The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) has announced that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering planned for Seoul in Korea in 2017 has been extended.
Authors now have until 15 April to submit abstracts to the BGA for the conference, which will be on the theme Unearth the Future, Connect Beyond.
Seoul to host
The organisers selected the theme with the aim of bridging the gaps between past and future, between young and senior engineers, and between developing and developed nations. The main theme is split into six topics: Laboratory testing and modelling; Small and large works; Natural hazards; Environmental preservation and sustainable development; Geotechnical cultures and responsibilities; and Future technological innovation.
The BGA will be coordinating abstract submissions from the UK. Following review of abstracts, successful authors will be notified in July 2016 and invited to submit a paper. Complete papers are due to be submitted by January 2017.
Abstracts from the UK should be submitted by email to the BGA using an abstract submission form available from the BGA website. Abstracts should not be longer than 250 words and must be submitted in both English and French. Submissions must include abstract title, author(s) name(s), affiliations, addresses and contact number, and email address of the corresponding author. Abstracts should also clearly state the objective (or background), methods, results and conclusions, as well the topics which the abstract falls within.
More detail about the conference and the topics, which is scheduled to take place from 17 to 22 September next year, is available from the event website.