ACUUS 2018 "Integrated Underground Solutions for Compacted Metropolitan Cities

5 - 7 November 2018, Hong Kong


Message from the Chairman of the Organising Committee

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Delegates the ACUUS 2018 World Conference coming to Hong Kong is very exciting for us. We have embarked on a journey to harness our underground in the city in a better and more systematic manner and we are proud that ACUUS has allowed us to host the event and bring so many thinkers, practionners and world renowned speakers to our home to share their experiences in underground development. The conference will undoubtedly inspire, steer and provide a platform for our younger Architects, Planners and Engineers to see the possibilities and how we can make our dense urban cities more convenient, liveable and better planned.

The theme of “Integrated Underground Solutions for Compact Metropolitan Cities”, while relevant to our Hong Kong context is one that resonates with many cities around the world and which demands our attention as we continue to expand, develop and integrate our urban systems for our own convenience, enjoyment and improved efficiency. The underground cannot be ignored, nor can it be developed in a haphazard manner. It needs to be planned and developed to provide better surface living as well as safer and more convenient public circulation in our urban areas. Various threats need to be meet and boldly challenged for us to reap the rewards of underground development. In addition technology is rapidly changing and digital data is changing the way we look at our built environment. With BIM and other digital technologies we will be able to record, manage and plan our hidden cities assets in a better way.

I would like to Welcome You to ACUUS 2018, may you enjoy the conference, share and present your ideas and make new friends.

Mr. Mark Wallace
Chairman, Organising Committee

The conference will invite globally recognized speakers and world authorities in Urban Underground Space to share their experiences and knowledge with planners, architects and engineers in the region. It is intended to hold keynote presentations to showcase latest thinking and approach in integrated compact city urban design.

Parallel sessions to suit various interests will be organized to further present the state of the art in those related and key underground space disciplines. Discussion and debate will be sought to analyse and assess topical key issues related to urban underground design and implementation.

The conference will seek high quality papers that can provide insight, rigour and useful practical examples of integrated underground solutions for compact metropolitan cities.

 Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited for presentations on the following topics. Oral, poster or burst presentations will be selected among the submitted abstracts.

  1. Integrated Planning
  2. Architecture and Design
  3. Underground Infrastructure
  4. Sustainability and Environment
  5. Safety and Human Factors
  6. Economics and Legal Issues
  7. Technical Approaches and Innovations


Important dates (revised):

New extended Deadline for abstract submission: March 23, 2018
Notification of acceptance: 30 March 2018
Deadline for paper submission: 30 June 2018

RegistrationRegistration fees table

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ACUUS 2018 Secretariat
c/o International Conference Consultants Limited
Office address: Unit C-D, 17/F, Max Share Centre, 373 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2559 9973
Fax: (852) 2547 9528

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