Montanuniversität Leoben - Zentrum am Berg & ÖGG, 23.11. - 25.11.2022
TBM DiGs is an international conference series that provides a specialized technological forum for discussing and exchanging knowledge related to TBM works in difficult ground conditions. This series covers a wide range of topics, including characterization of difficult ground, field observations and case studies, physical and laboratory tests, numerical modelling and techniques, treatments of difficult ground, TBM design and installation, tunnel support design, monitoring and risk management. TBM DiGs 2022 is the fifth conference in this series.
TBM DiGs 2022 is jointly organized by Montanuniversität Leoben and OEGG (Austrian Society for Geomechanics). The conference organizers would like to welcome researchers and practitioners involved with TBM tunnelling to TBM DiGs 2022 to share, to cooperate, and to progress.
The TBM DiGs 2022 will be a hybrid event and both, speakers and attendees, can choose to attend online or live. Provisions will be made for both options.
The conference aims to bring together all who are interested in the use of tunnel boring machines in difficult ground, to review developments in the field over the previous two years, and to attempt to extrapolate for the near-term future. We anticipate that the conference will explore a great variety of topics.
Presentations in the following areas are invited:
Key note speakers
Prof. Dr. Mark Diederichs
Queen’s University, Canada
Title of speech:
"TBM challenges in deep and complex tectonic environments
– the devil is in the details"
The Conference provides an excellent opportunity for sharing knowledge through presentations. The Conference plans to accept submittals for oral presentation and for poster presentation. Please refer to the schedule presented below for information relating to important dates for the submittal and review process.
An abstract for each presentation, either oral or poster, must be submitted for review and acceptance. All abstracts and manuscripts shall be submitted to the Conference staff via the submission form below. The abstracts are limited to 300 words and, after acceptance, the manuscripts will be limited to 2 to 6 pages.
Those involved with the use of tunnel boring machines in difficult ground comprise a diverse community, including academic researchers, industrial scientists and engineers, government scientists, and policy makers. All are welcome to this conference, ranging from those just beginning to those with substantial expertise.
TBM DiGs 2022 will be an exciting conference that will provide the opportunity for participants to meet others in the field, to exchange ideas, expertise and experience, and to renew and form new friendships and working relationships. The conference is structured so that participants can learn from both formal and informal interactions, such as presented papers, posters and social events.
15.11.2021: Deadline for abstract submission
15.06.2022: Deadline for full paper submission
01.05.2022: Early bird registration opens
15.08.2022 Early bird registration ends
18.11.2022 End of regular registration
23.11.2022 09:00 Technical session starts
23.11.2022 19:00 Conference Dinner
24.11.2022 16:45 TBM DiGs ends
25.11.2022 08:00 Site visit to a tunnel construction site in Austria
Ass.Prof. Dr. Marlène Villeneuve
+43 3842 402 3412
International Scientific Committee
Georg Anagnostou Switzerland
Lars Babendererde Germany
Cemal Balci Turkey
Nick Barton Norway
Gianpino Bianchi Italy
Nuh Bilgin Turkey
Jens Classen Germany
Knut Garshol Sweden
Jafar Hassanpour Iran
Tom Iseley USA
Lars Langmaack Germany
Sindre Log Norway
Ulrich Maidl Germany
Daniele Martinelli Italy
Priscilla Nelson USA
Bjorn Nilsen Norway
Daniele Peila Italy
Peter Raleigh USA
Jamal Rostami USA
Franz Sempelmann Austria
Giovanni Spagnoli Germany
Gary Tang New Zealand
Markus Thewes Germany
Kurosch Thuro Germany
Dujuan Wang China
Jenny Yan China
Jian Zhao Australia
The 5th International Conference on Tunnel Boring Machines in Difficult Ground (TBM DiGs 2022) will be held at the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria.