length paper
15 July 2017
notification of the papers acceptance
30 September 2017
final announcement and program

Conference fees

The Conference fee is
€ 130 - Net Amount
Conference fee payment
31 July 2017

Baner IOC ISC 2017-a

on Mining and Metallurgy

18 – 21 October 2017
Hotel Jezero, Bor Lake, Serbia

 IOC 2017 - Conference Report

 IOC 2017 - Photo gallery

 From 18 to 21 October 2017 the annual 49th International October Conference on Mining and Metallurgy (IOC 2017) was held in hotel Jezero, Bor Lake, Serbia. The IOC 2017 was organized by the Technical Faculty in Bor, University of Belgrade in collaboration with Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor.

Accompanying publication the Conference Proceedings volume edited by prof. Nada Štrbac, dr Ivana Markovic and dr Ljubisa Balanovic was published by the University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor in 664 pages (hard cover, 17 x 24 cm, ISBN 978-86-6305-066-2). It includes 153 papers of 462 authors from 30 countries - Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Macedonia, México, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, USA and Serbia.        

This year’s conference was dedicated to the memory of Professor Dragana Živković who was one of our most loyal and active Committee members. She was a wonderful teacher, a productive scientist, an inspiring colleague and a sincere friend. Her generosity and deep understanding touched the hearts of everybody who came in contact with her.

The interest in the IOC 2017 was at a very high level. The Conference was attended by more than 230 participants, who presented a total number of 34 oral reports and 75 posters. Four plenary lectures were given during the conference by eminent scientists: Siniša Tanacković (Ministry of Mining and Energy, Department for Geology and Mining, Serbia), Yong Du (State Key Lab of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, China), George Kaptay (University of Miskolc, Hungary) and Rada Novakovic (Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry and Energy Technologies - National Research Council, Italy) as well as 2 section lectures.         

On this occasion, we would like to thank all the participants who contributed with their attendance to IOC 2017. We wish to acknowledge the participation of a large number of prominent foreign scholars, participants, sponsors and gests from the following institutions: HBIS group (China); Labtim (Slovenia); Dassault Systemes (France); Stem (Slovenia); Huesker (Germany); Carmeuse (Belgium); Trokuttest (Croatia), Central South University (China); University of Miskolc (Hungary); Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia); IIT Madras (India); ICMATE – CNR (Italy); AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland); Baikov Institution of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia); Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi (Romania); Silesian University of Technology (Poland); Assarel-Medet JSC (Bulgaria); The National Agency of Natural Resources (Albania); Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb (Croatia); Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology, University of Podgorica (Montenegro); Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia); Faculty for Metallurgy and Materials, University of Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Institute for Black Metallurgy (Montenegro); Institute of Physical Materials Science Ulan-Ude (Russia); KCM AD (Bulgaria); Mining and Geology University (Bulgaria); Politechnica University of Bucharest (Romania); Research Scholar Department of Fuel & Mineral Engineering (India); Sakarya University (Turkey); Solvay Group (France); St.Kliment Ohridski" University, Faculty of Technical Sciences Bitola (Macedonia); University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Sciences (Bosnia and Herzegovina); RiTE Gacko (Bosnia and Herzegovina); University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (Bulgaria); University of Oradea (Romania); University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski (Bulgaria); University of Zagreb, Faculty of Metallurgy (Croatia); Japan International Cooperation Agency (Japan).

We also extend our sincere appreciation to the participants and authors from a large number of eminent domestic institutions: Ministry of Mining and Energy; Rakita; Le Belier Kikinda; Inelas Ereco; Municipality Bor; Bor District; RTB Group; RTB Bor Group - RBB; RTB Bor Group - TIR; CRH; Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Mineral Raw Materials; Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy; IHIS Techno-experts; Institute of Physics Belgrade; Strauss Adriatic; University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy; University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences; Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Priština; Global Innovation Projects d.o.o; Anthracite mine Vrška Čuka; Zastava arms; Messer Tehnogas; Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor and University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor.

The diverse geographical and professional backgrounds of the conference's participants (university scholars, researchers, representatives of industry) have significantly contributed to vibrant scientific discussion on the envisaged topic.      

The conference's program included a banquet with Vlachs' folk dances and two study tours for the participants to the Open Pit “Veliki Krivelj”, Flotation “Veliki Krivelj”, New Copper Smelter Bor and Cafe “Jama” – authentic underground tourist attraction.         

The organization of the IOC 2017 was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. The support of the sponsors and their willingness and ability to cooperate was of great importance for the success of the Conference. We would like to extend the appreciation and gratitude to all the sponsors and friends of the Conference for their donations and support: Le Belier and Rakita for platinum sponsorships; Inelas Ereco for gold sponsorship; Stem, Labtim and Dassault systemes for silver sponsorship; Huesker, Trokuttest group and Carmeuse for exhibitions; RTB Bor Group, TIR Bor, RBB Bor, Pometon TIR, Peric and Peric, Martenzit, Strauss Adriatic and Heineken Serbia for helping and supporting the organization of this Conference.

The 4th International Student Conference on Technical Sciences (ISC 2017) was take place from 20 to 21 October 2017 within the IOC 2017. This year, two awards in honor of Professor Dragana Živković for the best presented student’s papers were delivered.

We are looking forward seeing you again on our jubilee, the 50th International October Conference!

Best regards,

IOC 2017 Organizing Committee
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Platinum Donors

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Gold Donors

Inelas ereco logo1

Silver Donors

STEM            Labtim    3DEXPERIENCE company logo - square 1


 HUESKER Logo Deutsch CMYKTrokut Test Group logo

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