Sydney Chapter

2017 Sydney Symposium: Geotechnical innovations and challenges for transport infrastructure

Call for Papers

The Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is holding its 21st annual symposium on Friday 10th November 2017 with the theme ‘Geotechnical innovations and challenges for transport infrastructure’.

The symposium forms part of the continuing program of events organised by the Sydney Chapter of the AGS and is designed to keep the engineering profession aware of recent developments in aspects of geotechnical engineering practice related to transport infrastructure and the challenges and opportunities involved.

Overview of the 2017 symposium

The 2017 AGS Sydney Symposium will present overviews of current transport infrastructure challenges, state-of-the-art practices, innovative technologies, new research results and case histories demonstrating applications of advanced techniques and cost effective approaches in the construction and design of transport infrastructure. Papers are invited on geotechnical impacts on all modes of transport including railways, roads, ports and airports.

The goal of this symposium is to provide professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students the opportunity to meet and share their knowledge and experiences in this area.

Suggested topics

The followings are some suggested topics for this Symposium:

  • Innovations in materials and systems
  • How health and safety in geotechnical design has been considered and documented
  • Implications of technology developments on geotechnical work
  • Innovations in the use of geotechnical data in design, construction and maintenance
  • Lessons learnt from previous transport infrastructure projects
  • Opportunities, challenges and research needs

Papers that have been previously published will not be accepted for the symposium.

Important dates & submission

Abstracts are to be received by

17 April 2017

with papers to be completed by

14 July 2017

All papers will be peer reviewed and should be submitted in the Australian Geomechanics journal format (the details of which will be forwarded to authors at a later stage). The final version of the papers, after addressing any reviewers’ comments, will be due by 1 October 2017. PowerPoint presentations are required by 1 November 2017.

All abstracts and papers to be sent to agssydney@gmail.com

By submitting a paper for the symposium, the author(s) are giving permission for the AGS to publish the paper in the proceedings and other AGS national publications.

Abstract format

Please provide your one page abstract according to the following instructions:

Title of presentation
Font type: Times New Roman
Font style: Bold
Font size: 14
Alignment: centre

Authors’ full names
Font type: Times New Roman
Font style: Bold
Font size: 10
Alignment: centre

Authors’ full affiliation and address including position, name of company/university, email address and contact number
Font type: Times New Roman
Font style: Italic
Font size: 10
Alignment: centre

Underline the presenter’s name
(only one presenter)

Abstract’s text, maximum 500 words
Font type: Times New Roman
Font style: Regular
Font size: 10
Alignment: Left justified

Please submit one page with 20mm margins
(top, bottom, left and right)

AGS Symposium Organising Committee

For further information, please contact any of the following 2017 AGS Sydney Symposium organising committee members:

George Vorobieff
Head to Head International
(Organising Committee Chairman)
Phone: 0418 445 906
Email: vorobieff@headtohead.com.au

David Airey
The University of Sydney
(AGS-Sydney Chapter Chair)
Phone: 02 9351 3342
Email: david.airey@sydney.edu.au

Cholachat Rujikiat-kamjorn
Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Wollongong NSW 2522
Phone: 02 4221 5852
Email: cholacha@uow.edu.au

Sam Mirlatifi
AECOM
Level 21, 420 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 8934 0567
Email: Sam.Mirlatifi@aecom.com

Ali Parsa
AECOM
Level 21, 420 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 8934 0000

Adrian Hulskamp
JK Geotechnics
115 Wicks Road
Macquarie Park NSW 2113
Phone: 02 9888 5000
Email: ahulskamp@jkgeotechnics.com.au

Hadi Khabbaz
University of Technology Sydney
15 Broadway
Ultimo NSW 2007
Phone: 02 9514 9942
Email: hkhabbaz@eng.uts.edu.au

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship flyer and forms

Sponsorship provides companies the opportunity to align themselves with organisations that have an existing relationship with that company’s clients.

WHAT SPONSORSHIP WILL DO FOR YOU?

  • Significantly increase your visibility and impact at the Symposium
  • Promote your organisation to hundreds of senior-level decision-makers in the industry, and nearly 2500 readers of Australian Geomechanics spread throughout Australia
  • Establish name and product recognition
  • Demonstrate to colleagues and clients that you support the industry

WHY SHOULD YOU BE A SPONSOR?

  • Sponsorship is a direct line to customers who may never come to you
  • Ability to meet a prospective client during the symposium to discuss potential future business

BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP

  • Acknowledgement of sponsorship in 2016 Symposium materials
  • Recognition of your sponsorship at the Symposium and to members of the Australian Geomechanics Society
  • Sponsorship recognition signs at venue

There are three levels of sponsorship for organisations to choose against their promotional budget Platinum, Gold and Silver.

1. Platinum Sponsor

By tender (one only)

The Platinum Sponsor will be entitled to acknowledgement on the presenter’s podium and in the symposium proceedings, and to have their brochure included in the proceedings. The sponsor will also receive a full page advertisement in the symposium proceedings that will be dedicated to symposium theme. Promotional benefits include:

Recognition of company name on signage, acknowledgement in program and sponsorship of the bar.

A booth at the symposium to distribute promotional material to attendees.

Three of the Platinum Sponsor’s employees will be entitled to free admission.

Due to the demand for this sponsorship level, Platinum sponsorship will be by a tender process to provide a fair and equal opportunity for all potential sponsors at this level.

Conditions of the tender process are contained in the tender form at the end of this letter. Non-winning bids ill be provided the option of Gold or Silver sponsorship levels.

2. Gold (Major) Sponsors

$2,200 (INCLUDING GST)

Gold Sponsors will be entitled to acknowledgement as a Gold Sponsor in the Symposium’s proceedings, to have their brochure included in the proceedings, and will receive a half-page advertisement in the Symposium proceedings.

Two of the Gold Sponsor’s employees will be entitled to free admission to the Symposium.

3. Silver Sponsors

$1,100 (INCLUDING GST)

Silver Sponsors will be entitled to acknowledgement as a Silver Sponsor in the Symposium’s proceedings, to have their brochure included in the proceedings, and receive a half-page advertisement in the Symposium proceedings.

Interested in Sponsorship?

For further information about sponsorship, please contact:

George Vorobieff
Head to Head International
(Organising Committee Chairman)
Phone: 0418 445 906
Email: vorobieff@headtohead.com.au

 

To register your interest for the Platinum Sponsor, please complete the attached Tender Form and return it to Peter Robinson via: secretary@australiangeomechanics.org by 14th July 2017.

To become a Gold or Silver Sponsor, please complete the attached Order Form and return it to Peter Robinson via: secretary@australiangeomechanics.org by 4th August 2017.

Sponsorship flyer and forms

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.