Recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) have resulted in the development of a series of innovative field monitoring technologies. These include distributed fibre optic sensing, wireless sensor network, autonomous robotic inspection and smartphone sensing, etc. and they enable us to acquire greater volumes of geodata faster and more economically. Nevertheless, the technology readiness level (TRL) of many emerging geotechnical monitoring tools is still too low to support wide application at a large scale.
This special issue aims to advance novel monitoring tools for big geodata acquisition, together with the associated geodata processing methods. It will provide a geoengineering platform for international researchers and professionals from different disciplines, sectors and countries, working collaboratively to break down barriers on the path to big geodata acquisition.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Novel sensors
- New digital monitoring technologies
- Big data acquisition in underground infrastructure
- ICT in underground space
- Innovative sensing technology in subsurface engineering
- Gathering and processing of big data and metadata in geoengineering
- Big geodata mining, generation of big geodata by computational methods, etc.
Submissions close: 31 December 2023
Final decision: 30 June 2024