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Eighth International Symposium on Landslides - Cartagena 2020


In association with the Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC1) and the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies: ISSMGE, ISRM and IAEG (FedIGS), the Colombian Geotechnical Society (CGS) invites the international geotechnical community to participate in the International Symposium on Landslides at Cartagena.

A call for papers is currently underway. The deadline for submission of papers has been extended to February 17, 2020. A full manuscript (4 to 8 pages in length, abstract included) is expected, no later than February 14, through the ISSMGE's Conference Review Platform.

Those interested in submitting papers for the conference are requested to visit the website and register. For further details click here

The account credentials should be used to access the platform for subsequent submittals.

Conference topics
1. Weather and landslides.
2. Landslides and sismo-tectonic and Volcanic activity.
3. Landslides and human activities.
4. Effects of Landslides with emphasis on infrastructure and sustainable development.
5. Landslides: risk assessment and management.
6. Slope investigation and analysis.

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Luciano Picarelli: “Hydro-Mechanical slope response to weather impacts”
  • Giovanni Crosta: “Rockslides, falls and avalanches”
  • Fausto Guzzetti: “Operational forecasting of rainfall induced landslides in a changing climate issues and perspectives”
  • Ikuo Towhata: “Earthquake-induced landslides; complicated mechanisms and outputs”
  • Ken Ho: “Human fingerprints in landslides; the importance of strategic landslide risk management”
  • Dave Petley: “Landslides and sustainable development; managing the cost of landslides in less developed countries”
  • Jordi Corominas: “Quantitative assessment of landslide risk. How well are we doing?”
  • Cees van Westen: “Challenges in analyzing risk dynamics for risk reduction planning”
  • Nuria Pinyol: “Dynamics of slow and fast landslides”
  • Sergio Mora: “Space - time slope instability hazard analysis incorporating global warming options in areas with scarce data”
  • Martha Calvache: “Risk management in volcanic chains of the Circum-Pacific Belt”

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