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

October 18, 2020 - October 20, 2020 | Lisbon, Portugal
Due to COVID'19 pandemic it will be done VIRTUALLY

IMPORTANT: We have been carefully monitoring the likely situation for our upcoming conference regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and as a result, we have made the decision to hold the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE'20) virtually on October 18 – 20, 2020. As our first priority is to the health and safety of our participants, we believed that it was necessary to take the action.

Please note that we will publish the proceedings of the conference including all accepted papers and extension abstracts prior to the virtual conference. This is to make sure that we can meet the expectation of the authors regarding the publication of their papers in the conference proceedings.

All registered authors with accepted papers for oral or poster presentations should prepare a recorded video presentation or PowerPoint slides with voice and submit it to the conference administrator (info@icgre.org) at least 15 days prior to the conference.

  • Oral Presentations : 15 minutes of a recorded video presentation (mp4) or PowerPoint slides with recorded voice (ppt/pptx)
  • Poster Presentations: There are two options. First, authors can prepare a recorded short video presentation which can be either 3-5 minutes of a recorded video (mp4) or PowerPoint slides with recorded voice (ppt/pptx). Second option is to prepare a virtual poster (jpeg/pdf) which includes following: brief abstract, background, problem statements, results and discussions. In this case, recorded voice is not necessary.

All presentations will be presented by the session chairs which will be followed by a few minutes of Questions and Answers. We would appreciate if authors can make sure to be available for the Q&A session.

Apart from the virtual conference, the 6th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE’21) will also be held physically in Lisbon, Portugal in June 21 – 23 , 2021. Therefore, our participants can choose there options for the attendance.

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
Prof. 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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