2012 4th International Forum on Opto-electronic Sensor-based Monitoring in Geo-engineering (4th OSMG-2012)

Oct 11-13, 2012
Suzhou, China

Theme: Distributed Monitoring Technologies and Engineering Applications


Nanjing University, Nanjing, China


Nanjing University High-tech Institute at Suzhou, China


Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea

First Announcement


With the rapid development in the construction of various infrastructure engineering in China, the construction quality of these structures and their safety operation are the main concerns. To ensure this and prevent various potential disasters, the improvement of the level of engineering monitoring technology is a necessity. Recently, the distributed monitoring technologies, such as Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (BOTDR), Brillouin Optical Time Domain Analysis (BOTDA), Raman Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (ROTDR), and Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG), have been successively applied to geo-engineering monitoring. Due to their apparent advantages, the development and application of distributed monitoring technologies have become a research focus and a key research topic in some developed countries.

As the fourth forum following the 1st, 2nd and 3rd International Forums on Opto-electronic Sensor-based Monitoring in Geo-engineering held by Nanjing University, China, in 2005, 2007 and 2010, respectively, this forum will focus on the subject of distributed monitoring technologies and engineering applications, about which related topics will be discussed and communicated. During the forum, some well-known foreign and domestic scholars and experts will be invited to give keynote lectures on up-to-date research findings, hotspots and difficult subjects in the geo-engineering monitoring field. An information release and communication platform for new technologies and products of relevant suppliers will be provided, as well.


--Recent development of distributed monitoring technologies

--Demodulation technologies for distributed opto-electronic sensing network

-- Data acquisition and wireless transmission technologies for distributed opto-electronic sensing network

-- Temperature compensation and abnormality recognition for distributed opto-electronic sensing network

--Distributed monitoring technologies of geo-materials with large deformation

--Development of special distributed sensing fibers and cables

--Designing, installation and protection of distributed sensing network in geo-engineering monitoring field

--Safety monitoring and diagnosis system based on distributed monitoring technologies

--Integration of distributed opto-electronic sensing network in geo-engineering monitoring field

--Case study of engineering applications of distributed monitoring technologies


English or Chinese


The authors should submit an abstract in English or Chinese of about 300 words to the organizers before Jul 1, 2012. The full-length papers in MS-Word or Pdf format should be submitted before Aug 1, 2012. Published papers are also acceptable. For further information, please check the forum website. All accepted papers will be collected in an unofficially published proceeding.


Abstract due:                                      Jul 1, 2012  Jul 15, 2012

Early-bird registration:                          Jul 1, 2012  Jul 15, 2012
Products exhibition registration:         Jul 1, 2012  Jul 15, 2012
Full-length paper submission:                Aug 1, 2012

On-site registration dates:            Oct 11 & 12am, 2012

Forum dates:                                      Oct 12-13, 2012


Chair:   Prof. F. Ansari  (University of Illinois-Chicago, USA

Co-Chair: Dr. W.R. Habel (Federal Institute for Materials Research and

        Testing, Germany)

        Prof. A.B. Huang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, China)


Chair:    Prof. B. Shi    (Nanjing University, China)

Co-Chair: Prof. K.T. Chang (Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea)


Dr. H.H. Zhu

School of Earth Sciences and Engineering

Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China

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The forum will be held in Suzhou, which is entitled one of "24 Cultural and Historic Cities " by the State Council. Suzhou is renowned to the world for its silks and classic gardens. The lecture hall is located at Assembly Hall of Nanjing University  High-tech Institute at Suzhou, 150 Renai Road, Suzhou Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, Suzhou, China. Please check the forum website for the venue location and detailed traffic information.


--During the forum, Suzhou is in its tourist season. Thus the hotels and the transportation tickets are recommended to be pre-reserved.

--The forum will set an exhibition pavilion of monitoring technologies and products for relevant companies and research units. For the registration information, please check the forum website.

--A post-forum tour will be arranged for forum participants. The tentative locations to visit are the Kumoh National Institute of Technology and some relevant monitoring fields in Korea. More information will be posted on the forum website soon.