SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME IN A PDF FORMAT IS AVAILABLE HERE.

 

Keynote lectures

Petr Dolínek (Czech Republic)

Road tunnels in Prague

Viktoria Chomová (Slovakia)

Contractual relationships for construction of Slovakian tunnels

Søren Degn Eskesen (Denmark, ITA past president)

Copenhagen Metro Circle line and other Danish tunnelling projects

Prof. Bai Yun (China)

Tunnelling Activities in China

 

Thematical sessions

1. CONVENTIONALLY EXCAVATED TUNNELS

Session chairs: Libor Mařík, Dr. Pavel Růžička

Invited lectures: 

Heinz Ehrbar (Germany)

Tunnelling Works for the German Railways

Martin Knights (United Kingdom)

Lessons learned from current London tunnelling projects

 

2. MECHANICALLY EXCAVATED TUNNELS

Session chairs: Boris Šebesta, Jiří Smolík

Invited lectures:

Nasri Munfah (United States)

The Alaskan Way Tunnel Project:
Technical Challenges and Construction Update

James Rozek (United States)

Istanbul’s Eurasia Tunnel Project

 

3. OTHER UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES AND REPOSITORIES

Session chairs: Dr. Richard Šňupárek, Dr. Linda Černá Vydrová

Invited lecture:

Jan Sochůrek, Daniel Švec (Czech Republic)

Prague system of collectors

 

4. GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION AND MONITORING

Session chairs: Dr. Alexandr Rozsypal, Dr. Karel Vojtasík

Invited lectures: 

Steve Parry (United Kingdom)

Engineering geological model and its impact
for preparation and construction of large-scaled
engineering project

Prof. Adam Bezuijen (Belgium)

Monitoring pressures and deformations around a TBM

 

5. NUMERICAL MODELLING, DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH

Session chairs: Dr. Eva Hrubešová, Dr. David Mašín

Invited lectures:

Prof. Robert Galler (Austria)

DRAGON – Resource-efficient tunnelling using online technologies

Prof. Giulia Viggiani (Italy)

Artificial Ground Freezing: engineering applications, testing,
and modelling

 

6. EQUIPMENT, OPERATIONAL SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE

Session chairs: Lukáš Rákosník, Dr. Tomáš Parák

Invited lecture:

Bernhard Kohl (Austria)

Findings from the new PIARC Report
“Experience with significant incidents in road tunnels”

 

7. RISK MANAGEMENT, CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FUNDING

Session chairs: Martin Srb, Otakar Hasík
Invited lectures:
 

Prof. Wulf Schubert (Austria)

Tunnelling in fault zones – problems and solutions

Gerhard Harer (Austria)

Suez Canal crossings – soft ground tunnelling at the limits

 

8. HISTORICAL UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES AND RECONSTRUCTIONS

Session chairs: Dr. Jan Pruška, Miloslav Frankovský

Invited lecture:

Valery Chekanau (Belarus)

Minsk metro – past and future

 

Other parts of the scientific programme

Poster session 

will be available for authors whose proposal has not been selected for an oral presen­ta­tion.

Technical exhibition 

of the conference partners and other companies will be installed next to the session halls and in the conference floor foyer.

Technical excursions 

to tunnel construction sites in Prague and its surrounding plus Slovakia will be held on the third conference day. Detailed information

Official languages

English and Czech/Slovak

Translation

Simultaneous translation of all presentations into Czech and English will be provided.

Conference documents

All accepted papers will be published in the electronic Proceedings in English and will also include papers from the Czech and Slovak Republics in Czech or Slovak languages.

At the same time the printed Book of Abstracts with summary of abstracts in English and Czech or Slovak languages will be available.