The general theme of the conference is

“Geotechnical hazards and risks: experiences and practices

The idea for the conference theme comes from the several catastrophic events during past years, not only in the region. So, it is more than evident that risk assessment and management are required in all aspects of geotechnical issues, such as planning, design, construction, maintenance and restoration of structures. International exchange of information is of vital importance today to advance knowledge and experience in this scientific and practical field.

Thus, more than 150 abstracts from all around the world about influence of geotechnical hazards on infrastructure, landslides, man-made slopes, earthworks, deep excavations, dams, tailings dams, slope failure repair and remediation, flood hazards, earthquakes and seismic events, bridge foundations, tunnelling, karts environments, problematic materials and environments (glacigenic materials, peat, soft soils, collapsing soils, swelling soils, weak rocks, permafrost problems, weathered materials, freezing - thawing problems etc.), selection of parameters for physical and numerical modelling, soil structure interaction, behavior of unsaturated and saturated materials, case histories etc. have been received. Selected papers from the XVI DECGE 2018 Proceedings will also be published in renowned international journals.

Having in mind both the wide range and closeness of treated disciplines, meetings of Technical Committees can be organized during the event. Moreover, one-day seminar “Risk Analysis in Tunnelling” is planned for 06.6. in co-organization with ITA. More details about the seminar program will follow.


Specifically, the topics to be covered are:


Methods for hazard assessment


Risk assessment and management in geotechnical engineering


Parameters and modelling


Reliability of geotechnical predictions


Construction risk management


Repair and maintenance strategies of geotechnical structures


Geotechnical codes and design methods