Info: 5th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (5ICEGE 2011)

The Technical Committee of Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (TC4) of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the Chilean Geotechnical Society (SOCHIGE), take great pleasure in renewing their invitation to attend the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (5-ICEGE) to be held in Santiago de Chile during the second week of January 2011.

TC4 provides the main forum for ISSMGE members in the area of earthquake geotechnical engineering and it has been continuously contributing in responding to the hazards and challenges imposed by the seismic activity of the world.Earthquake and geotechnical engineers, geologists, seismologists, practitioners and consulting engineers, public and private contractors and all those involved with engineering works related to earthquake geotechnical engineering, are welcome to attend and present their recent experiences and developments.
Since 1985 when the Technical Committee of Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering was instituted in the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, four successful ICEGE have been held (Tokyo 1995, Lisbon 1999, Berkeley 2004, and Thessaloniki 2007). With your active participation in the 5-ICEGE, this coming conference will also be an excellent event where you will be professionally rewarded, scientifically stimulated and at the same time you will enjoy the Chilean landscape). We look forward to welcoming you to Santiago de Chile in January 2011.

Taking into account recent significant damages by earthquakes in the world, the conference themes have been expanded to cover a wider spectrum of earthquake-associated geotechnical problems. Accordingly, prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts in a broad range of topics in the field of earthquake geotechnical engineering and soil dynamics. These include, however are not limited to the following:

1.- Soil dynamics: Field and Laboratory testing
2.- Soil-site characterization and dynamic soil modelling
3.- Analytical and numerical methods
4.- Seismic hazard and strong ground motion
5.- Site effects and microzonation
6.- Soil-structure interaction
7.- Soil liquefaction and liquefaction countermeasures
8.- Slopes, embankments, dams and waste fi lls
9.- Earth-retaining and waterfront structures
10.- Shallow and deep foundations
11.- Underground structures
12.- Lifeline earthquake engineering
13.- Vulnerability assessment of geotechnical structures
14.- Seismic performance and vulnerability of monuments and historical centres related to geotechnical engineering
15.- Blasting and other artificially made dynamic loading
16.- Performance based design
17.- Active and passive control of response related to geotechnical engineering
18.- Codes, policy issues, insurance and standard of practice
19.- Case histories, observation and lessons from recent and past earthquakes
20.- Earthquake-induced slope failures influenced by rainfalls
21.- Ground motion-related building damage
22.- Ground devastation by tsunamis
23.- Singular soils of seismic regions

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