3rd SEG/EAGE Workshop on Geophysical Aspects of Smart Cities


3–5 December 2024
Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Workshop Overview

In recent decades, Asia has experienced unprecedented urbanization, with millions migrating to cities in search of better opportunities. This rapid growth presents both opportunities and challenges, as cities grapple with issues such as congestion, pollution, and resource scarcity. To address these challenges and ensure sustainable growth, governments, businesses, and communities are turning to the concept of smart cities. A smart city leverages technology and data to improve efficiency, sustainability, and quality of life for its residents. By integrating innovative solutions across sectors such as transportation, energy, healthcare, and governance, smart cities aim to create more connected, resilient, and inclusive urban environments. Interdisciplinary research and development among geophysics, civil engineering, and digital informatics plays a critical role in supporting smart city initiatives by providing essential knowledge about the subsurface environment, infrastructure development, disaster resilience, and innovation, in order to build more resilient, sustainable, and livable urban environments for present and future generations.

The aim of this workshop is to impact the implementation of smart city initiatives across highly developed urban centers in Asia and globally. Following two successful editions held in Singapore and Hong Kong in 2019 and 2022, respectively, we are thrilled to bring this event to South Korea. Our primary objective is to showcase and deliberate on the lessons acquired and advancements made in geophysical techniques applied to smart city solutions. Emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration with civil engineering and digital technologies, our focus spans hardware sensor innovation and the assessment of social and environmental implications of these technologies.

Organizing Committee

  • Committee Co-Chair: Joongmoo Byun, Hanyang University
  • Committee Co-Chair: Koya Suto, Terra Australis Geophysical Pty. Ltd

Committee Members

  • Hyung-Mok Kim, Sejong University
  • Taeseo Ku, Kokkuk University
  • Myung Jin Nam, Sejong University
  • Paolo Mazzuccheli, ARESYS srl
  • Charles Im, Arup
  • Giorgio Cassiani, Università degli Studi di Padova
  • Yokota Yasuhiro, Kajima
  • Qizhen Sun, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Teng Fong Wong, The Chinese University of HK
  • Yi Shen, China University of Petroleum
  • Huaifeng, Shandong University
  • Clement Mogenier, Sixense
  • Yunyue Elita Li, Purdue University
  • Hyun-Ick Jang , Korea Expressway Corporation
  • Soo-Ho Chang, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology


Suba Jaganathan
SEG Asia Pacific
Telephone: +6014 323 8107
Email: [email protected]

Call for Abstracts

The committee will be inviting technical submissions for oral and poster presentations of case studies on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Subsurface imaging and mapping
  • Geohazard assessment and monitoring
  • Non-destructive assessment of infrastructure
  • Geotechnical site characterization & geomechanical assessments
  • Water cycle resource management
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Emerging geophysical methods for tunneling & underground construction
  • Geophysics driven use and risk management of underground space
  • City/infrastructure planning directed by geophysical survey
  • Understanding the regulatory aspects–engineering

Our abstracts submission deadline is on 5 September 2024. For submissions, please email to [email protected] or [email protected].

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Important Dates

Call for Abstracts closes:
5 September 2024