Themes of the conference.

Transportation Geotechnical Engineering

  • Non-Destructive Characterization of Geomaterials
  • In-situ Test Methods for Site Characterization, Design and Quality Control of Earth Structures and Subgrades
  • Soils and Rock Instrumentation, Behavior and Modeling
  • Advances in Unsaturated Soil, Seepage, and Environmental Geotechnics
  • Soil Behavior and Laboratory Testing
  • Foundation Failure and Repair
  • Earth Retaining Walls and Slope Stability
  • Bridge Approach Embankment
  • Natural Hazard and Disaster Monitoring
  • Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Retaining Structure
  • Engineering Issues in Ground Subsidence
  • Seismically Induced Hazards and Mitigation
  • Dynamic Behavior of Soils and Foundations
  • Physical, Numerical, Constitutive Modeling of Soil Behavior
  • Geophysical Testing in Civil and Geological Engineering 
  • Innovative and Sustainable Geomaterials and Geosystems

Pavement Engineering

  • Airfield pavement analysis, rehabilitation and performance
  • Recycled Asphalt Pavement
  • Pavement design, modeling, performance evaluation, & management
  • Sustainable Long Life Pavement
  • Ground Improvement, and Chemical / Mechanical Stabilization for Pavement and Geotechnical Applications
  • Moisture Damage in Asphaltic Concrete Materials
  • Geotechnical Properties and Their Effects on Portland Concrete Pavement Behavior and Performance
  • Warm Mix
  • Rehabilitation strategy selection and preventative maintenance treatments
  • Accelerated Testing of Pavement Structures and Materials
  • Material, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Testing of Pavement
  • Asphalt Binder and Mixture Characterization
  • Construction and Rehabilitation of Jointed Concrete Pavement, Reinforced Concrete Pavement, and Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement
  • Bridges Deck Pavement
  • Stabilization, Recycling, Foamed Bitumen and Emulsion, Granular Materials
  • Roadway Widening
  • NanoTechnology & Its Application to Civil Infrastructure 
  • Asphalt Mix-Design, HMA Testing, & Material Property Characterization

Bridge Engineering

  • Assessment of Structures, Non-Destructive Evaluation, Inspection Technologies, Structural Health Monitoring, Remote Monitoring of Structures, Scour Assessment
  • Seismic Design Issues and Approaches for Bridges, Highways and Underground Structures
  • Design Methods and Materials, Innovative Repair Methods and Materials, Durable and Sustainable Designs, Innovative Materials, Advances in Foundation Design/Construction, Accelerated and/or Performance Based Design/Construction, Aesthetics and Environment
  • Extreme-Hazard Resilient Structures - Risk/Reliability Assessments, Emergency Management Practices, Multi-hazard Design, Enhanced Post-Earthquake Serviceability, Scour Assessment and Restoration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance.
  • State-of-the-Arts and State-of-the-Practices on Bridge Design, Construction and Maintenance

Tunneling Engineering

  • Tunnel Management and Inventory, Monitoring and Settlement Control
  • Emerging Technologies, Lining Design & Precast Segment Advances
  • Innovation in Tunneling Design, Construction, Repair, Rehabilitation
  • Fire & Life Safety, Vulnerability & Security
  • Tunneling in Soft Ground, Ground Conditioning and Modification
  • Advanced prediction technology of tunnel construction geology
  • Deep excavations and urban tunnelling

Railroad Engineering

  • Railway Track Substructure
  • High Speed Rail System
  • Seismic Design for Railway Structures
  • Economics of Railway Engineering and Operations
  • Structures, Maintenance and Construction

Dam, Geomatics, Geoscience, Geophysics, and Hazards

  • Dam Engineering, Geo-Sciences, Geomatics, Geophysics, and Gravity.
  • Geophysical Testing in Civil and Geological Engineering in Transportation Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Natural Hazard and Disaster Monitoring in Transportation Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Seismically Induced Hazards and Mitigation in Transportation Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Extreme-Hazard Resilient Structures - Risk/Reliability Assessments, Emergency Management Practices, Multi-hazard Design, Enhanced Post-Earthquake Serviceability, Scour Assessment and Restoration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance in Bridge Engineering.
  • Geological Disaster Control Technology.