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INGEO2017: 7th International Conference on Engineering Surveying

18 - 20 October 2017 Lisbon, Portugal

The 7th International Conference on Engineering Surveying (INGEO2017) was held October 18-20, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. INGEO2017 was organized together with Department of Surveying of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Slovak University of Technology (FC STU) in Bratislava and the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC) in Lisbon.

The series of INGEO conferences are organised under the umbrella of FIG Commission 6. The longevity of this event shows the importance of the theme - monitoring and safety of engineering structures.

The theme of the event “Monitoring: Needs and Solutions” expresses the need of the joining, in one event, the two communities - surveyors and civil engineers. In INGEO2017, the producers of data and information (surveyors, geographical engineers and other specialist in geospatial measuring techniques applied to monitoring) was meet the users of our information: the civil engineers. The civil engineers responsible by the security of structures like buildings, dams, bridges, tunnels, power plants and power distribution infrastructures, breakwaters, roads, slopes, etc., have been presented needs and expectations to correctly describe the state of the art of the structures. The surveyors were presenting novel technology which they improve to meet the requirements of our clients for the information (data) as well as the accuracy and reliability of these information.

At the Opening Ceremony in the welcome address the representatives of institutes which participate in the conference organisation were thanked: Carlos Alberto, president of LNEC; António Batista, head of the Concrete Dams Department; Wolfgang Niemeier, Chair of the FIG C6 WG6.1; Maria João Henriques, Chair of LOC; and Alojz Kopáčik, Chair of the conference SC.

122 participants attended the conference, from 12 countries across the world – Portugal, Nigeria, Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Angola, Croatia, Angola, South Korea, Serbia, Poland, Mozambique, USA, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, France, Saudi Arabia, UK, Spain, Greece, France, Finland, Ukrain.

The technical programme of the conference includes 6 plenary sessions, 9 technical sessions and one poster session with 36 presentations and 5 posters.

From all papers submitted to the conference 20 are reviewed, which is marked in the conference programme and over the papers title by stamp. Traditionally all papers included to the conference proceedings will be available in the FIG Library. Regarding the agreement between the organisers and editorial board of selected journals (Applied Geomatics, Allgemeine Vermessungs-Nachrichten, Slovak Journal of Civil Engineering) have the conference participants the possibility publish the extended version of his papers presented at the conference. This will enhance the conference value for the future and make this more profitable for the participants.

Regarding the feedback and discussion after the conference could be concluded that the 7th INGEO2017 was a successful event organised on behalf the FIG Commission 6 and support the cooperation of FIG members with other professions.

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Prof. Alojz Kopáčik, Chair of the Scientific Committee
Eng. Maria Henriques, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee.
8 December 2017