ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2020 (WTC 2020) and General Assembly


  • 18 May 2020 to 20 May 2020 (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC)
  • Managed by: IEM Training Centre Sdn Bhd
  • Organised by: The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia
  • Closing date before: 15 May 2020

Overview

ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC) 2020 and General Assembly is the world's leading tunnelling congress attracting the largest number of tunnelling professionals and thought leaders. It offers the ideal platform to encourage industry learning and growth with its extensive reach and influence across the globe.

WTC 2020 also presents an excellent opportunity for leading international tunnelling companies to showcase innovative tunnelling technology, practices, and contracting methods.

Theme of Congress

The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) is proud to host the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC) 2020 and 46th General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 15th to 21st May 2020. The theme of the WTC 2020 is Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity. The theme has conscientiously been chosen to timely reflect the innovative achievements in the efforts of the ITA-AITES in promoting the use of tunnels and underground space for the benefits of public, environment and sustainable development for the past of almost half a century since its establishment in 1974.

Session Topics

Growing numbers of underground innovations claimed to hold the key to unlock the door to a ‘smarter urban connectivity’. More often than not, these innovations were being embedded into highly complex underground projects that aim to minimise environmental hazards, to save energy, to increase the functional diversity of the urban structure, to reduce the need of local transportation, to make services more easily accessible to residents, and to protect the urban landscape as well as culture for sustainable urban development.

This Congress aims at providing a forum for practising professionals – engineers, consultants, contractors, technologists, researchers, academicians, manufacturers and suppliers to share their experiences, research, studies and views so as to contribute to the advancement of Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity. A wide range of high quality scientific and technical papers of international or regional significance on tunnelling and underground space development is expected on, but not limited to, the following topics.

  1. Innovation in tunnels and tunnelling technology
  2. Innovation in rock support and water proofing technology
  3. Sustainable and strategic use of underground space
  4. Environment sustainability in underground construction
  5. Urban dewatering and flood control with underground tunnels
  6. Planning, design and construction of tunnels and underground structures
  7. Risk, health and safety, contractual practices and project management of underground construction
  8. Instrumentation and monitoring in underground construction
  9. Conventional tunnelling, sprayed concrete use, drill and blast excavation
  10. Mechanised tunnelling and excavation (hard rock, soft rock and soil)
  11. Site investigation and ground characterisation
  12. Geological and geotechnical aspects in underground construction
  13. Stability assessment and ground stabilisation in underground construction
  14. Operation, repair and maintenance of tunnels and underground structures
  15. Design and installation of mechanical and electrical systems for underground structures
  16. Information modelling in tunnelling and underground space development
  17. Projects and case histories
  18. Others (e.g. economics of tunnels and use of underground space, life cycle asset management, etc.)

Important Dates

The Organising Committee of the WTC 2020 cordially invites you to submit abstract(s) of not more than 200 words for the Congress to wtc2020@iem.org.my.

  • Call for papers : 01 January 2018
  • Submission of abstracts : 31 December 2018
  • Acceptance of abstracts: 31 March 2019
  • Submission of papers: 31 October 2019
  • Acceptance of papers: 31 January 2020
  • Notification to speakers: 15 March 2020

The Congress language shall be English.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit upgraded versions of their papers for publication as full journal papers in Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA (which is an EI, ESCI and Scopus indexed journal).

Spouse Programme

  1. KL Hop-On Hop-Off: City Tour Bus Kuala Lumpur
  2. Royal Selangor School of Hard Knocks
  3. Cooking Experience - Malaysian Favourite Dish

1. Full Registration category under Member and Non Member tab able to register and proceed to online payment.
2. Presenting Authors/Co-Author (Local/Overseas) email the paper acceptance confirmation to wtc2020@iem.org.my.
3. Student under 35 (Local/Overseas) email the ID Card/University status to wtc2020@iem.org.my.
4. Spouse (Local/Overseas) email the spouse payment receipt to wtc2020@iem.org.my.

Pricing

Type Online Rate (RM) Offline Rate (RM)  
Member
All member type
3200.00 3200.00
Non Member
All non member
3200.00 3200.00 Register
Student (Local)
Local student
1000.00 1000.00 Register
Student (Overseas)
Overseas student
1500.00 1500.00 Register
Spouse (Local)
Spouse - Local
1500.00 1500.00 Register
Spouse (Overseas)
Spouse - Overseas
1500.00 1500.00 Register
Presenting Authors/Co-Author (Local)
Local author
2400.00 2400.00 Register
Authors/Co-Author (Overseas)
Overseas author
2400.00 2400.00 Register
Rate stated does not include 6% SST

1. Full Registration category under Member and Non Member tab able to register and proceed to online payment. 2. Presenting Authors/Co-Author (Local/Overseas) email the paper acceptance confirmation to wtc2020@iem.org.my. 3. Student under 35 (Local/Overseas) email the ID Card/University status to wtc2020@iem.org.my. 4. Spouse (Local/Overseas) email the spouse payment receipt to wtc2020@iem.org.my.

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