TC Chair: Jianye Ching
1. Conferences & workshops:
15th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (15 IACMAG), Oct 19-23 2017, Wuhan, China
TC304 Special session “Computational probabilistic geomechanics” in 15IACMAG, Oct 19-23 2017, Wuhan, China (KK, Dianqing, Michael Beer)
Invited lecture “Homogenization of Shear Strength and Modulus in Spatially Variable Soils” (KK & Jianye)
International Symposium on Life-cycle Engineering and Sustainability of Infrastructure (ISLESI 2017), Nov 8-11 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
Keynote “Effect of strain softening on mobilized strength of spatially variable soil” (KK Phoon)
Keynote “Construction of site-specific probabilistic transformation model for geotechnical design” (J Ching)
The 2nd National Young Researchers Symposium on Engineering Risk analysis & Management, Mar 30-31 2018, Wuhan, China (Chair: Dianqing)
International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo, March 5-10 2018, Orlando, Florida.
GI-RAM meeting (Vaughan)
Major event in 2018: 6th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (6ISRERM), May 31-June 1 2018, Singapore (chaired by KK) (KK Phoon) http://cee.nus.edu.sg/ISRERM/index.html
Registration now opens.
The theme of this conference is resilience engineering. One objective is to discuss the role of reliability in robustness and resilience.
Special sessions organized by TC304:
Yu Wang and Jianye Ching “Geotechnical risk and reliability” (12 papers)
Dianqing Li and Dagang Lv “Meta-model based uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis” (6 papers)
Hongwei Huang and Bilal Ayyub “Resilience of geostructural system and infrastructure” (3 papers)
Zijun Cao and He-Qing Mu “Geotechnical databases and data analysis” (8 papers)
LM Zhang and Jinhui Li “Landslide risk assessment and management” (6 papers)
Short course on “Statistical Estimation of Soil Properties” (KK Phoon & J Ching)
Keynote “Bayesian data mining for a generic geotechnical database” (J Ching & KK Phoon)
Plenary lecture “Smart sensing on tunnel defects by artificial intelligence” (HW Huang)
TC304 Forum on 304dB (Armin & Jianye): TC304 is sponsoring a panel discussion session to discuss the Opportunities and Drawbacks of publically-available subsurface databases and their role in improving the characterization of the spatial variability of soils. Please do attend the panel session if you can make it to Singapore for the conference.
A special session will be organized for the shortlisted papers for the best student paper award and the student scholarship. More details can be found at the conference website.
TC304 meeting will be held during 16:30 – 17:30 pm, June 1 2018
The European Geoscience Union - General Assembly 2018 (EGU 2018), April 8-13 2018, Vienna, Austria https://egu2018.eu/home.html
Multidisciplinary session titled “Geostatistical and statistical tools to perform the data fusion of large datasets in geo-engineering and environmental studies” (D. Di Curzio, A. Castrignanò, A. Micallef, S. Rusi, G. Vessia, R. Viscarra Rossel) (http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/28382
Abstract submission is open up to 10th January 2018 at: https://egu2018.eu/abstract_management/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html
5th China National symposium on Engineering Risk and Insurance, Aug 17-19 2018, Harbin Institute of Technology Harbin, China (Dagang LV & HW Huang)
Full paper submission due: April 30 2018
Aug 17-19 2018
TC304 student competition on “Geotechnical Data & Machine Learning” will be organized at this conference (Jie Zhang & J Ching)
Students will be asked to solve prediction/estimation problems based on 304dB.
The establishment of TC304 Student Contest Award is approved by members
The contest question is now released on the TC304 website: http://184.108.40.206/issmge/tc304.htm
Now there are 60 participants (16 groups)
TC309 (Machine Learning and Big Data in Geotechnics) will be fully supporting this event. Dr. Dongming Zhang from TC309 will assist Jie Zhang (Zhongqiang)
Arjan suggests the results of this event can be shared among TC304 members. Jianye agrees.
International Symposium for Geotechnical Safety & Risk (ISGSR 2019), Dec 11-13 2019, Taipei, Taiwan (J Ching) http://www.isgsr2019.org/
Call for abstract: June 1, 2018
Abstract due: Aug 31, 2018
Wilson Tang & Suzanne Lacasse Lectures and 4 keynotes
2 mini-symposiums, 16 sessions & 3 short courses
TC309/304 mini-symposium on Machine Learning and Big Data for Geotechnics
Mini-symposium on Performance-based Design Codes and Practice honoring Prof. Yusuke Honjo (Makoto Suzuki and Masahiro Shirato).
Advances in geotechnical reliability-based design (Zijun Cao & Dianqing Li)
Bayesian method for processing geotechnical data (Shadi Najjar)
Bayesian updating: Formalizing the observational method (Iason Papaioannou, Johan Spross & Daniel Straub)
Dams, levees and flood risk (Timo Schweckendiek)
Effect of spatial variability on seismic performance of soil and rock and associated reliability (Armin W. Stuedlein and Taeho Bong)
Engineering risk sensing by monitoring and inspection (Hongwei Huang & Shinichi Akutagawa)
Inverse analysis in geotechnical engineering (Shin-ichi Nishimura)
Landslide risk assessment and management (Limin Zhang)
Modelling spatial variability in geotechnical engineering (Jinsong Huang, D.V. Griffiths)
Numerical techniques for integrating the spatial variability of soil and groundwater parameters into designing and environmental management (Giovanna Vessia, Diego Di Curzio & Wojciech Pula)
Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment and engineering seismology (JP Wang)
Probabilistic site characterization (Yu Wang & Zijun Cao)
Risk assessment of rainfall-induced geo-hazards (Lulu Zhang & Hong-Xing Chen)
Robust geotechnical design in the face of uncertainty (Wenping Gong, Lei Wang, Mengfeng Shen)
Statistics for soil & rock properties (KK Phoon)
Uncertainty & reliability analysis in rock engineering (Rafael Jimenez)
16th Asian Regional Conference (16ARC) on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Oct 14-18 2019, Taipei, Taiwan (Der-Wen Chang) http://www.16arc.org
TC304 session on “Geotechnical risk/reliability and data analysis” (JP Wang & J Ching)
Abstract due: March 31 2018
Short course (KK Phoon & J Ching)
Keynote (J Ching & KK Phoon)
The 17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (17 ECSMGE), Sept 1-6 2019, Reykjavik, Iceland http://www.ecsmge-2019.com/
Abstract due: May 30 2018
13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP13), May 26-30 2019, Seoul, Korea, 2019 (Chair: Junho Song) https://www.icasp13.snu.ac.kr/
TC304 session on “Development and Application of Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering” (Yu, Jie, Jianye)
Abstract due: April 30 2018
7th Asian-Pacific Symposium on Structural Reliability and its Applications (APSSRA7), Tokyo, October 4-7th, 2020, The University of Tokyo
5th Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Conference, Austin, Texas, USA, 10-13 June 2019 (Chair: Adrian)
Adrian and Ellen Rathje will organize a session related to probabilistic assessment of seismic hazards and risk assessment
2018 Euopean Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018
Giovanna and co-conveners will organize a session on "Geostatistical and statistical tools to perform the data fusion of large datasets in geo-engineering and environmental studies"
2. Short courses:
Short course on “Statistical Estimation of Soil Properties”,6th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (6ISRERM), May 31-June 1 2018, Singapore (KK Phoon & J Ching),
Short course on“ Finite Element Methods in Geotechnical Engineering”, Tongji Jiading Campus, January 6th 2018, Shanghai, China (Vaughan Griffiths)
Short course (2-days) on “Reliability and risk in geotechnical engineering practice”. Deltares Academy, Oct 23-24 2017, Delft, Netherlands (T. Schweckendiek & W. Kanning).
Short course on “Understanding geotechnical reliability-based design and its complementary role to partial factors design approach”, Geo-Risk 2017 conference, 4 June 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA (BK Low & KK Phoon).
Short course "Statistics and Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering– the Fundamentals" at Recent Trends in Geotechnical Engineering and Education, Workshop No. 3, Sep 15-16 2016, Brisbane, Australia (D.V. Griffiths)
3. Keynote lectures:
KK Phoon & J Ching, “Mobilized shear strength in spatially variable soils”, International Symposium on Sustainability and Resiliency of Infrastructure (ISSRI 2016), Nov 9-12 2016, Taipei, Taiwan
Gregory Baecher, 2nd Suzanne Lacasse Lecture "Bayesian thinking for geotechnical engineers", Georisk 2017/ISGSR 2017, June 4-6 2017, Denver, Colorado
Gordon Fenton, 5th Wilson Tang Lecture "Future directions in reliability-based geotechnical design", Georisk 2017/ISGSR 2017, June 4-6 2017, Denver, Colorado
Brian Simpson, “Eurocode 7 and Robustness”, Georisk 2017/ISGSR 2017, June 4-6 2017, Denver, Colorado.
Armin Stuedlein, “Effect of Spatial Variability on Static and Liquefaction-induced Differential Settlements”, Georisk 2017/ISGSR 2017, June 4-6 2017, Denver, Colorado
C Hsein Juang, “Assessing soil liquefaction and effect using probabilistic methods”, Georisk 2017/ISGSR 2017, June 4-6 2017, Denver, Colorado
Farrokh Nadim, 3rd Suzanne Lacasse Lecture, 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE 2017), Sep 17-22 2017, Seoul, Korea
K Phoon & J Ching, “Homogenization of Shear Strength and Modulus in Spatially Variable Soils”, 15 IACMAG, Oct 19-23 2017, Wuhan, China
Keynote “Effect of strain softening on mobilized strength of spatially variable soil” (KK Phoon & Yutao Pan), International Symposium on Life-cycle Engineering and Sustainability of Infrastructure (ISLESI 2017), Nov 8-11 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
Keynote “Construction of site-specific probabilistic transformation model for geotechnical design” (J Ching), International Symposium on Life-cycle Engineering and Sustainability of Infrastructure (ISLESI 2017), Nov 8-11 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
Keynote lecture “Bayesian data mining for a generic geotechnical database” (J Ching & KK Phoon), 6th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (6ISRERM), May 31-June 1 2018, Singapore