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Call for Submissions

Abstracts must be submitted via the online CATALYST Submission Management System.

Information about how to log into CATALYST, create a new account, and navigate through the submission process is available.

Special Topics for Geo-Congress 2024

  • Ports: port infrastructure and vulnerability assessments, navigation channel dredging and maintenance, scour, site characterization
  • Dams: hazard and risk assessment for embankment dams and levee systems
  • Bridges: from foundation design, scour assessment and mitigation, to multihazard resilience
  • Sustainability in Geotechnics: environmental, economic, and societal dimensions of sustainability through lifecycle assessments
  • Technical and Societal Dimensions of Resilience: quantification of resilience against multiple hazards, human dimensions, data collection, and cross-disciplinary synergy
  • Cascadia - M9: hazard assessment, scenarios, designs, and mitigation of impacts
  • Cold Regions and Cryosphere Applications: permafrost, impacts of climate change on high latitude regions, arctic coastal and riverine erosion, site investigation methods, and geotechnical engineering in cold regions.
  • Near- and Offshore Geotechnics: seabed characterization, coastal and offshore infrastructure, renewable energy development including offshore wind, tidal and wave energy, geotechnical and geophysical data fusion for seabed investigation, coastal hazards and extreme events, coastal erosion, scour.
  • Tailings: characterization of materials, analyses, and impacts of failures, future prospects
  • Landslides: characterization and mitigation
  • High-Speed Rail: design, challenges, construction
  • Tech in Geotech: reshaping the future of geotechnical engineering through advances in cyberinfrastructure resources, AI/ML, and big data in conjunction with soil and site characterization methods
  • Urban Geotechnics: design and construction challenges as well as vulnerabilities related to dense urban environments
  • Underground structures: lifelines, tunnels, spatially distributed systems
  • Energy geotechnics: resource recovery, energy geo-storage, energy waste, efficiency, and conservation

Core Geotechnical Engineering Topics

  • Computational Geotechnics
  • Deep Foundations
  • Earth Retaining Structures
  • Embankments, Dams, and Slopes
  • Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics
  • Engineering Geology and Site Characterization
  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Geophysical Engineering
  • Geosynthetics
  • Geotechnics of Soil Erosion
  • Pavements
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Shallow Foundations
  • Soil Improvement
  • Soil Properties and Modeling
  • Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Underground Engineering and Construction
  • Unsaturated Soils
  • Data and Software for Geotechnical Engineering
  • Education for Geotechnical Engineering
  • Others


ASCE Proceedings_author paper formatting instructions updated 8.22.2019.docx

Abstracts without all the details requested below may not be considered:

  • Abstracts must be between 300 to 500 words.
  • Abstracts must identify the name of the topic to which the paper is being submitted.
  • Abstracts must include the full formal names, credentials, affiliations and email addresses for all authors.
  • The corresponding author must be the author uploads the abstract and presents the final paper.
  • Abstracts (and all details requested above) must be uploaded to the online CATALYST Paper Submission System.
  • Abstracts are due by February 3, 2023.

Expectation of Geo-Congress Attendance

Every paper awarded final acceptance for presentation is expected to have one author attend the conference and present the paper.

Publication in the conference proceedings without registering for the conference and presenting the paper is not intended. If you will not be able to attend, please do not submit an abstract.

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