Welcome to the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG)!
Originally intended to take place in Chicago, Illinois, the 4th ICTG is now held virtually on May 24–27, 2021. This is the main conference event of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee (TC) 202 on Transportation Geotechnics and it is organized every four years. The primary focus of TC202 is to apply broad engineering to bridge the gap between Pavement/Railway Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering. The ISSMGE TC202 website: www.issmge.org/committees/technical-committees/applications/transportation-
The Transportation Geotechnics International Conference series began under the auspices of ISSMGE Technical Committee (TC) 3 and was initiated in 2008 at the University of Nottingham, UK, as an international event designed to address the growing requirements of infrastructure for societies. The 2nd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (ICTG) took place in Sapporo, Japan in 2012 under the ISSMGE-TC202 that followed the TC3 activities for the period 2009-2013, and the 3rd ICTG was organized in Guimarães, Portugal in September 2016. Following this 3rd successful conference, the 4th ICTG in 2021 continues to promote co-operation and exchange of information and knowledge about the geotechnical aspects and address challenges in design, construction, maintenance, monitoring and upgrading of roads, railways, airfields and harbor facilities and other ground transportation infrastructure with the goal of providing safe, economic, environmental, reliable and sustainable infrastructures.
As a virtual event, the 4th ICTG starts on the first day with a meeting of Young Transportation Geotechnics Engineers (YTGE), four pre-conference workshops, and a short course on geosynthetics use in transportation applications. The 3-day conference program includes ISSMGE’s 3rd Proctor lecture, ASCE’s Carl Monismith Lecture, IGS Keynote Lecture, 6 special lectures, and 176 oral presentations to be delivered in 38 plenary and breakout technical sessions. Furthermore, a poster session including 48 presentations and a technical exhibition are also available during these three days for a better dissemination of the latest research and scientific findings and the engineering best practices by promoting interaction with industry. A three-volume Springer proceedings book, currently in publication process, will include fully citation indexed 233 peer reviewed conference papers.
On behalf of the Local Organizing and the US Technical Committees, I wish you a fruitful and enjoyable virtual conference experience, now enriched with scenes of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the host city and institution, and an unforgettable 4th ICTG during the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic (May 24-27, 2021).
Preliminary conference program and registration
January 15, 2021
March 1, 2021
Early bird registration for participants and sponsors/exhibitors
April 23, 2021
4th ICTG dates:
May 24-27, 2021
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(Please click on the speaker photo for the presentation title and brief abstract)
Prof. William Powrie (Univ. of Southampton, UK)
Prof. Tom Papagiannakis (Univ. of Texas -San Antonio)
Prof. Chungsik Yoo (Sungkyunkwan Univ., S. Korea)
Geosynthetics - Slopes & Tunnels
Prof. Buddhima Indraratna (University of Technology Sydney)
Academician Prof. Yunmin Chen (Zhejiang University, China)
Prof. Anand Puppala (Texas A&M University)
Subgrade Soil Stabilization
Prof. Claudia Zapata (Arizona State University)
Prof. Jorge Zornberg (Univ. of Texas at Austin)
Geosynthetics in Transportation
Dr. Navneet Garg (Federal Aviation Administration)