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6th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics


6th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics


The International Geosynthetic Society’s Indian Chapter invites you to this exciting conference in New Delhi, India, on 8-11 November 2016.

India – the land of opportunities
igsindiaIndia is a fast-developing economy requiring large-scale infrastructures. The liberalisation of the economy has further facilitated planning and execution of many large scale-infrastructure, including roads, railways, power and water resources, which will further promote applications of Geosynthetics for infrastructural works. For India’s XII Plan (2012-2017), spending on infrastructure is estimated to be USD 01 trillion, which is expected to grow for infrastructure activities for the XIII Plan (2017-2022).

The 6th Asian Regional Conference will be a step toward providing opportunity for exchange of experiences, practices and collaborations to facilitate flow of appropriate technology to enable successful implementation of infrastructure projects.

Conference Themes
Geosynthetics for Infrastructure Development


  • Roads and Railways
  • Hydraulic Applications
  • Ground Improvement and Slope Stability
  • Erosion Control
  • Environmental Applications
  • Natural Fibre Geotextiles
  • Geosynthetic Testing

Call for Papers
All concerned wishing to present paper(s) on sub-themes/allied sub-themes of the conference are requested to send the synopsis(es) of their proposed paper(s) in about 800-850 words, typed in double space, on A4 size (210 mm x 297 mm) paper, in English to the Conference Secretariat. Only original contributions that have not been published, or presented at other events, need be submitted.

Synopsis should contain:

  • A descriptive but brief title
  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s)
  • Address for correspondence (including fax number and email address)
  • Detailed information about the contents and conclusions of the paper

The purpose of requesting a comprehensive synopsis is to enable the reviewers to make a correct appraisal of the suitability of the paper for the conference.

Dates to Remember
Submission of abstracts: 31 July, 2015
Acceptance of abstracts: 15 September, 2015
Submission of full-length papers: 15 February, 2016
Submission of revised papers after review: 15 July, 2016

Workshops and Short Courses
IGS training courses and workshops on relevant issues will be held on the days of the meetings of IGS Council and IGS Committee meetings, preceding the conference.

Keynote and Theme Lectures
Internationally renowned experts will be invited to deliver keynote and theme lectures.

It is proposed to organise an Exhibition, concurrent to the technical sessions. Corporate Members of IGS will be given preference and allowed a discount of 25% on the normal tariff.

Technical Visits
Attendees may go on technical site visits to major geosynthetics/geotechnical projects.

Programme For Accompanying Persons
Interesting programmes will be arranged for the accompanying persons during the period of the conference. These will include visits to places of interest – historical monuments, museums and art galleries – and a go-round for shopping.

New Delhi, the host city, blends great cultural variety of India, an everlasting range of activity, a million ways of saying “You Are Welcome.” Only 200 km from Delhi and a must to visit before or after the Conference, is Agra, world-famous for the splendid Taj Mahal. Also no far away from Delhi and worth a visit is, Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, the capital of the state of Rajasthan. With its rich and colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour and bravery, Jaipur is now one of the most important heritage cities in India.

Conference Advisory Committee
Chairman: Prof. Jiro KUWANO, Japan
Co-Chairman: Dr. G.V.S. S. RAJU, India

  • Prof. Dennes BERGADO, Thailand
  • Mr. John COWLAND, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Warren HORNSEY, Australia
  • Prof. Jun OTANI, Japan
  • Prof. K. RAJAGOPAL, India
  • Prof. Xiaowu TANG, China
  • Prof. Fumio TATSUOKA, Japan
  • Prof. Chungsik YOO, Korea

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Further details of the conference will be on the IGS website as they become available.