More than 500 abstracts have been submitted for the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG) – a record for the quadrennial event.
Organizers received an extraordinary 530 submissions following a call earlier this year with 18 topics provided as inspiration. ‘Geosynthetics properties and testing’, and ‘Reinforced walls and slopes’ were the two most popular subjects for which abstracts were submitted, with 60 on the former and 58 on the latter.
Other popular topics were ‘Soil-geosynthetic interaction’, ‘Basal-reinforced embankments, GEC, piles and shallow foundations’, and ‘Innovative materials and technologies’. There was also an enthusiastic response from IGS Young Members, with 39 abstracts sent in by this group. All topics received submissions apart from ‘Tunnels and underground constructions’.
Abstracts arrived from all over the world, with the most from Western Europe (161) and Asia (143).
Co-organized by the Italian Geotechnical Society (AGI) and the Italian Chapter of the IGS (AGI-IGS), the 12th ICG is set to take place in Rome, Italy, on September 17-21, 2023. Delegates will gather at the stunning Auditorium Parco della Musica to explore the conference’s theme ‘Geosynthetics: leading the way to a resilient planet’.
News of the record-breaking abstract haul was shared by Daniele Cazzuffi, 12th ICG co-chair and AGI-IGS President, during the plenary session of the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Sydney, Australia, last month.
Organizers will now review the abstracts, with chosen authors given until September 30, this year, to submit full draft papers. If successful, they will be informed by December 29, 2022, with the deadline of submission of the definitive papers on March 30, 2023.
For more information about the 12th ICG, visit its website here.