Publications

Students’ names are capitalized and presenters' names are underlined

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

Published

J38. GORIS CERVANTES, E., UPADHYAY, S. P., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2018). “Improvements to Production Planning in Oil Sands Mining Through Analysis and Simulation of Truck Cycle Times”, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Journal, ©CIM, Montreal, Canada, Accepted on August 1, 2018.

J37. JELVEZ, E., Morales, N., and Askari-Nasab, H. (2018). “A New Model for Automated Pushback Selection”. Computers and Operations Research, © Elsevier, Netherlands, pp. 1-24, Accepted on April 23, 2018.

J36.  MORADI AFRAPOL, A., TABESH, M., & Askari-Nasab, H. (2018). “A Stochastic Hybrid Simulation-Optimization Approach towards Haul Fleet Sizing in Surface Mines”. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: Section A, Mining industry, Mining Technology ©Maney Publishing, Leeds, LS3 1AB, United Kingdom, pp.1-12. Accepted on May 3, 2018.

J35. UPADHYAY, S. P. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2017). “Simulation Optimization Approach for Uncertainty-Based Short-Term Planning in Open Pit Mines”, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, © Elsevier, Netherlands, Vol. 28, 2, pp. 153-166, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmst.2017.12.003.  

J34. BADIOZAMANI, M.M., Ben-Awuah E., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2017), "Mixed Integer Linear Programming for Oil Sands Production Planning and Tailings Management", Journal of Environmental Informatics, ©International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, Regina, Canada, 24 pages, Accepted on Jan. 8, 2017. (Impact factor: 5.562)

J33. Upadhyay, S. P. and Askari-Nasab, H. (2017), “Dynamic Shovel Allocation Approach to Short-Term Production Planning in Open-Pit Mines”, International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, © Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 1-20, 10.1080/17480930.2017.1315524.

J32. MORADI AFRAPOLI, A. and Askari-Nasab, H. (2017), “Mining Fleet Management Systems: A Review of Models and Algorithms”, International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, © Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 1-19, DOI: 10.1080/17480930.2017.1336607.

J31. BEN-AWUAH, E., Askari-Nasab, H., Maremi, A., and Seyed Hosseini, N. (2017), “Implementation of A Goal Programming Framework for Production and Dyke Material Planning”, International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, © Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 1-28, DOI: 10.1080/17480930.2017.1331082.

J30. UPADHYAY, S. P. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2016), " Truck Shovel Allocation Optimization: A Goal Programming Approach ", Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: Section A, Mining industry, Mining Technology © Maney Publishing, Leeds, LS3 1AB, United Kingdom, Vol. 125, 2, pp. 82-92.   

J29. BADIOZAMANI, M.M. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2016), "Integrated Mine and Tailings Planning: A Mixed Integer Linear Programming Model", International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, © Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK Vol. 30,  4, pp. 319-346. 

J28. BEN-AWUAH E., Elkington, T., Askari-Nasab, H., and Blanchfield, F., (2015), "Simultaneous Production Scheduling and Waste Management Optimization for an Oil Sands Application", Journal of Environmental Informatics,© International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, Regina, Canada, Vol. 26,  2, pp. 80-90.

J27. TORKAMANI, E. and Askari-Nasab, H. (2015). “A Linkage of Truck-and-Shovel Operations to Short-Term Mine Plans using Discrete-Event Simulation”, International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneve, Switzerland, Vol. 6. No. 2, pp. 97-118.

J26. TABESH, M., MIETH, C., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2014). “A Multi-Step Approach To Long-Term Open-Pit Production Planning”, International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneve, Switzerland, Vol. 5, 5, pp. 273-298.

J25.  KOUSHAVAND B., Askari-Nasab H., and Deutsch C., (2014). “Mixed Integer Linear Programming Model for Long-term Mine Planning in the Presence of Grade Uncertainty and Stockpile”, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, © Elsevier, Netherlands, Vol. 24, 4, pp. 451-459.

J24. POURRAHIMIAN, Y., Askari-Nasab, H., and Tannant, D. (2014). “An Application of Mathematical Programming to Determine the Best Height of Draw during the Block- Cave Sequence Optimization” Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: Section A, Mining industry, © Maney Publishing, Leeds, LS3 1AB, United Kingdom, Vol. 123,  3, pp. 162-172.

J23. BADIOZAMANI, M.M. and Askari-Nasab, H. (2014). “Integration of Reclamation and Tailings Management in Oil Sands Surface Mine Planning”, Environmental Modelling & Software, © Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1GB, United Kingdom, Vol. 51, pp. 45-58, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.09.026

J22. TABESH, M. and Askari-Nasab, H. (2013). “Automatic Creation of Mining Polygons using Hierarchical Clustering Techniques”, Journal of Mining Science, © Pleiades Publishing, Vol. 49, No, 3, pp. 426-439.

J21. POURRAHIMIAN, Y., Askari-Nasab, H., and Tannant, D. (2013). “A Multi-Step Approach for Block Cave Production Scheduling Optimisation”, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, © Elsevier, Netherlands, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 739-750, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmst.2013.08.019.

J20. BEN-AWUAH, E. and Askari-Nasab H. (2013), “Incorporating Waste Management into Oil Sands Long Term Production Planning”, Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. Section A, Mining industry, © Maney Publishing, Leeds, LS3 1AB, United Kingdom, Vol. 122, No. 1, pp. 33-45, DOI: 10.1179/1743286312Y.0000000031.   

J19.  KALANTARI, S., BEN-AWUAH, E., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2013), "Towards an Integrated Oil Sands Mine Plan and Composite Tailings Plan", International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, © Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 103-126. DOI: 10.1080/17480930.2012.661547.

J18. EIVAZY, H., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2012) “A Hierarchical Open-Pit Mine Production Scheduling Optimization Model”, International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneve, Switzerland, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 89-115. 

J17. BEN-AWUAH, E., Askari-Nasab, H. and Awuah-Offei, K., (2012) “Production Scheduling and Waste Disposal Planning for Oil Sands Mining using Goal Programming”, Journal of Environmental Informatics, © International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, Regina, Canada, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 20-33. 

J16. POURRAHIMIAN, Y., Askari-Nasab, H., and Tannant D., (2012). “Mixed Integer Linear Programming Formulation for Block Cave Sequence Optimization”, International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneve, Switzerland, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 26-49, DOI: 10.1504/IJMME.2012.047998.  

J15. EIVAZY H. and Askari-Nasab H. (2012), “A Mixed Integer Linear Programming Model for Short-Term Open Pit Production Scheduling”, Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. Section A, Mining industry, © Maney Publishing, Leeds, LS3 1AB, United Kingdom, Vol. 121, No. 2, pp. 97-108, DOI: 10.1179/1743286312y.0000000006.

J14. TABESH, M. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2011), "Two-stage clustering algorithm for block aggregation in open pit mines", Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A: Mining Technology, © Maney Publishing, Leeds, LS3 1AB, United Kingdom, Vol. 120, No. 3, pp. 158-169. DOI: 10.1179/1743286311y.0000000009.

J13. Awuah-Offei, K., BISMARK, O., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2011), "Modeling Truck-Shovel Energy Efficiency under Uncertainty", Transactions of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Engineering, ©SME, Littleton, CO 80127, USA, Vol. 330, 2011 Transactions, pp. 573-584.

J12. BEN-AWUAH, E. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2011), "Oil sands mine planning and waste management using mixed integer goal programming", International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, © Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 226-247. DOI: 10.1080/17480930.2010.549656.

J11. Awuah-Offei, K. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2011), "Aggregate Cost Minimization in Hot-Mix Asphalt Design", Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ©ASCE, Vol. 23, 5, pp. 554-561. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000211. 

J10. Askari-Nasab, H., POURRAHIMIAN, Y., BEN-AWUAH, E., and KALANTARI, S., (2011), "Mixed integer linear programming formulations for open pit production scheduling", Journal of Mining Science, © Springer, New York, NY 10013-1578, United States, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 338-359. DOI: 10.1134/s1062739147030117.

J9.   Askari-Nasab, H., Awuah-Offei, K., and EIVAZY, H., (2010), "Large-Scale  Open  Pit  Production  Scheduling  Using  Mixed  Integer  Linear  Programming", International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Vol. 2, No.  3, pp. 185-214. DOI: 10.1504/IJMME.2010.037624. 

J8.  BEN-AWUAH, E., S. KALANTARI, Y. POURRAHIMIAN, and H. Askari-Nasab (2010) “Hierarchical Mine Production Scheduling using Discrete-Event Simulation”, International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 137-158. DOI: 10.1504/IJMME.2010.035314. 

J7.   Awuah-Offei, K., Checkel, D., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2009), "Evaluation of Belt Conveyor And Truck Haulage Systems In An Open Pit Mine Using Life Cycle Assessment", CIM Bulletin Technical Papers, © The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Quebec, Vol. 102, Nº 1115, Paper 8, pp. 1-6.

J6.  Awuah-Offei, K. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2009), "Asphalt Mix Optimization for Efficient Plant Management", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, © Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, USA, Vol. 2098, No. 2009, pp. 105-122.  DOI: 10.3141/2098-11. 

J5.  Askari-Nasab, H. and Awuah-Offei, K., (2009), "Open Pit Optimisation using Discounted Economic Block Values", Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. Section A, Mining industry, © Maney Publishing, Leeds, LS3 1AB, United Kingdom, Vol. 118, No. 1, pp. 1-12.  DOI: 10.1179/037178409X12450752943243.

J4.  Awuah-Offei, K., Frimpong, S., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2009), "Formation Excavation Resistance Modeling for Shovel Dippers", International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, © Inderscience Publishers, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 127-146.  DOI:10.1504/IJMME.2009.023131.

J3.  Askari-Nasab, H. and Awuah-Offei, K., (2008), "An Agent Based Framework for Open Pit Mine Planning", CIM Bulletin Technical Papers, February 2008 to January 2009, © The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Montreal, Quebec, Vol. 110, No. Nº 1112, Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009, pp. 145-154.

J2.  Askari-Nasab, H., Frimpong, S., and Szymanksi, J., (2008), "Investigating the Continuous Time Open Pit Dynamics", The Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, © SAIMM, Johannesburg, South Africa, Vol. 108, No. 2, February, pp. 61-73.

J1.  Askari-Nasab, H., Frimpong, S., and Szymanksi, J., (2007), "Modeling Open Pit Dynamics using Discrete Simulation", International Journal of  Mining, Reclamation and Environment, © Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 2007, pp. 35- 49. DOI: 10.1080/17480930600720206. 

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Conference Papers

C50. AFRAPOLI, A. M., UPADHYAY, S., and Askari-Nasab, H. (2018). “An integrated multi objective multi stage mining fleet management system linking dynamic operation to short-term plan". Paper presented at the SME Annual Conference and Expo and 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section, Minneapolis, MN, United states, February 25-28, 2018, 10 pages.

C49. Askari-Nasab, H. (2017), “Balancing Practicality vs Maximizing NPV using Whittle”. Presented at the GEOVIA North American User Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 24-26, 2017.

C48. UPADHYAY, S. and Askari-Nasab H. (2017), " Optimal Shovel Allocations for Desired Grade Blending in Open Pit Mines", in Proceedings of Geomin-Mine Planning – 5th International Seminar on Mine Planning, ©Gecamin, Santiago, Chile, August 23 - 25, 2017, 7 pages.

C47. MORADI AFRAPOLI A., TABESH M., and Askari-Nasab H. (2017), "An Investigation into Dispatch Optimizers using Truck-Shovel Simulation and a New Multi Objective Truck Dispatching Technique", in Applications of Computers and Operations Research in Mineral Industry - 38th APCOM, ©Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA, Aug. 9-11, 2017, 10 pages.

C46. UPADHYAY, S. and Askari-Nasab (2017), " Simulation and Optimization of Mine Operations for Desired Grade Blending in Open Pit Mines ", in Applications of Computers and Operations Research in Mineral Industry - 38th APCOM, © Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA, Aug. 9-11, 2017, 11 pages.

C45. Askari-Nasab, H., TABESH, M., UPADHYAY, S. (2017), " Mine Haulage Simulation: A Tool Towards Managing Uncertainty", presented at Haulage and Loading Exhibition and Conference, © Mining Media International, Inc., May 7-10, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

C44. Askari-Nasab, H., TABESH, M., UPADHYAY, S. (2017), " Industrial Strength Mine Haulage and Extraction Simulation: A key Towards Operational Excellence", presented at Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting, © SME, Feb. 19-22, 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA.

C43. JÉLVEZ E., Morales N., Askari-Nasab H. (2016), " A New Methodology for the Automated Pushback Selection", in 6th International Conference on Innovation in Mine Operations – MININ 2016, © Gecamin, Santiago, Chile, August 21-23, 2016, pp. 1-8.

C42. TABESH, M., Askari-Nasab, H., Peroni R., (2015), "A Comprehensive Approach to Strategic Open Pit Mine Planning with Stockpile Consideration", in Applications of Computers and Operations Research in Mineral Industry - 37th APCOM, Fairbanks, USA, May 23-27, 2015, pp. 326-332.

C41. UPADHYAY, S., Askari-Nasab, H., TABESH, M. and BADIOZAMANI, M.M., (2015), "Simulation and Optimization in Open Pit Mining", in Applications of Computers and Operations Research in Mineral Industry - 37th APCOM, Fairbanks, USA, May 23-27, 2015, pp. 532-543.

C40. UPADHYAY, S., Askari-Nasab, H., TABESH, M. and BADIOZAMANI, M.M., (2015), "Simulation and Optimization in Open Pit Mines", in Proceedings of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting, © SME, Feb. 15-18, 2015, Denver, Colorado, USA, Preprint  15-051, pp. 1-3.

C39. Askari-Nasab, H., UPADHYAY, S., TORKAMANI, E., TABESH, M. and BADIOZAMANI, M.M., (2014), "Simulation Optimisation of Mine Operational Plans", in Orebody Modelling and Strategic Mine Planning Symposium / Perth, WA Australia, 24–26 November 2014, pp 299-311.

C38. Askari-Nasab, H., MIETH, C., and TABESH, M., (2013), "A Hybrid Local Search/Mixed Integer Programming Approach to Open Pit Controlled Phase-Design," in Applications of Computers and Operations Research in Mineral Industry - 36th APCOM, Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 4-8, 2013, pp. 502-514.  

C37. Askari-Nasab, H. and TORKAMANI, E., (2013), "Truck-Shovel Operational Planning Using Discrete Event Simulation," in Applications of Computers and Operations Research in Mineral Industry - 36th APCOM, Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 4-8, 2013, pp. 515-526.

C36. BADIOZAMANI, M. M. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2013), "Integration of Oil Sands Tailings and Reclamation Planning with Long-Term Mine Planning", in Proceedings of World Mining Congress (WMC), © CIM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 11-15, papr 654, pp. 1-19.

C35. TABESH, M., MIETH, C., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2013), "Open Pit Production Planning using Controlled Pushbacks and Aggregates", in Proceedings of World Mining Congress (WMC), © CIM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 11-15, paper 668, pp. 1-11.

C34. Askari-Nasab, H. and POURRAHIMIAN, Y., (2013), "Mathematical Programming for Sequence Optimization in Block-Cave Mining", in Proceedings of Mine Planning - 3rd International Seminar, © Gecamin, Santiago, Chile, July 24-26, pp. 1-10.

C33. TABESH, M. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2013), "Automatic Creation of Ore-Selection and Blast Polygons using Clustering Algorithms ", in Proceedings of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting, © SME, Denver, Colorado, USA, Preprint  13-134, pp. 1-6.

C32. BADIOZAMANI, M. M. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2013), "Integration of Long-Term Mine Planning, Tailings and Reclamation Plans", in Proceedings of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting, © SME, Denver, Colorado, USA, Preprint  13-080, pp. 1-8. 

C31. BADIOZAMANI, M. M. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2012), “An Integration of Long-Term Mine Planning, Tailings and Reclamation Plans”, in Proceedings of Third International Oil Sands Conference, © University of Alberta,  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Dec. 2-5, pp. 103-112.

C30. BEN-AWUAH, E. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2012), “A Mathematical Programming Model for Oil Sands Production Scheduling and Waste Management”, in Proceedings of Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, © Colorado State University, Keystone, Colorado, USA, Oct. 14-17, pp. 593-608.

C29. BADIOZAMANI, M. M. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2012), “Towards Integration of Oil Sands Mine Planning with Tailings and Reclamation Plans”, in Proceedings of Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, © Colorado State University, Keystone, Colorado, USA, Oct. 14-17, pp. 609-622.

C28. Askari-Nasab, H. and POURRAHIMIAN, Y., (2012), “An Application of Mixed Integer Linear Programming for Block Cave   Production Scheduling”, in Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Innovation in Mine Operations (MININ), ©GECAMIN, Santiago, Chile, June 20-22, pp. 594-614.

C27. POURRAHIMIAN, Y., Askari-Nasab, H., and Tannant, D., (2012), “Block Cave Production Scheduling Optimization using Mathematical Programming”, 6th International Conference on Mass Mining (MassMin 2012), © CIM, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, June 10-14, paper No, 6799, pp. 1-8.

C26. Askari-Nasab, H., TORKAMANI, E., BADIOZAMANI, M. M., and TABESH, M., (2012), "Alignment of Short-Term and Operational Plans Using Discrete Event Simulation", in Proceedings of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting, CD-ROM, Preprint 12-064, © SME, Seattle, Washington, USA, Feb. 19- 22, pp. 304-311.

C25. Awuah-Offei, K., OSEI, B. A., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2012), "Improving Truck-Shovel Energy Efficiency through Discrete  Event Modeling", in Proceedings of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting, CD-ROM, Preprint 12-069, © SME, Seattle, Washington, USA, Feb. 19- 22, pp. 333-338.

C24. BROWN, O. F., Awuah-Offei, K., Frimpong, S., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2012), " High Performing HMA Design Optimization", in Proceedings of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting, CD-ROM, Preprint 12-140, © SME, Seattle, Washington, USA, Feb. 19- 22, pp. 680-684.

C23. Askari-Nasab, H., EIVAZY, H., TABESH, M., and BADIOZAMANI, M. M., (2011), "A Mathematical Programming Model for Open Pit Short-term Production Scheduling", in Proceedings of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting, CD-ROM, Preprint 11-038, © SME, Denver, Colorado, USA, Feb. 27-Mar. 02, pp. 213-220.

C22. OSEI B. A., Awuah-Offei, K., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2011), "Effect of Cycle Time on Work Done by the Pistons during Hydraulically Actuated Clamshell Dredging", in Proceedings of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting, CD-ROM, Preprint 11-078, © SME, Denver, Colorado, USA, Feb. 27-Mar. 02, pp. 438-445.

C21. Askari-Nasab, H. and BEN-AWUAH, E., (2011), "Integration of Oil Sands Mine Planning and Waste Management Using Goal Programming," in 35th Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Minearls Industry (APCOM) Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), pp. 329-350.

C20. BEN-AWUAH, E. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2010), "Oil Sands Mine Planning and Waste Management Using Goal Programming", in Proceedings of Second International Oil Sands Tailings Conference,  © University of Alberta, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, December 5-8, 2010 pp. 149-162.

C19. Askari-Nasab, H., TABESH, M., BADIOZAMANI, M. M., and EIVAZY, H., (2010), "Hierarchical Clustering Algorithm for Block Aggregation in Open Pit Mines", in Proceedings of Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES), © AusIMM, Fremantle, Australia, December 1-3, 2010, pp. 469-479.

C18. Askari-Nasab, H., TABESH M., and BADIOZAMANI M. (2010) “Creating Mining Cuts Using Hierarchical Clustering and Tabu Search Algorithms”, International Conference on Mining Innovation (MININ 2010), © GECAMIN, Santiago, Chile, June 23-25, 2010, pp. 159-171.

C17. Askari-Nasab, H. and Awuah-Offei K. (2010) “A Clustering Algorithm for Open Pit Mine Production Scheduling”, Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Meeting Preprint, ©SME, Phoenix, Arizona, USA,  Feb. 28 - March 3, pp. 1-8.

C16. BEN-AWUAH, E., KALANTARI, S., POURRAHIMIAN, Y., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2009), "Simulating the production of a multi element ore-body with an alternating crushing schedule", Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES) CD-ROM, Banff, Alberta, Canada, November 16-19, 2009, pp. 150-162.

C15. KOUSHAVAND, B. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2009), "Transfer of Geological Uncertainty into Mine Planning", Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES) CD-ROM, Banff, Alberta, Canada, November 16-19, 2009, pp. 462-476.

C14. Askari-Nasab, H., Awuah-Offei, K., and Szymanski, J., (2009), "Multi-index Mixed Integer Linear Programming Model for Open Pit Production Scheduling", Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES) CD-ROM, Banff, Alberta, Canada, November 16-19, 2009, pp. 52-61.

C13. POURRAHIMIAN, Y., Askari-Nasab, H., and Tannant, D., (2009), "Production Scheduling with Minimum Mining Width Constraints Using Mathematical Programming", Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES) CD-ROM, Banff, Alberta, Canada, November 16-19, 2009, pp. 646-653.

C12. Askari-Nasab, H. and Awuah-Offei, K., (2009), "Mixed Integer Programming Models for Intermediate Open Pit Scheduling with Variable Slopes", Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM) (CD-ROM), © The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 6-9, 2009, pp. 173-182.

C11. Awuah-Offei, K. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2009), "Aggregate Plant Inventory Management through HMA Mix Optimization", SME Annual Meeting Preprint, © Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Denver, CO, USA, Preprint 09-097, February 22-25, pp. 606-610.

C10. Awuah-Offei, K., Checkel, D., and Askari-Nasab, H., (2008), "Life Cycle Assessment of Belt Conveyor and Truck Haulage Systems in an Open Pit Mine", SME Annual Meeting Proceeding CD-ROM, © Society for Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 24-27, pp. 128-138.

C9    Askari-Nasab, H.,  and Szymanski, J., (2007), “Open Pit Production Scheduling Using Reinforcement Learning“,  proceeding of  33rd International Symposium on Computer Application in the Minerals Industry (APCOM), © GECAMIN LTDA, Santiago, Chile, April 24-  27, pp. 321-326. 

C8. Askari-Nasab, H. and Szymanski, J., (2007), "Continuous Modeling of Open Pit Dynamics", proceeding of Sixteenth International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES), © The Reading Matrix Inc., Bangkok, Thailand, December 11-13, pp. 665-677.

C7.  Askari-Nasab, H. and  Szymanksi, J., (2006), “Intelligent Agent Framework for Long-Term Mine Planning”, Proceeding of Fifteenth International Symposium of Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES), Torino, Italy, Sep. 20-22. , pp. 1076-1082.

C6.   Askari-Nasab, H. and Szymanksi, J., (2005), “Production Scheduling Estimator using Reinforcement Learning“, proceeding of  20th World Mining Congress & EXPO 2005, Tehran, Iran, Nov. 7-11, pp.1-7.

C5.  Askari-Nasab, H. and  Szymanksi, J., (2005), “Modeling Open Pit Dynamics using Monte Carlo Simulation”, Computer Applications in the Minerals Industry (CAMI), Banff, Alberta, Canada, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, pp. 21-32.

C4.   Awuah-Offei, K., Frimpong, S. and Askari-Nasab H., (2005), “Dynamic Simulation of Cable Shovel Specific Energy in Oil Sands Excavation”, Computer Applications in the Minerals Industry (CAMI), Banff, Alberta, Canada, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, pp. 33-45.

C3.  Askari-Nasab, H., Frimpong, S., and Awuah-Offei, K., (2005), “Intelligent Optimal Production Scheduling Estimator“,  proceeding of  32nd International Symposium on Computer Application in the Minerals Industry (APCOM), © Taylor & Francis Group, Tucson, Arizona, USA, March 30 - April 1st, pp. 279-285.

C2.  Askari-Nasab H, Awuah-Offei, K., and Frimpong, S., (2004), “Stochastic Simulation of Open Pit Push-backs with a Production Simulator“, CIM Mining Industry Conference and Exhibition CD ROM, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 9-12.

C1.  Osanloo, M. and Askari-Nasab, H., (2003), “Optimizing Ultimate Pit Limits of Gol-E-Gohar Iron  Mine of IRAN using 3D Lerchs & Grossman Algorithm”, CAMI Conference Proceeding CD ROM, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Sep. 8-10.

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Reports / Internal Publications

●    Yashar Pourrahimian, Eugene Ben-Awuah, and Hooman Askari-Nasab (2018), Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) Annual Report Nine 2017/2018, © MOL, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 20 papers, 378 Pages, September 2018 ISBN: 978-1-55195-414-1.

●    Yashar Pourrahimian, Eugene Ben-Awuah, and Hooman Askari-Nasab (2017), Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) Annual Report Eight 2016/2017, © MOL, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 19 papers, 306 Pages, September 2017 ISBN: 978-1-55195-383-0.

●    Yashar Pourrahimian, Eugene Ben-Awuah, and Hooman Askari-Nasab (2016), Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) Annual Report Seven 2015/2016, © MOL, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 13 papers, 240 Pages, September 2016 ISBN: 978-1-55195-367-0.

●   Yashar Pourrahimian, Eugene Ben-Awuah, and Hooman Askari-Nasab (2015), Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) Annual Report Six 2014/2015, ©MOL, University of   Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,  14 Papers, 250 Pages, September 2015,  ISBN: 978-1-55195-356-4 .

●     Hooman Askari-Nasab (2013), Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) Annual Report Five 2012/2013, ©MOL, University of   Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,  11 Papers, 230 Pages, September 2013,  ISBN: 978-1-55195-327-4.

    Hooman Askari-Nasab (2012), Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) Annual Report Four 2011/2012, ©MOL, University of  Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,  15 Papers, 340 Pages, September 2012,  ISBN: 978-1-55195-301-4.

   Hooman Askari-Nasab (2011), Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) Annual Report Three 2010/2011, ©MOL, University of   Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,  17 Papers, 335 Pages, September 2011,  ISBN: 978-1-55195-281-9.

   Hooman Askari-Nasab (2010), Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) Annual Report Two 2009/2010, ©MOL, University of   Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 18 Papers, 335 Pages, September 2010,  ISBN: 978-1-55195-280-2.

   Hooman Askari-Nasab (2009), Mining Optimization Laboratory (MOL) Annual Report One 2008/2009, ©MOL, University of   Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 18 apers, 335 Pages, September 2009,  ISBN: 978-1-55195-279-6.

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