International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG-2018), Lausanne, 25-28 September 2018



Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to convey to you the latest updates (Bulletin #4) on the International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG-2018) under the auspices of the Technical Committee TC – 308 of ISSMGE, taking place at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland on 25-28 September 2018.

Full papers will be included in the proceedings of the symposium published by Springer and indexed in Scopus and SpringerLink. More information on the submission details can be found here.

We are pleased to announce the keynote and feature lectures covering a broad range of topics in the field of energy geotechnics.  More information on the lectures can be found here.

Paul Bossart

Swisstopo, Switzerland

“The international Mont Terri rock laboratory”

Jean Desroches

Schlumberger, France

“Hydraulic fracturing, more than a reservoir stimulation technique”

Antonio Gens

Technical University of Catalonia, Spain

“Underground research laboratories in nuclear waste containment”

Lyesse Laloui         

EPFL, Switzerland

“Geotechnical and structural performance-based design of  energy piles”

Fleur Loveridge         

University of Leeds, UK

“Urban heat storage using structure and infrastructure foundations”

Jonny Rutqvist        

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

“Fault activation, seismicity and leakage in geologic CO2 sequestration”


Marcelo Sanchez

Texas A&M University, USA 

“Behavior of gas hydrates bearing sediments: Geomechanical and Numerical Modeling”

J. Carlos Santamarina

KAUST, Saudi Arabia 

“Fractured Rock in Energy Geotechnics”


María Victoria Villar


“Hydro-chemo-mechanical interactions in compacted bentonite”


Marie Violay

EPFL, Switzerland

“Coupled HM processes in fault zones, implications for deep geothermal reservoir”

Stefan Wiemer

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

“Risk governance for induced seismicity of geothermal energy projects”



The technical program of SEG-2018 has been updated with

and much more…

Please visit the following link to have a glance at our technical program.

A short course on the design of energy geostructures, organized by European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action TU1405 GABI, will be held on September 24th 2018 at EPFL. More information on the short course can be found here. Please note that the short course is optional.

Registration fees for SEG-2018 have been announced:

  • Early bird registration for delegates – 600 CHF
  • Early bird registration for students – 350 CHF
  • Full registration for delegates – 750 CHF
  • Full registration for students – 450 CHF

Early bird registration will be available from February 1st 2018 until April 30th 2018.

If you are interested in sponsoring SEG-2018 or if you would like to have an exhibition at the SwissTech Convention Center, please fill out the sponsorship or exhibition flyer and send it to us at


We would like to thank our sponsors and partners for supporting SEG-2018!





Further details on the SEG-2018 are available on the website:

Should you have any questions, please send us an e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your contribution,


Lyesse Laloui

Alessio Ferrari

Chairmen of SEG-2018


Our other event:

Intensive Course on Energy Geostructures: Analysis and Design, 20 – 22 March 2018, EPF Lausanne