The ICGCM Organizing Committee and the Chinese Local Organizing Committee welcome you to Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan, Anhui for the 36th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM) 2017 China. This conference is the Chinese national conference of the International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM), that has been held annually in the United States since 1981. It will be its 36th year in 2017.
The Chinese International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM), just like ICGCM in the US, is to create a forum to promote closer communication among researchers, consultants, regulators, manufacturers, and mine operators to expedite solutions to ground control problems in mining. While fundamental research and advancements in ground control science are the central core of the conference mission, mine operators are highly encouraged as the conference goal is to prevent solution-oriented information. And it is our belief that the operators must be included to provide input toward achieving practical solutions. ICGCM is going to be an annual conference in which peer-revewed papers will be presented by the authors in an open forum designed to encourage discussion and information exchange. We take pride in producing quality papers that are developed through a formal peer-reviewed process, all of which are completed prior to the annual conference meeting.