Interoperability Working Group


The Interoperability Working Group aims to facilitate the development of open systems and solutions and create international standards for interoperability of all mining equipment, processes, and operating personnel that ensure that the industry will not be constrained as new technologies emerge.

Interoperability is a high priority initiative in the international mining industry because it impacts all stakeholders and is necessary for maximizing the capability and benefit of emerging technologies like automation, integration, and data analytics.


Identify and describe the industry-wide business and operating requirements of interoperability in mining, address industry challenges, and articulate interoperability’s value.