The Second International Conference “Mines of the Future” took place in Aachen/Germany in June 2019 (Figure 1). Due to the great interest in the topic „Mines of the Future“, Prof. Bernd Lottermoser, conference chair of the renowned AIMS conference series, deepened the theme. Having attracted more than 180 participants from 29 countries, from 20 different universities and 74 companies the two-day conference was an extraordinary success. Representatives from industry and research presented the latest findings in the areas of science, technology and respon-sibility in mining in more than
55 technical lectures. The wide range of speakers and participants came from universities, government agencies, the mining industry and consulting firms. Furthermore, ten exhibitors seized the opportunity to present their latest products and developments to an international audience.
Prof. Lottermoser and his staff are delighted with the conference’s outcomes and already look forward to the next AIMS conference. AIMS 2020 will be focused on „Mineral resources for future generations“ and is expected to take place on 2nd to 3rd April 2020 in Aachen. (RWTH/Si.)