GENERAL INFO ON THE EVENT

COMMITTEES

VENUE & CITY

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

This three-day conference is the 10th edition of a biennial series of international scientific symposia aimed at exploring advancements in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology, methdology and applications. GPR is a safe, advanced, non-destructive and non-invasive imaging technique that can be effectively used for inspecting the subsurface as well as natural and man-made structures. During GPR surveys, a source is used to send high-frequency electromagnetic waves into the ground or structure under test; at the boundaries where the electromagnetic properties of media change, the electromagnetic waves may undergo transmission, reflection, refraction and diffraction; the radar sensors measure the amplitudes and travel times of signals returning to the surface.

 

IWAGPR 2019 will bring together scientists, engineers, industrial delegates and end-users working in all GPR areas, ranging from fundamental electromagnetics to the numerous fields of applications. The workshop will provide a supportive framework for (1) the delivery of critical updates on ongoing research activities, (2) fruitful discussions and development of new ideas, (3) community-building through the identification of skill sets and collaboration opportunities, (4) vital exposure of early-career investigators to the GPR research community, (5) a wide exhibition where companies and associations will have the opportunity to present and showcase instrumentation, software, services and activities.. The scientific programme of the event will have an innovative structure to create a collaborative atmosphere and facilitate the exchange and discussion of ideas. There will be scientific sessions, roundtables and keynote talks. The scientific sessions will cover the following areas of research:

  1. GPR instrumentation
  • Innovative GPR equipment
  • Design, realization and optimization of GPR antennas
  • Equipment testing and calibration procedures
  1. GPR methodology
  • Survey planning and data acquisition strategies
  • Methods and tools for data analysis and interpretation
  • Data and image processing algorithms
  • Electromagnetic forward modelling methods
  • Inversion techniques
  • Approaches to investigate the relationship between GPR sensed quantities and physical properties of inspected subsurface/structures useful for application needs
  • Data visualization methods to clearly and efficiently communicate the significance of GPR data
  1. GPR applications and case studies
  • Earth sciences
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Archaeology and cultural heritage
  • Management of water resources
  • Humanitarian mine clearance
  • Vital signs detection of trapped people in natural and man-made disasters
  • Planetary exploration
  • Forensic investigations
  • Security applications, unexploded ordnance and landmine detection
  1. Use of GPR and other instrumentation, in all applications fields
  2. Communication and education innovative initiatives and methods

 

Website updates and conference news will be announced on the IWAGPR 2019 blog.

The IWAGPR pulse logo was created by Antonis Giannopoulos and Craig Warren for the 9th edition of the workshop (IWAGPR 2017) held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 28-30 June 2017; Antonis and Craig gave their permission to use the logo again, for the 2019 workshop.

 

IWAGPR 2021

It is customary to announce the hosts of the next conference, which will be IWAGPR 2021, at the preceeding one. If you are interested in hosting IWAGPR 2021, please email an expression of interest to iwagpr2019@gpradar.eu. Interested parties are expected to deliver a presentation outlining their bid. Selection of the winning bid will subsequently be made by a committee, composed by the General Chair and co-Chairs of IWAGPR 2019,, and by all the General Chairs of previous IWAGPR editions who will be attending IWGPR 2019.

 

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

The inaugural International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar took place in 2001 in Delft, The Netherlands. Since then, IWAGPR has occurred biennially in various European cities; we feel very happy and grateful for having the honour of hosting the 10th edition of the workshop. Almost all of the proceedings of IWAGPR workshops have been published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The websites of the 2017, 2013 and 2011 workshops are still available on the web..

EDITION

YEAR

CITY & COUNTRY

General CHAIR(S) & their current affiliations

Available RESOURCES

9th

2017

Edinburgh, Scotland

Antonis GIANNOPOULOS,

The University of Edinburgh (UK)

Website

Proceedings (IEEE)

Group photo

8th

2015

Florence, Italy

Lorenzo CAPINERI

& Massimiliano PIERACCINI

Università degli Studi di Firenze (IT)

Proceedings (IEEE)

7th

2013

Nantes, France

Xavier DEROBERT

Institut Français des Sciences et

Technologies des Transports,

de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (FR)

Website

Proceedings (IEEE)

6th

2011

Aachen, Germany

Jan VAN DER KRUK

Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH (DE)

Website

Proceedings (IEEE)

Group photo

5th

2009

Granada, Spain

Rafael GOMEZ MARTIN

Universidad de Granada (ES)

 

4th

2007

Naples, Italy

Francesco SOLDOVIERI

National Research Council (IT)

Proceedings (IEEE)

3rd

2005

Delft, The Netherlands

Sébastien LAMBOT

Universite catholique de Louvain (BE)

Proceedings (IEEE)

2nd

2003

Delft, The Netherlands

Alexander YAROVOY

Delft University of Technology (NL)

Proceedings (IEEE)

1st

2001

Delft, The Netherlands

Evert SLOB

Delft University of Technology (NL)

Quick contact: iwagpr2019@gpradar.eu

 

Conference organised by a team of researchers from: Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), IFSTTAR (France), The University of Edinburgh (UK), Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), University of Vigo (Spain), Northumbria University (UK), and by TU1208 GPR Association. Chair of the conference: Lara Pajewski