Welcome to the 9th International Symposium on
Tunnel Safety and Security – ISTSS 2020

The next symposium will be held in Munich, Germany, 11-13 March 2020.

Call for papers and posters
The call for paper and poster abstracts is open!  Author instructions and more information about the submission process can be found here.

Who should attend?
Underground constructions such as tunnels, garages, metros, mines and caverns are increasingly important parts of societal infrastructures. Enclosed spaces create challenges for emergency management, fire safety and security. This Symposium will offer an excellent opportunity for experts working with health, safety, transport, emergency management, risk, security, tunneling, design, systems, operation and research in underground spaces to exhange their experiences in an international forum.

Registration will open autumn 2019.

Not yet announced for 2020.

You find the programme for ISTSS 2018 on the right hand side



Important dates - Paper submission process

• 5th May 2019
Abstract submission

28th June 2019
Decision for paper acceptance

29th September 2019
Full paper submission

29th November 2019
Paper review feedback

12th January 2020
Final paper submission deadline

ISTSS 2020, Munich, Germany








Important dates - Poster submission process

1st September 2019
Abstract submission

27th September 2019
Decision for poster acceptance:

1st December 2019
Final abstract submission deadline: