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ICG International Conference on Geosynthetics – Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development Seoul, Korea, 16 – 21 September 2018

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) will have the privilege of hosting 11ICG in Korea, and plans to go to great lengths to ensure the conference surpasses all expectations. The 11ICG will provide all participants a firm platform for a meaningful academic, professional, social and cultural experience. The theme of the 11ICG is “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development,” and will cover diverse disciplines of geosynthetics from funda-mentals to applications.

With the vision of making a multidisciplinary conference for the geosynthetics industry and engineers, we plan to offer special events as well as a very dynamic and stimulating array of scientific and practical engineering programs. At 11ICG, academia and industry will gather in force to not only show their best, but to share valuable ideas and develop new friendships.

11ICG will provide a comprehensive overview of the most recent developments in the field of geosynthetics, the latest technologies and applications, and a unique and extensive technical exhibition. With fascinating ancient tradi-tions and ultramodern lifestyle, the city of Seoul will surely be the center of many unforgettable moments.

We look forward to welcoming you in Seoul, Korea!

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Chungsik Yoo
Chair, Organizing Committee of 11ICG
Vice President, International Geosynthetics Society
President, Korean Geosynthetics Society

11ICG Lucky Draw!

During the 19th ICSMGE, the 11ICG is organizing committee held a Lucky Draw for ICSMGE delegates.

11ICG booth ran this special event from September 18 to 22 at the Coex D2 Hall, about 150 participants from 32 countries from all around the world visited our booth and expected 11ICG next year.

A total of 51 participants who attended the 19th ICSMGE had a chance to receive a 20% discount off of registration fees. 

We sincerely appreciate for interest in 11ICG and look forward to seeing you in Seoul, next year again.




December 31, 2017 Paper Acceptance Notice
December 31, 2017    Sponsorship/Exhibition Application Deadline
March 30, 2018 Final Paper Submission Deadline
March 30, 2018 Early Registration Deadline
June 15, 2018         Pre-Registration Deadline

Theme and Topics

  • Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development
  • 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
  • Geosynthetic Properties and Testing
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Design Approaches and other Applications



Giroud Lecture
  Global Crisis: A Geosynthetics Solution

Dr. Nathalie Touze-Foltz

(Antony Regional Center, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA), France)

Prestigious Lecture
  Geosynthetic-reinforcement Technology in Railway Applications– from Walls to    


  Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka

  (Tokyo University of Science, Japan

  Past President, International Geosynthetics Society)

Keynote Lecture
  Geosynthetic Liners: Conceptions and Misconceptions

Prof. R. Kerry Rowe

(GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC, Queen’s University,

Kingston, ON, Canada)

  Reinforcement with Geosynthetics – How They Work in Soil

Prof. Martin Ziegler

(Geotechnical Engineering and Institute of Foundation Engineering,

Soil Mechanics, Rock Mechanics and Waterways Construction, RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Geosynthetics in Roadways: Advances with Significant Impact in Sustainable


Prof. Jorge G. Zornberg (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)

Global Challenges, Geosynthetic Solutions and Counting Carbon

Prof. Neil Dixon

(School of Civil and Building Engineering Loughborough University, UK)

Geosynthetics for Natural Disaster Prevention and Mitigation-Japanese Challenge-

Prof. Jiro Kuwano

(Saitama University, Japan)

Full list of invited speakers to be added



All participants are required to register through the online registration system and advised to register in advance to receive the registration discount.


Online Registration:


  • Early Registration Deadline: March 30, 2018
  • Pre-Registration Deadline: June 15, 2018



Please go to 11ICG website ( and download the application form and fill out the form and then e-mail it to the 11ICG secretariat (


Conference Venue


Korea World Trade Center, 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06164, Korea

Phone: + 82-2-6000-0114



Tour Program

Additionally there will be arranged some special Half -/Full-Day Tours as well as Pre/Post-Conference Tours and Special Evening Programs by a third-party travel agency as optional programs.For more information visit