International Symposium on Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure

International Symposium on Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure


The Indian Geotechnical Society welcomes all ISSMGE members and associates to the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GEOTECHNICS FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE ISGTI-2018 being organized under the guidance of Technical Committee TC-202 (Transportation Geotechnics) of ISSMGE.

The symposium will be congregation of world-class international and national experts and exhibitors from across the globe.Detailed information brochure is attached for your information. Please see the website for further details.

Technical Themes

Theme 1: Challenges in design and construction of pavements and embankments

Theme 2: Design and construction of subsytuctures for highways, high speed railway and metros.

Theme 3: Advances in bridge foundations,  waterways, airfields and pipeline transport geotechnics

Theme 4: Slope stability, landslides, debris flows and avalanches on hilly roads and remedial measures.

Theme 5: Subsurface sensing, investigations and monitoring in transport geotechnics

Theme 6: Use of geosynthetics and non traditional materials in transport geotechnics.

Theme 7: Transport geotechnics in underground construction.

Theme 8: Ground improvement techniques for transport geotechnics.

Theme 9: Emerging trends in transport geotechnics– Unsaturated Soil Mechanics, Macro and Nano Technology, Climate Change and Sustainability.

Keynote Speakers:

The following international experts have tentatively agreed to give keynote lectures during the symposium

  • Prof. Erol Tutulmer (USA) - Chairman of TC-202
  • Prof. Tatsuya Ishikawa (Japan) - Secretary, TC-202
  • Prof. Buddhima Indraratna (Australia) Executive Member TC-202
  • Prof. Antonio Gomes Correia (France) former Chairman of TC-202Prof. Ikuo Towhata (Japan) - former Secretary, ISSMGE
  • Prof. William Powrie (UK) Executive Member TC-202
  • Prof. Charles Ng, President ISSMGE (confirmation expected) 
  • Prof. G.V. Rao, (retd) IIT Delhi
  • Prof. Sivakumar Babu, President IGS

Invitation for Sponsorship / Exhibition Participation

Various options are available for publicity in the Indian industry and international organizations. Please see the symposium website for further details



Indian Geotechnical Society

Contact Information

  • Contact person: Dr. Altaf Usmani
  • Address: ISGTI Secretariat, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi
  • Email:



Additional Information

Best paper Awards for Young Engineers The Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia has offered five Best Paper Awards to young geotechnical engineers publishing paper in this symposium. The value of the award