2nd Announcement of 4th OSMG-2012

Dates: Oct 11-13, 2012
Venue: Suzhou, China
Website: http://osmg2012.acei.cn

INVITATION
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.

MAIN TOPICS
--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
--Key technologies of temperature monitoring using ROTDR
--Technical solutions of field installation and wireless data transmission of FBG sensors

FORUM ORGANIZATION
SPONSOR   Nanjing University, China
ORGANIZER   Nanjing University High-tech Institute at Suzhou, China
CO-ORGANIZER   Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS 
   National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
   Suzhou Industrial Park, China
   International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII)
   International Society of Environmental Geotechnology (ISEG)
   Engineering Geology Professional Committee, Geological Society of China
   National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, China
   G.M.G. (Geotechnical Monitoring Group) Co, Ltd, Korea
   Suzhou Nanzee Sensing Technology Co.,Ltd., China
ACADEMIC COMMITTEE 
Chairperson F. Ansari (University of Illinois-Chicago, USA)
Co-Chairperson W.R. Habel (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany) and A.B. Huang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, China)

Members  D.S. Cai (China)  X.F. Chen (China)      X.Y. Bao (Canada)  
          A.Elgamal (USA)  K.Q. Ding (China)      X.T. Fen (China)
          S.D. Glaser (USA)     W.R. Habel (Germany)     M.C. He (China)   
          J.X. Hua (China)  A.B. Huang (Taiwan, China) R.Q. Huang (China)
          D. Inaudi (Switzerland) H.I. Inyang (USA)      R. Kluth (UK)   
          C. Li (China)   H. Li (China)       Y.L. Li (Taiwan, China)
          H.W. Liu (China)     G.B. Song (USA)      Y.Q. Ni (Hong Kong, China) 
         J.B. Peng (China)  Y.C. Shi (USA)       H.M. Tang (China)
         L. Thévenaz (Switzerland)M.D. Todd (USA)      A.B. Wang (USA)  
         G.H. Wang (Japan)  F.Q. Wu (China)      Y.W. Yang (Singapore)
         Y.P. Yin (China)  Z.Q. Yue (Hong Kong, China)  X.P. Zhang (China)  
         K.T. Chang (Korea)    A. Ho(Hong Kong, China)   H.N. Li (China)
         H.I. Inyang (USA)     I.B. Kwon (Korea)         W. Lee (Korea)
         Z.S. Wu (Japan)     J.H. Yin (Hong Kong, China)  T.F. Zimmit (USA)
         B. Shi (China)

ORGANZING COMMITTEE 
Chairperson 
B. Shi (Nanjing University, China)
Co-Chairperson  K. T. Chang (Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Korea)
Members  H.H. Zhu       B.J. Wang  G.Q. Wei  S. Hu  W. Zhang  
                D. Zhang    C.S. Tang  W.B. Suo  C. Liu  Y. Lu           
                H.L. Cui        Y.J. Sun        K. Gu  R. Ma  H.B. Shi    
Secretariat H.H. Zhu    R. Ma       H.B. Shi 

CALL FOR PAPERS
The authors should submit an abstract in English or Chinese of about 300 words to the organizers before Jul 15, 2012 (Extended to Sep 15, 2012). The full-length papers in MS-Word or Pdf format should be submitted before Aug 15, 2012 (Extended to Sep 25, 2012). All accepted papers will be collected in an unofficially published proceeding. Some selected original papers will be published in a special issue of “Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring” (Springer). The abstract and full paper should be submitted by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract due:        Jul 15, 2012 (Extended to Sep 15, 2012)
Early-bird registration:   Jul 15, 2012 (Extended to Sep 15, 2012)
Products exhibition registration: Jul 15, 2012 (Extended to Sep 15, 2012)
Full-length paper submission:  Aug 15, 2012 (Extended to Sep 25, 2012)
Registration of post-forum tour:   Sep 15, 2012
On-site registration dates:      Oct 11 & 12am, 2012
Forum dates:            Oct 12-13, 2012

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact person: Hong-Hu Zhu  Ph.D., Associate Professor
Address: Center for Engineering Monitoring with Opto-electronic Sensing (CEMOES), Nanjing University, 22 Hankou Rd, Nanjing, China
Postcode: 210093
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Tel: +86-25-83597888  +86-25-83596220
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