2021 International Symposium of Resilient City

& The 21st Annual General Meeting of UK-CARE


In October 2019, the first World Young Scientist Summit (WYSS) was successfully held in Wenzhou. Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to the summit, accurately pointing out that "the future of science and technology is dependent on our young. World's common aspirations are to exchange in science and technology, and to promote innovation and cooperation among young people". In October 2020, the WYSS 2020, which was successfully held in Wenzhou, received a message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres. In his message, Guterres indicated that the declaration adopted by WYSS is an important expression of support for the role of science in advancing human well-being and in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.

WYSS is aiming at building a better platform for international cooperation in innovation and technology. With the theme of "gathering talents from all over the world to create a better future", it also intends to unite outstanding young scientists from around the world, establish an open and cooperative exchange platform, promote the exchange of ideas between young scientists and entrepreneurs, lead economic and social development with scientific and technological innovation, and jointly create a better future for human development.

2021 International Symposium of Resilient City is planned to be held during WYSS 2021. 



2021 International Symposium of Resilient City

& The 21st Annual General Meeting of UK-CARE


Constructing A Safe, Green, And Livable Digital Resilient City By Adapting To Local Conditions

Organizational Structure


China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)

The People's Government of Zhejiang Province

China Geological Survey


Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology

The People's Government of Wenzhou

Nanjing Geological Survey Center of China Geological Survey

Young Earth Scientists(YES)Network

UK China Association of Resources and Environment (UK-CARE)

Host Organizations:

Wenzhou Association for Science and Technology

The 11th Geological Team of Zhejiang Geological Exploration Bureau

Engineering Innovation Center for Urban Underground Space Exploration and Evaluation of Ministry of Natural Resources of the People's Republic of China

Deep Earth Exploration Center of Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

Urban Geological Research Center of Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP)

Geological Society of Jiangsu Province

Associated Research Centers for the Urban Underground Space (ACUUS)

Zhejiang Huakun Geological Development Co., Ltd.

Wenzhou Construction Residue Utilization and Development Co., Ltd

NavInfo Co., Ltd.

Support Organizations:

International Cooperation Center of National Development and Reform Commission

Chinese Embassy in the UK

Global Sustainable Cities and Communities Society

Working Committee on Habitat Think Tank, China International Association for Promotion of Science and Technology

Youth Working Committee of Geological Society of China

Youth Working Committee of Chinese Geophysical Society

Youth Working Committee on Science and Technology of Seismological Society of China

Jiangsu Underground Space Society

Professional Committee on Environmental Geophysics of Chinese Geophysical Society

Short-period Dense Array Technology and Equipment Sharing Union

State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics & Deep Underground Engineering of China University of Mining and Technology

Zhejiang University

Shandong University

Southeast University

Shenzhen University

Wenzhou University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Jilin University

Nanjing Normal University

Beijing Normal University

University of Science and Technology Beijing

China University of Geosciences, Beijing

China Academy of Art

China State Construction Engineering Corporation

GeoTeck Co., Ltd.

Environment Agency

The UK Embassy in China

British Geological Survey

Association of British Chinese Professors

University of Bologna

University of Siena

University of Nottingham

University College London (UCL)

University of York

Bristol University

University of Leeds

University of Portsmouth

University of Aberdeen

Exeter University

Birmingham University

Virtual Earth Consultancy Ltd

Shanghai Coordination Center of World Cities Day (SCCWCD)


Date and venue

Parallel Session 1:




November 2, 2021

All Day

Arrival and Check-in

November 3, 2021


Arrival and Check-in


Opening Ceremony

November 4 - 5, 2021

All Days

Official Meetings and Field Trip


Online: Zoom


Parallel Session 2:




December 16, 2021

All Day

Arrival and Check-in


Opening Ceremony & Welcome Dinner

December 17, 2021

All Day

Official Meetings

December 18, 2021


Field Trip


Offline: Xinyang, Henan, China

Online: Zoom






Opening   Ceremony



Exploration,   Evaluation, Planning and Key Technologies of Urban Underground Space



Disaster   Prevention and Safe Operation and Maintenance of Urban Underground



Theory   and Technology of Smart Cities Construction



To   Achieve Carbon Neutrality and Emission Peak: Predictive Models of Geological   Disasters and Infrastructure Risk, and City Power Supply for Resilient Cities   Under Extreme Weather



Urban   Geological Survey and Its Application



Heritage   Maintenance & Urban and Rural Renewal



Resilience   of Urban Critical Infrastructure Facing Extreme Weather & Smart Water   City facing the Changing Climate


  17:00 - 20:00

Sponge   cities in the era of big data and artificial intelligence


Forum 1: Exploration, Evaluation, Planning and Key Technologies of Urban Underground Space

Focusing on the key scientific issues in the exploration and evaluation planning of urban underground space, new methods and technologies of shallow exploration in strong interference areas of cities, and monitoring, observation and evaluation technology system, this meeting will display the innovative geological theory of urban underground space, new high-precision detection methods and technologies, monitoring, detection and perception system technologies of the urban underground space, to promote the development of urban detection, evaluation and methods and technologies.

Convened by:

Liang Feng, SinoProbe Center, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences;

Wang Yibo, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Science;

Qian Rongyi, China University of Geosciences (Beijing);

Zong Zhaoyun, China University Of Petroleum ( East China);

Fan Yiqun, Urban Transportation & Underground Space Design Institute, Shanghai Municipal Engineering, Design Institute (Group) Co., Ltd;

Li Junlun, University of Science and Technology of China;

Liu Kai, SinoProbe Center, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences;

Elita Yunyue Li, National University of Singapore;

Tanvi Arora, National Geophysical Research Institute, India;

Alex Furman, Technion Israel institute of Technology.


Forum 2: Urban Geological Survey and Its Application

Focusing on urban geological theory, urban geological survey, urban geological monitoring, urban geological evaluation, urban geological zoning and urban geological smart service, this meeting will show results and examples of urban geological theory research progress, new technologies and method of urban geological survey, key technologies of transparent geological modelling of urban underground space and urban geological information system construction, evaluation methods of the environmental carrying capacity of urban geological resources and land space suitability, technological methods of urban geological security risk prevention and control, and application and services of the urban geological survey to support urban development and safety.

Convened by:

Ge Weiya, Nanjing Geological Survey Center of China Geological Survey;

Su Jingwen, Nanjing Geological Survey Center of China Geological Survey.

Forum 3: Disaster Prevention and Safe Operation and Maintenance of Urban Underground

Focusing on disaster prevention and safe operation and maintenance of urban underground, disaster mechanism, forecast and early warning, prevention and control of urban underground space, as well as the safety of underground space structure, disaster escape and smart management, this meeting will discuss research results and examples of disaster mechanism methods, forecast, identification, risk assessment and early warning system, disaster prevention and treatment technology, health state perception and repair technology of underground space structure during operation and maintenance period, disaster escape and rescue safety management system, equipment information management system and smart decision-making service system.

Convened by:

Xu Zhenhao, Shandong University;

Fang Lihua, Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration.


Forum 4: Theory and Technology of Smart Cities Construction

Facing the key fields of the digital economy, spatio-temporal big data, digital twins, cloud computing, 5G communication technology, vehicle infrastructure cooperation, autonomous & controllable, etc., this meeting will discuss the application progress of urban information model and resource evaluation, smart traffic management, BDS location service, smart networked vehicle, information and infrastructure security, emergency management and satellite internet promoting smart city construction and new technological collaborative innovation, improving urban flexible governance capacity and refined service level, and serving the sustainable development of green and low-carbon cities.

Convened by:

Jiang Hao, NavInfo Co., Ltd;

Batsaikhan Bayartungalag, Mongolian Academy of Sciences;

Yang Qin, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


Forum 5: To Achieve Carbon Neutrality and Emission Peak: Predictive Models of Geological Disasters and Infrastructure Risk, and City Power Supply for Resilient Cities Under Extreme Weather

Global climate changes frequently bring extreme weather such as storms, thereby causing many destructive disasters, e.g., landslides, riverbank collapse, engineering slope and city power supply failure. These disasters induced extensive human suffering and financial losses to cities and suburbs in the last few decades. This session involves forecasting methodologies for natural and engineering slop failure, long-run risk modelling and built asset management in coastal infrastructures and designing city power supply systems considering extreme weather and low carbon conditions. The multidisciplinary studies include predictive numerical approaches considering extreme weather, network of early warning systems to issue geological disasters, hydro-geotechnical modelling considering heavy rainfall,  artificially intelligent algorithm to analyse collected data of historic disasters, analytical and modelling approaches for long-run risk analysis and built asset management especially for coastal infrastructures, and innovation in designing city power supply system for resilient cities in fitting low carbon conditions.

Convened by:

He Qingcheng, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences;

Amy Li, ACUUS;

Adam Roberts, Nanyang Technological University;

Wang Meng, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

Ismail Farjia, African Youth Climate Hub;

Joy Chiadika, Renewable Energy & Environmental Sustainability (REES) Africa;

Chen Jiye, University of Portsmouth;

Mehdi Rouholamin, University of Portsmouth;

Gusai Yousif, University of Portsmouth;

Zhao Jianjun, State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection (Chengdu University of Technology);

Wang Fei, Chengdu University of Technology;

Stuart Marsh, University of Nottingham;

Hu Yihua, University of York;

Li Peng, University of Aberdeen.


Forum 6: Heritage Maintenance & Urban and Rural Renewal

The spatial heritage spread throughout urban and rural areas is empirical evidence of the development of human civilization, which continues the history and culture in a formal or informal way. Owing to the urban and rural construction model that adapts to local conditions and keeps pace with time, the spatial heritages have become retention of technology, social organization and conceptual model. On one hand, the integration of new technologies such as big data and AI enriches the level of heritage maintenance, on the other hand, on the other hand, the trade-off between protection and renewal of spatial heritages reflects the evolution of human history and self-concepts. The work that combing traditional local knowledge and new intelligent technologies to protect the resilience of formal and informal spatial heritage in urban and rural areas, sustainable conserving and activating material and intangible cultural heritages, comprehensively considering the resilient construction of urban and rural areas from planning, design, construction and maintenance, requires the joint efforts and collaborative work of planners, designers, urban builders and scientific researchers.

Convened by:

Jiang Jun, Research Institute of Society & Strategy, China Academy of Art;

Liu Yihong, Research Institute of Society & Strategy, China Academy of Art.


Forum 7: Resilience of Urban Critical Infrastructure Facing Extreme Weather & Smart Water City facing the Changing Climate

The frequency and severity of extreme weather have been increasing as a result of climate change, which may threaten the services and functions of Critical Infrastructures (CIs) as well as harm the social economy due to the interconnectedness of urban systems. The research on urban CIs' resilience concerning extreme weather mainly involves CIs related to transportation, communication, electricity, water and other CIs with service function. Water system is the fundamental part of CIs that guarantee the functionality of a city, and the increase of extreme weather events severely threatens the operational safety of urban water systems. Our topic focuses on the safety of urban water system operation under extreme weather conditions (drought, heat waves, cold waves, storm surges, floods) and uses the new technologies such as big data, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, digital twin and blockchain to ensure the safety of urban water systems.

Convened by:

Han Dawei, Bristol University;

Zhuo Lu, The University of Sheffield;

Luan Bo, Peking University Shenzhen Institute;

Chen Yiheng, Shenzhen Research Institute of Nan Kai University;

Li Yu, Shenzhen Research Institute of Nan Kai University;

Huang Jinhui, Nan Kai University;

Han Dawei, University of Bristol;

Guo Bing, Centre for Environmental Health and Engineering (CEHE), University of Surrey;

Dai Qiang, Nanjing Normal University.


Forum 8:Sponge cities in the era of big data and artificial intelligence

The concept of sponge cities has been developed and practised as a new paradigm for urban water management in China in recent years. This encounters the emergence of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) which have already transformed many sectors such as retail and finance in recent years. Undoubtedly, AI will transform the discipline of water resources management and bring new opportunities and challenges to the development of sponge cities. The following topics will be discussed: sensor development, monitoring system design, data processing, sponge city design and planning, sponge city assessment, urban flood modelling, risk and resilience analysis, water quality management, water supply security, water asset management, climate change impact and adaptation, machine learning application and water digital twins.

Convened by:

Fu Guangtao, Exeter University;

Jia Haifeng, Tsinghua University;

Wang Lei, British Geological Survey.


All participants who intends to attend the the conference should submit their abstract (in English) before October 10, 2021. The requirements of abstract are as follows:

(1)The abstract shall be consistent with the theme of the meeting;

(2)The abstract shall not exceed 400 words;

(3)The abstract shall include:

· Title

· Author

· Author's unit, address and postal code

· Body

· Keywords (within 3-7 words)

· Introduction to the author (including education, position, main research direction, telephone, mobile phone, and E-mail)

Abstract submission:

Participants can submit their abstracts via the registration website (please see the registration section below. The acceptance of those abstracts for either presentation or poster will be decided and noticed by the symposium academic committee later. Each attendee should not submit more than one abstract as the first author.

All invited speakers and participants who are chosen by the symposium academic committee to present their work via either oral presentation or poster can submit the PowerPoint or digital posters (in English) to: resilientcity@wyss.org.cn two days before the conference. The digital posters will be exhibited during and after the conference (such as the poster exhibition of WYSS 2020).

Please be noted that the submission of an abstract is not an essential condition to attend this conference. Special issues of relevant journals, such as Science of the Total Environment, will be arranged for the outstanding studies of the conference delegates. Full paper can be submitted after the meeting. 

Meeting Form

The symposium includes keynote lectures of the main venue, oral presentations of the branch venue and posters. All invited speakers and participants who are chosen to orally present their work should make the presentations in English or Chinese within 15minites including Q&A time (simultaneous interpreting will be provided).


The Best Presentation Awards, The Best Student Presentation Awards, and the Best Poster Awards (such as the Best Student Poster Awards of WYSS 2020) will be set aside. These Awards will be chosen from the best presentations in each session.


(1) Registration

Please click the  "Registration"  button to visit the meeting website, fill in and submit the participation information before October 20,2021.

OR please scan the QR code below to register:



(2) Registration Fee (only for offline-scene participants): (including meeting materials, lunches and dinner).

· Regular: 800 CNY per person;

· Student: 400 CNY per person;

· Entourage: 300 CNY per person; (excluding meeting materials)


(3) Payment information

Account Name: GeoTeck Co., Ltd

Account Number: 630081363

Bank Name: Chengdu Branch, China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd

For payment and invoice requirement, please contact: Mr. Lu Hui, by 0086 13776573457,or by e-mail: geo_eu@163.com.

To ensure symposium materials, meals and accommodation arrangement for participants, registration fee paid on site is not acceptable.





UK-CARE Wechat Official Account






Invitation of experts, agenda of the meeting:

Contact: Dr. Ge Weiya

Tel: 0086 18951757337

E-mail: 391743801@qq.com

Contact: Dr. Liang Feng

Tel: 0086 13811327513

E-mail: imr_liangfeng@126.com


Meeting services and accommodation:

Contact: Mr. Yuan Bo

Tel: 0086 13705770665

Contact: Mr. Lu Hui

Tel: 0086 13776573457

E-mail: geo_eu@163.com