Globalstone 2014

Welcome Letter
We are honored to announce that “Globalstone 2014” will be organized in October 2014 in Turkey (Antalya) which is known as the city having the oldest religious temple and open/underground quarries.

The “Globalstone 2014” is going to be organized by Chambers of Mining and Geological Engineers of Turkey and Turkish Marble, Natural Stone and Machinery Manufacturers Association together.

The goal of the Congress is to ensure international contributions to share and solve problems in stone industry by exchanging views and experiences between multidisciplinary studies. The Congress will bring engineers, academicians investors and companies together in a discussion platform to exchange scientific and practical experiences of the natural stone world.

We will be glad to see you in Turkey, the cradle of old civilizations.

We look forward to welcoming you in the Congress of World Multi-Disciplinary Congress “Globalstone 2014”


Prof. Dr. Seyfi KULAKSIZ
Prof. Dr. Atiye TUĞRUL
Prof. Dr. Yılmaz ÖZÇELİK

Organization Board
Dündar Çağlan, Chamber of Geological Engineers
Mehmet Torun, Chamber of Mining Engineers
Raif Türk, Turkish Marble, Natural Stone and Machinery Manufacturers Assoc. (TÜMMER)

Organizing Committee

Seyfi Kulaksız, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Atiye Tuğrul, Istanbul University, Turkey
Yılmaz Özçelik, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Ali Bahadır Yavuz, Chamber of Geological Engineers, Turkey
Ferah Türkmen, TÜMMER, Turkey
Haşim Ağrılı, Chamber of Geological Engineers, Turkey
Hürriyet Akdaş, Chamber of Mining Engineers, Turkey
İbrahim Yılmazoğlu, Chamber of Mining Engineers, Turkey
İhya Kangal, TÜMMER, Turkey
Nahit Arı, Chamber of Mining Engineers, Turkey
Orhan Kızıltepe, Chamber of Geological Engineers, Turkey
Turgut Çopuroğlu, TÜMMER, Turkey

Advisory Committee
• Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, General Directorate of Mining Affairs
• Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, General Directorate of Mineral Research & Exploration
• Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, General Directorate of Environmental Impact Assessment, Permit and Control
• Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cultural Property and Museum
• General Secretariat of Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters’ Association
• Aegean Mining Exporters’ Association
• Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, General Directorate of Environmental Management
• CETEM, Brazil
• Valor Pedra, Portugal

Scientific Committee

Ahmet Hakan Benzer, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Ahmet Hamdi Deliormanlı, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Ahmet Şentürk, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
Akos Török, Budapest University, Hungary
Ali Sarıışık, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
Angel López Buendía, AIDICO, Instituto Tecnológico de la Construcción, Spain
Antônio Gilberto Costa, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ayhan Kesimal, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
Bahtiyar Ünver, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Barry J. Cooper, University of South Australia, Australia
Berend Denkena, Leibniz Universität, Germany
Bjorn Schouenborg, Senior scientist at CBI Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute, Sweden
Burhan Erdoğan, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
C. Ywang, Guangdong University of Technology, China
Carlos César Peiter, CETEM, Brazil
Celal Karpuz, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Cem Şensöğüt, Dumlupınar University, Turkey
C. Okay Aksoy, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Deniz İskender Önenç, Barit Maden Türk, Turkey
Dolores Pereira, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Donato Attanasio, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Ercüment Yalçın, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Erdoğan Yüzer, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Erhan Yaşıtlı, Aksaray University, Turkey
Fabiani Cabanas Navarro, Federal University of Alfenas, Brazil
Fabrice Dagrain, Stone Assistance sprl, Belgium
Faquan Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Faruk Çalapkulu, Ege University, Turkey
Fatih Bayram, Aksaray University, Turkey
Francisco Vidal Wilson Hollanda, CETEM, Brazil
Giorgio Costa, Italy
Göktay Ediz, Dumlupınar University, Turkey
Halil Köse, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Hanifi Çopur, İstanbul Technical University, Turkey
Hannu Luodes, Geological Survey of Finland, Norway
Hasan Aydın Bilgin, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Haşim Acar, İnka Engineering, Turkey
Hüseyin Yavuz, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Javier Taboada Castro, University of Vigo, Spain
Jorge Carvalho, LNEG (Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia), Portugal
Kerim Küçük, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Konstantinos Laskaridis , Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration, Greece
Kottapali Murty, Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna, India
Liyaddin Yeşilkaya, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
Lola Pereira, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Luis de Sousa, Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Luis Guerra Rosa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Luis Lopes, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Lütfullah Gündüz, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Mahir Vardar, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Mahmut Mutlutürk, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Maria Heloisa Barros de Oliveira Frascá, MHB Serviços Geológicos Ltda. Brazil
Marta Peres, Valorpedra, Portugal
Matthias Bruno, Italy
Mehmet Kemal Gökay, Selçuk University, Turkey
Mesut Anıl, Çukurova University, Turkey
Metin Ersoy, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
Mustafa Ayhan, Dicle University, Turkey
Necdet Türk, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Nicola Careddu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Nuno Bonito, CEVALOR, Portugal
Nuria Fernandez Castro, CETEM, Brazil
Ömer Aydan, Tokai University, Japan
Osman Zeki Hekimoğlu, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey
Paola Blasi – Internazionale Marmi & Macchine SpA, Italia
Peter Bobrowsky, Natural Resources Canada, Canada
Piero Primavori, Italy
Raimondo Ciccu, University of Cagliari, Italy
Raşit Altındağ, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
Recep Kılıç, Ankara University, Turkey
Remzi Karagüzel, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Reşat Ulusay, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Reza Mikaeil, Urmia University, Iran
Richard Prikryl, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Risto Dambov, Goce Delčev University, Macedonia
Ruben Martins, Universidade de Evora, Portugal
Sacit Özer, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Saffet Yağız, Pamukkale University, Turkey
Sair Kahraman, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Sedat Büyüksağış, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey
Siegfried Siegesmund, Universitat Gothingen, Germany
Şinasi Eskikaya, İstanbul Technical University, Turkey
Tamer Topal, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Turgay Onargan, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Xipeng Xu, HuaQiao University, China
Yaşar Kibici, Dumlupınar University, Turkey
Yusuf Kaan Kadıoğlu, Ankara University, Turkey
Zeki Karaca, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Zenaide Carvalho G. Silva, Portugal

Scientific Secretary
Ahmet Özgüven, Mineral Research & Exploration General Directorate, Turkey
Emre Yılmazkaya, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Murat Yılmaz, Istanbul University, Turkey
Ömer Ündül, Istanbul University, Turkey

Important Dates for Submission
Deadline for abstract submission: 25 April 2014
Notification of acceptance for abstracts: 09 May 2014
Full paper submission: 13 June 2014
Notification of acceptance for full papers: 01 September 2014

Important Dates for Registration
Deadline for early registration: 23 May 2014
Author registration (payment) deadline: 05 September 2014
Deadline for online registration: 03 October 2014

* Registrations have to be done online via the web page.
Scientific Topics
We kindly invite academy/faculty members, research students, as well as professionals and researchers who are interested in, presenting their research and/or academic experience in stone industry and related disciplines to participate in the V. GLOBAL STONE CONGRESS to share their Works.

Presentations can be in multiple forms:
Full Paper Presentation: oral presentation with full paper;
Poster Presentation: To be exhibited in the poster session of the congress

• Geology, prospecting, and land – use planning in dimension stone and aggregate production
• Natural stone exploration and exploitation
• Rock mechanics and geotechnical applications
• Quarry design and block production technology
• Design of processing plant and management
• Natural stone quarry and plant machinery
• New product development and production technologies
• World and Turkish natural stone sector
• Natural stone industry in architect and building sector
• Qualify control and packing techniques
• Standarts, law and regulations
• Computer applications in stone industry
• Waste utility and management
• Aggregate industry
• Assessment of stone performance in use
• Deterioration of building stones, conservation of historical monuments, ancient quarries
• Environmental effects of quarries and quarry rehabilitation
• Economy and marketing
• Workers and education in natural stone sector
• Work safety