The Albanian Geotechnical Society (AGS) is pleased to invite you to the International Conference on Challenges and Achievements in Geotechnical Engineering, to be held at POLIS University (Tirana, Albania). This conference is organized on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Albanian Geotechnical Society. This is the 5th international event organized by AGS, following the two conferences held in 2011 and 2015, and the two workshops held in 2004 and 2007. The event is organized in collaboration with POLIS University and is supported by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). The conference aims to highlight various aspects of geotechnical engineering problems and challenges faced by geotechnical professionals in their everyday practice. We hope to provide an international interactive platform for discussion and collaboration for geotechnical professionals and applicants from all countries are welcomed. Practicing engineers, researchers and students are invited and encouraged to participate, to submit written contributions and also to present their works.
Papers covering a wide spectrum of geotechnical engineering will accepted. The Conference Scientific and Organizing Committees are responsible for selecting papers and for conducting peer review. After receiving all abstracts, the Conference Organizing Committee will specify the form of preparation of the final paper and with the help of the abstracts will define the detailed conference program and sessions. The official language of the conference is English.
The following is a list of the conference themes:
− Laboratory testing
− Site investigation/Field testing
− Ground improvement
− Seismicity and mitigation
− Numerical and analytical modeling
− Rock mechanics
− Landslides and slope stability
− Underground construction and deep excavations
The conference will be held at POLIS University (http://www.universitetipolis.edu.al/) which is located in the Tirana-Durrës highway, 12 km from the city center. The university campus is accessible by several bus lines (20 minutes) or by taxi (10 minutes).
More information can be found here.