ISSMGE News and Information Circular December 2020

ISSMGE News & Information Circular

DECEMBER 2020

  1. 20ICSMGE- IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the conference organisers have taken the difficult decision to postpone the conference until Feb-April 2022.  The final date will be confirmed in the next circular.

  1. TERZAGHI ORATION – News from the ISSMGE President Charles Ng

I am very pleased to announce that Professor Antonio Gens from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain has been selected Terzaghi Orat20ICSMGE in Sydney. Professor Gens was selected from a pool of 16 outstanding nominations including 5 former Rankine Lecturers. After reviewing the abstracts of proposed case histories including photographs submitted by 6 finalists and consultation among some distinguished peers in our Society, I had the privilege to select Professor Gens to be our next Orator although the decision was extremely difficult since we had so many outstanding candidates. I am absolutely confident that Professor Gens will deliver an excellent lecture in Sydney. Please join me in congratulating Professor Gens.

  1. BRIGHT SPARK LECTURES - 20ICSMGE

The YMPG in collaboration with the Local Organising Committee for the ICSMGE would like to announce the winners of the Bright Spark Lecture Award to two very distinguished engineers: Dr. Ashani Ranathunga (Sri Lanka) and Dr. Brendon Bradley (New Zealand). They are both invited to give keynote lectures at the 20ICSMGE in Sydney.

For the full article, please refer to the News Bulletin, October 2020, page 30 (https://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin/vol-14-issue-5-october-2020)

  1. TC - NOMINATIONS

These TCs are actively seeking nominations for members from the Member Societies.  Please make sure that your Member Society representative is aware of your interest in joining either of these Committees.

TC107 – Tropical Residual Soils
TC214 -  Foundation Engineering for Difficult Soft Soil Conditions.

  1. WEBINARS

The following webinar was recently added to the ISSMGE educational resources available from the website:

  • Prof. Pijusch Samui: Machine Learning in Geotechnical Engineering
  1. ISFOG 2020 – Proceedings now available

The proceedings for ISFOG 2020 (a specialist conference on offshore geotechnics held under the auspices of TC209) have just been released.  The conference itself has been postponed to late 2021, but the decision was taken to make the proceedings available this time - to ensure the material comes out in a timely fashion, and to honour the commitment of authors to the conference.  The link to purchase the proceedings is at https://www.isfog2020.org/proceedings.  The cost is USD150.00 and will be deducted from the cost of your conference registration. Registration will open to the public in June 2021. Registrants will be contacted closer to that date and given instructions on how to obtain credit for the purchase of the proceedings.

  1. BULLETIN

The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 14, Issue 5, October 2020) is available from the website https://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin/vol-14-issue-5-october-2020

  1. ISSMGE ONLINE LIBRARY - OPEN ACCESS

The ISSMGE Online library (https://www.issmge.org/publications/online-library) is in continuous development – please note the following additions/updates:

  • All Proceedings from Australia New Zealand Conferences on Geomechanics
  1. ISSMGE FOUNDATION

The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 31st January 2021. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.

  1. CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

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 https://www.issmge.org/events.  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:

ISSMGE Events

INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES ON FORENSIC GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING - 10-12-2020 - 13-12-2020

Webex online platform, Bangalore, India; Language: English; Organiser: ISSMGE TC302; Contact person: Dasaka S Murty; Address: Department of Civil Engineering; Phone: 91-9869607604; Email: dasaka.iitb@gmail.com; Website: http://tc302-issmge.com -  pre-registration is mandatory for all participants at the following link:
https://kaksha.webex.com/kaksha/j.php?MTID=mbc70d0fbf9a06a3b5df0bd37d08f9e92

ISSMGE TC WORKSHOP ON SCOUR AND EROSION - 16-12-2020 - 17-12-2020
Online, Visakhapatnam, India , Language: English; Organizer: Indian Geotechnical Society and Andhra University, Visakhapatnam; Contact person: Prof. C.N.V. Satyanarayana Reddy; Address: Andhra University College of Engineering; Phone: 919849100310; Email: igc2020vizag@gmail.com; Website: http://www.igc2020vizag.com;

XIII INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LANDSLIDES - 22-02-2021 - 26-02-2021  
Virtual, Bogotá, Colombia; Language: English; Organiser: JTC1; Contact person:  Ing Alvaro González García; Address: Carrera 57 No 172-44; Phone: +57-315410049, Email: ajgonzg@gmail.com;  Website: http://www.scg.org.co/xiii-isl/; Email: scgeotecnia1@gmail.com

SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-IRAQ 2021 - 05-04-2021 - 06-04-2021
Akre/ Duhok/Iraq, Language: English;  Organiser: Iraqi Scientific Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering; Contact person: Mahdi O Karkush; Address: University of Baghdad, Aljadriah, Baghdad; Phone: 009647801058893; Email: mahdi_karkush@coeng.uobaghdad.edu.iq; Website: http://ocs.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/icgeotecheng/icgte

11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRESS WAVE THEORY AND DESIGN AND TESTING METHODS FOR DEEP FOUNDATIONS - 20-09-2022 - 23-09-2022
De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands,; Language: English; Organiser: Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI); Contact person: Angelique van Tongeren, Address: Prinsessegracht 23, Phone: +31(0)70-3919890, Email: SW2022@kivi.nl; Website: https://www.kivi.nl/afdelingen/geotechniek/stress-wave-conference-2022