Call for abstracts — 2024 Sydney Symposium


The Australian Geomechanics Society Sydney Chapter is holding its 28th annual Symposium on Friday 1 November 2024: ‘Advances in Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering’. The symposium forms part of the continuing program of events organised by the AGS Sydney Chapter. It aims to encourage ideas and discussions about one of the key aspects of design, construction and research which are becoming more prevalent in industry and academia.


The symposium will showcase state-of-the-art practices, new research findings and case histories that demonstrate advances in geomechanics and geotechnical engineering.

The organising committee welcomes submissions of papers covering various aspects of geomechanics and geotechnical engineering from practitioners and researchers.

The symposium presents an opportunity for professional engineers, researchers, specialist contractors, regulators, educators and students to meet and share their knowledge and experiences in geotechnical engineering.

Suggested topics

The following are some suggested topics for this symposium:

And More!

Diversity in ideas and experiences is valued, contributing to the richness of the community. Should the work fall outside the specified topics, submission is still encouraged. Unique perspectives and insights are vital to the vibrant exchange of knowledge within the field.

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

Benefits of sponsorship

Important dates and submission

Abstracts must be submitted by 15 April 2024, with papers to be completed by 30 June 2024. All papers will be peer-reviewed and should be submitted in the Australian Geomechanics journal format.

The final version of the papers, after addressing any reviewers’ comments, must be submitted by 11 August 2024.

All abstracts and papers should be sent to Hadi Khabaz via [email protected] 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

One-page abstracts should be submitted in the following format:

Organising committee