SEG | EAGE Workshop: Geophysical Aspects of Smart Cities

10–12 December 2019 | Singapore

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10–12 December 2019
Singapore

Cities around the world, and especially in Asia like Singapore, strive to transform urban work and life, utilizing the ongoing digital revolution. Challenges to embrace the digital transformation, however, are significant. With limited land, innovations are required continuously to improve the urban living environment for a safer, more sustainable, and more livable condition. The limited space also challenges the urban transportation designers to provide more efficient, more reliable, and enhanced solutions. In both domains, geophysics has the ability to provide essential knowledge at the planning stage, real-time performance monitoring, and life cycle management. Bridging the gap between geophysics, civil engineering, and digital informatics provides the framework to guide project owners and local authorities to develop specific strategies for building a Smart City/Smart Nation.

The goal of this workshop is to influence the smart city practice in the highly developed cities in Asia such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, Beijing, and around the world. The main aim of the workshop is to demonstrate and discuss lessons learned and progress in geophysical techniques in smart city applications and methods, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary efforts with civil engineering and digital technologies. Hardware sensor development, software data analytics, and social impacts of technologies will be covered.

Special Panel Discussion Topic:
Bridging the gap between geophysics and civil engineering

12 December 4:40–6:10 PM

Panelists

  • Arthur Cheng, National University of Singapore, (Moderator)
  • Biondo Biondi, Stanford University
  • Kwet Yew Yong, National University of Singapore
  • Rob Eddie, Fugro
  • Ruben Duhme, Herrenknecht Asia Ltd
  • Sergei Terzaghi, Arup USA

Technical Committee

Committee Chair:
Yunyue Elita Li, National University of Singapore

  • Agachai Sumalee, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Arthur Cheng, National University of Singapore
  • Bin Shi, Nanjing University
  • Charles Im, Arup Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Chi Zhang, University of Kansas
  • Chih-Ping Lin, National Chiao Tung University
  • Darren, Siau Chen, Chian National University of Singapore
  • Goh Kok Hun, Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore
  • Hiromasa Shima, OYO Corporation – Japan
  • Joongmoo Byun, Hanyang University
  • Koya Suto, Terra Australis Geophysica Pty Ltd
  • Paolo Mazzucchelli, ARESYS, Advanced Remote Sensing Systems
  • Taeseo Ku, National University of Singapore
  • Thomas Dickmann, Amberg Technologies AG
  • Yu Wang, Alibaba Cloud

Attend & Housing

Registration Categories

Registration fee includes: Coffee breaks (during meeting), and Lunches (Tuesday – Thursday).

Early Bird Registration Fee (expires 9 November 2019)
US $700 (members) | US $790 (non-members)

Full Registration Fee (begins 10 November 2019)
US $790 (members) | US $890 (non-members)

For up to 10 presenting/attending students, the workshop registration fee will be sponsored by the SEG Foundation. Please note this will only be open by 24 September once the technical program is finalized (priority will be given to presenters).

For registration inquiries, please email Subashini Jaganath.

Cancellation Policy

Written notice received by 9 November 2019 entitles registrants to a full refund of the registration fee minus US$50 for processing. No refunds will be issued after 9 November 2019. Substitutions are permissible with written approval by the workshop organizers. Notify the SEG Business Office immediately to request a substitution.

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, 10 December
Registration, morning and afternoon sessions

Wednesday, 11 December
Morning and afternoon sessions

Thursday, 12 December
Morning and afternoon sessions

Who should attend?

Policy makers, geoscientists, civil engineers, data scientists, and other relevant disciplines from industry and academia.

Workshop Format

The format of the workshop will feature presentations by invited key experts in their fields who will share their experiences. The workshop will serve as a unique opportunity to have open and extended discussions among the participants.

6 sessions (3 days). The workshop will start with a panel discussion. We will aim for one keynote speaker per session with a closing session at the end of the workshop to serve as the outlook going forward. The oral presentations are comprised of 20-minute talks followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. After each session, a 30-minute discussion session is planned. The objective of this session is to allow participants to discuss in detail and learn from each other what has worked for them and debate the issues and challenges facing them during their daily workflows. Session chairs will also serve as discussion leaders during the 30 minutes.

Housing/Reservations

Deluxe Rooms have been reserved for the following rate at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium in Singapore:

  • Single occupancy – S$190.00++ includes breakfast, and Wi-Fi (approx. S$223.63 Net)
  • Double occupancy – S$210.00++ includes breakfast, and Wi-Fi (approx. S$247.17 Net)

Reservations must be made by 31 October 2019 to receive the discounted group rate. Book your accommodation at the group rate for the workshop.

Workshop Venue

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Singapore
Situated steps from the iconic Singapore River in the heart of the city, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium provides the perfect location for business and leisure guests. Our location in the Singapore River Valley precinct offers easy access to Singapore’s top attractions including Chinatown, Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa and Universal Studios. Explore the Orchard Road shopping belt with our complimentary shuttle service. Off the main tourist track, a short walk from the hotel is Tiong Bahru, a unique enclave with charming cafes, a local market and hawker center.

Technical Program

The goal of this workshop is to influence the smart city practice in the existing cities in Asia such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, Beijing, and around the world. The main aim of the workshop is to demonstrate and discuss lessons learned and progress in geophysical techniques in smart city applications and methods, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary efforts with civil engineering and digital technologies. Hardware sensor development, software data analytics, and social impacts of technologies will be covered.

  • Fiber-based Distributed acoustic sensing I & II
  • Geophysical applications: Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Integration of geophysics and civil engineering: case studies I, II & III
  • Geophysical applications: electrical methods
  • Geophysical applications: ambient seismic imaging
  • Geophysical applications in urban traffic systems
  • Machine learning applications in geophysics and civil engineering

Opening Address Speaker

Biondo Biondi, Stanford University

Keynote Speakers

  • Giorgio Cassiani, Padua University
  • Goh Kok Hun, Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore
  • Jian Chu, Nanyang Technological University
  • Koichi Hayashi, OYO Corporation
  • Koya Suto, Terra Australis Geophysica Pty Ltd
  • Kwet Yew Yong, National University of Singapore
  • Ruben Duhme, Herrenknecht Asia Ltd  
  • Sergei Terzaghi, Arup USA

Exhibit

This is a great opportunity to exhibit your latest technology or prototype at the Geophysical Aspects of Smart Cities workshop.

Table-Top Exhibit

Set up will include:

  • 1 complimentary registration
  • 1 table
  • 2 chairs
  • a table cover

The total cost for exhibit is US$1,500

Please note:
The individual assigned to the exhibit will get complimentary registration to attend the workshop. This will include Coffee breaks (during meeting), and Lunches (Tuesday–Thursday).

Please contact Hyra Dalisay for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To maximize exposure and visibility for our partners, we offer an array of unique sponsorship opportunities designed to suit a range of budgets with specific target audiences for optimum return on investment. For a list of sponsorship opportunities and an application form for sponsorship, see the Sponsorship Form in the Important Documents section of this page, or contact [email protected] for additional information.

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Important Dates

Early Bird Registration deadline:
9 November 2019

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