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Symposium General Program

Symposium Detailed Schudule

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Technical Session Topics








Second Circular

10th FIG International Symposium on
Deformation Measurements
Orange, California

March 19 through 22, 2001


You are cordially invited to the 10th International Symposium on Deformation Measurements organized by Commission 6 of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) to be held in Orange, California in March 2001. The symposium will be hosted by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in cooperation with the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering of the University of New Brunswick, United States Geological Survey, Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Orbit and Permanent Array Center and Leica Geosystems.

Preliminary session topics are listed below. The symposium will include 3 days of technical sessions plus poster paper sessions and a one day technical tour. The morning half of the technical tour will be a visit to Diamond Valley Lake (formerly named Eastside Reservoir) near Hemet, California where a fully automated monitoring system has been established to monitor 3 large earthen dams and the surrounding area. The afternoon half of the tour will be to Devils Canyon Power Plant to tour the plant and see the USGS real time GPS monitoring system at the San Andreas Fault.

The symposium will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Orange, CA. Orange is located about 30 miles from the international airports in Los Angeles and in Ontario, about 10 miles from the Orange County Airport and about 15 miles from Long Beach Airport. The symposium hotel site is located 10 minutes away from Disneyland, 10 minutes away from two major shopping malls, 5 minutes from the Crystal Cathedral, 30 minutes from the Pacific Ocean and is in the heart of Orange County near many more tourist activities. The hotel is approximately 30 to 40 minutes from downtown Los Angeles with more activities like Universal Studios, Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive, La Brea Tar Pit Museum and many others.

Symposium Calendar

Half page abstracts due:                                                            October 1, 2000

Notice of acceptance of abstracts and

Guidelines to authors:                                                               October 30, 2000

Early paid registration due:                                                      November 15, 2000

Hotel reservation form and deposit due:                                January 1, 2001

Full papers (digital) with paid registration:                            February 1, 2001

Preliminary Technical Session Topics

These are the general topics for the sessions and they will be adjusted as abstracts are submitted. Please feel free to submit other topics also. We will also have poster sessions to try to accommodate as many topics and authors as possible.

Technical Session I
Automation of Structural Health/Deformation Monitoring Systems

Technical Session II
New Techniques and Automation of Deformation Measurements in engineering and geoscience

Technical Session III
Earth Crustal Deformation Movements and Real-time Monitoring Applications and Earthquake Damage Assessment

Technical Session IV
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Deformation Monitoring

Technical Session V
Structural Deformations

Technical Session VI
Applications in Mining and Oil Industries

Technical Session VII
Theory of Design and Analysis of Deformation Measurements

Technical Session VIII
Activity of FIG Commission 6 Deformation Working Group

Technical Tour on March 22, 2001

The morning of the technical tour will be a visit to Diamond Valley Lake (formerly named Eastside Reservoir) near Hemet, California to see the reservoir and its settlement monitoring systems and facilities. This includes a fully automated system using total stations for surface monitoring, a fully automated data acquisition system for collection of internal geotechnical instrumentation data and a crest settlement alarming system using a network of on site CORS and real time GPS stations. 

Lunch will be at the Winchester Wild West Arena for a western style lunch (included in cost of tour).

The afternoon tour will be to Devils Canyon Power Plant to tour the plant and see the USGS real time GPS monitoring system at the San Andreas Fault.

Call for Abstracts

We invite you to submit an abstract for the 10th FIG International Symposium on Deformation Measurements. Abstracts should be one-half page to one page in length describing objectives, results, conclusions and significance of your work. Abstract should also include the names and affiliations of all authors. Please feel free to submit an abstract on any topic related to deformation measurements and monitoring techniques. The listed session topics are preliminary only and will be adjusted to accommodate the various abstract topics we receive. All abstracts should be submitted electronically via email no later than October 1, 2000 and should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document. Please include a footer or electronic business card in your email with all the necessary information to identify the responsible author or contact person. Receipt of your abstract will be acknowledged electronically. Notification of acceptance and guidelines for paper preparation and submittal will occur in mid October. Please note that completed papers (with paid registration) will need to be received by February 1, 2001. If not received at that time alternates will be notified for replacement of missing presenters.


Along with your abstract submittal, please indicate your preference.

 Would prefer to give oral presentation of paper.

 Would prefer to give poster presentation of paper.

 No preference of presentation type.




Please submit abstracts by email to:


Cecilia Whitaker, PLS
Metropolitan Water District, Geodetic Control & Deformation Programs
2210 East Alosta Avenue, Glendora, California 91740
Phone (909) 392-2591, Fax (909) 392-2464

Registration Information

Full registration includes all technical sessions, one copy of the proceedings (CD-ROM), book of abstracts and handouts, lunches, coffee breaks, Monday evening exhibitor hosted reception, and Tuesday evening cultural event.

Student (full time graduate or undergraduate) registration includes all technical sessions, book of abstracts and handouts, lunches, coffee breaks and Monday evening exhibitor hosted reception.

Accompanying person registration includes lunches, coffee breaks, Monday evening exhibitor hosted reception, and Tuesday evening cultural event.


Companies interested in being an exhibitor should contact our conference organizer directly for information and exhibitor kit. Please email your request for information to Kathryn Jurgensen at Exhibitor registration includes a 10' x 10' exhibition space for exhibit starting Monday evening through all day Tuesday and includes one full registration.


Full registration (postmarked and paid by November 15):       $375 US dollars

Full registration (postmarked and paid after November 15):   $450 US dollars

Student registration:                                                                                   $175 US dollars

Accompanying person registration:                                                           $150 US dollars

Tour to Diamond Valley Lake and San Andreas Fault:                          $35 US dollars

Extra copy of proceedings (CD-ROM):                                                     $50 US dollars

Symposium Hotel Information

Please call Premier Meetings, our housing agent, directly to make your reservations. To guarantee that you receive the discounted rate, be sure to make your reservation before January 1, 2001 and identify yourself as attending the 10th FIG Symposium. There are limited rooms available for smoking guests, so please reserve your room early if this is preferred. Please use the form below for making reservations.

DoubleTree Hotel (symposium location):                                           

Address: 100 The City Drive, Orange, California, USA, 92868

Rate: $99 US dollars plus tax/night/room includes complimentary continental breakfast

Hotel deposit: 1 night stay ($99 US dollars plus 10.1% hotel tax = $109)

Parking: self parking available on a complimentary basis

Airport Shuttle/Taxis: are available from all airports, average cost $25 -35

Shuttles: shuttles to area attractions are available at the hotel

Please note: there is NOT a foreign currency exchange desk at the hotel, at Orange County Airport, Ontario Airport or Long Beach Airport. Los Angeles International is the only airport with these facilities. There are numerous ATM's at all these facilities and in the surrounds of Orange and Los Angeles Counties and at most attractions. Please plan accordingly.

Registration Information, Hotel Reservation and Payment Form



Mailing Address:

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Full registration (postmarked and paid by November 15):       $375

Full registration (postmarked and paid after November 15):   $450

Student registration:                                                                                   $150

Accompanying person registration:                                                           $125

Excursion to Diamond Valley Lake and San Andreas Fault:                 $35/person       

Extra copy of proceedings (CD-ROM):                                                     $50 each

Hotel deposit ($99 + 10.1% tax = $109)(due by Jan 1, 2001)              $109/room               

                                                                   REGISTRATION TOTAL: 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS                                              DATES OF HOTEL STAY

All choices are $99 US dollars per night plus 10.1% hotel tax.

 Single (One bed, One person)                                       Arrival Date:________________

 Double (One bed, Two persons)                                   Departure Date:_____________

 Double/Double (Two beds, Two persons)

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Mail To:       Premier Meetings                                        Contact:  Kathryn Jurgensen, CMP

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                        Irvine  CA  92612                                         Fax:   949.955.2236


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