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Join International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) members and geosynthetics industry experts at IGS, IGS Chapter, and IGS-related events throughout the world, such as EuroGeo, GeoAfrica, GeoAsia, and GeoAmericas.

If you have questions on registration, attendance, or volunteering for any of these events please visit the specific conference website for the most current information or contact the IGS Secretariat:

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11th International Conference on Geosynthetics – 11 ICG @ COEX
Sep 16 – Sep 21 all-day
11th International Conference on Geosynthetics - 11 ICG @ COEX

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great honor and pleasure to invite you to the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG), which will be held in Seoul, Korea from September 16 to 21, 2018.

The Korean Geosynthetics Society (KGSS) is proud to be hosting the 11ICG and hopes to surpass all expectations. Under the theme “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development,” the conference will cover diverse disciplines from fundamentals to applications. A stimulating scientific and practical engineering program will be offered alongside an extensive technical exhibition with more than 100 companies. Over 1000 participants from around the world from academia and industry will gather at the 11ICG to not only show their best, but to share valuable ideas and develop new friendships.

With fascinating ancient traditions and ultramodern lifestyle, the city of Seoul will surely be the center of many unforgettable moments. We look forward to welcoming you in Korea!

Sincerely yours,
Chungsik Yoo
Chair, Organizing Committee of 11ICG
Vice President, International Geosynthetics Society
President, Korean Geosynthetics Society

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  • Sustainability and Green Technology with Geosynthetics
  • Geosynthetic Barriers
  • Geosynthetics in Filtration, Drainage and Erosion Control
  • Reinforced Walls and Slopes
  • Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetics
  • Roads, Railways and Other Transportation Applications
  • Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction
  • Hydraulic Applications
  • Innovative Uses and New Developments
  • Case Histories
  • Durability and Long Term Performance
  • Physical and Numerical Analysis
  • Geosynthetics Properties and Testing
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Design Approaches and Other Applications

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission & Session Proposal Deadline: December 30, 2016
  • Abstract Acceptance Notice: March 31, 2017
  • Paper Submission Deadline: September 29, 2017
  • Paper Acceptance Notice: December 29, 2017
  • Final Paper Submission & Early Registration Deadline: March 30, 2018

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GeoMEast 2018 International Congress and Exhibition “Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Structural Integrity” @ Mena House Hotel
Nov 24 – Nov 28 all-day
GeoMEast 2018 International Congress and Exhibition "Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Structural Integrity" @ Mena House Hotel

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the GeoMEast 2018 International Congress and Exhibition to be held in Cairo, Egypt from November 24 to 28, 2018. The GeoMEast SERIES is managed by SSIGE and supported by a number of leading international professional organizations. 

Recent rapid construction in Egypt and the Middle East has provided great opportunities for bridge, pavement, geotechnical, geological, tunnel and all engineers to use their knowledge and talents to solve many challenging problems involving highways, bridge structures, pavements, materials, ground improvements, slopes, excavations, dams, canals and tunnels with innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies. 

GeoMEast 2018 will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction, and safety Inspections of transportation Infrastructures and offer a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st century. Conference topics cover a broad array of contemporary issues for professionals involved in bridge, pavement, Geomechanics, geo-environmental, geotechnical, geosciences, geophysics, tunnel, water structures, railway and emerging techniques for safety inspections. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world for technical, scientific, and commercial discussions. 

The proceedings of GeoMEast 2018 will be published in some Edited Books in SUCI Book Series by Springer-DE, which will be indexed in EI and submitted for inclusion in ISI “Thomson Reuters”. In addition, some journal special issues will be published in some prestigious journals from selected best papers of the conference, however, authors need to expand and include materials that are at least 50:75% different than the accepted papers in the proceedings. 

GeoMEast 2018 will provide some awards; such as: best paper awards, best presenter awards, best student presenter awards, industrial project, and others. 

The program will include Podium Presentations, Poster Presentations, Keynote Lectures, Workshops, Courses, Awards, Technical Meetings, and Technical and Social Tours. 

Simultaneous translation may be provided during the conference in Arabic, English, French, German, Russian and any other required languages. 

On behalf of the organizing committee,
General Secretariat

Dr. Eng. Hany Farouk Shehata; CEO, SSIGE

Geosynthetics Conference 2019 @ Marriott Marquis Houston
Feb 10 – Feb 13 all-day
Geosynthetics Conference 2019 @ Marriott Marquis Houston

More than 1,300 geotechnical practitioners, designers, regulators, contractors, and installers come together at this highly respected trade show event to learn the latest research, materials, applications and case studies. The technical program typically includes more than 150 technical paper presentations across 40 technical sessions.

Geosynthetics 2019 features a robust showfloor which will host all meal functions as well as a dedicated educational zone where attendees can examine samples of geosynthetics and enjoy a variety of basic geosynthetic education provided by exhibitors. Geosynthetics 2019 is supported by the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) and IGS North America and held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

3rd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering
Sep 29 – Oct 2 all-day
3rd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the organizing committee I am honoured to invite you to the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering (3rd ICITG), which will be held in the City of Guimarães, (UNESCO World Heritage), Portugal from September 29 to October 2, 2019.

The 3rd ICITG is organized by the University of Minho and the Geotechnical Portuguese Society (SPG) in the framework of the activities of the Joint Technical Committee 2 (JTC2) on Representation of Geo-Engineering Data of the Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS). FedIGS, is an umbrella organization linking international professional societies in the field of “Geo‐Engineering”: ISSMGE International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ISRM International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, IAEG International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment, IGS International Geosynthetics Society.

This conference aims to address the most updated developments in information communication and technologies in geo-engineering. It covers the application to laboratory and field tests, as well as the monitoring and survey of geo-structures. It embraces also intelligent geomaterials, intelligent construction and all the related aspects with design, construction and maintenance of geo-structures.

Full-length papers submitted to the conference and accepted after a rigorous peer-review process will be included in the Conference Proceedings published by Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering and further submitted for indexing by Scopus and Web of Science.

Submission of abstracts/full-length papers are made only through the website:

In addition, authors can also submit full-length papers for special issues of the following journals:

Ø  Underground Space (

Ø  Journal of Smart Infrastructure and construction (

With fascinating ancient traditions and modern lifestyle, the city of Guimarães will surely be the center of many unforgettable moments. We look forward to welcoming you in Guimarães!

On behalf of the organizing committee,

António Gomes Correia

Chair of ICITG2019

Conference Themes:

  1. Data exchange (including ownership/legal aspects)
  2. Use of Information and communications technologies (ICT) in laboratory and field works
  3. Big data and databases
  4. Data mining and data science
  5. Imaging technologies
  6. Building information modeling (BIM) applied to geo-structures
  7. Artificial intelligence
  8. Intelligent constructions
  9. Optimization systems
  10. Virtual reality and augmented reality
  11. Intelligent geo-synthetics and health systems
  12. Sensors and monitoring
  13. Asset management
  14. Case studies in design, constructions and maintenance

Important Dates

  • Call for abstracts: April, 2018
  • Deadline of Abstract Submission: August 17, 2018
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: September 27, 2018
  • Deadline of Full Paper Submission: February 1, 2019
  • Notification of Papers Acceptance: March 29, 2019
  • Deadline of Final Paper Submission: May 10, 2019
  • Conference: September 29 – 02 October, 2019

For more information, visit the conference website at or contact the organizing committee at

GeoAmericas 2020
Apr 26 – Apr 29 all-day
GeoAmericas 2020

Every day 26 of each month there will be news about GeoAmericas 2020.
Stay tuned!