PolyU hosts the Joint International Symposium on Deformation
Monitoring, JISDM 2011
2 - 4 November 2011, Hong Kong
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
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:
16 December 2011