Themes and Topics
Abstract Submission

The submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed, and the accepted abstract authors are required to prepare a full-length paper of total length (including all text, tables, figures and references) of not more than 8 pages. Paper must comply in structure and layout with given instructions which will be on the conference website from 15th of January 2022. By submitting your manuscript to the ZM 2022, it is understood that it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

1.Soil Properties and Soil Characterization

  • Laboratory testing: Fundamental Properties
  • Laboratory testing: Stress strain, strength testing of geomaterials
  • Ground property characterization from In-Situ tests
  • Soil properties under dynamic loading
  • Micro and macro behavior based on laboratory and field testing
  • Problematic soils (Expansive soils, soft soils, swelling soils, collapsible soils, frozen organic soil setc.)

2.Shallow and Deep Foundations

  • Design of shallow foundations
  • Design of deep foundations
  • New aspects in stability and settlement analyses in foundations
  • Performance based design
  • In situ testing on deep foundations
  • Foundation failures and repair approaches
  • Foundation engineering for difficult soil conditions

3.Soil Improvement

  • Soil improvement techniques
  • Soil improvement for remediation of seismic hazards
  • Geosynthetics and geo-products
  • Ground reinforcement and ground treatment
  • Geotechnical conditions and soil improvement techniques
  • Challenges in soil improvement applications
  • Quality and control issues in soil improvement; during and after construction

4.Excavations, support systems, earth-retaining structures and underground systems

  • Design, analyses and modelling of excavations, support systems and earth retaining structures
  • Performance of excavations, support systems and earth retaining structures
  • Excavations and support systems in challenging soil conditions
  • Underground construction in problematic ground
  • Tunneling and underground space development
  • Load and resistance factor design
  • Numerical and physical modelling in earth retaining structures
  • Stability of pipelines

5.Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Associated Problems

  • Ground motion and site-specific response analysis
  • Case histories on ground motion and site effects
  • Soil characterization with field and laboratory testing
  • Performance based design methodologies in earthquake geotechnical engineering
  • Soil-structure interaction in earthquake geotechnical engineering
  • Soil Liquefaction
  • Lateral spreading
  • Soil dynamics
  • Seismic behavior and design of geotechnical structures
  • Numerical and analytical methods in geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Case Studies for earthquake-related natural hazards

6.Stability of Slopes and Landslides

  • Analyses and modelling and slopes
  • Case histories of natural and man-made slope failures
  • Climate change and land use impact on landslides
  • Design aspects for slope stability
  • Ground improvement for slope stabilization
  • Performance of improved slopes
  • Monitoring, prediction and warning of landslides
  • Remedial measures on landslides and risk reduction strategy

7.Fills and Embankments

  • Design, analysis and modelling of fills and embankment
  • Earth embankments
  • Reinforced earth embankments
  • Embankment dams
  • Geotechnical aspects of dykes and levees and shore protection

8.Environmental Preservation, Water and Energy

  • Energy geotechnics
  • Environmental geotechnics
  • Sustainability in geotechnical engineering
  • Climate resilient geotechnical systems
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Tailing and mine wastes


  • Physical Modelling and analyses in geotechnical engineering
  • Numerical Modelling and analyses in geotechnical engineering
  • Analytical analyses in geotechnical analyses
  • Soil-structure interaction of geotechnical structures

10.Special Subjects in Geotechnical Engineering

  • Field monitoring in geotechnical engineering
  • Transportation geotechnics
  • Offshore geotechnics
  • Dams and harbours
  • Forensic geotechnical engineering
  • Preservation of historic sites
  • Land reclamation
  • Geo-engineering education
  • Innovative applications in geotechnical engineering
  • Coastal and river disaster mitigation and rehabilitation
  • Scour and erosion
  • Geotechnical infrastructure for megacities

11.Emerging Subjects in Geotechnical Engineering

  • Safety and serviceability in geotechnical design
  • New instrumentation techniques
  • Novel laboratory and field test techniques
  • Reliability-based design in geotechnical engineering
  • Geotechnical BIM
  • Machine learning and big data
  • Engineering practice of risk assessment and management
  • Effects of climate change on geotechnical design considerations