The International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) constituted a Technical Committee (TC) on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (FGE) in 2005. During the first four years it was designated as TC40 and is now designated as TC302. This committee conducted five international seminars on FGE and is now organizing the sixth conference during December 10-12, 2020 at IIT Delhi, India. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Geotechnical Society Delhi Chapter together with TC 302 of ISSMGE are organizing the event. The theme of the event is “Forensic Geotechnical Engineering & Geo-Disaster Documentation”. The conference is supported by SPARC (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration) of Government of India on the project “Advanced Technologies for Post-Disasters Reconnaissance, Forensic and Environmental Impact Studies - Geotechnical” which is a collaborative project among IIT Delhi, IISc, Bengaluru, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, University of California, Davis and University of Cambridge.
This conference runs concurrently with the multidisciplinary mega event: 5th World Congress on Disaster Management (5WCDM).
The conference will develop mechanisms for strengthening collaboration between research and knowledge-based institutions as well as practitioners in the regions. It will evolve strategies for training, capacity development on the importance of disaster countermeasures and response preparedness in the regions by using advanced technologies for risk analysis mapping to a greater extent and to help address the deployment of research and analytical tools that leads to effective understanding of the data and its management. Understanding failures and natural disasters is one of the aspects of Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (FGE) and consists of following steps.
Keynote lectures and invited lectures from experts in the area apart from presentation of contributed papers will form the technical program. Contributions highlighting the geotechnical and geo-environmental failures due to natural or manmade hazards, importance of codal provisions and their improvements, challenges in geo-disaster documentation, approaches or postfailure reconnaissance studies on vulnerability and risk analysis of geohazards etc are welcome. In the conference the following topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
Geotechnical And Geoenvironmental Failure Studies & Development of Remedial Measures.
Academicians & Professionals from all over the world are invited to participate/present and publish their research papers in the International Conference on any of the aforesaid themes. The accepted papers will be published as the proceedings of the seminar. The length of the paper should preferably in the range of 10-12 pages and conform to ISSMGE conferences format.
Last date for submission of abstracts: 30th June 2020
Last date for intimation of acceptance of abstracts: 30th August 2020
Last date for submission of full-length papers: 31st October 2020
Acceptance of full-length papers for publication: 10th Nov 2020
Conference dates: 10th - 12th December 2020
Abstracts/Full-length papers should be sent to [email protected]
Delegates from India and SAARC: INR 6000
Delegates from other countries: USD 500
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