Important dates:

Deadline for early-bird registration: 30 April 2018
Deadline for abstract submission: 23 March 2018
Deadline for submission of full papers: 30 June 2018
Training Workshop: 4 November 2018
Technical Visit: 8 November 2018


Message from the President of ACUUS

Prof. Dimitris Kaliampakos

On behalf of ACUUS, I would like to warmly invite you to the 16th ACUUS World Conference to be held in Hong Kong on 5-7 November 2018. This forthcoming conference is the next to a series of very successful events and will focus on the use of underground space development to provide sustainable solutions to meet various tough challenges encountered in modern cities. There will be many distinguished speakers and guests coming to share their expert knowledge and precious experience.

Let’s join this prestigious international event. Look forward to seeing you.

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Message from the Chairman of the Organising Committee

Mr. Mark Wallace

Dear friends, colleagues and delegates,

The ACUUS 2018 World Conference coming to Hong Kong is very exciting for us. We have embarked on a journey to harness our underground in the city in a better and more systematic manner and we are proud that ACUUS has allowed us to host the event and bring so many thinkers, practitioners and world renowned speakers to our home to share their experiences in underground development. The conference will undoubtedly inspire, steer and provide a platform for our younger architects, planners and engineers to see the possibilities and how we can make our dense urban cities more convenient, livable and better planned.

I would like to welcome you to ACUUS 2018. May you enjoy the conference, share and present your ideas and make new friends!

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Message from the Chairman of the Scientific Committee

Mr. KK Ling

As the Scientific Committee Chairman, I hope that we can share our ideas and experiences for the benefit of the delegates and provide an inspired, thoughtful and fun event for all. In this Conference, we have included a couple of awards for the papers, including one for younger practitioners and thinkers, with a view to attracting high quality submissions on the use of underground space in our cities. The topics cover a broad range of categories, including architecture, urban planning, design and construction, sustainability and environment, technologies and innovations, etc.

Give us your best papers so that we can share, develop and expand our understanding of the way we want to develop our underground.

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Conference Format & Objectives

The conference will invite globally recognized speakers and world authorities in Urban Underground Space to share their experiences and knowledge with planners, architects, engineers and researchers in the region. It is intended to hold keynote presentations to showcase latest thinking and approach in integrated compact city urban design. Parallel sessions to suit various interests will be organized to further present the state of the art in those related and key underground space disciplines. Discussion and debate will be sought to analyse and assess topical key issues related to urban underground design and implementation. The conference will seek high quality papers that can provide insight, rigour and useful practical examples of integrated underground solutions for compact metropolitan cities.

Topics to be covered

• Integrated Planning
• Architecture and Design
• Underground Infrastructure
• Sustainability and Environment
• Safety and Human Factors
• Economics and Legal Issues
• Technical Approaches and Innovations

ACUUS: Associated Research Centres for the Urban Underground Space


Supporting Organisations