The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is pleased to announce the 2023 AGS Victorian Symposium titled “Novel Solutions in Geotechnical Engineering” to be held on 25 October 2023.
The symposium forms part of the continuing program of events organised by the Victoria Chapter of the AGS. The event is designed to showcase recent novel solutions and innovations to address geotechnical challenges in practice. This symposium will be held as a face-to-face event in Melbourne.
For the past decade, Australia and particularly Victoria has seen unprecedented boom in infrastructure investment involving mega-projects, transport and rail developments. These significant infrastructure developments have generated new geotechnical challenges due to complex geological conditions, spatial variability of the ground and urban construction. Adding to these challenges are the need for higher efficiency, cost saving and consideration for sustainable developments. All these challenges and requirements have spurred novel and innovative solutions across all aspects of geotechnical engineering – management, investigation, design, construction and operation.
Fuelling the geotechnical creativity and innovations is the advancement in technology and knowledge, which allows novel solutions and tools to be developed to tackle these geotechnical challenges using a variety of approaches (e.g. advanced numerical modelling, physical testing, data-driven solutions, field instrumentation and monitoring).
This Symposium will provide the platform to showcase, promote and inspire novel and innovative solutions in geotechnical engineering. To promote engagement with young engineers, the Symposium will host an inaugural Young Geoprofessionals’ poster corner.
The symposium will bring together geotechnical practitioners, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students to share and discuss recent novel solutions, with a particular emphasis on tackling the geotechnical challenges in the Melbourne region and regional areas of Victoria.
Technical papers and presentations
The Victorian Chapter of the AGS invites local and national practitioners, academics and contractors to submit abstracts on a topic related to “Novel Solutions in Geotechnical Engineering”. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and prepared using the provided Word template. Completed abstracts should be sent to Yunlong Tang (via [email protected]) by 21 April 2023 for consideration by the organising committee.
Abstracts will be selected based on their quality and relevance to the Symposium topic, with the successful authors invited to submit a six-page paper for presentation at the symposium. We encourage submissions from geotechnical practitioners, academics and contractors small and large.
The following is a list of suggested topics:
- Ground characterisation/geophysical and geotechnical investigation (soil sampling, laboratory and in situ testing)
- Soft soils and ground improvement
- Retention system and slope stabilisation
- Shallow and deep foundations and anchors
- Transport infrastructure (roads, rails, pipelines, ports, harbours and airports etc.)
- Mining geotechnics
- Geotechnical management
- Emerging solutions (sustainable geotechnics, energy geotechnics, digital geotechnics etc.)
- Other relevant topics to the theme (geoinformatics, georisk assessment, forensic geotechnics etc.)
Young Geoprofessionals’ poster
The Victorian Chapter of the AGS invites post-graduate students, graduate engineers and other young members of the geoprofession to submit abstracts on a topic related to “Novel Solutions in Geotechnical Engineering” for poster presentation at the event. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and prepared using the provided Word template. Completed abstracts should be sent to Marvin Bedary (via [email protected]) by 21 April 2023 for consideration by the organising committee.
Abstracts will be selected based on their quality and relevance to the Symposium topic. Successful authors will be invited to submit an A0 sized poster for presentation at the symposium. Successful abstracts will be published in the proceedings and full papers will not be required.
The cost of the symposium is to be confirmed. Presenters (both technical papers and posters) will enjoy free entry to the symposium. Discounts will apply for co-authors (excluding poster).
Important dates and submission:
21 April 2023– Abstract submission
5 May 2023– Notification of accepted abstracts
28 July 2023 – Full paper submission
1 September 2023 – Paper acceptance notifications
22 September 2023 – Final paper submission and registration deadline
Please submit an abstract of not more than 300 words using the provided Word template.
For further information, please contact
Phone: +613 9035 7504
Email: [email protected]
The organising committee is interested in hearing from potential sponsors of the symposium; interested parties should contact Claire Bridgeman via [email protected] by 12 May 2023.