Call for Abstracts/Papers

The organizing committee of the conference invites members of the Canadian and International communities to contribute recent research developments and advancements of geotechnical engineering, cold regions engineering, geo-environmental engineering and hydrogeology. The conference will cover a wide range of topics, including special sessions that are of local and national relevance to the fields of geo-engineering. In addition to the technical program and plenary sessions, the conference will include a complement of local tours, workshops and short courses.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts (in French or English) of a maximum 400 words through the Online Submission page of the conference web site. The extended deadline for abstract submission is January 31, 2012. Invitations for submission of full papers will be sent to authors whose abstracts are accepted by the conference’s Technical Committee by March 2, 2012. The submitted papers will be reviewed prior to final acceptance for inclusion in the conference proceedings, which will be also available on CD-ROM. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the conference.

Abstracts should generally fall within the following topics, but sessions will be added for groups of abstracts with common themes not listed below:

Case studies, case histories and papers related to revitalization of aging infrastructure are actively solicited. Papers featuring innovative analysis techniques and solutions, as well as research (recent and/or future trends), are strongly encouraged.

Fundamentals
Engineering Geology
Foundation Engineering
Geoenvironmental
Landslides / Slope Stability / Slope Engineering
Reliability-Based / Limit States Design
Risk Assessment
Rock Mechanics
Soil Mechanics
Seepage / Groundwater
Cold Regions Geotechnology
Soil Stabilization
Hydrogeology

Geotechnical
Revitalization of Aging Infrastructure
Geohazards
Retaining Walls / MSE walls
Brownfields and Redevelopment
Mine Site Remediation
Design of Earth Dams
Design of Clay Liners
Marine Geotechniques
Non-textbook Soils / Waste Soils
Harbour and Shoreline Geotechniques

Multi-Disciplinary
Geoenvironmental Sustainability
Instrumentation

Questions regarding sessions, topics and technical program should be directed to the Technical Committee contacts given below:

For General Inquiries
Gil Robinson
Dyregrov Robinson Inc.
Conference Chair
email: chair@cgs2012.ca

For Technical Questions
Kent Bannister
Manitoba Hydro
Program Chair
email: techchair@cgs2012.ca