IAHR HydroSenSoft conference in Madrid, Spain (28th February – 3rd March 2017)
HydroSenSoft – the International Symposium and Exhibition is organized under the auspices of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), through its Experimental Methods and Instrumentation Technical Committee, and in collaboration with IFEMA, the largest trade fair organizer in Spain. This is the first of the conferences IAHR organises in Madrid in this concept. The conference might expand over the years (it will be every two or three years in future). Around 70 attendees participated the HydroSenSoft 2017 conference.
HydroSenSoft had two main components: the symposium and the exhibition.
A total of 42 papers and 6 posters were accepted after the peer-reviewing process for the international symposium. The authors came from some 20 countries showing the international interest that this first edition reached. The authors came majority from academia but different representatives of both private and public sectors were also present. Different manufacturers submitted papers to show the applications of their instruments.
As part of the symposium, Igor Kerin presented BRIDGE SMS paper: “WILD BIRD for Real-Time Assessment of Hydro-Hazards at Bridge Structures” on 2nd March 2017.
For the exhibition part, seven companies were HydroSenSoft exhibitors. Since HydroSenSoft was held at the same time as the SIGA exhibition (one of the largest exhibitions in the urban water cycle domain) more than 50 manufacturers and/or representatives on water-related technologies were also present in the exhibition hall. The SIGA and HydroSenSoft Exhibitions were visited by over 3,5 thousand visitors during the 3 days.