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Original Paper

UDC 658.155:622.33.013 © A.V. Zozulya, P.V. Zozulya, S.A. Titov, N.V. Titova, T.V. Mezina, 2022

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2022, № 9, pp. 47-52

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2022-9-47-52




Zozulya A.V.1, Zozulya P.V.1, Titov S.A.2, Titova N.V.1, Mezina T.V.1

1State University of Management, Moscow, 109542, Russian Federation

2Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 125167, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Zozulya A.V., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Project management Department, e-mail: zozula2004@mail.ru

Zozulya P.V., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Project management Department, e-mail: docent2002@mail.ru

Titov S.A., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Management and innovation Department, e-mail: satitov@fa.ru

Titova N.V., PhD (Economic), Senior Lecturerof Project management Department, e-mail: titova5nv@mail.ru

Mezina T.V., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Project management Department, e-mail: tv_mezina@guu.ru


The article investigates the issues of digital technology implementation for the production processes improvements in the coal mining industry. Modern digital technologies applicable in the coal mining industry include three-dimensional modeling, digital twins, remote automated dispatching and remote equipment control and maintenance, video surveillance and video analytics, geological exploration, and real-time modeling of operations of entire coal deposits. The authors find that the use of digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence and other, can potentially increase the efficiency of coal mining enterprises, reduce the negative impact on the environment, and improve the safety of personnel.


Automation, Neural network, Coal industry, Digital transformation, Digitalization, efficiency.


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The paper was prepared based on the research carried out at the expense of budgetary funds on a state order ti the Financial University

For citation

Zozulya A.V., Zozulya P.V., Titov S.A., Titova N.V. & Mezina T.V.The effectiveness of the use of digital technologies in the production processes of the coal industry. Ugol’, 2022, (9), pp. 47-52. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2022-9-47-52.

Paper info

Received April 20, 2022

Reviewed July 20, 2022

Accepted August 25, 2022


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