The main theme for ACUUS 2023 Singapore is “Underground Space – the Next Frontier.” This theme was chosen to focus on the new opportunities and challenges in underground space use amid a re-focus on exploring and developing the underground space as a strategic resource and part of sustainable development. The new frontier presents unprecedented opportunities for simultaneously improving urban infrastructure, urban livability, and resilience. At the same time, special challenges exist in developing underground space – both from a human design perspective and in terms of complexity, 3D planning, system integration, technical, and life cycle costs. Equally important is the need to move from the creation of underground space as a haphazard, last resort solution to a well-planned, and integrated use of underground space that can serve the needs of society for future generations as well as our own.
Call for Papers
The Organising Committee is calling for submissions for the Technical Programme which will consist of Oral and Poster Sessions. There are two tracks for authors to select from:
For those who wish to submit a full paper : Accepted papers will be published in a conference proceedings and will be submitted for scientific indexing. A special issue in the International Journal of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology will be published based on selected papers from the conference submissions.
For those who only wish to make a technical presentation. An extended abstract will be required and included in the conference proceedings.
Papers can be submitted directly via the ACUUS website.
Important dates for the event:
- Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 March 2023
- Results of Abstract Submissions: 1 May 2023
- Full Paper Submission: 1 July 2023
- Early Bird Registration: ends on 1 September 2023