ISSMGE News and Information Circular March 2022

ISSMGE News & Information Circular
March  2022

  1. Council Meeting - 1st May 2022 - URGENT!

The ISSMGE Board, together with the organisers of the 20ICSMGE, have agreed that the next Council Meeting will be a hybrid event.  Details on participation were circulated to officers of Member Societies on the 7th February 2022, including details on how to access the Agenda and Papers, and a survey on attendance (to be completed and returned to the ISSMGE Secretariat by the 15th February).  Would Member Society officers check that they have submitted the survey and received an acknowledgement?  If you have any queries, please contact the Secretariat.  



New dates have been confirmed for the conferences in Sydney as follows
7iYGEC  - Friday 29 April - Sunday 1 May 2022
20ICSMGE - Sunday 1 May - Thursday 5 May 2022.

Registration is now open via the conference website


  1. ISSMGE's innovation activities and unique resources for geotechnical engineers" a webinar presented by Dimitrios Zekkos, Chair of Innovation and Development Committee of ISSMGE & Associate Professor at UC Berkeley.  March 28th 2022 - 6A.M. Pacific Time.

The Innovation and Development Committee of ISSMGE has been working with the Board, member societies and committees within ISSMGE to develop various resources and tools that can be of practical value to geotechnical engineers in practice as well as researchers and students. Dimitrios Zekkos will present these unique ISSMGE resources and tools with the goal to promote awareness among the geotechnical engineering community. The presentation will include a description of resources such as the open-access online library of ISSMGE, the conference paper review platform, the ISSMGE publishing capabilities, the Virtual University content and capabilities, as well as GeoWorld, ISSMGE Case Histories Journal and other additional resources on the ISSMGE website such as the Lexicon and the mailing lists available from Technical Committees. The presentation will be extremely practical with a focus on communicating the value that these resources can provide to the practice of geotechnical engineering.




The Time Capsule Project (TCP) has attracted strong support, see for an update. 

In March 2022, a team of discoverers will work their way through the material placed online. This work will be an important element of the ISSMGE Time Capsule to be launched at the 20th ICSMGE in Sydney.

Individual members of the ISSMGE are welcome to indicate their interest in being part of the team of discoverers via the time capsule contact form available at:



ISSMGE Offshore Geotechnics is delighted to announce that Professor Richard Jardine of Imperial College has been invited to deliver the 6th McClelland Lecture.  Scheduled for September 2023 at the SUT - Society for Underwater Technology's Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG) 9th International Conference Innovative Geotechnologies for Energy Transition.  For more information, please  see



The following have been added to the website:

Performance assessment of soils and structures by numerical analysis Prof. Toshihiro Noda

How to perform reliability analyses on a spreadsheet Dr Lei Wang

Collapse of Fujinuma Dam by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and its reconstruction - Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka and Dr. Antoine Duttine

Probability Analysis in Civil Engineering Prof. Jie Zhang



The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 16, Issue 1, February 2022) is available from the website



The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 31st May 2022. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.



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 events 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:


Fifth International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering - 30-06-2022 - 02-07-2022  
Atatürk Cultural and Congress Center Near East University, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus; English; Organiser: Turkish Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and Near East University; Contact person: Cavit ATALAR ; Address: Near East Boulevard; Phone: 05338342829; Fax: 00903922236461 ; Email: [email protected]: Website :; Email : [email protected]

International Workshop: Advances in Laboratory Testing of Liquefiable Soils - 16-09-2022 - 17-09-2022
Acapulco Hotel, Kyrenia, North Cyprus; English; Organiser: TC101; Contact person: Satoshi Nishimura; Email: [email protected]; Website:;

16th International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (16ICGE), 07-12-2022 - 08-12-2022
Civil Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, Pakistan; English; Organiser: Pakistan Geotechnical Engineering Society (PGES); Contact person: Dr. Jahanzaib Israr, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering; Address: Civil Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, Pakistan.  Phone: +923344132808 ; Email: [email protected]; Website:;

8th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils - 02-05-2023 - 05-05-2023
Milos Conference Centre - George Iliopoulos, Milos Island, Greece[ English; Organiser: Hellenic Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (HSSMGE); Contact person: Dr Michael Bardanis; Email: [email protected]


Non-ISSMGE Events

The Third International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Materials and Sustainable Engineering 15-09-2022 - 17-09-2022  
Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey; English; Organiser: Dokuz Eylul University; Contact person: Yeliz Yukselen Aksoy; Address: Dokuz Eylül University, Dept of Civil Eng, Tnaztepe Kampus; Phone: 905325164800; Email: [email protected]: Website: