NEWS AND INFORMATION CIRCULAR JUNE 2021

ISSMGE News & Information Circular
June 2021

  1. ELECTION OF ISSMGE PRESIDENT 2022-2026

As a consequence of the 20ICSMGE being pushed back to May 2022, and in accordance with the Statutes and Bylaws, the deadline for receiving nominations for the next ISSMGE President has been extended to 30th January 2022. 

  1. ISSMGE REGIONAL VICE-PRESIDENTS 2022-2026

The ISSMGE is pleased to announce the names of the regional vice-presidents for the next term (2022 - 2026).  They are:
Africa: Dr Marawan Shahin (Egypt)
Asia: Professor Keh-Jian Shou (Chinese Taipei)
Australasia: Mr Graham Scholey (Australia)
Europe: Professor Lyesse Laloui (Switzerland)
North America: Mr Walter Paniagua (Mexico)
South America: Professor André Pacheco de Assis (Brazil)

  1. 20ICSMGE / 7iYGEC NEW DATES MAY 2022

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.

For more information, please visit the conference website (https://icsmge2021.org/)

  1. NEW WEBINAR

Experiences in Sustainable Geotechnics, delivered by Prof. Nilo Consoli,  is a new webinar now available from the ISSMGE website.

  1. 3rd HUTCHINSON LECTURE - 3rd JTC WORKSHOP NORWAY, 2022 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Joint Technical Committee (JTC1) on Natural Slopes and Landslides of the Federation of the International Geo-engineering Societies (FedIGS) is organizing the 3rd JTC1 workshop, which will be held in Norway in Spring, 2022; the provisional title of the event is Landslide initiation, prediction and risk mitigation.

The workshop will host the 3rd Hutchinson Lecture, which has been established by the same JTC1 to award a scholar, aged 42 or less at the time of the event, who has significantly contributed to the development of knowledge in the field of slope stability and landslides. The Hutchinson Lecture should deal with a subject consistent with the workshop issues. The lecture will be published in an international journal.

The Hutchinson lecturer, who should have a disciplinary background from one or more of the domains of the geosciences, will be chosen - by  vote of JTC1 Committee members - among candidates proposed by national societies. All countries are then asked to propose their own candidate. The proposals, accompanied by the candidate CV, should be submitted to the JTC1 chairman, Luciano Picarelli, by September 15th 2021 (luciano.picarelli@unicampania.it) .

  1. BULLETIN

The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 15, Issue 2, April 2021) is available from the website https://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin/vol-15-issue-2-april-2021

  1. ISSMGE FOUNDATION

The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 30th September 2021. 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 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 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:

ISSMGE Events

4TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FRONTIERS IN OFFSHORE GEOTECHNICS - 28-08-2022 - 31-08-2022  
University of Texas,Austin,  United States; Language: English; Organiser: ISFOG 2020 Organising Committee; Contact person: PHIL WATSON, Address: The University of Western Australia, Phone: 0418881280, Email: phillip.watson@uwa.edu.au; Website: http://www.isfog2020.org

11TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FIELD MONITORING IN GEOMECHANICS, 04-09-2022 - 08-09-2022
Imperial College London, United Kingdom; Organizer: TC220, Contact person: Dr Andrew Ridley; Email: andrew.ridley@geo-observations.com

17TH ASIAN REGIONAL GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE - 14-08-2023 - 18-08-2023  
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan ; Language: English; Organiser: Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society; Contact person: Ms. Bibigul Abdrakhmanova; Address: 2, Satpayev Street, Eurasian National University, Geotechnical Institute; Phone: +7-7172- 34479; Fax: +7-7172-353740; Email: bibakgs@gmail.com; milanbi@mail.ru

NON-ISSMGE Events

12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GEOSYNTHETICS, 17-09-2023 - 21-09-2023  
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy.  Language: English; Organiser: Associazione Geotecnica Italiana - Italian Chapter of IGS; Contact person: Susanna Antonielli, Address: AGI-Viale dell'Università 11, Phone: +39 06 4465569; Fax: +39 06 44361035; Email: info@12icg-roma.org; Website: http://www.12icg-roma.org;