Sydney Symposium 2022

Reliability-based Design: Advances, Innovation and Experiences

The Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) Sydney Chapter is holding its 26th annual symposium on Friday 11 November 2022, ‘Reliability-based Design: Advances, Innovation and Experiences‘.

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 which is becoming more prevalent in industry and academia.


The symposium will showcase state-of-the-art practices, new research findings and case histories that demonstrate reliability-based designs and assessments. The organising committee invites papers on reliability-based approaches covering various aspects of site investigations, interpretations, designs, specialised testing and technologies.

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

Reliability-based analysis is a design approach to quantify and incorporate uncertainty into geotechnical analysis using probabilistic techniques. The following are some suggested topics for this symposium:

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

Important Dates & Submission

Abstracts must be submitted by 17 May 2022, with papers to be completed by 22 July 2022. 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 7 October 2022.

All abstracts and papers should be sent to Puvaneswary Rajarathnam 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

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.