International Symposium on Geotechnics of Transportation Infrastructure (ISGTI 2018), April 07-08, 2018


Dear Sir / Madam


The Indian Geotechnical Society is organizing the “International Symposium on Geotechnics of Transportation Infrastructure (ISGTI 2018)”)” in association with Technical Committee TC-202 of the ISSMGE.


The venue of the symposium will be IIT, Delhi. The symposium will be a congregation of world-class international and national experts and exhibitors from across the globe. Engineers and professionals working in Transportation/ Highway / Geotechnical Engineering fields are welcome to publish their work in this symposium, being  held for the first time in India and update them with the latest advances in this field.


Detailed information brochure is attached for your information.

ISGTI 2018 Brocuhre November 2017 (PDF)


Abstracts, followed by full length papers, are invited on the technical themes outlined below and others falling within the scope of the symposium. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted latest by November 01, 2017. Kindly submit abstracts by uploading at


Technical Themes


Theme 1: Challenges in design and construction of pavements and embankments

Theme 2: Design and construction of substructures for highway, high speed railway and metro projects.

Theme 3: Advances in bridge foundations, waterways, airfields and pipeline transport geotechnics

Theme 4: Slope stability, landslides, debris flows and avalanches on hilly roads and remedial measures.

Theme 5: Subsurface sensing, investigations and monitoring in transport geotechnics

Theme 6: Use of geosynthetics and non traditional materials in transport geotechnics.

Theme 7: Transport geotechnics in underground construction.

Theme 8: Ground improvement techniques for transport geotechnics.

Theme 9: Emerging trends in transport geotechnics– Unsaturated Soil Mechanics, Macro and Nano Technology, Climate Change and Sustainability.


International Keynote Speakers:


The following international experts have tentatively agreed to give keynote lectures during the symposium

  • Erol Tutulmer (USA) – Chairman of TC-202
  • Tatsuya Ishikawa (Japan) – Secretary, TC-202
  • Buddhima Indraratna (Australia) Executive Member TC-202
  • Antonio Gomes Correia (France) former Chairman of TC-202Prof. Ikuo Towhata (Japan) – former Secretary, ISSMGE
  • William Powrie (UK) Executive Member TC-202
  • G. V. Rao, (retd) IIT Delhi
  • Sivakumar Babu, President Indian Geotechnical Society
  • In addition to these we are also expecting many other expert speakers from India and abroad.

Some of the major attractions of ISGTI 2018 are:


Best paper Awards for Young Engineers

The Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia has offered five Best Paper Awards to young geotechnical engineers publishing paper in this symposium. The value of the award is $ 300/- each.

Publication of Conference Papers in reputed journals

The following reputed journals have offered to publish selected papers (subject to peer review):

  • The Indian Geotechnical Journal
  • Bridge and Structural Engineer, Journal of the Indian National Group of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineerng (ING-IABSE).
  • Technical Committee TC-202 on Transport Geotechnics has offered to bring out a special issue of the International Journal on Transportation Geotechnicson the occasion of  70 years of the Indian Geotechnical Society. Selected papers presented in the symposium will be published in this issue

Sponsorship and Exhibition by Manufacturers of Geotechnical Instrument and Software Companies.


This symposium provides an excellent opportunity  for corporates / companies to promote their products in the Indian as well as the international  market. Options include sponsorship and exhibition stall. Companies may consider sponsoring the event and take advantage of the international exposure that the symposium will provide.


Several national and international equipment manufacturers, suppliers as well as software companies are expected to participate. It will be an excellent opportunity to update yourself with the latest technologies. We welcome companies to participate in the exhibition


Key Symposium Dates


November 10, 2017: Deadline for submission of Abstracts – may be extended upon special request

January 25, 2018 : Deadline for receipt of full length Papers

April 07-08, 2018: International Symposium at IIT Delhi


Please see the website for further details.


Looking forward to your active participation in ISGTI-2018. Please circulate this mail among your colleagues, companies, professionals and encourage them to participate in ISGTI-2018.


Warm Regards


Ravi Sundaram

Director, Cengrs Geotechnica Pvt Ltd., A-100, Sector 63, Noida

Chairman, International Symposium on Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure ISGTI-2018

Tel: (O): +91 120 4206771 (M): 9810538095


ISGTI 2018 Conference Secretariat

Department of Civil Engineering

IIT Delhi