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ISMLG 2023

29 August - 1 September 2023

University College Cork, Ireland

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,


It is a great pleasure and an honour to host the 4th International Symposium on Machine Learning & Big Data in Geoscience at University College Cork.


The theme of the symposium is Data-centric solutions for reshaping the next generation geo-industries and the symposium is hosted by ISSMGE Technical Committee of Machine Learning & Big Data (TC309). A Conference Proceeding of extended abstracts will be provided. Selected abstracts will be recommended to some special issues in peer-reviewed journals:

  • Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology

  • Underground Space


We are delighted to welcome you to Cork and the UCC campus next summer. Over the course of the 4 days, we hope you can experience the hospitality, music and culture of our vibrant city and the stunning beauty of our county and coastline.

Céad Míle Fáilte!


​Dr. Zili Li

Chair of the Local Organising Committee for ISMLG 2023

Local Organising Committee

  • Dr. Zili Li

  • Dr. Mike Long

  • Dr. Shane Donohue

  • Dr. David Igoe

  • Dr. Budi Zhao

Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Lars Andresen, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

  • Prof. Renpeng Chen, Hunan University

  • Prof. Xiangsheng Chen, Shenzhen University

  • Prof. Yunmin Chen, Zhejiang University

  • Dr. Yajun Fang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Prof. Asaad Faramarzi, University of Birmingham

  • Prof. Steffen Freitag, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • Prof. Kenneth Gavin, TU Delft

  • Prof. Chuan He, Southwest Jiaotong University

  • Prof. Hongwei Huang, Tongji University

  • Prof. Xian Liu, Tongji University

  • Dr. Zhongqiang Liu, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

  • Prof. Thomas Marcher, Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

  • Prof. Guenther Meschke, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • Prof. Mike Mooney, Colorado School of Mines

  • Prof. Hussein Mroueh, Université de Lille Sciences et Technologies

  • Prof. Mohammad Rezania, University of Warwick

  • Dr. Jennifer Schooling, University of Cambridge

  • Prof. Isam Shahrour, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (Lille-1)

  • Prof. Kenichi Soga, University of California, Berkeley 

  • Prof. Giulia MB Viggiani, University of Cambridge

  • Prof. Jianfeng Jeff Wang, the City University of Hong Kong

  • Prof. Shuying Wang, Central South University

  • Prof. Yu Wang, City University of Hong Kong

  • Prof. Andrew Wheeler, University College Cork

  • Prof. Zhenyu Yin, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Prof. Dimitrios Zekkos, University of California, Berkeley 

  • Prof. Dongmei Zhang, Tongji University

  • Prof. Dongming Zhang, Tongji University

  • Prof. Qianbing Zhang, Monash University

  • Prof. Zixin Zhang, Tongji University

  • Prof. Hannah Zhou, University of Macau

  • Prof. Hehua Zhu, Tongji University

  • Prof. Honghu Zhu, Nanjing University

  • Prof. Ruben Juanes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Prof. Wengang Zhang, Chongqing University

Keynote Speakers 

Prof. Kenichi Soga

UC Berkeley, USA

Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng)

and Engineering Academy of Japan


Prof. Michael Mooney

Colorado School of Mines

Founding Director of Center of Excellence in Underground Construction & Tunneling (UC&T)



Prof. Zhenyu Yin

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

Leader of GeoInvention Lab



John Osborne (FICE)

Leader of Civil Engineering Future Studies

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)




Dr. Chris Burbidge

University College Dublin,

SFI Research Centre for Applied Geosciences (iCRAG)



Prof. Jelena Ninic

University of Birmingham

Associate editor in Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology

Journal Papers

Selected abstracts and papers will be recommended to special issues in high-quality journals (e.g. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Underground Space, Geoscience and etc.)

Special Session Call

In this symposium, a series of special sessions can address particular themes (e.g., novel monitoring tool, data analytics, remote sensing) or consist of work done in some particular international projects.

Each organized session should have a minimum of 6 papers. Each session is limited to no more than 3 organizers.

A one-page short proposal for a special session would suffice.

Key Deadline Dates

  • Special Session Proposal - 31st January 2023

  • Bright Spark Lecture Award : 15th February 2023

  • 2 Page Abstract Submission - 10th March 2023

  • Notification of Acceptance - 31st March 2023

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