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ORGANIZERS

Ladies and Gentlemen,

due to constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we did not organize the 14th International Conference on Underground Infrastructure of Urban Areas last year. When making this decision, we hoped that in 2021 the event would be held without restrictions. Unfortunately, the reality turned out to be different, so we decided to organize the Conference in a hybrid form. It is justified by the expectation of the scientists and experts to exchange knowledge and thoughts on all topics related to research, design and construction of underground infrastructure facilities, as well as the construction of the underground network and its management during operation.

The need for such a meeting stems from the constantly intensified worldwide development of this area of construction. This is evidenced by the ongoing expansion and renovation of underground infrastructure networks in cities, as well as new investments in tunnel construction undertaken to improve road and rail networks. It is encouraging that thanks to that this year’s lectures and discussions will be exceptionally interesting.

In line with tradition, the Conference is endorsed by the International Tunnelling Association – ITA and we expect the active participation of ITA representatives.

We are also expecting presentations of the results obtained during the research conducted by the Polish scientific community. To meet the expectations of the environment, we have decided that the papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica.

We encourage you to participate in the Conference. We are convinced that the information provided during the conference presentations, as well as the conclusions drawn from the discussion, will be very useful in designing, implementing and operating modern underground structures.

We believe that despite the pandemic, the Conference will be held as planned – in the hybrid model. We are also prepared for a situation, in which this will not be possible – we will move the event to online mode only.

Best regards – and I hope to see you in Wrocław.

Cezary Madryas

Chairman of the Conference

AIM AND SUBJECT

The aim of the conference is to exchange experience and discuss topics related to the construction of both underground infrastructure in the cities and the communication tunnels. It is planned to discuss issues related to such underground structures as tunnels (road, rail and metro), pipelines, garages and pedestrian crossings. It will also be purposeful to analyze the possibilities of using underground space in the planning and modernization of cities.

An important impulse for the organization of the conference is the fact that many road, railway and underground tunnel construction projects are underway. The organizers would like as many scientists, investors, designers, contractors and students as possible to take part in the preparation of the papers and the discussion. The inclusion of various points of view will allow interesting conclusions to be drawn.
The subject matter of the conference is particularly important because of the need to adapt the underground infrastructure of cities to the standards arising from modern civilizational requirements – as well as the necessity of taking into account the impact of these structures on the environment while maintaining the principles of sustainable development.

ONLINE EXHIBITION

CONTACT THE REPRESENTATIVES

VISIT THE STANDS

INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE

ASK QUESTIONS

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS

RATE LECTURES
AND PRESENTATIONS

19.10.2021 – 21.10.2021
FRAMEWORK AGENDA

TUESDAY 19.10.2021

2 PM – 5 PM

SESSIONS

WEDNESDAY 20.10.2021

9 AM – 5 PM

SESSIONS, EXHIBITION, BANQUET

THURSDAY 21.10.2021

9.30 AM – 1 PM

SESSION, EXHIBITION

HONORARY PATRONAGE

MEDIA PATRONAGE

COMMITTEES

HONORARY COMMITTEE

  • Kazimierz FURTAK, Chairman of the Committee of Civil Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Paweł KOŚMIDER, Chairman of the Polish Society for Trenchless Technology
  • Jerzy LEJK, President and General Director of The Warsaw Metro
  • Jerzy LIS, Rector of AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Jacek SUTRYK, Mayor of Wrocław
  • Arkadiusz WÓJS, Rector of Wrocław University of Science and Technology
  • Jenny YAN, President of International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • Marek CAŁA, AGH University of Science and Technology (PL)
  • Tarcisio CELESTINO, International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (BR)
  • Józef DZIOPAK, Rzeszów University of Technology (PL)
  • Bernhard FALTER, University of Applied Science – Münster (D)
  • Zbigniew GIERGICZNY, Silesian University of Technology (PL)
  • Tomasz GODLEWSKI, Building Research Institute (PL)
  • Andrzej KULICZKOWSKI, Polish Foundation for Trenchless Technology (PL)
  • Marian KWIETNIEWSKI, Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
  • Dariusz ŁYDŻBA, Wrocław University of Science and Technology (PL)
  • Cezary MADRYAS, Wrocław University of Science and Technology (PL)
  • Monika MITEW-CZAJEWSKA, Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
  • Wojciech PUŁA, Wrocław University of Science and Technology (PL)
  • Anna SIEMIŃSKA-LEWANDOWSKA, Polish Tunnelling Association (PL)
  • Ray STERLING, Louisiana Tech. University (USA)
  • Andrzej TRUTY, Cracow University of Technology (PL)
  • Olivier VION, International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (F)
  • Roland W. WANIEK, Institute for Underground Infrastructure – IKT (D)
  • Adam WYSOKOWSKI, University of Zielona Góra (PL)
  • Andrzej ŻELAŹNIEWICZ, Polish Academy of Sciences (PL)

Authors interested in delivering presentations or publishing papers are requested to read the following guidelines

PAPERS

  • An abstract in Polish or English, up to a maximum of 2500 characters with spaces, should be submitted no later than 06.2021.
  • Qualification of papers based on abstracts will take place no later than 06.2021.
  • The deadline for submission of finished papers in English – 08.2021.
  • Papers should be sent to the following e-mail addresses: andrzej.kolonko@pwr.edu.pl and malgorzata.skowronek@pwr.edu.pl.
  • Information about the qualification of the paper for presentation during the conference will be communicated to the authors by 09.2021. The qualified papers will be presented during the conference, in Polish or English, for no longer than 15 minutes and will be translated simultaneously.
  • Selection of the papers for publication in the scientific journal Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica (70 points according to the Ministry classification) will be based on reviews and will take place by 12.2021. The guidelines for authors for the preparation of papers can be found on the Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica website (sgem.pwr.edu.pl).

PRESENTATIONS

  • An abstract in Polish or English, up to a maximum of 2500 characters with spaces, must be submitted by 09.2021.
  • Presentations of companies will take place during the conference in Polish or English. The duration of the presentation should be compatible with the offer (please contact the representative of the promotion department: Mateusz Kaproń, mobile +48 664 175 174; e-mail: kapron@inzynieria.com to access the offer). The presentation will be translated simultaneously.
  • Selection of the papers for publication in the scientific journal Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica (70 points according to the Ministry classification) will be based on reviews and will take place by 12.2021. The guidelines for authors for the preparation of papers can be found on the Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica website (sgem.pwr.edu.pl).

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