Participants are invited to submit a short 200 word abstract, relating to the general topics of the conference. Please choose one of the main themes and one of the sub-topics.

The Abstract should clearly indicate, the content and important contributions of the paper. Abstracts can only be submitted online. 

Tentative schedule

Acceptance of abstract: Late August 2020 (deadline for submissions was 30th June, 2021)

Revised deadline for draft paper:          May 1, 2021

Revised date for review comments:     September 1, 2021

Revised deadline for final paper:          October 1, 2021

A second round of abstract submission is now open: Click HERE for new submissons

  • Call for abstracts (round 2): March 1, 2021
  • Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance for full paper: June 14, 2021
  • Deadline for draft paper: September 1, 2021
  • Tentative deadline for final paper: December 14, 2021

Abstracts and Papers will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee.

When your abstract has been approved, you will be requested to prepare your paper and after final approval, we will look forward to hearing your presentation at the conference. The formatting instructions for your paper will be available when your abstract has been approved. All approved papers will have the format of an oral presentation.
The conference language is English. Therefore, presentations, abstracts and papers must be in English.

The overall theme for the conference will be Underground Solutions for a World in Change with the following priority themes:

• Climate resilience
• Innovative solutions for a sustainable society
• Subsurface planning
• Sustainable underground structures

The technical topics will include all well-known tunnel topics:
Conventional Tunneling
Mechanized Tunnelling
Immersed Tunnels
Cut & Cover, Ramps
Mechanical and Electrical Installations
Building Information Modelling
Operation and Maintenance
Operational Safety of Underground Structures
Understanding the Geological and Geotechnical Conditions
Contractual Practices
Ground Water Control
Instrumentation and Monitoring
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Title of your abstract: not more than 80 characters

Max number of words: 200

Abstract layout:
1. Short background/introduction
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Conclusion
No Images/figures/tables