Scientific programme

Keynote Lectures

   


Dr. Luděk Sosna (Czech Republic)

Planned tunnels on the Czech transport infrastructure

   


Milan Majer (Czech Republic)

The Ejpovice tunnel – planning and construction of the longest Czech railway tunnel

   


Prof. Konrad Bergmeister (Austria)

The longest underground construction in the world – the Brenner Base Tunnel

   


Dr. Vojtech Gall (United States)

The Gateway Program – the Hudson River Tunnel Project in New York, New Jersey

 

Thematic Sessions

1. Conventionally excavated tunnels

Session chairs: Libor Mařík, Dr. Pavel Růžička

Invited Lectures:

   


Prof. Robert Galler (Austria)

Challenges during tunnel construction and the installation of the equipment at ZAB – Zentrum am Berg

   


Dr. Davorin Kolic (Croatia)

New railway line Divica-Koper: project development

 

2. Mechanically excavated tunnels

Session chairs: Boris Šebesta, Jiří Smolík

Invited Lecture:

   


Dr. Karin Baeppler (Germany)

Current Developments of Mechanized Tunnelling Technology for Variable Ground Conditions

 


Prof. Michael Mooney (United States)

Artificial Intelligence and Physical Model Based Performance Prediction of EPB TBM Tunneling
 

3. Other underground structures, repositories, reconstructions and history

Session chairs: Dr. Richard Šňupárek, Dr. Jan Pruška

Invited Lectures:

   


Martin Knights (United Kingdom)

Future of tunnelling: influences, changes, needs and foreseeable needs

   


Heinz Ehrbar (Switzerland)

Selection of the optimum tunnel system with regard to the entire lifecycle

 

4. Geotechnical investigation and monitoring

Session chairs: Dr. Alexandr Rozsypal, Dr. Václav Veselý

Invited Lecture:

   


Prof. Wulf Schubert (Austria)

Recent developments in face mapping and tunnel health monitoring

 

5. Numerical modelling, BIM, research and development

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

Invited Lectures:

   


Prof. Bai Yun (China)

Deep Underground Space Development in Shanghai

   


Prof. Shahab Yasrobi (Iran)

Facing the jeopardies and the elaborations in the construction of a complex urban tunnel - case study of Arah-Esfandiar-Niayesh tunnel

 

6. Equipment, operational safety and maintenance

Session chairs: Lukáš Rákosník, Miroslav Novák

Invited Lectures:

   


Bernhard Kohl (Austria)

Prevention and mitigation of tunnel related collisions

   


Ioannis Bakogiannis (Greece)

Design and construction experience of road tunnels with concession contracts

 

7. Risk management, contractual relationships and funding

Session chairs: Dr. Martin Srb, Dr. Jaroslav Beňo

Invited Lecture:

   


Prof. Frederic Pellet (France)

Rock mechanics for underground engineering in wide-ranging geological environments