ISSMGE News & Information Circular December 2021
See the ISSMGE website – http://www.issmge.org/ for full details of all ISSMGE activities. This circular is also available from the web at https://www.issmge.org/news/issmge-news-and-information-circular-december-2021. Please distribute this circular widely.
1. ELECTION OF ISSMGE PRESIDENT 2022-2026
As a consequence of the 20ICSMGE being pushed back to May 2022, and in accordance with the Statutes and Bylaws, the deadline for receiving nominations for the next ISSMGE President has been extended to 30th January 2022.
2. 20ICSMGE / 7iYGEC – NEW DATES – MAY 2022
New dates have been confirmed for the conferences in Sydney as follows;
7iYGEC – Friday 29 April – Sunday 1 May 2022
20ICSMGE – Sunday 1 May – Thursday 5 May 2022.
Registration is now open via the conference website https://icsmge2022.org/registration.php
3. TIME CAPSULE PROJECT (TCP) – Informal «showcases» to start in November 2021
The Time Capsule Project (TCP) aims to create and sustain a conversation about the past, present and future of geotechnical engineering to the benefit of our over 20,000 members. Contributions from all sectors of the ISSMGE, including legacy material, will be held and promoted through an online platform. This platform will be formally launched at the 20th ICSMGE (1-5 May 2022).
From November 2021 onwards, a series of informal and engaging «showcases» will be hosted to enable contributors to learn from each other’s experience. Even draft contributions can be presented so we can learn from each other. The concept is novel and exciting even for us in the TCP Design Team!
For further information, please make contact with TCP Design Team directly or through the form available at: https://www.issmge.org/the-society/time-capsule .
4. VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY
The following have recently been added to the website:
Performance assessment of soils and structures by numerical analysis – Prof. Toshihiro Noda
How to perform reliability analyses on a spreadsheet – Dr Lei Wang
Collapse of Fujinuma Dam by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and its reconstruction – Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka and Dr. Antoine Duttine
Probability Analysis in Civil Engineering – Prof. Jie Zhang
The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 15, Issue 3, October 2021) is available from the website https://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulletin/vol-15-issue-5-october-2021
6. ISSMGE FOUNDATION
The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 31st January 2022. 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:
TC106: RELEVANCE OF UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS IN PRACTICE – 15-12-2021 – 16-12-2021
Virtual platform, Kanpur Nagar, India; Language: English; Organiser: Indian Geotechnical Conference 2021, Indian Geotechnical Society; Contact person: Rajesh Sathiyamoorthy; Address: Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: https://igc2021trichy.nitt.edu/pre-conference.php;