Joint International Symposium on
Deformation Monitoring

(2-4 November 2011, Hong Kong, China)


Structural failures such as collapses of bridges and buildings and geohazards caused by events such as landslides, ground subsidence and earthquakes are world-wide problems that often lead to significant economic and life losses. It is therefore important to carry out concerted systematic research to better understand and manage these problems.

Rapid developments in engineering, micro-electronics and computer sciences have significantly changed both sensors/instrumentation and methodology in Applied Geodesy, Engineering Surveying and the related fields, including those for monitoring natural phenomena and man-made structures. There is nowadays a high demand to develop new monitoring concepts and solutions to meet the real needs of the society in minimizing the negative environmental impacts.

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Working Group 6.1 "Deformation Measurement and Analysis" and the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) represented by Sub-Commission 4.2 "Applications of Geodesy in Engineering" and Sub-Commission 4.4 "Applications of Satellite & Airborne Imaging Systems" have been very active in developing and applying new methods and technologies for deformation measurements, analysis and interpretation.

The announced symposium is the 3rd time for the FIG and IAG groups to have a joint meeting on this important topic, combining the 14th FIG Symposium on Deformation Measurement and Analysis and the 5th IAG Symposium on Geodesy for Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. In addition, this event is also joined by the 2nd International Workshop on Spatial Information Technologies for Monitoring the Deformation of Large-Scale Man-Made Linear Features.

Scientists, engineers, educators, representatives from public authorities, policy makers in surveying, geodesy, civil, structural, geotechnical and mining engineering, geology, geodynamics, geosciences, geohazard studies and hydrology are invited to attend this international event to share the latest research results and experiences in deformation measurement, analysis and interpretation.

Prof. Wolfgang Niemeier,
Chair of FIG Working Group 6.1

Prof. Günther Retscher,
Chair of IAG Sub-Commission 4.2

Prof. Xiaoli Ding,
Chair of IAG Sub-Commission 4.4 & Chair of Organising Committee

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Last updated: 22 March 2011