Freiberg is nestled in the wonderful region of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Ore Mountain Mining Region” and is characterised by a unique medieval city centre. Freiberg has become well known since the 12th century through the silver mining. The Freiberg University of Mining and Technology was founded here in 1765 as the first university of mining and metallurgy worldwide and has widened its profile to a broad spectrum of geo-, material-, energy- and environmental sciences.
Based on this tradition, it is an honour and a pleasure to invite you to the 15th International Symposium for Continuous Surface Mining. In the focus of the ISCSM 2023 are the challenges of our times – globalisation, automatisation/ robotics, cost optimisation, ecological and social challenges, public acceptance/ recruitment, modern education, research and development. The conference brings together leading scientists, mining and mining industry representatives, state administration representatives as well as special services and consulting companies from around the world. The symposium offers plenary and themed sessions, workshops, excursions, cultural events, an accompanying programme and room for discussions/ networking.
As a part of this symposium, the foundation “Steine-Erden-Bergbau und Umwelt” will award this year’s Advancement Award. Additionally, the Chair of Mining and Surface Mining (Univ.-Prof. Carsten Drebenstedt) will award at the best of the year of the course “Geotechnik Bergbau”
with the specialization “Bergbau” the Helmut-Härtig-Prize.