China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Vienna 13-16 August 2018

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the China-Europe Conference on geotechnical Engineering, in Vienna, 13-16 August 2018. There will be a large delegation from China including Hongkong and Taiwan, Europe and beyond. Please find the invitation bulletin for this conference in the attachment.

Please note that the abstracts are due on the 31st December, 2017. Abstracts can be uploaded via the conference website. The conference proceedings will be published in “Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering”.

More information on the conference is available at the website 

SoilModels, the Successor of the Soilmodels.info Project

Since 2007, the soilmodels.info website has been reached by thousands of geotechnical engineers to download free implementations of advanced constitutive models for geomaterials. Ten years later, its successor is introduced: “SoilModels : Hub For Geotechnical Professionals”. SoilModels transformed to community site joining advanced professionals in all fields of geotechnical engineering, motivating to share ideas, discuss new developments and offer consultancy services to potential users of advanced modelling approaches. You may find here all the implementations from the original soilmodels.info website, and much more…

The new website can be found at the following address: https://soilmodels.com/

Call for Papers — Themed Issue of the journal Environmental Geotechnics

A themed issue of Environmental Geotechnics on shallow geothermal energy for  buildings and infrastructure is planned for 2018. Engineering practitioners and researchers engaged in relevant topics (see the attachment for details) are invited to submit abstracts by 31 July 2017. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2017.

The details can be found in the attachment.

Obituary on Prof. Pierre Foray

Pierre Foray, Professor Emeritus of Grenoble INP passed away on March 24, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. His death a few years after his retirement has saddened many people including his former students, colleagues, and friends. Pierre is well known in the Geotechnical community in France and abroad. The ALERT-Geomaterials community has lost an extraordinary individual with his passing. Continue reading