The next symposium on the subject “Shredding and Classifying – Manufacturing, Characterizing, Drying, Separating and Utilizing” will take place in Freiberg/Saxony at the Institute for Processing Machines of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg from 01-02.03.2018. Apart from papers on processing machines and their use in the processing of mineral resources and ores, the focus of the event will be in particular on the exchange of experiences between users, manufacturers, consultants and researchers in the field of processing machines for the crushing and classifying as well as on their modelling and the optimization of processing technologies. All expert colleagues and interested parties are very welcome to take part in this event and to present papers. Please submit the registration of your paper along with an executive summary stating its topic to the email address by the 02.01.2018. The paper program will be compiled immediately afterwards and the authors will be informed without delay. The invitation along with the conference program will be published by mid-January 2018.