PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

As the World of Stone encompasses many specialties, the technical program of the GSC2018 will focus on a central topic each day.

Friday, April 27: ARCHITECTURE

Historical and contemporary uses of stone in the building industry. Stone in World Heritage. Middle East and the Arabian influence on European and Latin-American architectonic style. Rehabilitation and provenance of ornamental stones in historical monuments. Technological characterization, testing methods and standardization. Weathering features, conservation and restoration; durability and efficacy of treatments. Agglomerated and artificial stones. Criteria for architectural specification and projects, stone facades dimensioning and performance, innovative techniques and products. Sustainable architecture, life-cycle, BIM, certification, future trends.

Saturday, April 28: TECHNOLOGY

Innovation in geological research, quarrying, processing, design and manufacturing technologies: new inputs and product creation. Transportation logistics, communication technologies and trade routes: supply management, tracking systems, controlled delivery. Local and global competitiveness. Industry4.0: robotics, smart products, connected minds and innovative business models, advanced automation and connectivity. Efficiency along the whole productive chain. IT innovation for human-machine interaction: wireless, RFID, integrated systems.

Sunday, April 29: SUSTAINABILITY

Scientific, technical and economic challenges to the natural stone industry: opportunities for research into sustainable development. The life cycle of natural stone products and management of the circular economy. Management and use of residues, waste and effluents from the exploitation and processing of stone materials. Land-use planning and safeguarding of ornamental stone’s deposits, impact mitigation and quarry rehabilitation. Health, safety, environmental and social responsibility. Local production and world trade.

MORNING WORKSHOPS

Morning workshops will promote debate on current challenges and include expert presentations.

Industry 4.0 in the World of Stone: The current trends in automation and data-exchange in stones manufacturing and turning waste materials into profitable products.

Upmarket in the World of Stone: The intrinsic value of stones, adding value, creating luxury, and connecting minds in the world of gems.

Date / Period

April 26, 2018

THURSDAY

April 27, 2018

FRIDAY

ARCHITECTURE

April 28, 2018

SATURDAY

TECHNOLOGY

April 29, 2018

SUNDAY

SUSTAINABILITY

Morning
(optional activities)

Registration

MEETINGS

WORKSHOP
10:00 – 11:30
Industry 4.0
in the World of Stone

Martin Kleiner, Gestra (Czech Republic)
Agostinho da Silva, CEI (Portugal)

WORKSHOP
10:00 – 11:30
Upmarket
in the World of Stone

Thiago Motta Bolonini, UFES (Brazil)

Paolo Marone, IS.I.M, (Italy) 

Afternoon

2pm
LECTURE
CESARE FERRARI
Architect (Italy)

2pm
LECTURE
PAOLO MARONE
IS.I.M (Italy)

2pm
LECTURE
FRANCISCO JAVIER FERNÁNDEZ CORTES
CT Mármol (Spain)

3pm
Technical session
(oral presentations)

3pm
Technical session (oral presentations)

3pm
Technical session (oral presentations)

5pm
Coffee break
Posters session

5pm
Coffee break
Posters session

5pm
Coffee break
Posters session

6pm
Special Topics:
Natural Stones in Architecture Teaching

Risale Neves
UFPE (Brazil)

Leonor Trucco
Mining Secretariat of Cordoba (Argentina)

Antônio Gilberto Costa
UFMG (Brazil) – Coord.

6pm
Special Topics:
Stones Market in the Middle East

Clive John Mitchell
British Geol. Survey (UK)

Ali Shafiei Esfidvajani
Iran Stone Association (Iran)

Antônio Gilberto Costa
UFMG (Brazil) – Coord.

6pm
Special Topics: Heritage Stone

Bjorn Schoueborg
RISE (Sweden)

Dolores Pereira Gómez
USAL (Spain)

Antônio Gilberto Costa
UFMG (Brazil) – Coord.

Afternoon/ night

OPENING SESSION

CONNECTING MINDS IN THE WORLD OF STONE
Reinaldo Dantas Sampaio
President of ABIROCHAS

6:40pm
Round-Table: Connecting Stones to Architecture

José Delgado Rodrigues
LNEC (Portugal)

Paulo Henrique Pena
PHA PENA (Brazil)

Pedro Amaral
IST/UL (Portugal)

Moderator: Maria Heloisa B.O. Frascá (MHB Geological Services) (Brazil)

6:40pm
Round-Table: Global technologies in the world of stonesAbbas Ghanbari
Pars Stone Ind. (Iran)

Cid Chiodi Filho
ABIROCHAS (Brazil)

Piero Primavori
Consulting (Italy)

Moderator: Nuria F. Castro
CETEM/MCTIC (Brazil)

6:40pm
Round-Table: Global stones in the circular economy world

Firas Aljedi
Consulting (Saudi Arabia)

Nicola Careddu
University of Cagliari (Italy)

Renato José Avilla Paldês
Arq.(Brazil)

Seppo Tapani Leinonen
Geological Survey (Finland)

Moderator: Carlos C. Peiter
CETEM/MCTIC (Brazil)

Night

WELCOME COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Social activities/Free time

“LUAU”

Social activities/Free time