5th Joint International Symposium on Deformation Monitoring JISDM 2022

The JISDM 2022 will be held in Valencia, Spain on April 6-8, 2022.

The symposium aims to connect research in deformation monitoring, including all aspects from measurement, technical realization, analysis to interpretation with advanced practice.  Bringing together leading experts from academia, industry and representatives from public authorities with promising young scientists, the symposium has been established as a reference point for scientific discussion and interaction.

Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, is located by the Mediterranean Sea. It embraces culture and tradition from the past combined with singular architecture, exciting gastronomy, nightlife, and beautiful white sand beaches. Valencia is also the capital city of the Comunitat Valenciana region, which is major tourist destination in summer.

The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you to a fruitful conference with open discussions and important networking to promote high quality deformation monitoring.

We hope and firmly believe that the JISDM 2022 will be as successful as the previous ones as well as a memorable and fruitful time for you in Valencia.

Deformation monitoring

Landslides, debris flows and rockfalls can endanger inhabitants and infrastructures. They have an important societal impact and may seriously damage the human and environmental resources of a region. However, it is still uneasy to forecast the evolution of a landslide o rockfall because it depends both on its dynamics and on external triggering events, such as earthquakes and rainfall.

Similarly, large engineering structures, which play an important role for the economy and society, have to be controlled in an adequate way to guarantee their functionallity and safety. In this context, deformation monitoring is essential to learn more on the physical processes controlling their movement and to attempt to predict their behaviour in time and space.

No less important is the preservation of tangible cultural heritage in archaeology and architecture. Both natural (earthquakes, tsunamis, floods…) and human-caused disasters (wars, urban development, pollution…) affect seriously the safeguard and conservation of archaeological sites, architectural monuments and movable objects, and require high-end geomatics monitoring solutions to take right preservation actions.

Deformation studies are currently based on a broad knowledge of suitable sensors and their potent, modern data storage and communication solutions and advanced processing and analysis methods. Additionally, a thorough understanding of the behaviour of monitoring objects and processes (e.g., large scale structure or landslide effected area), is essential to set-up and operate an optimum monitoring system. Innovative investigation, monitoring and mapping techniques are being developed in order to improve the methods for local and regional landslide hazard assessment and the design of early warning.

Under the auspices of three international scientific associations (FIG , IAG , and ISPRS), the Joint Symposium on Deformation Monitoring contributes periodically to the enhancement and dissemination of the state-of-the-art deformation monitoring.

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