ISSMGE News & Information Circular – December 2020
See the ISSMGE website – http://www.issmge.org/ for full details of all ISSMGE activities. This circular is also available from the web: https://www.issmge.org/news/issmge-news-and-information-circular-december-2020. Please distribute this Circular widely.
1. 20ICSMGE- IMPORTANT NOTICE
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the conference organisers have taken the difficult decision to postpone the conference until Feb-April 2022. The final date will be confirmed in the next circular.
2. TERZAGHI ORATION – News from the ISSMGE President Charles Ng
I am very pleased to announce that Professor Antonio Gens from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain has been selected to deliver the Terzaghi Oration at the 20ICSMGE in Sydney. Professor Gens was selected from a pool of 16 outstanding nominations including 5 former Rankine Lecturers. After reviewing the abstracts of proposed case histories including photographs submitted by 6 finalists and consultation among some distinguished peers in our Society, I had the privilege to select Professor Gens to be our next Orator although the decision was extremely difficult since we had so many outstanding candidates. I am absolutely confident that Professor Gens will deliver an excellent lecture in Sydney. Please join me in congratulating Professor Gens.
3. BRIGHT SPARK LECTURES – 20ICSMGE
The YMPG in collaboration with the Local Organising Committee for the ICSMGE would like to announce the winners of the Bright Spark Lecture Award to two very distinguished engineers: Dr. Ashani Ranathunga (Sri Lanka) and Dr. Brendon Bradley (New Zealand). They are both invited to give keynote lectures at the 20ICSMGE in Sydney.
For the full article, please refer to the News Bulletin, October 2020, page 30 (https://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin/vol-14-issue-5-october-2020)
4. TC – NOMINATIONS
These TCs are actively seeking nominations for members from the Member Societies. Please make sure that your Member Society representative is aware of your interest in joining either of these Committees.
TC107 – Tropical Residual Soils
TC214 – Foundation Engineering for Difficult Soft Soil Conditions.
The following webinar was recently added to the ISSMGE educational resources available from the website:
- Prof. Pijusch Samui: «Machine Learning in Geotechnical Engineering
6. ISFOG 2020 – Proceedings now available
The proceedings for ISFOG 2020 (a specialist conference on offshore geotechnics held under the auspices of TC209) have just been released. The conference itself has been postponed to late 2021, but the decision was taken to make the proceedings available this time – to ensure the material comes out in a timely fashion, and to honour the commitment of authors to the conference. The link to purchase the proceedings is at https://www.isfog2020.org/proceedings. The cost is USD150.00 and will be deducted from the cost of your conference registration. Registration will open to the public in June 2021. Registrants will be contacted closer to that date and given instructions on how to obtain credit for the purchase of the proceedings.
The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 14, Issue 5, October 2020) is available from the website https://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin/vol-14-issue-5-october-2020
8. ISSMGE ONLINE LIBRARY – OPEN ACCESS
The ISSMGE Online library (https://www.issmge.org/publications/online-library) is in continuous development – please note the following additions/updates:
- All Proceedings from Australia New Zealand Conferences on Geomechanics
9. ISSMGE FOUNDATION
The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 31st January 2021. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.
For a listing of all ISSMGE and ISSMGE supported conferences, and full information on all events, including deadlines, please go to the Events page at https://www.issmge.org/events. However, for updated information concerning possible changes due to the coronavirus outbreak (ie. postponements, cancellations, change of deadlines, etc), please refer to that specific event’s website.
As might be expected, many events have been rescheduled and we update the Events page whenever we are advised of changes.
The following are events that have been added since the previous Circular:
INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES ON FORENSIC GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING – 10-12-2020 – 13-12-2020
Webex online platform, Bangalore, India; Language: English; Organiser: ISSMGE TC302; Contact person: Dasaka S Murty; Address: Department of Civil Engineering; Phone: 91-9869607604; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://tc302-issmge.com – pre-registration is mandatory for all participants at the following link:
ISSMGE TC WORKSHOP ON «SCOUR AND EROSION» – 16-12-2020 – 17-12-2020
Online, Visakhapatnam, India , Language: English; Organizer: Indian Geotechnical Society and Andhra University, Visakhapatnam; Contact person: Prof. C.N.V. Satyanarayana Reddy; Address: Andhra University College of Engineering; Phone: 919849100310; Email: email@example.com; Website: http://www.igc2020vizag.com;
XIII INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LANDSLIDES – 22-02-2021 – 26-02-2021
Virtual, Bogotá, Colombia; Language: English; Organiser: JTC1; Contact person: Ing Alvaro González García; Address: Carrera 57 No 172-44; Phone: +57-315410049, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-IRAQ 2021 – 05-04-2021 – 06-04-2021
Akre/ Duhok/Iraq, Language: English; Organiser: Iraqi Scientific Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering; Contact person: Mahdi O Karkush; Address: University of Baghdad, Aljadriah, Baghdad; Phone: 009647801058893; Email: email@example.com; Website: http://ocs.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/icgeotecheng/icgte
11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRESS WAVE THEORY AND DESIGN AND TESTING METHODS FOR DEEP FOUNDATIONS – 20-09-2022 – 23-09-2022
De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands,; Language: English; Organiser: Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI); Contact person: Angelique van Tongeren, Address: Prinsessegracht 23, Phone: +31(0)70-3919890, Email: SW2022@kivi.nl; Website: https://www.kivi.nl/afdelingen/geotechniek/stress-wave-conference-2022