AIC 2018 - Transporation Infrastructure Engineering in Cold Regions


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Conference description:

Communities in the Arctic and other cold regions are strongly dependent on well-functioning transportation infrastructure to sustain business opportunities, health and general well-being. For isolated communities (most coastal Arctic communities) regional or international travel and transportation must rely on air or sea transport. A harsh climate and unstable weather conditions impact constructions and make navigation challenging.


Faced with social and industrial changes, transportation infrastructure in these regions must be adapted to larger traffic loads and changing transportation patterns. At the same time, climate change impacts on permafrost and ground stability, sea ice distribution and properties, changing wave regimes etc., pose severe challenges to transportation infrastructure.


The ARTEK International Conference (AIC) 2018 offers an opportunity for participants from the industry, the public sector, the science community and other stakeholders to present, discuss and exchange ideas and experience on how to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain transportation infrastructure in cold regions.



Conference Sessions

Harbors and Offshore Constructions

Vessel and Boat Traffic in Icy Waters

Linear Infrastructure

Airports and Other Large Constructions

Navigation, Positioning and Communication Systems

Planning of Physical Infrastructure




Important deadlines and dates:

15  January 2018:   Abstract submission deadline
31  January 2018:   Notification of acceptance of abstract
  6  April 2018  Registration deadline
1-3 May 2018 AIC2018 conference in Sisimiut
4-7 May 2018 Post conference field trip to Kangerlussuaq - check it out!



Presentations and Abstract Acceptance

Oral presentations will be selected based on the abstracts we receive.


Abstracts covering cross cutting topics are also welcome, they will be assigned to an appropriate session by the conveners.

Discussions will follow each presentation, and we hope to have a lively and engaged debate on all topics.


After the conference, we plan to pursue the publication of a special issue in a relevant international journal, with contributions from all interested participants of AIC2018.


Icebreakers session

The icebreaker session is sponsored by EPC Groupe

Arctic Technology Centre / Technical University of Denmark