Acknowledgements

The ISSMGE Open Access Online Library was launched by the Innovation and Development Committee of ISSMGE (Chaired by Prof. Dimitrios Zekkos) in 2017, during the Presidency of Prof. Roger Frank. Since its establishment, the Library has expanded its functionality and content through contributions by many technical committees, individuals and member societies.

The origins of the ISSMGE stem from the International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering held at Harvard University in 1936 (http://www.issmge.org/the-society/history). Following that initiative, further major conferences were organised and the International Conference has become the quadrennial landmark event of the Society. The proceedings of these events are now available on the ISSMGE website and the generosity and support of the many publishers concerned is both appreciated and recognised. The valuable assistance of Tiago Dias in coordinating and verifying the quality of the scanning for the proceedings from 1936 to 1997 is also acknowledged. Of course, all the papers should still be referenced to their original sources and relevant bibliographic information and preliminary pages are given below.

20ICSMGE Sydney, Australia, May 2022
Covers, including tables of contents etc. : 20ICSMGE-COVER-TOC.pdf
Publisher: Australian Geomechanics Society, ISBN 978-0-9946261-4-1

19ICSMGE Seoul, Korea, September 2017
Covers, including tables of contents etc. – not available
Post-conference proceedings (including Conference Program, Administrative Information, report from the 6iYGEC and Council Meeting minutes from Edinburgh (2015) and Seoul (2017))
Proceedings_19ICSMGE_Cover_and_Contents.pdf
Publisher: local company, ISBN 978-89-952197-5-1

18ICSMGE Paris, France September 2013
Covers, including tables of contents etc. – not available
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: under category ”Other”
Publisher: Presses du Ponts, Paris. ISBN 978-2-85978-478-2

17ICSMGE Alexandria, Egypt October 2009
Covers, including tables of contents etc. – not available
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: under category ”Other”
Publisher: IOS Press. ISBN 978-1-60750-031-5

16ICSMGE Osaka, Japan September 2005
Covers, including tables of contents etc. – not available
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: under category ”Other” or “ISSMGE Report”
Publisher: IOS Press. ISBN 90 5966 027 7

15ICSMGE Istanbul, Turkey August 2001
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 2001_1to4.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 2001_04_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 2001. ISBN 90 2651 853 6

14ICSMFE Hamburg, Germany 1997
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1997_1to4.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1997_04_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1997. ISBN 90 5410 891 6

13ICSMFE New Delhi, India January 1994
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1994_1to6.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1994_06_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1994. ISBN 81-204-0854-3

12ICSMFE Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1989
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1989_1to5.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1989_05_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1989

11ICSMFE San Francisco, USA 1985
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1985_1to5.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1985_05_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1985

10ICSMFE Stockholm, Sweden 1981
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1981_1,2,3,4.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1981_04_0001.pdf
Publisher: A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1981

9ICSMFE Tokyo, Japan 1977
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1977_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1977_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Japanese Geotechnical Society

8ICSMFE Moscow, USSR 1973
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1973_1to6.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: unavailable
Publisher: Russian Society for SMGFE

7ICSMFE Mexico City 1969
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1969_1to4.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1969_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Sociedad Mexicana de Mecánica de Suelos

6ICSMFE Montreal, Canada 1965
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1965_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1965_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: University of Toronto Press

5ICSMFE Paris, France 1961
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1961_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1961_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Dunod Paris

4ICSMFE London, UK 1957
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1957_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1957_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Butterworths Scientific

3ICSMFE Zurich, Switzerland 1953
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1953_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1953_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Imprimerie Berichthaus, Zurich

2ICSMFE Rotterdam, Netherlands 1948
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1948_1,2,3,4,5,6.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1948_06_0001.pdf
Publisher: GEBR. Keesmaat

First ICSMFE Cambridge Massachusetts, USA June 1936
Covers, including tables of contents etc.: 1936_1,2,3.pdf
Introductory material – generally administrative and including opening and closing speeches, minutes of executive/council meetings and other material relating to the organisation and delivery of the conference: 1936_03_0001.pdf
Publisher: Graduate School of Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts. 1936
Printed by Spalding-Moss Co., Boston

The symposium Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground is an event organized by the ISSMGE TC204 (formerly TC28) every three years since 1994. In the context of underground constructions, this event is internationally recognized by the technical rigor and academic soundness of its publications. The event was first held in New Delhi (1994) and since then it has taken place in London (1996), Tokyo (1999), Toulouse (2002), Amsterdam (2005), Shanghai (2008), Rome (2011), Seoul (2014) and Sao Paulo(2017).

Considering the historical relevance and the scientific value of these events, a project to digitize and publicly release their proceedings was organized at Ghent University by Adam Bezuijen, current chairmen of the committee, and Tiago Dias, PhD student. With the collaboration of ISSMGE, GeoEngineer.org and CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, this online free database was made possible. It currently includes 958 papers from the proceedings from New Delhi '94 to Sao Paulo '17, which can be searched by Symposium, Session, Title and Authors.

All the papers should still be referenced to their original sources, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:

IS-NEW DELHI '94 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Underground Constructions in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Underground Construction in Soft Ground
New Delhi - India
January 3, 1994
ISBN: 90 5410 536 4
Editors: Keiichi Fujita, Science University of Tokyo, Japan
             Osamu Kusakabe, Hiroshima University, Japan
Publisher: A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam, 1995

IS-LONDON '96 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)
Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground
London - United Kingdom
April 15-17, 1996
ISBN: 90 5410 856 8
Editors: R.J.Mair, Geotechnical Consulting Group, London, United Kingdom
             R.N.Taylor, Geotechnical Engineering Research Centre, City University, London, United Kingdom
Publisher: A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam, 1996

IS-TOKYO '99 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - IS-TOKYO'99
Tokyo - Japan
July 19-21, 1999
ISBN: 90 5809 106 6
Editors: O.Kusakabe, Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
             K.Fujita, Department of Civil Engineering, Science University of Tokyo, Chiba, Japan
             Y.Miyazaki, Obayashi Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
Publisher: A.A.Balkema, Rotterdam, 2000

IS-TOULOUSE '02 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - IS-Toulouse 2002
Toulouse - France
October 23-25, 2002
ISBN: 2 9510416 3 2
Editors: R.Kastner, U.R.G.C. Geotechnique, INSA Lyon, France
             F.Emeriault, U.R.G.C. Geotechnique, INSA Lyon, France
             D.Dias, U.R.G.C. Geotechnique, INSA Lyon, France
             A.Guilloux, Terrasol, France
Publisher: Specifique, Lyon, 2003

IS-AMSTERDAM '05 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of TC28 of the ISSMGE
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
June 15-17, 2005
ISBN: 0 415 39124 5
Editors: K.J.Bakker, Delft University of Technology and Plaxis BV, Delft, The Netherlands
             A. Bezuijen, GeoDelft, Delft, The Netherlands
             W.Broere, Delft University of Technology, Plaxis BV, Delft, and A.Broere BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
             E.A.Kwast, Holland Railconsult, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher: Taylor & Francis/Balkema, Leiden, 2006

IS-SHANGHAI '08 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium (IS-SHANGHAI 2008)
Shanghai - China
April 10-12, 2008
ISBN: 978 0 415 48475 6 (Hardback) / 978 0 203 87998 6 (eBook)
Editors: C.W.W.Ng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
             H.W.Huang, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
G.B.Liu, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, 2009

IS-ROME '11 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground
Rome - Italy
May 17-19, 2011
ISBN: 978 0 415 68367 8 (Hardback) / 978 0 203 80358 5 (eBook)
Editor: Giulia Viggiani, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, 2012

IS-SEOUL '14 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground
Seoul - Korea
August 25-27, 2014
ISBN: 978 1138 02700 8 (Hardback) / 978 1315 73895 6 (eBook)
Editors: ChungsikYoo, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
               Seong-Wan Park, Dankook University, Korea
               Bumjoo Kim, Dongguk University, Korea
               Hoki Ban, Hanyang University, Korea
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema, Leiden, 2014

IS-SAO PAULO '17 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground
São Paulo – Brazil
April 4-5, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-138-29711-1 (Hardback) / 978-1-315-09950-7 (eBook)
Editors: Arsenio Negro & Marlísio O. Cecílio Jr
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema

This online free database is an initiative of the TC306 committee of the ISSMGE (contact person: Marina Pantazidou, [email protected]), in collaboration with the Romanian Society for SMGE and publisher CRC Press/Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group, and under the Auspices of the Innovation and Development Committee.

It currently includes 162 papers from the proceedings from Constantza '08, Galway '12, Belo Horizonte '16 and Athens '20 which can be searched by Conference, Session, Title and Authors.

All the papers should still be referenced to their original sources, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:

ICETGES 'O8 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Proceeding of the 1st International Conference on Education and Training in Geo-Engineering Sciences: Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics
Constantza, Romania
June 2-4, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-415-47593-8
Editors: Iacint Manoliu & Nicoleta Radulescu, Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, 2008

SFGE '12 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Proceedings of the International Conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-Engineering Education
Galway, Ireland
July 4-6, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-415-62127-4
Editors: Bryan McCabe, National University oj Ireland, Galway, Ireland
            Marina Pantazidou, National Technical University oj A thens, Greece
            Declan Phillips, University oj Limerick, Ireland
Publisher: CRC Press/Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, 2012

SFGE '16 - Conference Program with Links (PDF)

Proceedings of the International Conference Shaping the Future of Geotechnical Education
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
October 20-21, 2016
Editor: Waldemar Hachich, University of São Paulo

GEE 2020 - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Education,
Athens, Greece
June 23-25, 2020
ISBN: 978-618-84925-0-9
Editors:

  • Marina Pantazidou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Michele Calvello, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Margarida Pinho Lopes, University of Aveiro, Portugal

This online free database is an initiative of the Sri Lankan member Society (SLGS).

It currently includes 140 papers from the proceedings from Colombo ‘15, which can be searched by Conference, Session, Title and Authors.

ICGE '15 Colombo - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Proceedings of the International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (ICGE)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
August 10-11, 2015
ISBN: 978-955-1411-01-5
Editors:Athula kathulaka et al., Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society

This online free database of ISC’5 is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and supported by ISSMGE TC102 (Ground Property Characterization from In-Situ Tests).


It includes 237 papers from the proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, held at the Gold Coast (Queensland), Australia, 5-9 September 2016. The database can be searched by Session, Title and Authors.

ISC’5 (Gold Coast) - Preliminary Pages (PDF)


All the papers should be referenced to their original source, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:

Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation 5, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia, 5 – 9 September 2016.
For Volume 1: ISBN 978-0-9946261-1-0
For Volume 2: ISBN 978-0-9946261-2-7
Editors: Barry M. Lehane, Hugo E. Acosta-Martínez and Richard Kelly.
Publisher: Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, 2016.

With the aim of disseminating knowledge and expertise about physical modelling techniques, the Technical Committee TC104 (Physical Modelling in Geotechnics) promotes, since 2008, a roughly quadrennial series of European conferences. In the continuity of this cycle of regional conferences initiated in London 2008 and pursued in Delft 2012, this 3rd European Conference is organized in Nantes by IFSTTAR, Geotechnical Engineering, Environment, Natural hazards and Earth Sciences Department (GERS), under the auspices of the TC104 and of the French Geotechnical Society (CFMS).

The 3rd EUROFUGE Proceedings reflect progress made since the last European conference and contain 2 keynote lectures and 56 reviewed contributions from 20 countries. The papers document the state of the art of physical modelling applied to geotechnical problems and are organized in five themes: Natural Hazards, Renewable Energies, Infrastructures, Physical modelling Facilities and Back to basics (state of the art, modelling techniques & limitations, cross-tests, scaling laws). Both 1×g and centrifuge models are presented in these different fields of application.

The conference venue, Nantes, is a lively and colorful city in the west coast of Europe that offers a perfect field laboratory for geotechnical engineers, also for off-shore applications. Nantes is a maritime harbor, where an exceptional concentration of physical modelling research facilities is located: Geotechnical Centrifuge associated with a Cartesian Robot and an Earthquake Simulator, Climatic Wind Tunnel, Wave Tank and Towing Tank, Pavement Fatigue Carousel, Semi-Anechoic Chamber or Laser Vibrometry Bench.

The conference has been chaired by Luc Thorel and Sandra Escoffier with Matthieu Blanc and Alberto Bretschneider as co-editors. They are greatly acknowledged, as well as the volunteers from all continents, including key contributions to the peer review process and to the administration.

The 3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (PBD-III) was held from July 16-19, 2017 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The PBD-III Conference was organized by the ISSMGE's Technical Committee TC203 (Earthquakes), and follows on the PBD-I and PBD-II events in Japan (2009) and Italy (2012), respectively.

The conference was co-chaired by Professors Ross W. Boulanger (University of California at Davis, USA) and Dharma Wijewickreme (University of British Columbia, Canada).

The Proceedings were edited by Professors Mahdi Taiebat (University of British Columbia), Dharma Wijewickreme (University of British Columbia), Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos (University of Michigan), and Ross W. Boulanger (University of California at Davis), and includes a total of 238 papers.

The publisher of the Proceedings was ISSMGE's TC203. Authors assigned TC203 the right to electronically distribute their papers on-line, but copyright for each paper remains with the author(s).

The conference and proceedings were made possible by the contributions of numerous people and organizations, as listed in the attached PDF containing the Editors' Preface, Acknowledgment section, Sponsors list, and Exhibitors list.

The 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (6ICEGE) was held from November 1-4, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 6ICEGE was organized by the ISSMGE's Technical Committee TC203 (Earthquakes), and follows prior ICEGE events in Tokyo, Japan (1995), Lisbon, Portugal (1999), Berkeley, USA (2004), Thessaloniki, Greece (2007), and Santiago, Chile (2011).

The Conference Chairman was Professor Misko Cubrinovski (University of Canterbury), the Programme Chair was Professor Brendon Bradley (University of Canterbury), and the Conference Treasurer was Charlie Price (NZGS Chair). The Proceedings was published by the Conference Organizing Committee on behalf of ISSMGE's TC03. Authors gave the Conference Organizing Committee / TC203 the right to electronically distribute their papers on-line, but copyright for each paper remains with the author(s).

The conference and proceedings were made possible by the contributions of numerous people and organizations, as listed in the attached PDFs containing the Proceeding's Welcome message, Acknowledgments, and lists of Committee Members and Reviewers (6ICEGE_Welcome_Acknowledgement_Committees_Reviewers.pdf) and all sponsors (6ICEGE_Sponsors.pdf).

The 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (7ICEGE) was held on June 17-20, 2019 in Rome, Italy. The 7ICEGE was organized by the ISSMGE's Technical Committee TC203 (Earthquakes), and follows prior ICEGE events in Tokyo, Japan (1995), Lisbon, Portugal (1999), Berkeley, USA (2004), Thessaloniki, Greece (2007), Santiago, Chile (2011) and Christchurch, New Zealand (2015).

The conference was co-chaired by Professors Francesco Silvestri (University of Napoli Federico II, Conference Chairman) and Nicola Moraci (University of Reggio Calabria, President of AGI, the Italian Geotechnical Society), who co-edited the Proceedings volume "Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions".

The volume (available here) was published by the CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group with ISBN 978-0-367-14328-2 (Multimedia) and ISBN 978-0-429-03127-4 (eBook), and featured with DOI: https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429031274. Authors undersigned the consent to publish and transfer of copyright for their contributions to Associazione Geotecnica Italiana (AGI).

A few months after the conference, all the contributions were indexed in Scopus and made available "open access" on the ISSMGE repository after one year.

The conference and proceedings were made possible by the contributions of numerous people and organizations, as reported in the attached PDFs containing the proceedings Preface, the lists of Committee Members and Reviewers (7ICEGE_Preface_Committees_Reviewers.pdf) and all sponsors (7ICEGE_Endorsements_Sponsors.pdf).

– regional geotechnical conference, held regularly every fourth year in the Nordic countries.

The 17th Nordic Geotechnical Meeting was held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 25-28 May 2016. The NGM 2016 was organized by the Icelandic Geotechnical Society in cooperation with the geotechnical societies from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

The proceedings from NGM 2016 were published as an e-book, ISBN 978-9935-24-002-6, and made available in open access on the conference website and now on the ISSMGE‘s Online Library. The proceedings were prepared and published by the COC and consist of three keynote papers and 136 technical papers. Further information available on www.jtfi.net and www.ngm2016.com

The 25th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference was organised by the Romanian Society for Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering with the support of the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Department of Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering under the auspices of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

All the papers were published in the proceedings of the 25th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference and was edited by Ernest Olinic and Sanda Manea.

The conference was attended by 68 participants: 49 young delegates representing 24 European Member Societies of ISSMGE, 4 keynote lecturers, 4 invited lecturers (sponsors), members of the organising and scientific committees.

The 26th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference was held on 11-14 September 2018 in Graz, Austria, organized by Dr. Franz Tschuchnigg & Prof. Helmut F. Schweiger. Participants gave permission to make the paper available online, and there are no copyright issues as the proceedings were published by the Technical University of Graz.

1st Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 1st Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS). The scanned version of full volumes of these proceedings was kindly made available by the New Zealand Geotechnical Society.

The 1st Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics was held in Melbourne, Australia, 9-13 August 1971. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

Volume 1 contains the 63 papers presented at the Technical Sessions of the Conference. Volume 2 contains the General Reporters’ reviews of the papers, the discussion on the papers, and the six addresses to the Symposium on “Geomechanics – a Tool in National Development”, which was held on the opening day of the conference.

All the papers should be referenced to their original source, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:

1st ANZ (Melbourne) - Preliminary Pages – Vol 1 (PDF)
1st ANZ (Melbourne) - Preliminary Pages – Vol 2 (PDF)

1st Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Melbourne, Australia, 9 – 13 August 1971.
Publisher: Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, 1971


2nd Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 2nd Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics , the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS). The scanned version of these proceedings was kindly made available by the New Zealand Geotechnical Society.

The 2nd Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics was held in Brisbane, Australia, 21-25 July 1975. The database can be searched by Title and Authors. It contains 61 papers presented at the Technical Sessions of the Conference.

2nd ANZ (Brisbane) - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

All the papers should be referenced to their original source, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:
2nd Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Brisbane, Australia, 21 – 25 July 1975.
Publisher: Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, 1975.


3rd Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 3rd Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS). The scanned version of three volumes of these proceedings were kindly made available by the New Zealand Geotechnical Society.

The 3rd Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics was held in Wellington, New Zealand, 12-16 May 1980. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

The conference proceedings volume contains five keynote lectures, 80 regular papers and 22 discussions.

3rd ANZ (Wellington) - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

All the papers should be referenced to their original source, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:
3rd Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Wellington, New Zealand, 12–16 May 1980.
Publisher: The New Zealand Institution of Engineers, Wellington, New Zealand, 1980.


4th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 4th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics , the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS). The hard copy of Volume 1 of these proceedings was kindly made available by Golder Associates in Perth.

The 4th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics – Geomechanics Interaction was held in Perth, Western Australia, 14 – 18 May 1984. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

The conference proceedings include a keynote address, general reports covering the technical sessions and the regular papers submitted for inclusion in the technical sessions. A total of 127 papers are available, including the John Jaeger Memorial Lecture published post-conference.

4th ANZ (Perth) - Preliminary Pages Volume 1
4th ANZ (Perth) - Preliminary Pages Volume 2

All the papers should be referenced to their original source, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:
4th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics – Prediction versus Performance, Sydney
4th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics – Geomechanics Interaction, Perth, Western Australia, 14 – 18 May 1984.
ISBN: 0-85825-208-2
Publisher: The Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1984.


5th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 5th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS). The hard copy of the single volume of these proceedings was kindly made available by Golder Associates in Melbourne.

The 5th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics – Prediction versus Performance was held in Sydney, Australia, 22-26 August 1988. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

The conference proceedings include a keynote address, three state of the art papers, general reports covering the technical session and the regular papers submitted for inclusion in the technical sessions. A total of 113 papers are available, including eight papers published post-conference in a special issue of the Australian Geomechanics journal.

5th ANZ (Sydney) - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

All the papers should be referenced to their original source, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:
5th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics – Prediction versus Performance, Sydney
Australia, 22 – 26 August 1988.
ISBN: 0 85825 408 5
Publisher: The Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1988.


6th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 6th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS). The scanned version of the full volume of these proceedings was kindly made available by the New Zealand Geotechnical Society.

The 6th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics was held in Christchurch, New Zealand, 3-7 February 1992. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

The main theme of the conference was ‘Geotechnical risk – Identification, Evaluation and Solutions’. The conference proceedings volume contains 103 papers presented at the seven Technical Sessions of the Conference, including General Reports for each of the main sessions.

6th ANZ (Christchurch) - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

All the papers should be referenced to their original source, whose bibliographic information and preliminary pages are listed next:

6th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics
Christchurch, New Zealand, 3–7 February 1992.
ISBN: 0-473-01506-4
Publisher: The New Zealand Geomechanics Society, Auckland, New Zealand, 1992.


7th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 7th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics , the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS).

It includes 152 papers from the proceedings of the 7th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, held in Adelaide, Australia, 1-5 July 1996. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

7th ANZ (Adelaide, 1996) - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

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7th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Adelaide, Australia, 1 – 5 July 1996.
ISBN 0-85825-652-5
Editors: M.B. Jaksa, W.S. Kaggwa and D.A. Cameron
Publisher: Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, 1996.


8th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 8th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS).

It includes 128 papers from the proceedings of the 8th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics , held in Hobart (Tasmania), Australia, 15 – 17 February 1999. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

8th ANZ (Hobart, 1999) - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

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8th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 15 – 17
February 1999
ISBN 1-86445-002-9
Editors: Nihal Vitharana and Randal Colman
Publisher: Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, 1999.


9th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 9th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS). The scanned version of the full volume of these proceedings was kindly made available by the New Zealand Geotechnical Society.

The 9th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics was held in Auckland, New Zealand, 8-11 February 2004. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

The main theme of the conference was ‘To the eNZ of the Earth’. The conference proceedings volume contains 127 papers presented at the 12 Technical Sessions of the Conference, including three special lectures.

9th ANZ (Auckland) - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

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9th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Auckland, New Zealand, 8–11
February 2004
ISBN 0-86869-123-2
Editors: Geoffrey Farquhar, Philip Kelsey, John Marsh and Debbie Fellows
Publisher: New Zealand Geotechnical Society Inc, Auckland, New Zealand, 2004.


10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics , the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS).

It includes 201 papers from the proceedings of the 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, held in Brisbane (Queensland), Australia, 21-24 October 2007. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

10th ANZ (Brisbane, 2007) - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

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10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 21 – 24 October 2007.
ISBN 978-0-646-47974-3
Editors: Jay Ameratunga, Brett Taylor and Matthew Patten
Publisher: Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, 2007.


11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS).

It includes 277 papers from the proceedings of the 11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, held in Melbourne, Australia, 15-18 July 2012. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

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11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics,Melbourne, Australia, 15-18 October 2012.
ISBN 978-0-646-54301-7
Editors: Guillermo Narsilio, Arul Arulrajah and Jayantha Kodikara
Publisher: Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, 2012.


12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics , the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS). The electronic version of these proceedings was kindly made available by the New Zealand Geotechnical Society.

The 12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics was held in Wellington, New Zealand, 22-25 February 2015. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

The main theme of the conference was ‘The Changing Face of the Earth’. The conference proceedings volume contains 158 papers grouped in 27 themes.

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12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Wellington, New Zealand, 22-25 February 2015.
Editor: Graham Ramsey
Publisher: The New Zealand Geomechanics Society, Auckland, New Zealand, 2015.


13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics

This online free database of the 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, the regional conference of ISSMGE for Australasia, is an initiative of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS).

It includes 199 papers from the proceedings of the 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, held in Perth (Western Australia), Australia, 1-3 April 2019. The database can be searched by Theme, Title and Authors.

13th ANZ (Perth) - Preliminary Pages (PDF)

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13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Perth, Western Australia, 1 – 3 April 2019.
ISBN 978-0-9946261-0-3
Editors: Hugo E. Acosta-Martínez and Barry M. Lehane
Publisher: Australian Geomechanics Society, Sydney, Australia, 2019.

The 17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering was held in Reykjavík, Iceland, 1-6 September 2019. The Conference was organized by the Icelandic Geotechnical Society, IGS under the auspice of ISSMGE-European zone.

The proceedings from the 17ECSMGE-2019 were published by IGS in digital form only, ISBN 978-9935-9436-1-3 and each paper indexed by doi number. Papers are available in open access on the conference website, on the ISSMGE‘s Online Library and via Google Scholar. Papers are indexed in Scopus and Ei Compendex.

The proceedings were prepared and published by the COC and consist of four Keynote papers, eleven Invited Lectures and in total of 674 technical papers. Further information available on www.jtfi.net and www.ecsmge-2019.com

The African Regional Conferences on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering are held on a quadrennial basis under the auspices of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

The 17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering took place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 7 to 9 October 2019 and was organised by the Geotechnical Division of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE).

The main theme of the 17th ARCSMGE was “Innovation and Sustainability in Geotechnics for Developing Africa”, aimed at contributing to the eradication of the infrastructural deficit affecting many parts of the continent. The conference chair was Prof Denis Kalumba of the University of Cape Town.


Hard copies of the conference proceedings were included in the conference registration packs (ISBN no 978-0-620-84649-3). It is the pleasure of the SAICE Geotechnical Division to make these proceedings available online at no cost and no copyright requirements. The ISBN number of the eBook version of the proceedings is ISBN no 978-0-620-84650-9.

The SAICE Geotechnical Division wishes to express their gratitude to the sponsors listed in the Preface of the proceedings, all authors contributing papers and all committee members who contributed to the success of the conference.

This online free database is an initiative of the TC220 committee of the ISSMGE (contact person: Dr. Andrew Ridley, [email protected]), under the auspices of the Innovation and Development Committee.

10th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics (FMGM2018)
The 10th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics (FMGM2018) was held in in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 16-20 July 2018. The FMGM2018 was organised by Professor Pedricto Rocha Filho, from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of PUC-Rio. FMGM symposia has been held every four years since 1983, in Zurich, Kobe (1987), Oslo (1991), Bergamo (1985), Singapore (1999), Oslo (2003), Boston (2007), Berlin (2011) and Sydney (2015).

PROCEEDINGS

The first Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE) was held in Mexico in 1959. Every 4 years since then, PCSMGE has brought together the geotechnical engineering community from all over the world to discuss the problems, solutions and future challenges facing this engineering sector. Sixty years after the first conference, the 2019 edition returns to Mexico, under the auspices of the Mexican Society of Geotechnical Engineering and fully recognized by the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and the Deep Foundations Institute and the Geo-Institute of ASCE as cooperative societies.

This book, Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century: Lessons learned and future challenges, presents the proceedings of the XVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI PCSMGE), held in Cancun, Mexico, from 17 – 20 November 2019. Of the 393 full papers submitted, 335 were accepted for publication after peer review. They are included here organized into 19 technical sessions, and cover a wide range of themes related to geotechnical engineering in the 21st century. Topics covered include: laboratory and in-situ testing; analytical and physical modeling in geotechnics; numerical modeling in geotechnics; unsaturated soils; soft soils; foundations and retaining structures; excavations and tunnels; offshore geotechnics; transportation in geotechnics; natural hazards; embankments and tailings dams; soils dynamics and earthquake engineering; ground improvement; sustainability and geo-environment; preservation of historic sites; forensics engineering; rock mechanics; education; and energy geotechnics.

Providing a state-of-the-art overview of research into innovative and challenging applications in the field, the book will be of interest to all those working in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The XVI PCSMGE Organizing Committee wishes to express its gratitude to all the authors for their exceptional contributions submitted to the Conference, to all the reviewers who devoted time and effort to do the peer-review and all the Technical Session Co-Chairs, who contributed to the success of the conference.


INVITED LECTURES VOLUME

The first Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE) was held in Mexico in 1959. Every 4 years since then, PCSMGE has brought together the geotechnical engineering community from all over the world to discuss the problems, solutions and future challenges facing this engineering sector. Sixty years after the first conference, the 2019 edition returns to Mexico, under the auspices of the Mexican Society of Geotechnical Engineering and fully recognized by the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and the Deep Foundations Institute and the Geo-Institute of ASCE as cooperative societies.

The XVI PCSMGE 2019 conference was held in Cancun, Mexico, from 17 – 20 November 2019. This book presents the plenary lectures from the conference, delivered by distinguished geotechnical engineers of international renown. Experience and youth combine in this special publication, which includes the 9th Arthur Casagrande lecture, the plenary lecture of the ISSMGE President, 3 Bright Spark lectures, and the manuscripts of the 13 invited lecturers of practically all the technical sessions at the XVI PCSMGE 2019. Topics cover both research and applied geotechnics, including recent developments in geotechnical engineering.

Representing a valuable reference for engineering practitioners and graduate students, and helping to identify new issues and shape future directions for research, the book will be of interest to all those working in the field, involved in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The XVI PCSMGE Organizing Committee wishes to express its gratitude to all the Invited Lecturers for their high quality and valuable contributions.

This online free database contains the proceedings for the 7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (ISGSR 2019). The database contains 145 papers from 27 countries/regions, including the 6th Wilson Tang Lecture paper, the 4th Suzanne Lacasse Lecture paper, 3 ISSMGE Bright Spark Lecture papers, and 6 other keynote papers. The proceedings were edited by Profs. Jianye Ching (National Taiwan University), Dianqing Li (Wuhan University), and Jie Zhang (Tongji University).

ISGSR 2019 was held at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology between 11 and 13 December 2019. The ISGSR symposium series is under the auspices of the Geotechnical Safety Network (GEOSNet). The bi-annual event was first held in Shanghai, then subsequently held in Gifu, Munich, Hong Kong, Rotterdam, Denver, and most recently ISGSR 2019 held in Taipei. The main theme of the ISGSR series is geotechnical safety and risk, which is closely related to TC304 (Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management).

This online free database was initiated by the Symposium Chair of ISGSR 2019, Prof. Jianye Ching, under the auspices of the Innovation and Development Committee.

This online free database contains the proceedings for the 1st International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (ISGSR 2007). The database contains 3 keynote papers, 7 invited papers and 67 session papers from 16 countries. The proceedings were edited by the organizing committee chaired by Prof. Hongwei Huang (Tongji University), Dr. Chung-Tien Chin (vice president of MAA Group Consulting Engineers at that time) and Prof. Kok-Kwang Phoon (National University of Singapore).

The 1st ISGSR held in Tongji Unviersity, Shanghai, China initiated the communication platform where all concerned parties in research, industry and government can participant in a constructive way to debate and advance topics relating to geotechnical safety and risk. The ISGSR symposium series is under the auspices of the Geotechnical Safety Network (GEOSNet).

This online free database was initiated by the Symposium Chair of ISGSR2007, Prof. Hongwei Huang with the help from Associate Professor Dongming Zhang, under the auspices of the Innovation and Development Committee.

In association with the Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC1) and the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies (FedIGS), which groups the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM), and the International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG), the Colombian Geotechnical Society (SCG) organized the 13th International Symposium on Landslides (XIII ISL), from February 22nd to 26th, 2021. This event was originally scheduled to be held in face-to-face mode in Cartagena, Colombia in June 2020, but due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic it had to be postponed for eight months and rescheduled in an online platform.

The virtual conference includes the presentation of eleven (11) Keynote Lectures by Marta Lucía Calvache (Colombia), Jordi Corominas (Spain), Giovanni B. Crosta (Italy), Ken Ho (Hong Kong), Sergio Mora (Costa Rica), Charles Wang Wai Ng (Hong Kong), Dave Petley (England), Luciano Picarelli (Italy), Núria Pinyol (Spain), Ikuo Towhata (Japan), and Cees van Westen (Netherlands), and the presentations of 115 papers selected by the Technical-Scientific Sub-Committee. The presentations consist of a series of online sessions, with participants from around the World, and include a virtual commercial exhibition with the participation of software companies, manufacturers of geotechnical equipment and materials, and consulting firms. The XIII ISL Proceedings consists of 11 Keynote papers and 114 accepted papers.

The symposium and proceedings were made possible by the contributions of numerous people, organizations and sponsors, as reported in the attached PDFs containing the proceedings Prologue (XIII_ISL_Prologue.pdf).

Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (CPEG) is a quadrennial event organized under the auspices of the Technical Committee No.215 on Environmental Geotechnics of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), with a focus on coupled processes (e.g., chemical-physical, bio-physical, multiphase flow, etc.) in environmental geotechnics. The first symposium of the series was held in Torino, Italy, in 2013, and the second one was in Leeds, UK, in 2017. The third symposium, CPEG2020, was conjointly organized by the Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS) and Kyoto University.

CPEG2020 was supposed to be held at the Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University’s main campus on October 29–30, 2020, instead of 2021, in order to avoid conflict with other ISSMGE events. However, it was postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first time to March 17–18, 2021, and the second time to October 20–21, 2021, with the expectation of holding an on-site symposium. Despite the postponement, the pandemic was anticipated to continue until the subsequent year. Therefore, in June 2021, the organizers decided to hold the symposium on October 20–21, 2021, with all the presentations and exchanges held online. The symposium included four keynote lectures by Prof. Craig Benson (USA), Prof. Toru Inui (Japan), Prof. Catherine Mulligan (Canada) and Dr. Dimitrios Zekkos (USA). Additionally, there was a special presentation by Prof. Abdelmalek Bouazza (Australia) and a special session on column testing by Prof. Charles Shackelford (USA) and Dr. Tetsuo Yasutaka (Japan).

The symposium and proceedings were made possible by the contributions of numerous parties as reported in the attached PDF containing the proceedings Preface (CPEG2020_Preface.pdf).

International Conference on Scour and Erosion

10th International Conference on Scour an Erosion (ICSE-10), virtually, October 18-21 20221

The 10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE-10) was held virtually on October 18 to 21, 2021. The conference was organized and sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute, and it was chaired by Dr. Ming Xiao. The Geotechnics of Soil Erosion Technical Committee under the ASCE Geo-Institute led the conference organization and coordination.

The ICSE-10 proceedings include 137 full papers and 5 abstracts of keynote lectures. Each paper was peer-reviewed by two reviewers. The publications cover fourteen broad topics in scour and erosion from fundamental research to full-scale applications. The topics include: mechanics of internal erosion; sediment transport: grain scale and continuum scale; effects of geology on internal erosion; rock scour; erosion and structures; river, coastal, estuarine and marine scour and erosion; numerical modelling of scour and erosion; physical modelling of scour and erosion; erosion monitoring and measurement; scour and erosion countermeasures and mitigation; geo-hazards induced by scour and internal erosion; erosion risk assessment; case histories, lessons learned, and general practice; and impact and adaptation: flooding, drought, and scour in a changing climate. They represent the state of the art and the state of the practice of scour and erosion and the most recent achievements by researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the general public. The ICSE-10 proceedings are entirely open-access.

The International Scientific Committee members and the National Scientific Committee members of ICSE-10 guided and directly participated in the conference preparation, decision making, technical paper reviews, and organizing conference technical sessions. The ICSE-10 is under the auspices of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee on Scour and Erosion (TC-213), that is chaired by Professor Shinji Sassa. We particularly thank Geo-Institute Director, Mr. Brad Keelor, and the staff members, Lucy King, Erin Harrover, and Barbara Curtis, and the Geo-Institute Presidents, Drs. Youssef Hashash, Patrick Fox, and James Collin for supporting the conference.

The ISC (International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization) conferences are the major events in the life of ISSMGE’s TC102 (Technical Committee for Ground Property Characterization from In-Situ Tests). Since 1998, it will be the 6th time that geotechnical engineers and geophysicists from all over the world will gather and share their knowledge and experiences.

Besides the conventional site characterization topics, the conference will also focus on some other recent challenges . As numerical modelling plays a more important role in geotechnical practice, there is an increasing demand for links between in situ test results and material model parameters. Some recent research projects in this field (e.g. sophisticated numerical analysis of in situ tests) are very promising, thus a proper forum for discussing those results may be an important starting point in these areas. A special session will be dedicated to this topic which aims to facilitate cooperation between specialists in both fields. Another important aim is to facilitate more active cooperation between geotechnical engineers and geophysicists. While the combined use of the two disciplines can be very beneficial, the use of geophysics in everyday geotechnical works is still limited. In addition to having a session for geophysical testing, we are planning another special session dedicated to potential benefits of cooperation between these two fields, where best practices are presented and discussed. Such a forum may be beneficial for both geophysicists and geotechnical engineers.

The International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG) is held under the auspices of Technical Committee 104 (TC104: Physical Modelling in Geotechnics) of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).

The 10th ICPMG, jointly organized by the Geotechnical Centrifuge Testing Centre of KAIST and K-water Research Institute, was held at the Munji Campus of KAIST, Daejeon, Korea. Operating large beam centrifuge facilities in close proximity, KAIST and K-water have been leading the physical modelling research community in Korea and producing a number of excellent research outcomes since the establishment of their centrifuge facilities in Daejeon. The conference, the tenth of its kind, marks an important commemorative milestone in the history of physical modelling that the community have been successfully expanded to a new generation and newly joined members actively participate.

The conference programme was divided into plenary and parallel sessions over three days. the 5th Andrew N. Schofield Lecture by Prof. Osamu Kusakabe(Japan), Eight keynote lectures and two Bright Spark lectures presented, Beside the technical conference programme, a special plenary session was dedicated to the late Prof. Dong-Soo Kim(Korea) as a commemoration.

This conference is associated with centrifuge equipment, geohazards, offshore geotechnics, foundations, modelling & measurement, and seismic problems. The lectures provided insight into what makes physical modelling in geotechnics invaluable.

Covers, including tables of contents etc. : 7iYGEC-COVER-TOC.pdf
Publisher: Australian Geomechanics Society, ISBN 978-0-9946261-5-8

We would like to thank the ISSMGE and the AGS for their financial support of the 7iYGEC.

We are grateful to the member societies of the ISSMGE who helped to review the manuscripts and the 7iYGEC delegates who participated in a peer review process, which improved the overall technical standard and presentation of the published papers.

We appreciate the support of our keynote speakers, Prof. Harry Poulos and Dr. Fleur Loveridge. Additionally, we are grateful to the senior members of the geotechnical community who have helped with this conference as chairs and facilitators of the panel discussion sessions.

We thank the conference delegates for their participation in this conference, whether they could attend online or in-person. We also thank the sponsors of this conference for their support and trust that they have benefited by engaging with future leaders of the geotechnical industry.

The organising committee would like also to acknowledge the contribution of the staff at ICMS Australasia Pty Ltd for their help and support, in particular Ms. Ainslie Bishop (formerly of ICMS) and Ms. Lieke Scherbeijn who have worked closely with the organising committee to deliver the 7iYGEC. The assistance of Mr. Robin Lehane in preparing this volume of the proceedings is also greatly appreciated. Finally, we would like to thank Prof. Harry Poulos for writing the introduction to this volume.

Darren Paul

Brendan Scott

Daniel King

Somaye Sadeghian

Jonathan Sutton

Lauren Foote

Lucy Wu

The 9th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics (ICEG) is organized by the Technical Committee 215 (TC215) of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and was held under the Auspices of the Hellenic Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (HSSMGE). The 9th ICEG conference theme “Addressing Global Challenges” highlighted the important role that geoenvironmental engineers play in protecting public health and promoting sustainability and prosperity on this planet.

The proceedings of the 9th ICEG were prepared using the ISSMGE Conference Paper Review Platform and are available in open-access. Each paper was reviewed by at least two or more reviewers with a total of 308 reviewers involved in the process overall. The organizing committee is indebted to the scientific committee and the hundreds of reviewers who reviewed the submitted abstracts and papers. The reviewers provided extensive review comments and recommended for acceptance of the papers that addressed the review comments. In total, 244 papers have been published in this conference. The papers are published online in the Online Library of the ISSMGE with Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs). In addition, the papers are compiled in 5 volumes totaling 2308 pages that include all the papers separated into the main conference themes.

The Proceedings were edited by Assistant Professor Tugce Baser (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA), Professor Arvin Farid (Boise State University, USA), Assistant Professor Xunchang Fei, (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Professor Dimitrios Zekkos (University of California at Berkeley, USA). The publisher of the proceedings was ARGO-E GROUP. Authors assigned to the publisher the right to electronically distribute their papers on-line, but copyright for each paper remains with the author(s).

The 10th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE 2023) was successfully hosted at Imperial College London from 26th to 28th June 2023.

This prestigious series of conferences, organized by the ERTC7 (European Regional Technical Committee 7 for Numerical Methods) under the auspices of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), began in 1986 in Stuttgart, Germany. Subsequent conferences were held every four years, including Santander, Spain, in 1990, Manchester, United Kingdom, in 1994, Udine, Italy, in 1998, Paris, France, in 2002, Graz, Austria, in 2006, Trondheim, Norway, in 2010, Delft, The Netherlands, in 2014, and Porto, Portugal, in 2018.

NUMGE 2023 provided a vibrant platform for academics, researchers, and engineering practitioners to convene and deliberate on the cutting-edge advancements in numerical methods in Geotechnical Engineering. The conference also addressed the prevailing challenges encountered in their application to geotechnical issues. Moreover, NUMGE 2023 was instrumental in fostering discussions about future developments in this ever-evolving field of expertise.

As a special tribute, the conference featured a dedicated segment in honor of the late Professor Scott Sloan, a distinguished and longstanding member of ERTC7.

Preface: NUMGE2023-Preface.pdf

The 8th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials (IS-Porto 2023) was held in Porto, Portugal from the 3rd to the 6th September 2023. This symposium was organised by Technical Committee on Laboratory Stress-Strain-Strength Testing of Geomaterials (TC101) of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), aiming to continue the success of previous symposia: Hokkaido 1994, Torino 1999, Lyon 2003, Atlanta 2008, Seoul 2011, Buenos Aires 2015 and Glasgow 2019.

This symposium was chaired by António Viana da Fonseca and co-chaired by Cristiana Ferreira and was endorsed by the Portuguese Geotechnical Society (SPG) and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), with the support of the Research Unit Institute of R&D in Structures and Construction (CONSTRUCT) and the Institute for Construction (IC).

The Symposium Proceedings, now available in the ISSMGE Online Library, have been edited by António Viana da Fonseca and Cristiana Ferreira, together with the Associate Editors António Alberto Correia, Castorina Vieira, Graça Lopes, Fausto Molina-Gómez, Mafalda Lopes Laranjo, Nuno Raposo, Paulo Coelho, Rafaela Cardoso and Sara Rios.

Detailed acknowledgements can be found here.