NEWS AND INFORMATION CIRCULAR MAY 2021

 

 

 

ISSMGE News & Information Circular
May 2021

  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/) which is in the process of being updated.

  1. CORPORATE ASSOCIATES PRESIDENTIAL GROUP

The March 2021 CAPG update (https://www.issmge.org/corporate-associates/corporate-associates-presidential-group) has important information on the soon upcoming CAPG speciality session at the International Foundations Conference and Equipment Expo (IFCEE), in Dallas, USA, May 10 -14, 2021, the CAPG sessions at the 20th ICSMGE in Sydney (May 2022), the successful completion of the world wide online sessions for the ISSMGE Overdesign Survey, planning of CAPG contributions to the ISSMGE virtual Time Capsule project and other important areas.

  1. NEW WEBINAR

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

  1. ISSMGE TC217 LAND RECLAMATION SEMINAR SERIES

The committee of TC217 is hosting a trilogy of online seminars on topics relating to land reclamation from consultant, specialist contractor and academic perspectives. Please register your interest to attend these seminars here: https://forms.gle/QLPkWYzFguxbqJPz7

Seminar Programme:

-  Land Reclamation using Soft Clay by Prof. Chu Jian - 20 May 2021, 7pm (GMT+8)

-  Application of Machine Learning in Cement Stabilisation in Land Reclamation by Assoc. Prof. Darren Siau Chen Chian - 20 May 2021, 7:30pm (GMT+8)

  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 31st May 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

THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRESS-IN ENGINEERING 2021, ONLINE - 19-06-2021 - 20-06-2021  
ONLINE, Japan; Languages:  English and Japanese; Organiser: International Press-in Association (IPA); Contact person: ICPE2021 Organizing Committee; 5F, Sanwa Konan Bldg, 2-4-3 Konan, 2-4-3 Konan, Minato-ku, Phone: +81-(0)3-5461-1191, Fax: +81-(0)3-5461-1192, Email: tokyo@press-in.org; Website: http://icpe-ipa.org; Email: icpe2021@gmail.com

ASIAFUGE 2021 SINGAPORE - 18-11-2021 - 19-11-2021  
NUS UTown Campus, Singapore; Language: English; Organiser:  Geotechnical Society of Singapore (GeoSS) & National University of Singapore (NUS); Contact person: Assoc Prof Darren Chian, Address: National University of Singapore, Email: sc.chian@nus.edu.sg, Website: https://www.asiafuge-sg.com/

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, 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: 05338342829; Fax: 00903922236461; Email: cavit.atalar@neu.edu.tr; Website: http://zm2020.neu.edu.tr;

17TH ASIAN REGIONAL GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE - 14-08-2023 - 18-08-2023  
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Language: English; Organiser: Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society; Contact person: Ms. Bibigul Abdrakhmanova, Address: 2, Satpayev Street, Eurasian National University, Geotechnical Institute, Phone: +7-7172- 344796, Fax: +7-7172-353740, Email: bibakgs@gmail.com; Email: milanbi@mail.ru

                          NON-ISSMGE Events

LECTURE-1 ON MSE WALLS (2ND EDITION OF AGERP LECTURE SERIES) - 16-04-2021 - 31-12-2021  
Online (Zoom), Brisbane, Australia; Language: English; Organiser: AGERP Lecture Series; Contact person: Dr. Partha Mishra and Professor Sarat Das, Convenor, AGERP Lecture Series; Email: hello.agerp@gmail.com; Website: http://www.age-rp.com

DFI DEEP MIXING CONFERENCE 2021 AN ONLINE CONFERENCE - 01-06-2021 - 17-06-2021  
Online, United States; Language: English; Organiser: Deep Foundations Institute; Contact person: Angie Gibble, Address: 326 Lafayette Ave, Phone: 9734234030, Email: agibble@dfi.org, Website; http://www.dfi.org/DM2021; Email: events@dfi.org

16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTER METHODS AND ADVANCES IN GEOMECHANICS IACMAG - 30-08-2022 - 02-09-2022  
Politecnico di Torino Conference Centre, Italy; Language: English; Organiser: Politecnico di Torino; Contact person: Symposium srl, Address: via Gozzano 14; Phone: +390119211467; Email: info@symposium.it; Email: marco.barla@polito.it;