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XIV IAEG Congres 2023 : The XIV Congress of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment


When Sep 21, 2023 - Sep 27, 2023
Where Chengdu, Sichuan
Submission Deadline May 31, 2023
Categories    environment   environmental engineering   sustainable development   energy

Call For Papers

★Full name: The XIV Congress of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment
★Abbreviation: XIV IAEG Congress 2023

★Conference Date
September 21-27, 2023

★Conference Location
-Country: China
-City: Chengdu, Sichuan

Registration Page:
Registration link:

★About XIV IAEG Congress 2023
The 14th Congress of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment will be held in Century City International Convention Centre, Chengdu, China from September 21 to 27, 2023. Based on the theme of "Engineering Geology for a Habitable Earth", the congress aims to enhance the multi-disciplinary and research development of international engineering geology and the environment, and contribute to the advancement of major projects, ecological progress, and a habitable earth. Topics for research and discussion will include in global climate change mitigation and adaption, geological hazard assessment and prevention, geotechnical properties of rock and soil mass, engineering geology applied to traffic, energy, urban and marine, ecological environment protection in major projects, new theories and technologies in engineering geology, etc. We warmly welcome the worldwide engineering geological community to come to Chengdu to participate in this academic event.

Important Note: All types of Chinese visas, including tourist visas, are available starting from March 15, 2023. Additionally, entry functions for visas issued before March 28, 2020 and still valid have been restored. Individuals arriving in China from abroad are no longer required to quarantine or take a PCR test upon arrival. However, they are still required to present a negative test result taken within 48 hours before departure. For more detailed information, please consult the embassy of the People's Republic of China in your country.

★Conference Theme
-Engineering Geology for a Habitable Earth

★Keynote Speakers
1. Jinxiu (Jenny) Yan
International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA)

2. Chungsik Yoo
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

3. Resat Ulusay
International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM)

4. Charles Wang Wai Ng
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Guangzhou Campus, China

5. Nicola CASAGLI
University of Florence, Italy

6. Vassilis Marinos
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

7. J. Louis van Rooy
University of Pretoria, South Africa

8. Faquan Wu
Shaoxing University, China

★General Scientific Themes
The topics included but not limited to below:

1. Engineering Geomechanics of Rock and Soil Masses
Chairs: Haris Saroglou, Qing Wang, Shengwen Qi
Session 1: Ground Property Characterization from In-Situ Tests
Session 2: Structure of Soil and Rock Mass
Session 3: Engineering Geology and Environment of Redbeds
Session 4: Rock Mass Engineering Geomechanics
Session 5: Interface Engineering Geomechanics
Session 6: Behavior and Treatment of Special Soil and Soft Rock
Session 7: Multiphase Flow and Geomechanics in CO2 Geological Sequestration
Session 8: Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

2. Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Chair: Fujun Niu
Session 1: Extreme Climate, Soil and Water Conservation, and Sustainable Development in Semiarid Regions
Session 2: Cryospheric Changes and Sustainable Development
Session 3: Changes in the Permafrost Eco-Environment and Its Adaptive Protection
Session 4: Disaster Risks and Engineering Solutions in Permafrost Regions
Session 5: Impact of Climate and Environmental Change on Engineering
Session 6: Frozen Soil and Ice Mechanics

3. Megacity Engineering Geology
Chairs: Atsushi Yashima, Yu Huang
Session 1: Development and Utilization of Urban Underground Space and Adverse Geology
Session 2: Submarine Landslides and Tsunamis: Integrating Numerical and Physical Modelling with Field Observation to Predict Impacts on Coastal Cities
Session 3: Recent Advances in Megacity Engineering Geology
Session 4: Characterizing and Modelling the Effects of Surface Geology on Earthquake-Induced Ground Shaking
Session 5: Enhance the Resilience and Adaptation of Megacity to Natural Hazards
Session 6: Seismic Design and Analysis of Urban Underground Space
Session 7: Water-Related Geotechnical Challenges and Innovations for Sustainable Megacity Development
Session 8: Megacity Geotechnical Engineering under Complicated Geological Conditions
Session 9: Uncertainty Quantification of Megacity Engineering Geology and Its Effect on Underground Structures

4. Geoenvironmental Engineering and Ecological Solutions
Chairs: Yujun Cui, Bin Shi
Session 1: Green Resilient and Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development
Session 2: Engineering Barriers
Session 3: Advances in Geological Reinforcement Techniques
Session 4: Atmosphere-plant-soil Interactions
Session 5: Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Sites
Session 6: Novel Contaminants in Environmental Geology
Session 7: NbS (Nature-based Solution) for Environmental Protection and Ecological Restoration
Session 8: Recent Development in Bio-Geoengineering
Session 9: Utilization of Solid Waste in Geotechnical Engineering
Session 10: Expansive Soil/Clay and Its Environmental Effects
Session 11: Solid Waste Landfills and Relevant Environmental Geotechnics
Session 12: Sustainable and Resilient Construction and Materials

5. Active Tectonics, Geomorphology and Geological Hazards
Chairs: Masahiro Chigira, Yueping Yin
Session 1: Rockslide/Rock Avalanches: Geomorphology, Sedimentology, and Emplacement Dynamics
Session 2: Active Faults and Earthquake Chained Hazard Zonation
Session 3: Large-Scale Geohazard in Active Tectonic Region, as a Special Session of C24-IAEG
Session 4: Tectonics, Surface Processes, and Geohazards
Session 5: Mechanism, Evolution, and Prevention of Geological Hazards Caused by Earthquakes

6. Marine Engineering Geology, Marine Geo-environment and Disasters -3rd International Symposium on Marine Engineering Geology (ISMEG 2023)
Chairs: Dong-Sheng Jeng, J.Paul Liu, Kawamura Kiichiro, Yonggang Jia
Session 1: Technological and Methodological Advances for Marine Engineering Geology, Marine Geoenvironment and Disasters
Session 2: Recent Development on Submarine Landslide and Its Hazard Chains
Session 3: Coastal Engineering Environment
Session 4: Nearshore and Offshore Engineering Geological Disasters
Session 5: Geological Disasters Associated with Natural Gas Hydrate Systems and Their Effects on Marine Geological Environment
Session 6: Monitoring and Risk Evaluation of Marine Carbon Dioxide Geological Storage
Session 7: Marine Shallow Gas Emission: Mechanism and Monitoring
Session 8: Geophysical Exploration of Seafloor Structures
Session 9: Recent Development on Seabed Process in Marine Environments

7. Deep Earth Resource and Energy Exploitation
Chairs: Mark Eggers, Wanghua Sui
Session 1: Geomechanics for Deep Oil and Gas Exploitation
Session 2: Engineering Geological Hazards in Deep Mining
Session 3: Groundwater and Stability in Deep Mining
Session 4: Engineering Geology for Underground Energy Storage
Session 5: Major Engineering Construction in Mining Subsidence Area
Session 6: Exploration and Exploitation of Medium-deep Geothermal Resources
Session 7: Resources and Energy Exploration and Cooperation along the Maritime Silk Road

8. Geohazard Mechanisms, Risk Assessment and Control, Monitoring and Early Warning
Chairs: Nicola Casagli, Qiang Xu
Session 1: Georisk Assessment Using Machine Learning
Session 2: Recent Development of Numerical Models for Simulating Geohazard Processes and Chains of Geological Hazards
Session 3: Debris Flow Dynamic Process and Its Effects on Landform
Session 4: Debris Flows: Mechanics, Monitoring, Experiments, Assessment, Prevention, and Risk Management
Session 5: Research on Disaster Prevention and Environmental Protection in Japan
Session 6: Groundwater and Land Subsidence for Infrastructure Development in the Deltaic Plains
Session 7: Integrating Hydrologic Information into the Next Generation of Landslide Early Warning Systems
Session 8: Mechanism, Mitigation, and Risk Management of Geohazards Triggered by Extreme Weather Events
Session 9: Chains of Geohazards: Mechanism, Modelling and Prediction
Session 10: Navigating Natural Hazard Risk Assessment and Management: Compound, Consecutive, and Cascading Events
Session 11: Coseismic Landslides: Disaster Risk Cognition and Reduction
Session 12: Advances in Disaster Reduction of Large Landslides: Activities of JTC1 and iRALL
Session 13: Advances in Modelling Rainfall-Induced Landslides
Session 14: Landslide Dams: Formation, Stability, Breaching and Risk Management
Session 15: Numerical Methods for Engineering Geology and Geohazards

9. New Technology in Engineering Geology-3rd Shaoxing International Forum
Chairs: Rafig Azzam, Faquan Wu
Session 1: Advanced Monitoring Technologies for Geoengineering
Session 2: In-situ Geo-technology
Session 3: The Progress of Multiscale Geotechnical Numerical Modelling
Session 4: New Laboratory Techniques and Their Applications in Engineering Geology
Session 5: Current Trends and Future Perspectives of Machine Learning Applications in Geoscience and Engineering Geology

10. Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects
Chairs: Vassilis Marinos, Tianbin Li
Session 1: Geological Problems and Countermeasures in Transportation Tunnel Engineering
Session 2: Large Deformation in Squeezing or Intensively Fractured Rocks
Session 3: Tunneling Practice of TBM under Adverse Geological Condition
Session 4: Mechanism, Monitoring, and Early Warning of Dynamic Disasters in Deep Underground Engineering
Session 5: Improvement of Soft Clay Ground
Session 6: Hazard Prevention and Control of Groundwater System
Session 7: Advanced Geological Prediction Techniques and their Applications in Tunnel Construction
Session 8: Engineered Slope Stability and Control
Session 9: Physical Modeling for Geological and Geotechnical Engineering
Session 10: Prevention and Mitigation of Geohazards in Reservoir Area

11. Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Engineering Geology
Chairs: Atiye Tugrul, Jianxin Hua
Session 1: Investigation, Design, and Monitoring of Cultural Heritage
Session 2: Material, Environment, and Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Session 3: Engineering Geology in Preservation and Protection of Heritage Sites, Stone Resources, and Geo-heritage

12. Young Engineering Geologist Afternoon
Chairs: Stratis Karantanellis, Changdong Li
Session 1: Mitigating Climate-Induced Geohazards in Vulnerable Hotspots
Session 2: Multiphysics Coupling in Fractured Rocks and Its Engineering Application
Session 3: Creep Characteristics of Rock and Soil Mass and Its Disaster-induced Mechanism: Testing, Monitoring, Early Warning, and Prevention
Session 4: Rock Joint Detection and Characterization from 3D Point Clouds
Session 5: Geological Hazards and Risk Management
Session 6: Intelligent Prediction and Risk Assessment of Geohazards with Multi-source Monitoring Data
Session 7: Towards Innovative Mitigation Strategies for Rockfalls/Rock Avalanches

★Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts
The abstract collection system for oral presentations and posters is NOW OPEN!
If you prefer not to publish a paper, but instead of preparing an abstract for an oral presentation or poster to be presented during the Congress, please submit your abstract for an oral presentation or poster by June 30, 2023. A written paper is not required for this abstract, however, your oral or poster presentation must be presented by the author. Please note that the abstract will NOT be published.

Submit your abstract via:
Please read the guidelines prior to submitting your abstract at

★Important Dates
* Full-length Paper Submission Deadline
May 31, 2023
* Full-length Paper Notification Deadline
June 30, 2023
* Abstract for Oral Presentation and Poster Submission Deadline
June 30, 2023
* Abstract for Oral Presentation and Poster Notification Deadline
July 10, 2023
* Early Bird Registration Due
August 10, 2023
* Travel Grant Application Due
August 10, 2023

★IAEG Organization
* Sponsor:
International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG)
* Organizers:
IAEG China National Group
Engineering Geology Commission, China Geology Society
State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection, Chengdu University of Technology

★Academic Committee (Alphabetical Order)
* Chairs:
Sijing Wang
Runqiu Huang
* Academic Committee Members(to be added):
Anthony Bowden
Bin Shi
Bo An-Jang
Carlos Delgado
Charles W. W. Ng
Chungsik Yoo
Defang Kong
Dingcheng Huang
Faquan Wu
Fawu Wang
Helen Reeves
Hengxing Lan
Hsein Juang
Huiming Tang
Janusz Wasowski
Jean Hutchinson
Jean-Alain Fleurisson
Jian Yang
Jianbing Peng
Jianmin Zhang
Jianxin Hua
Jinxiu Yan
John Ludden
Julien Cohen-Waeber
Kyoji Sassa
Lansheng Wang
Manchao He
Martin Culshaw
Moshood Niyi Tijani
Nicola Casagli
Niek Rengers
Peng Cui
Qing Wang
Rafig Azzam
Ranjan Kumar Dahal
Resat Ulusay
Ricardo Oliveira
Roger Frank
Scott F. Burns
Shitian Wang
Shutao Yang
Vassilis Marinos
Victor Manuel Hernandez Madrigal
Wei Wu
Wei Zhang
Xiao Li
Xiating Feng
Yong-Seok SEO
Yueping Yin
Yusheng Gao
Zelian Chen
Zuyu Chen

★Organizing Committee (Alphabetical Order)
* Chair:
Qiang Xu
* Vice Chairs:
Qiangbing Huang
Shengwen Qi
Xiangjun Pei
Xiaoqing Chen
Yuyong Jiao
* General Secretary
Xuanmei Fan
* Organizing Committee Members (to be added):
Chaojun Ouyang
Chaosheng Tang
Jianjun Zhao
Liangqing Wang
Ning Liang
Wen Zhang
Yuhuan Song

★Contact Us
* Session and Paper/Abstract Submission


* Sponsorship


* Address: No. 1 Dongsan Road, Erxianqiao, Chenghua District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
* Tel:+86-28-84073193

* Congress General Query
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★Conference Venue
Century City International Convention Centre
Address: 88 Shijicheng Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu, China

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