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Program | 15ICGE-9AYGEC

Program

The program of the Conferences is under finalization. PGES plans to host a three (3) day event. As per plan, 9AYGEC will be held on the first day (Dec 5, 2019), PGES 15ICGE will be held on the second day (Dec 6, 2019) and a technical tour will be held on the final day (Dec 7, 2019) making it a memorable event for the honorable delegates. The Organizing Committee of these two Conferences expects a very warm response from all the professionals to make these Conferences a big success.

DAY – 1: Thursday, 05 December 2019

9th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference

8:30

09:00

Registration

INAUGURAL SESSION

9:00

9:05

Recitation of the Holy Quran

9:05

9:15

Opening Remarks by the President (PGES)

Engr. Amjad Agha

9:15

9:20

Welcome address by the Chairman, Conference Organizing Committee

Dr. Aziz Akbar

9:20

9:35

Address by the Chief Guest

9:35

9:50

Keynote-1: Use of Rubber Tyre Elements in Track Stabilization

Prof. Buddhima Indraratna

9:50

9:55

Distribution of Shields

9:55

10:05

Group Photo

10:05

10:40

Tea Break and Visit to Exhibitions / Posters

Technical Session – 1: Advanced Geotechnical Testing

10:40

10:50

Theme Lecture: Soft Soil Improvement – Tips and Tricks

Dr. Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

10:51

10:58

Anisotropy of Shear Wave Velocity: Role of Grain Shape

Masahide Otsubo

10:59

11:06

Recycled Rubber Derivatives for Resilient Transport Corridors

Yujie Qi

11:07

11:14

Time-Dependent Strength and Deformation Characteristics of Bounded Geomaterials

Zain Maqsood

11:15

11:22

Microscopic Observation of Variation in Pore Volume and Local Degree of Saturation in Partially Saturated Sand

Ryunosuke Kido

11:23

11:30

Elastic Properties of Granular soils using Discrete Element Method (DEM) in 3D

Shuaib Aslam

11:31

11:38

Effect of strain amplitude on the repeated liquefactions of levelled ground in model test

M. Shahid Iqbal

11:38

11:48

Question/Answer Session

11:48

11:55

Closing Remarks by the Session Chair

11:55

12:05

Distribution of Shields and Certificates

12:05

13:15

Lunch/Prayer Break and Visit to Exhibitions / Posters

Technical Session – 2: Geomechanics

13:20

13:35

Keynote-2: Innovative shallow and deep foundations reinforcement in soft ground

Prof. E. C. Shin

13:36

13:46

On quantifying internal stability of loaded granular soils – novel unified approaches

Dr. Jahanzaib Israr

13:47

13:54

Rail Track Transitions: Problems and Mitigation Measures

M. Babar Sajjad

13:55

14:02

Soil atmosphere interaction-based stability analysis of saturated-unsaturated soil slope at Abbottabad, Pakistan

Hassan Khan

14:03

14:10

Response of granular soil to increasing hyd. gradient through LBM-DEM Coupling

Nghi Minh Phan

14:11

14:18

Effect of compaction and degree of saturation on the unconsolidated undrained shear strength of sandy clay

Fatima Mehmood

14:19

14:26

Experience of using stress relaxation method for soil testing

L.V. Nuzhdin / A.A. Kozlova

14:26

14:36

Question/Answer Session

14:36

14:45

Closing Remarks by the Session Chair

14:45

14:55

Distribution of Shields and Certificates

14:55

15:25

Tea / Prayer Break

Technical Session – 3: Applied Geotechnics

15:25

15:40

Keynote-3: Significance of water retention curve in geotechnical engineering

Prof. Shahid Azam

15:41

15:48

Comparison of Data Interpretation Methodologies for Geotechnical Back Analysis

Ze-Zhou Wang

15:49

15:56

Challenges of Deep Excavation in Urban Area – Taichung MRT Joint Development Buildings

Li-Ting Hsu

15:57

16:04

Serviceability Limit Prediction, Monitoring and Performance of Open Cut Slope

Muhammad Humza

16:05

16:12

Design Concepts of Desilting Tunnel at Shihmen Reservoir in Taiwan

Yan-Jhih Lin

16:13

16:20

Treatment of an Expansive Soil Using Polypropylene Fibers

Muhammad Ali

16:21

16:28

Sustainability Enhancements to Reinforced Soil Walls in Developing Countries

Eugene C.S. Lim

16:28

16:38

Question/Answer Session

16:38

16:45

Closing Remarks by the Session Chair

16:45

16:55

Distribution of Shields and Certificates

16:55

17:00

Closing Remarks by the Chairman, Conference Organizing Committee

DAY – 2: Friday, 06 December 2019

15th International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering

8:30

9:00

Registration

 

9:00

9:05

Recitation of the Holy Quran

 

9:05

9:15

Opening Remarks by the President (PGES)

Engr. Amjad Agha

9:15

9:20

Welcome Address by the Chairman, Conference Organizing Committee

Dr. Aziz Akbar

Technical Session – 1: Foundations & Instrumented Geotechnique

9:20

9:35

Keynote-1: Towards new water resources

Prof. Ikuo Towhata

9:36

9:43

Comparison of Predicted and Measured Soil-Pile Spring Stiffnesses in Murree Formation

Sohail Kibria

9:44

9:51

On Improving the Foundation Design Practices in Pakistan

Dr. M. Irfan

9:52

9:59

Execution and Application of Deep Vibro Replacement in the Middle East

Shad A. Khan

10:00

10:07

Pile Load Tests on Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Project – A Case Study

Khan M. A

10:08

10:15

Characterizing Geotechnical Properties of Drinking Water Sludge Blended with Graded Crushed Clay Brick for Road Subgrade

Muhammad Rashid Iqbal

10:16

10:23

Performance of Geotechnical Instruments in Underground Caverns upon Resaturation of Sedimentary Rocks

M. Shahid Iqbal

10:23

10:33

Question/Answer Session

10:33

10:40

Closing Remarks by the Session Chair

10:40

10:50

Distribution of Shields and Certificates

10:50

11:25

Tea Break and Visit to Exhibitions / Posters

Technical Session – 2: Slope Stability & Dam Engineering

11:25

11:40

Keynote-2: Engineering material characterization of ponded fly ash

Prof. Tarunjit Butalia

11:41

11:48

Assessment of Intake Permanent Rock Cut Slopes on Tarbela Dam Right Abutment

Umair Aqil

11:49

11:56

Effect of Climate Change on Monolithic Desuphurized Tailings Covers

Rashid Bashir

11:57

12:04

Analysis of Landsliding Potential of a Sloping Ground for a Hospital Site in Murree

Sohail Kibria

12:05

12:12

Management of Rock Fill Dumps and Stockpiles in a High Rainfall and Seismically Active Region

Neil Bar

12:13

12:20

Comparative Study of TBM Driven Tunnels vs Conventional Methods of Tunneling Applied at Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project.

Saeed Ahmad

12:21

12:28

 Effect of multiwalled carbon nanotubes on shear strength and unconfined compressive strength of gypsum treated low plastic clay

Bilawal Hussain / Liaqat Ali

12:28

12:38

Question/Answer Session

12:38

12:45

Closing Remarks by the Session Chair

12:45

12:55

Distribution of Shields and Certificates

12:55

14:40

Lunch / Prayer Break and Visit to Exhibitions / Posters

Technical Session – 3: Geomechanics

14:40

14:55

Keynote-3: Geotechnical construction and testing of piling foundations on problematic soils of Kazakhstan

Prof. Askar Zhussupbekov

14:56

15:03

Suction-tension model for verifying ground cavity formation using DEM.

Umair Ali

15:04

15:11

Using of microfocus X-ray computed tomography to obtain pore structural parameters for undisturbed & repacked soils

Arjun Banya

15:12

15:19

Mechanical behavior of Unsaturated Soil in Cyclic and Monotonic Shear Loading

Ali Murtaza Rasool

15:20

15:27

A comparative study of seismic hazard analysis using deterministic and probabilistic approaches for Winder dam project

Syed Zishan Ashiq

15:28

15:35

Geotechnical characterization of locally available soils of Pakistan for their potential use as a landfill liner material

Sundus Tariq

15:36

15:43

Geotechnical properties of fiber reinforced bio-treated sand

Mohsin Usman Qureshi

15:43

15:53

Question/Answer Session

15:53

16:00

Closing Remarks by the Session Chair

16:00

16:15

Distribution of Shields and Certificates

16:15

16:30

Closing Remarks by the Chairman, Conference Organizing Committee

— Conferences Concluded —

DAY-3: Saturday, 07 December 2019

Sightseeing Tour of Lahore

Lahore remains a major tourist destination in Pakistan. The Walled City of Lahore was renovated in 2014 and is popular due to the presence of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Among the most popular sights are the Lahore Fort, adjacent to the Walled City, and home to the Sheesh Mahal, the Alamgiri Gate, the Naulakha pavilion, and the Moti Masjid. The fort along with the adjoining Shalimar Gardens has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.

 

The detailed sightseeing program will be as follows:

·     Meeting Point: Delhi Gate 0900 AM

·     Breakfast at Shahi Hamam: 0915 AM

·     Walking Tour to Shahi Hamam and Walled City, 0945 AM to 1115 AM.

·     Rickshaw ride from Shahi Hammam to Lahore Fort 1115 AM to 1130 AM

·     Guided tour of Shahi Qila: 1130 AM – 0130 PM

·     Lunch at Shahi Qila Cafeteria: 0130 PM – 0230 PM

·     Technical Tour: Lahore Orange Line Metro 0230PM – 0430 PM

Conference Themes

  • Ground Improvement
  • Liquefaction Potential and Mitigation
  • Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geomatics Techniques
  • Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
  • Deep Excavations
  • Numerical Modelling
  • Geotechnical Analysis & Design
  • Case Histories
  • Natural and Induced Seismicity
  • Risk Preparedness and Early Warning Systems
  • Dams And Hydropower
  • Field Investigations and Laboratory          Testing
  • Environmental Geotechnics
  • Tunneling and Underground Structures
  • Hazard Zonification
  • Problematic Soils

Important Dates


Abstract submission………………………………………………..Nov 30, 2018

Abstract Acceptance……………………………………………….Dec 31, 2018

Paper submission……………………………………………………Apr 15, 2019

Paper Acceptance…………………………………………………..June 30, 2019

Submission of Camera-ready copies……………………….July 30, 2019

Conference pre-registration…………………………………….Oct 15, 2019