ISUFT March 2013 Newsletter
Dear ISUFT Members,
This is the first newsletter of 2013 from ISUFT. I hope this year we have more and better news on underground freight transport. In the Netherlands, we do our best to get underground logistics on the agenda. I held three presentations at the seaports in the Netherlands and one presentation for third year students on logistics. Also we organised with BIG a mini-conference at the INFRATECH fair in January 2013. Interesting and challenging but it is very hard to transform our efforts into projects. This year we hope to have a high level meeting with captains of industry. Hopefully this effort will pay off. Also it is time to prepare an ISUFT conference or meeting at the end of this year or the beginning of this year. I look forward to hear from you on this idea!
NSFC and NOW proposal
As member of the civil engineering faculty of Delft University of Technology I prepared together with Prof. dr. Chen Zhilong and Dr. Guo Dongjun a research proposal for NSFC and NOW (the Dutch NSF) on underground freight transport in metropolitan areas.
Unfortunately we did not get a multiyear budget for three phd’s. The reviews were good, but we got some strong competition from other research groups.
Fourth International Conference on Pipeline and Trenchless
Technology (ICPTT 2013)Profesoor Baosong Ma send me last week this email. The fourth International Conference on Pipeline and Trenchless Technology (ICPTT 2013) will be held in Xi’an China on October 16-18. The Abstract Submission will due on March 10, 2013. Please submit your abstract to the conference website www.icptt.org as soon as possible. If you have any problem to do so on time, please let us know.Please check the conference website www.icptt.org for more information.
Chinese standard for basic terminology of urban underground space
Professor notified us that in China, a Standard for basic terminology of urban underground space has been written and it will be published by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China (MOHURD). The content about Underground logistics system was also included in this standard.
Pipelines 2013 conference at Fort Worth, june 23-26 2013
On behalf of the Pipelines 2013 Steering Committee, we would like to invite you to the beautiful city of Fort Worth, Texas, where one thing doesn't change - the friendly, helpful service that's the hallmark of true Texas hospitality! The Pipelines 2013 Conference will be held June 23-26, at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. The theme of this year’s conference is Pipelines and Trenchless Construction and Renewals: A Global Perspective. The conference will create a forum for Utility and Pipeline Owners, Design and Consulting Engineers and Pipeline Experts from around the globe to gain valuable knowledge related to constructing, renewing, operating, managing and maintaining lifeline assets. Professor and professor Baosong Ma are conference chair and co-chair!