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Due to the the spread of the COVID-19 and because the World Tunneling Congress WTC 2020 changed its congress date to September 11-17, we have decided to reschedule ACUUS 2020 Helsinki Conference.

ACUUS 2020 Helsinki Conference will be organized on February 2-4, 2021.

We wanted to react to the overlap of these two major events as soon as possible and we hope that the change of the date does not affect to your participation to the event. We are working hard to make the ACUUS 2020 Helsinki as succesful as possible and we now invite you to experience the real Finnish winter!

The abstract reviewing process will go on as planned and the notification emails will be sent during March! We are however opening the call for papers for new submissions.

Deadline for new submissions is now September 1, 2020.


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Theme of the Conference: “Deep Inspiration

Confirmed keynotes:

-     -  Wake-up call keynote: Peter Vesterbacka, FinEst Bay.

He is “the face” of the Helsinki – Tallinn tunnel project. Peter Vesterbacka is a global entrepreneur from the Heart of Eurasia, Helsinki, Finland. Branded communities co-created and initiated by Peter include the HP Bazaar, Mobile Monday, Slush and Startup Sauna to name a few. He was the Mighty Eagle at Angry Birds for many years taking that brand to unprecedented heights. Peter is also currently adjunct professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Tongji University, one of the leading universities in China. In 2011 Time Magazine named Peter one of the 100 most influential people on the planet.

Architectural / Design / Planning keynote: Tuomas Silvennoinen, Owner, Design director, PES-Architects Helsinki – Shanghai (

-     -  Underground infrastructure keynote: Jinxiu (Jenny) Yan, actual ITA President 

-     Pending requests regarding London Crossrail project and UN-Habitat

Scientific committee:

Mr. Ilkka Vähäaho has agreed to chair the Scientific Committee and also be the editor of the proceedings. Mr. Vähäaho graduated as a Civil Engineer from the Technical University of Helsinki, Finland in 1979. He has 40-year experience in foundation and rock engineering at the City of Helsinki and has been the Head of Geotechnics since 1997.


ACUUS 2020 Helsinki invites you to submit your abstract /  presentation proposal. You have two tracks to choose from:

 Scientific track 

Scientific submissions will go through two stage review process (abstract and full paper) and the final acceptance will be made based on the full papers. Accepted papers will be INDEXED and published via IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Full papers will be also published in the conference online programme

 Practical / Technical track

To encourage collaboration between the academia and industry, we organize also practical / technical sessions. Speakers of these sessions need only to submit a presentation proposal. Full paper is not required but it can be submitted for the online programme.