Special issue on innovative sensing tools and big data acquisition in subsurface engineering

Published 07 December, 2022


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.

Topics covered:

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.

Important dates:

  • Submissions close: 31 December 2023

  • Final decision: 30 June 2024

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select the special issue “Big data acquisition”.

Guest Editors:

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