Frequently Asked Questions
Dear ICGSM friends,
in view of the ninth edition of the professional course that will take place in Rome from 2 to 6 May, we would like to give you some indications that will help you in your preparation for this new edition.
For further questions, please contact us at the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 9th International Course on Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring will be held in Rome (Italy) from 2 to 6 May 2023. The course will be structured as follow:
✓ 2 May 2023 – Ice Breaking Field Trip (Metro C Field Trip and Welcome Party)
✓ 3 May 2023 – Opening at Aula Magna, Sapienza University of Rome and stating the Exhibitions at Ex Cartiera Latina
✓ 4-5 May 2023 - Master Classes, Demos and Exhibitions at Ex Cartiera Latina
✓ 6 May 2023 – Acuto Field Trip
The main course & exhibit will be held on 4 and 5 May from 9 am. Please note the check-in desk at the course venure will be open from 8 am. Course location is:
Ex Cartiera Latina
Via Appia Antica, 42
Rome is plenty of amazing accommodation that will satisfy any needs and budgets. If you would like to book an accommodation near the course & exhibit venue we recommend our affiliated option Cilicia Hotel, Caravel Hotel or Hotel San Giovanni. The hotels are located 1km far from Ex Cartiera Latina. ICGSM 2023 participants and sponsor delegates reserved a discount.
Check the web page about the venue and accomodations here.
Please remember to mention ICGSM course during the booking process.
Masks are recommended within the course venues.
Is you need a Covid Test (PCR) for travel purpouse you can refer to the following testing center that is pretty quick and will issue a double languege report (italian-english).
In order to select english on the italian booking page please click on the world shaped icon on the top right of the form.
Exhibit will be organized at the main floor of the Ex Cartiera Latina.
The Exhibition Area opening on 3 May from 15.00 to 18.30.
On 4-5 May, the Exhibition Area will be open from 9.00 to 18.30.
The Exhibition Area will be accessible to Visitors ans Participants from 3 to 5 May at the indicated times.
We have reserved a specific time in the Ex Cartiera Latina to allow the booth set-up.
Sponsors will be welcomed in Ex Cartiera Latina from 3 to 6 pm on 2 May 2023.
✓ Platinum sponsors will have a large exhibit space (3x4 m)
✓ Gold sponsors will have a medium table (2.00x0.60m)
✓ Silver sponsors will have a regular table (1.40 x 0.60m)
Demos are 30-minute spaces dedicated to your company.
You will have a private space, free access to all participants and visitors, where you can show new technologies developed, new tools, or give technical demonstrations of the instruments.
You can plan your exhibit space considering the maximum width you have available according to your sponsorship option.
Panels and roll-ups you will decide to carry will have to fit that width. The maximum size of a single rigid panel allowed at the conference will be 200x200 cm. As a consequence, we recommend to carry no more than a single 200x200 cm panel plus few roll-ups (usually 40-50 cm wide).
Please consider the following pictures from previous editions to better understand the space available. In the pictures you will see all standard tables, so if you are a platinum partner you will have a wider space as mentioned above. We will not be responsible for the decision of the location owner to exclude panels or roll-ups that will not fit the reccomended dimensions specified above.
Do you have a printing service my company can use for our conference printing needs? Where I can send my order?
If you are unable to carry your prints we recommend www.pixartprinting.it. If you navigate from Google Chrome you should be able to translate it to English directly from the Italian page or otherwise select Europe at the bottom and then input an Italian address on the checkout.
You can post all your prints directly to the venue maximum 2 days before the event specifying the name of the event (ICGSM 2023). The address is the following:
Ex Cartiera Latina
Via Appia Antica 42
The Ice Breaking Field Trip will be held on 2 May 2023 from 5:30 pm (Meeting time is 5 pm at the meeting point). It will include:
✓ Metro C Field Trip at the Roman Forum
✓ Welcome Party at Metro C site near the Imperial Forums
The visit will focus on the role of geotechnical and structural monitoring during the construction of the new underground line that passes under most of the famous monuments in the center of Rome, such as the Colosseum, the Basilica of Maxentius, the area of the Imperial Forums, the Temple of Venus and many others. In particular, it will be possible to visit the construction site of the new “Fori Imperiali” station from a number of viewpoints where a complex interaction between monuments, existing underground line and new line required the design, installation and management of a complex monitoring system for the safety of the monuments and of the existing structures.
For the tour we recommend wearing closed shoes (like sports shoes). Safety shoes and helmets are NOT mandatory. In case you have an high visibility jacket feel free to bring it to keep the group different from the tourists presents at the site.
The meeting point is outside Line B - Colosseo at 5 pm (GMT +1). Field trip will start at 5:30 pm.
41º 53′ 28″ N
12º 29′ 29″ E
Participants will have free access to the conference room and exhibitors' hall during the Main Course.
We invite participants to take a look at the programme: www.geotechnicalmonitoring.com/program-2023/
The Acuto Field Trip will be held on 6 May 2023. Meeting time will be 7:30 am. The bus will depart at from 8 am.
The field trip will be dedicated to the Acuto Field Laboratory (central Italy) located in an abandoned quarry and managed since 2016 by the CERI Research Centre for Geological Risks and the Earth Sciences Department of “Sapienza” University of Rome. Transport and lunch are included in the registration fee.
The meeting point will be Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 -Rome. Campus of the Sapienza University of Rome.
41º 53′ 28″ N
12º 29′ 29″ E
Please note that the field trips will be held in construction sites. According to Italian law the access to construction site is permitted only to people wearing safety boots, helmets and high visibility gilets. Please consider including them in your baggage.
The ICGSM 2023 places
A map useful for ICGSM 2023 with location and meeting points of the event.