Themes

PART I: UNDERGROUND MINING AND GROUND CONTROL

  • Exploration
  • Methods of Mining
  • Planning & Design
  • Shafts and Mining
  • Ground Control Approaches & Methods
  • Subsidence
  • Geophysical methods in Mining
  • Ventilation management in mining,
  • development headings
  • Equipment management in tunnels
  • High-speed materials movement through audits and declines
  • Optimization in tunnel development
  • Remote monitoring of excavation stability in mines
  • Geomatics & Geospatial Information System (GIS) in Mining
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Health & Safety and Sustainability
  • New and Innovative Technologies

PART II: MINING GEOTECHNICS

  • Ground Support and Final Lining
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Slope Stability
  • Support Design
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Physical modelling
  • Numerical modelling
  • Analytical methods
  • Coupled numerical methods
  • Site Investigation
  • Laboratory Investigation

 

PART III: TUNNELLING AND CASE STUDIES

  • Large Span Tunnels and Caverns
  • Hard Rock TBMs and Tunnels
  • Excavation in soft rocks
  • Micro tunnelling & Trenchless Tunnelling
  • Pressurized Face Tunnelling
  • Drilling and Blasting in Tunnelling
  • Geophysical methods in Tunnelling
  • Grouting
  • Rockbursts
  • Difficult Ground
  • Tunnelling support design
  • Geotechnical Considerations
  • Planning and Design
  • Prediction and Monitoring
  • Geomatics & Geospatial Information System
  • (GIS) in Mining
  • Contract Practices
  • Ground Control Approaches & Methods
  • Tunnel Rehabilitation
  • Project Planning and Risk Management
  • Health & Safety and Sustainability
  • New and Innovative Technologies

PART IV: UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES AND CASE STUDIES

  • Application of Big Data Analytics
  • Application of Artificial
  • Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Metro Tunnels
  • Nuclear Waste Repository
  • Underground petroleum storage
  • Underground food storage

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PUBLICATION IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

All the papers will go through double blind peer review process and accepted papers will be published as “ The Proceedings of Geotechnical Challenges in Mining, Tunnelling and Underground Infrastructure” by Springer, Switzerland

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