ISSMGE News and Information Circular August 2020

ISSMGE News & Information Circular

  1. Webinars

The ISSMGE is pleased to announce a new webinar “Machine Learning in Geotechnical Engineering” to be delivered by Professor Pijush Samui, on the 19th August at 12:00 am (GMT).

Webinars recently added to the ISSMGE educational resources available from the website:

  1. Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS)

The Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS) is a collaborative association of international professional societies in the field of “Geo-Engineering” and serves to facilitate cooperation among them.  It has launched its revamped website, which can be viewed at

The cooperating societies forming the FedIGS Board are:

  • International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM)
  • International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG)
  • International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)

FedIGS also has a number of Joint Technical Committees:

  • JTC1 Natural Slopes and Landslides
  • JTC2 Representation of Geo-Engineering Data
  • JTC3 Education and Training

Further details about the FedIGS can be found at

  1. Corporate Associates Presidential Group:

The May 2020 update of Corporate Associates’ varied and exciting activities around the world can be found here  Why and how to join as a Corporate Associate are detailed in

  1. Bulletin

The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 14, Issue 2, June 2020) is available from the website

  1. ISSMGE Online Library – Open Access

The ISSMGE Online library ( is in continuous development – please note the following additions:

  • 1st (2007) and 7th (2019) International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk
  • 10th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics (FMGM2018)
  • 25th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference
  1. ISSMGE Foundation

The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 30th September 2020. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.

  1. Conferences

For a listing of all ISSMGE and ISSMGE supported conferences, and full information on all events, including deadlines, please go to the Events page at  However, for updated information concerning possible changes due to the coronavirus outbreak (ie. postponements, cancellations, change of deadlines, etc), please refer to that specific event’s website.

As might be expected, many events have been rescheduled and we update the Events page whenever we are advised of changes.

The following are events that have been added since the previous Circular:

      Non-ISSMGE Events

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SOIL MECHANICS AND GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING - 27-05-2021 - 29-05-2021  - Atatürk Cultural and Congress Center Near East University, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus; Language: English; Organiser: Turkish Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Near East University; Contact person: Cavit ATALAR; Address: Near East Boulevard; Phone: 0090392 223 6464; Email:; Website:;