Acknowledgements

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.

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, mpanta@central.ntua.gr), 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 135 papers from the proceedings from Constantza '08, Galway '12 and Belo Horizonte '16 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

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).

– 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 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.


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)

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

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.


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)

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

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.

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

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.


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)

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

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, andrew.ridley@geo-observations.com), 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.