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ISSMGE News & Information Circular - October 2021

ISSMGE News & Information Circular - October 2021

ISSMGE News & Information Circular - October 2021

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.

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

TIME CAPSULE PROJECT (TCP) - Informal "showcases" to start in Nov 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 .

VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY

The following have recently been added to the website:

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.

3rd HUTCHINSON LECTURE - 3rd JTC WORKSHOP – NORWAY, 2022 – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Joint Technical Committee (JTC1) on Natural Slopes and Landslides of the Federation of the International Geo-engineering Societies (FedIGS) is organizing the 3rd JTC1 workshop, which will be held in Norway in Spring, 2022; the provisional title of the event is Landslide initiation, prediction and risk mitigation.

The workshop will host the 3rd Hutchinson Lecture, which has been established by the same JTC1 to award a scholar, aged 42 or less at the time of the event, who has significantly contributed to the development of knowledge in the field of slope stability and landslides. The Hutchinson Lecture should deal with a subject consistent with the workshop issues. The lecture will be published in an international journal.

The Hutchinson lecturer, who should have a disciplinary background from one or more of the domains of the geosciences, will be chosen - byvote of JTC1 Committee members - among candidates proposed by national societies. All countries are then asked to propose their own candidate. The proposals, accompanied by the candidate CV, should be submitted to the JTC1 chairman, Luciano Picarelli, by September 15th 2021 (luciano.picarelli@unicampania.it) .

BULLETIN

The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 15, Issue 3, August 2021) is available from the website https://www.issmge.org/publications/issmge-bulleti...

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.

CONFERENCES

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:

ISSMGE Events

17TH DANUBE - EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING – 07-06-2023-09-06-2023

Ramada Parc, Bucharest, Romania; Language: English; Organiser: Romanian Society for Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering; Contact person: Alexandra Ene; Address: Bvd. Lacul Tei 124; Email: srgf@utcb.ro; Website: http://www.17decge.ro

NON-ISSMGE Events

THE 60TH RANKINE LECTURE: THE UNUSUAL AND THE UNEXPECTED IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING: OBSERVATION – ANALOGY – EXPERIMENT – 16-03-2022

Imperial College London, United Kingdom; Language: English; Organiser: British Geotechnical Association; Contact person: Shelagh Fleming; Email: Shelagh.Fleming@ice.org.uk; Website: https://www.britishgeotech.org; Email: bga@ice.org.uk

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