Detailed Programme

detailed programme
Short Courses
In Memoriam
Claude Gressier
Special Sessions
Flash Events
Technical Tours


Instructions for Presenters (oral presentations and posters) and instructions for chairs can be downloaded here.


The Smart Rivers 2019 organisation team has invested additional funds into added security at the Smart Rivers 2019 conference. Guards will be posted at the main entrance of the Centre des Congrès de Lyon, the venue for the conference, with all other entrances closed for the duration of the event. All attendees will have their bags checked on arrival at the building. This may cause delays on the first day of the event, so we would ask you all to arrive early so as not to miss the start of the conference on Tuesday 1st October 2019

  Monday 30th September 2019 Tuesday 1st October 2019 Wednesday 2nd October 2019 Thursday 3rd October 2019
8:00 - 9:00 Registration (all day) Registration (all day) Registration (all day) Registration (all day)
9:00 - 10:30

Short course -  Characteristics of the waterways (WG 141)

Short course - MDTP (marina design training program)

  Opening Plenary Special session African Rivers Network governance
Lock lengthening Lock hydraulics
Urban Waterway Logistics Recreation and Passenger Transport
Remote Lock Operation Environmental strategy
Morphology of European rivers Sediment monitoring and dredging
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Special session University Task Force Special session IFGR -AIVP, River and Port: building for the future with cities and citizens Special session African Rivers Closing Plenary
Infrastructures: Design & Maintenance Locks and ship lift design 1
Corridor Strategies On Board Instrumentation and Bathymetry Models
River Information services 1 Self Navigating Vessels
Engineering with Nature Morphodynamic modelling
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30 Short Course – Inland Waterway and banks protections In Memoriam Claude Gressier Project management Traffic studies Technical visits -
14:00 to 17:30, Entrance H
  • Port of Lyon and navigation simulator
  • Centre for Behavioral Analysis of Hydraulic Works
  • New district of Confluence
  • River turbine farm
  • Revel Harbor Navigation Training Center
  • INES / CEA Research Centre
Asset management 1 Locks and ship lift design 2
Port Strategies Waterway Logistic Issues
River Information services 2 Vessel's Optimization
Climate & Extreme weathers effect Sustainable waterways
Navigable river design
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:45

Channel design Navigation optimization
Asset management 2 Monitoring- SHM – BIM
Structural Health Monitoring-
Building Information Modeling)
Modal shift to Waterway Waterway Logistic Issues & Digital tools
River Information services 3 Energy Issues with Waterways
Environmental issues Ecological bank
17:45 - later Welcome Reception
19:00 to 21:00

Optionnal cruise to Lyon Confluences
18:30, congress pier

Private events

Gala dinner
19:30 Lyon City Hall
End of Conference
WG & Com Meetings
9:00 to 17:30
Young Professionnal Event
from 16:00

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