Mini-symposium on”Deep Underground Engineering and Data Mining” during the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering

Call for contributions
We would like to invite you to submit a contribution for a half a day Mini-symposium on “Deep Underground Engineering and Data Mining” to be held during the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering organized by University of Minho and Portuguese Geotechnical Society under the auspices of the Joint Technical Committee 2 (JTC2) on Representation of Geo-Engineering Data of the Federation of International GeoEngineering Societies (FedIGS) in Guimarães, Portugal in 29 September – 2 October, 2019. Details of the conference can be found in the conference website.

This Mini-symposium will refer to applications of Data Mining (DM) and Uncertainty Modeling (UM) techniques to deep underground engineering. In order to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date information, we offer the possibility to discuss recent developments in a number of the corresponding areas of research and applications. The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • DM concepts and techniques, with a focus on the underground data
  • UM concepts and techniques, including Bayesian Networks
  • Examples of DM/UM methods used in the underground laboratories
  • DM/UM approaches to monitoring active faults
  • Decision support systems for coal mines processes
  • Natural hazard monitoring, assessment and forecasting
  • Deformability and strength prediction in large underground hydroelectric systems
  • Prediction of methane concentration, endogenous fire and seismic events
  • Rockburst laboratory tests and development of rockburst indexes
  • Acoustic emissions analysis of rockburst laboratory tests
  • Predicting rockburst based on an in situ database
  • Development of new geomechanical constitutive models

The deadline for submission of abstracts is September 30, 2018. The session is intended to be a high-quality and single-track event focusing on the promotion, dissemination and exchange of knowledge and ideas through discussions. We would appreciate it if you confirm with us at your earliest convenience your willingness to contribute to this mini-symposium. Please be reminded to submit the abstract by the deadline of September 30, 2018 to the conference website and also notify us by sending a copy of the abstract to either one of the session organizers.

The organizers aim is that papers presented at this session will be invited to submit their extended versions for consideration of a special journal publication. We hope that you will be able to participate in this session and look forward to hearing from you.

Mini-symposium Organizers:

Prof. Luis Ribeiro e Sousa, Tongji University, China

Prof. Dominik Ślęzak, University of Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Tiago Filipe Miranda, University of Minho, Portugal

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