Interoperability Definitions and Roadmap Project


Develop a universal roadmap that enables greater coordinated efforts and industry-wide alignment in achieving mining interoperability.


This project aims to provide a foundation and common guiding framework for the international mining industry to use to move forward with interoperability. It takes a broad approach to accommodate interoperability’s holistic role in enabling the seamless integration of mining systems and technology.

The guideline aims to:

  • Enable change in the industry from its current state to the end state.
  • Provide common definitions, principles, terms, scope, and references.
  • Facilitate the interoperability developments of others.

Business Case

There are many active and planned interoperability development initiatives by different industry stakeholder groups. Despite this interest and activity, there has been little progress.

Interoperability is a complex subject and there many different views and interpretations of it. Therefore, a comprehensive guiding framework is needed to move interoperability forward in the industry.

Additionally, technological advancements such as automation, integration, and data analytics are becoming increasingly sophisticated, necessitating coordinated international efforts and industry-wide alignment.

This guideline will provide this much-needed aligned framework for achieving interoperability, which will enable:

  • Broader engagement
  • Improved communication
  • Better operating excellence
  • Improved equipment development and deployment

Ultimately, interoperability will create a more productive, safe and sustainable industry that will adapt to new technologies.

 Download the project poster here.

Participating Companies

3D-P, AcQuire Technology Solutions, AikoLogic, AKROM, Amazon, AMIRA, AMTC, Anglo American, Antofagasta Minerals, Austmine, Automated Systems Alliance, Autonomous Solutions, AVEVA, Barrick Gold, BBE, Bestech, BHP, Boliden, Cambrian College, Canadian Natural Resources, Caterpillar, CEMI, CheckMark Consulting, Cia.Minera Poderosa SA., Cisco, CMDIC, Codelco, CORFO, Cosmos technologies, CSA Group, CSIRO, D & V Electronics, Dassault Systems, Dexcent, Dhemax SPA, Draeger, Eaton, Emerson Electric, Endevea, Energetics, Enviro Integration Strategies, Epiroc, ESCO, ETP, EY Chile, Farellones Ingeniera, FIE / Ministry of Economy, Flanders Electric, Flow Partners, FMP Group, Fostergy, Freeport-McMoran, Freewave Technologies, Fundacion Chile, GE Mining, General Dynamics, GeoSystems Analysis, Glencore, Global IO, Godelius, Goldcorp, GS1, Guardvant, Hatch, HC-GROUP, Hexagon Mining, Honeywell, IBM, Icono Advisory, IDS Georadar, Imperial Oil, Industrias Inteligentes, Innovative Wireless Technologies, Instituto Nacional de Normalizacion, IREDES, Itelecom, Janice Fingler & Associates, Jones Day, JVA, Komatsu, LESS Industries, Liebherr Mining Equipment, LKAB, Lockheed Martin, Maclean Engineering, MatrikonOPC, McKinsey, METS Ignited, Micromine, Mine Site Technologies, Mine Vision Systems, Mineopoly Pty, Minera Candelaria, Minera Chinalco Peru S.A., Minera Yanacocha, MineRP, MineSense Tech, MineSense Technologies Ltd., Minetec, Mineware, Mining3, Minnovex A.G., Misom Technologies, Modular Mining Systems, Motion Metrics International, Motorola, MST Global, Nature Unlimited C.I.C., Newmont, Newtrax, NHP Electrical Engineering, NIOSH, Notiform, NRC-IRAP, Object Management Group, Octagon Systems, Olio Technology Solutions, OPC Foundation, Optalert, Optimisa S.A., Orbcomm Inc., OSIsoft, Peck Tech, Pivot Industries Limited, Prairie Machine & Parts, Programa Estrategico de Industrias Inteligentes, PSA Integration, Rajant Corporation, Real IRM, Rigid Robotics, Riivos, Rio Tinto, Rockwell Automation, Runge Pincock Minarco (RPM), Seequent, SHYFT, Sibanye-Stillwater, Siemens, Silent Software, skymineUAV, SMART Systems Group, Sparhawk Software, Split Engineering, Spokane Mining Research Division, Strata Worldwide, Suncor Energy, Symbiotic Innovations, Synergistics, SysEne Consulting, Teck, Tecnoexplora, The Cyest , The Open Group, Thiess, Trimble, Tyco SimplexGrinnell, Unearthed Solutions, Universidad Chile, Universidad Del Desarrollo, University of Adelaide, Vale, Vandrico, Visagio, Visual Intellect, Wenco, Wipro Consulting, Wireless Sensor Networks