PolyU hosts the Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring, JISDM 2011

2 - 4 November 2011, Hong Kong

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In front row, Professor Judy Tsui, PolyU Vice President, Mr. Wong Chung Hang, Deputy Director of Lands Department, Professor Gethin Roberts, Representative of FIG, and Professor Ramon Hanssen, a keynote speaker at the opening ceremony.

About 200 leading experts, researchers, industry practitioners and students from 27 countries and regions gathered at Harbour Grand Kwoloon Hotel during 2 - 4 November 2011 for the Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring (JISDM 2011). The Symposium was organized by the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Working Group 6.1: Deformation Measurement, International Association of Geodesy (IAG) Sub-Commission 4.2: Applications of Geodesy in Engineering, IAG Sub-Commission 4.4: Applications of Satellite and Airborne Imaging Systems, and the Engineering Surveying Sub-Society of the Chinese Society for Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography.

The opening ceremony of the three-day Symposium was officiated by Prof. Judy Tsui, PolyU Vice President (International and Executive Education), Mr. Wong Chung Hang, Deputy Director of Lands Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Professor Gethin Roberts, representative of FIG, and Professor Guenther Retscher, representative of IAG.

Six prominent international and local experts were invited to deliver keynote speeches at the Symposium, including Prof. R.F. Hanssen of Delft University of Technology, the Netherland, Dr. M. Shimada of Earth Observation Research Center, Japan, Prof. C.K. Shum of Ohio State University, USA, Prof. Y.Q. Chen of Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics of PolyU, Prof. W. Lienhart of Graz University of Technology, Austria, and Prof. Y.X. Yang of Xian Research Institute of Surveying and Mapping, China and Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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 systematic research to better understand and manage these problems. The symposium provided a forum for sharing latest research results, ideas and experiences in monitoring deformations of both natural phenomena and man-made structures.

The symposium was supported financially by the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) of PolyU and some corporations.

For more details of the symposium, please visit its official website: http://dma.lsgi.polyu.edu.hk/index.html

Gethin Roberts
November 2011

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16 December 2011


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