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Call for Abstracts/Papers

The TAC 2016 Ottawa conference organizing committee calls for members of the Canadian and international tunneling community to contribute recent research developments and advancements in their respective fields of interest and practice. The theme of the conference is Capitalizing on Underground Infrastructure – presentations illustrating analysis, techniques and innovative solutions as well as research on recent trends or future prospects will be especially welcome.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of a maximum of 400 words by April 8, 2016 through the Online Submission page of the conference web site. Abstracts can be written in English or French.

A detailed list of the proposed subtopics can be found on Technical Themes page of the conference site.w

Invitations for the submission of full papers will be sent to authors whose abstracts are accepted by the conference's Technical Committee by April 15, 2016. The submitted papers will be reviewed prior to final acceptance for inclusion in the conference proceedings. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the conference in order to upload a final paper and to be invited to make a presentation in the technical program.

Questions regarding sessions, topics and the technical program should be directed to the TAC 2016 Ottawa Technical Committee at