5th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE’20)

October 18, 2020 - October 20, 2020 | Lisbon , Portugal

IMPORTANT: This conference was originally scheduled to be held in April 2020, but due to the global COVID-19 outbreak it has been postponed until October 2020. All registrations to the original conference have been automatically transferred to the rescheduled conference. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

The Conference Proceedings will be published with an ISSN and ISBN, indexed in Scopus and Google Scholar, and archived permanently in Portico.

The 5th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE'20) aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to Geotechnical Engineering. The goal of ICGRE'20 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the relevant fields and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.

ICGRE'20 is an acronym for International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering.

Topics for ICGRE’20 include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Dams and Tunnelling
  • Engineering Geology
  • Geoenvironmental related topics
  • Geohazards and Risk Assessment
  • Geotechnical Infrastructure
  • Geosynthetics and Geoproducts
  • Marine Geotechnics
  • Mining and Geotechnics
  • Design and Modelling
  • Soil and Rock Mechanics and Characterization
  • Transportation Geotechnics, Engineering and Technology

Poster Board Dimensions:
Authors presenting via poster boards are to be informed that poster boards are 90 cm height and 70 cm width.


Final Extended Paper Submission Deadlines


Final Extended Notification to Authors


Final Extended Early-Bird Registration

Author Guidelines

Submissions in the form of extended abstracts, short papers, and full manuscripts are welcome.

  • all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed
  • the congress proceedings will be published under an ISSN and ISBN number
  • the conference proceedings will be indexed by Scopus and Google Scholar
  • each paper will be assigned a unique DOI number by Crossref
  • the proceedings will be permanently archived in Portico (one of the largest community-supported digital archives in the world).
  • selected papers from the congress will be submitted for possible publication in the International…

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Congress Chairs

 A/Prof. Hany El Naggar
Dr. Hany El Naggar

Dalhousie University, Canada
Congress Chair

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Dr. Joaquim Barros
Dr. Joaquim Barros

Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal
Conference Co-Chair

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Plenary Speaker

Dr. Marte Gutierrez
Dr. Marte Gutierrez

Colorado School of Mines, USA
Plenary Speaker

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Tarek Abdoun
Dr. Tarek Abdoun

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Adel Hanna
Dr. Adel Hanna

Concordia University, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Biography & Abstract

Avestia Publishing
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