AMICOS team is getting ready to rock!

Yesterday the team of AMICOS project held a very interesting and fruitful meeting. Since the last year of the project has started, we are getting ready to show the world what we are capable of. Around the middle of this year we will perform final demonstrations of our system regarding three separate use cases. Stay tuned, more announcements will appear soon, and it will be exciting!

AMICOS team discussing the last details for the finalization of the platform.

ECHO Project pilot coordination in KGHM

On the 23rd of February, the DMC team visited the KGHM Polkowice-Sieroszowice mine and had the opportunity to discuss the issues related to the Lekatech Electric Hammer (LEH) assembly in the operational conditions of an underground mine.

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Mathematicians and Miners – hand in hand on the Gródek Workshop

Researchers from WUST and DMC appeared at the fourteenth Gródek workshop on Nonstationary Systems and their Applications held on-line this week to show some very useful applications of mathematics to be implemented in mining-related problems.

Among other magnificent researchers from all around the world, our colleagues have presented their research effects and interesting ideas:

  • Agnieszka Wyłomańska presented New statistical test for Gaussian distribution for platykurtic distributed random samples
  • Aleksandra Grzesiek discussed Cross-dependence measures for two-dimensional periodic AR(1) model with alpha-stable Noise
  • Justyna Hebda-Sobkowicz presented Infogram performance analysis and its enhancement for bearings diagnostics in presence of non-Gaussian noise
  • Jakub Nowicki spoke about Local Defect Detection in Bearings in the Presence of Heavy-Tailed Noise and Spectral Overlapping of Informative and Non-Informative Impulses
  • Mateusz Śliwiński – Performance analysis of new and regenerated boring crowns
  • Paweł Zimroz has shown his research on Voice detection in the sound recorded by a drone.

Our other friends from WUST, who have also taken part in the workshop sessions, ensuring a strong representation of our University, are:

  • Wojciech Żuławiński – The modified Yule-Walker method for  multidimensional infinite-variance periodic autoregressive time series
  • Piotr Kruczek – Generalized Spectral Coherence for cyclostationary signals with α-stable distribution
  • Katarzyna Maraj – Statistical test for anomalous diffusion based on empirical anomaly measure for Gaussian Processes
  • Dawid Szarek – Fractional Dynamics Identification via Intelligent Unpacking of the Sample Autocovariance Function by Neural Networks
  • Łukasz Bielak – Multi-dimensional heavy-tailed based modelling for market risk factors of KGHM mining company.

We are happy to maintain the new tradition of the involvement of mathematical minds in mining issues emerging at Grodek workshops, and can not wait until the next edition!

Meet the 2OC consortium

An extraordinary achievement of the collaboration of 57 partners representing more than 20 countries, led by Maastricht University – 2OC consortium borns!

Thanks to hundreds of hours of work of hundreds of people (including our member – Magdalena Worsa-Kozak Ph.D.) a great proposal is being created to create a digital one-stop-shop aiming at bringing cities, public institutions, businesses, innovators, entrepreneurs, knowledge centers, citizens, financial investors together to collaborate on creating multiple values for future generations as well to achieve EU Green Deal ambitions.

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DMC is on a roll!

We are exceedingly happy to announce that the Digital Mining Center team has published a record number of journal articles at the end of this year. In the last two months of 2020, as many as 11 new papers appeared. The studies present the progress of the research conducted in the scope of all the four projects (MEITIM, AMICOS, OPMO, SafeMe4Mine) in which the team is currently involved and some more. We invite the reader to get acquainted with these works listed below:

Adach-Pawelus, Karolina; Gogolewska, Anna; Gorniak-Zimroz, Justyna; Herbert, Juan Herrera; Hidalgo, Arturo; Kielczawa, Barbara; Krupa-Kurzynowska, Joanna; Lampinen, Matti; Mamelkina, Maria A.; Paszkowska, Gabriela; Szyszka, Danuta; Tuunila, Ritva; Worsa-Kozak, Magdalena; Wozniak, Justyna

Towards Sustainable Mining in the Didactic Process—MEITIM Project as an Opportunity to Increase the Attractiveness of Mining Courses (A Case Study of Poland) Journal Article

In: Sustainability, vol. 12, no. 23, 2020.

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This article depicts the initial assumptions of the international project Master in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Integration in Mining (MEITIM), co-financed by EIT Raw Materials, that aims to diagnose the current state of Polish higher education in the field of mining at, among others, the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST), concerning the experience of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT). The MEITIM project allowed for identifying the directions of necessary changes in the didactic process so as to provide an indispensable set of skills and knowledge for a future mining graduate.

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Saint Barbara’s Day / ‘Barbórka’

On the day we celebrate the most important of the mining customs in Poland, we would like to wish all miners good health, prosperity, and happiness!

4th December is a very special date – it is the date of Saint Barbara’s day, and the day of all miners, hence we extend our best wishes worldwide, to all the people performing this risky, tough, and indispensable labor.

According to our long traditions, celebrating ‘Barbórka’ included the essential so-called ‘Karczma Piwna’ (loosely translated – the ‘Brewer’s Lodge’) – a tavern get-together, at which mining people from fledgling students to the most respected university professors celebrated the day of their patroness in a unique way. Despite the fact that a high level of protocol applies to this gathering, the soul of fun and brotherhood is always clearly visible. Songs, witty speeches, and friendly insults can be heard during this special miners’ party. Traditional festivities start early in the morning, the participants are subjected to many challenges, and beer is enjoyed throughout the day.

To stay safe, however, still following the tradition in times of global pandemic, DMC-team celebrates Saint Barbara’s Day to a lesser extent, staying in the lab and keeping a sanitary regime, preserving a substitute for this great event by having a free day and raising toasts to the good health of all miners.


Growing appetites for academic development

Three of the DMC members have just started a new chapter in their career. Aleksandra Banasiewicz, Adam Wróblewski and Bartłomiej Ziętek, at the end of this week became brand new Ph.D. students of the interdisciplinary Doctoral School of WUST.

They are going to excel and develop in the area of Environmental Engineering, Mining and Energetics making advantage of the skills obtained due to their responsibilities in DMC and enriching our team by their freshly acquired knowledge.

We wish you all the best on the new adventure path!

New research published

As always we are very happy to announce that members of DMC have published another research paper. This time it is related to dynamic modeling of vibrating sieving screen used in the mining industry. The paper has been published in the special issue of Shock and Vibration journal entitled “Advances in Fault Diagnosis and Defect Detection in Mechanical and Civil Engineering”. The work presented in this paper has been funded by OPMO project. Full citation can be found on the research page.

Krot, Pavlo; Zimroz, Radoslaw; Michalak, Anna; Wodecki, Jacek; Ogonowski, Szymon; Drozda, Michal; Jach, Marek

Development and Verification of the Diagnostic Model of the Sieving Screen Journal Article

In: Shock and Vibration, vol. 2020, pp. 1–14, 2020.


DMC at Traditions and Innovations in Mining conference

“Traditions and Innovations in Mining. GEO3EM project as an incubator for Industry 4.0” was the name of the conference held at the Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining, and Geology on November 22-23, 2019. The event was also connected with the celebrations of the Feast of Saint Barbara, the patron of miners.

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