Underground Spaces 2008

Etkinlik Başlangıç - Bitiş Tarihi: 08 - 10 Eylül 2008
Yer: Wessex Institute of Technology, Hampshire - İngiltere
Adres: Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 7AA,Hampshire - İngiltere
Telefon: 44(0)2380293223
Faks: 44(0)2380292853
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"Undergorund Spaces 2008, The First International Conference on Underground Spaces - Design, Engineering and Environmental Aspects" is organised by Wessex Institute of Technology (UK) and National Technical University of Athens (Greece) and sponsored by WIT Transactions on the Built Environment.

Underground spaces are becoming increasingly important for a wide diversity of uses by society. They range from classical excavations to subway constructions, underground sport halls, power stations, waste repositories, underground cities, and many others. Their construction techniques are also very varied, from open air excavation to newly developed injection methods.

The response of the underground structures on the imposed loadings depends on a number of parameters that sometimes are too complex or not fully understood, resulting to budget overruns or even failures that lead to loss of life or property. Such uncertain cases need to be addressed and engineers should accurately predict the construction’s performance throughout its construction and service life.

Plans for underground spaces to be used as storage facilities have, in many cases, proved highly controversial. This is particularly the case when proposing to build a chemical or nuclear depository, but also applies to general waste. Serious environmental issues can arise in these cases. The issue is particularly pressing in our society and it is a matter of urgency to share common experiences in this field.

The conference will discuss not only the structural and environmental material characterization aspects but also the trends regarding the utilisation of underground spaces. Moreover it will emphasise in its environmental aspects, the architectural characteristics and concepts that might be applied to make underground space an integral part of the city planning and a living environment.

It is a strong belief that population growth and the demand for better accommodation and leisure facilities, combined with a desire to improve the landscape, will result in the need to develop more underground spaces for leisure facilities and accommodation. This phenomenon, which started in countries subjected to extreme climates is now becoming more widespread.

The conference is convened to discuss problems and issues that are common to different types of underground spaces in an effort to share experiences and lessons learnt in a variety of disciplines ranging from engineering and architecture to social sciences and economics.

Registration Fee: 940 Pounds 
Reduced see for authors: 660 Ponds 
Conference Chairmen, WIT Fellows & Members of the Scientific Advisory Committee: 620 Pounds
For students who are not Aauthors (fee does not include a copy of the book): 340 Pounds

- Use of underground space for industry
- Underground power stations
- Toxic and nuclear waste repositories
- Energy underground reservoirs
- Underground sewerage plants
- Waste storage and management
- Road and railway tunnels
- Utility tunnels
- Fire defence
- Defence against terrorist attacks
- Caves, cavities
- Social and culture use of underground space
- Sport facilities
- Underground cities
- Defence and military centers
- Climatized cellars
- Deep mines, stability and safety during mining
- Open cast mining and underground solutions
- Rock bursts failures
- Defence of terrain against subsidence
- Non-traditional mining
- Heritage dwellings
- Archaeological sites
- Experimental and industrial complexes
- Computer simulation
- Experiments
- Visualisation of underground spaces
- Architectural design of underground structures
- Geodynamic aspects

Paper Submission
Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible. We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts electronically.

Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the conference. To be fair to all participants, each registered delegate will only be able to submit one paper. The language of the conference will be English.
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