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Call for Abstracts
Geo-Denver 2000

Geo-Institute Congress

Denver, Colorado, August 3-8, 2000

Call for Abstracts

Geo-Denver 2000, a Geo-Congress sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE, will be held in the period August 3-8, year 2000, in Denver, Colorado. In the spirit of Geo-Logan, 1997, it is the intent of the Geo-Denver 2000 organizers to develop a conference serving the broad-based interests of the geo-community. A diverse range of topics will be addressed at the Congress.

Technical sessions will be integrated into a host of technical activities, including technical tours, short courses, field demonstrations, and technical exhibits. As the home to a large community of geo-professionals

from industry, academia, construction, and government, Denver provides an ideal backdrop for the Geo-Congress format. Please join us in making Geo-Denver 2000 a success by contributing abstracts in the areas described below. Please note that some topics might be merged depending on the number of abstracts submitted. A majority of the session organizers intend to publish Geotechnical Special Publications (GSP's). Upon acceptance of abstracts, potential authors will be provided information on paper format as well as specific contact information for submission of papers for a particular Geotechnical Special Publication.

Abstract on the following topics should be submitted to Sandra Houston, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-5306. The following list provides main subject areas for abstracts as well as suggested specific topic. Abstracts related to main category subjects, as well as specific suggested topic areas, will be accepted. The deadline for abstracts is March 15, 1999.


  • Environmental Geotechnics:
    • Geosynthetics in Environmental Applications
    • Transport in the Unsaturated Zones in Semi-arid Regions
    • Groundwater Recharge and Reuse
    • Reuse and Recycling of Waste Paper and Geotechnical Sludge
  • Geophysical Exploration:
    • Use of Geophysical Methods in Construction
    • Archeological Geophysics
  • Soil/Rock Property Determination and Site Characterization
    • Innovative and Specialized In-situ Tests for Characterization of
    • Geotechnical and Geological Materials
    • Acoustic Emission Applications in Geomechanics
    • MOP-56 on Sub-surface Investigations
  • Construction Practices
    • Construction with Soil Cement
    • Management
    • Impact of Archeological Sites
    • Geosynthetics in Reinforcement
  • Unsaturated Soils:
    • Latest Concepts
    • Fluid Flow through Unsaturated Soils
    • Surface Flux Boundary Conditions for Unsaturated Flow
    • Expansive Soils
    • Collapsible Soils
    • Arid Soils
    • Foundations
    • Vegetation Influences on Shallow Foundations in Arid and Semi-arid Climates
    • Dynamic Behavior of Unsaturated Soils
  • Deep Foundations:
    • Shallow Foundation Rehabilitation Using Deep Foundation Concepts
    • Post-Grouting for Improving Pile Capacity
    • Design and Quality Assurance of Augered, Cast-in-Place (A-CIP) Piles and
    • Related Foundation Systems
    • Remediation and Repair of Defects in Drilled Shafts
  • Slope Stability:
    • Laboratory vs. Field Shear Strength Assessment of Slope Stability
  • Risk Assessment:
    • Dam Safety
    • Probabilistic Slope Stability
  • Computer Applications and Numerical Methods:
    • Scientific Visualization Techniques Employed by the Mining Industry
  • Earthquake Engineering:
    • Liquefaction of Soils: New Developments
    • Site Characterization Techniques for Mapping Liquefiable Soils
  • Pavements and Pavement Subgrades:
    • Non-destructive Testing and Backcalculation of Moduli
    • Advances in Mechanistic Pavement Design
  • Soil/Site Improvement:
    • Long Term Performance of Soil Improvement Projects
  • Tunneling
  • Issues on Education in Geotechnical Engineering
  • The Dilemma of Federal Funding in Geotechnical Research (Panel discussion)

Important Dates for those preparing papers for GSP's:
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 15, 1999
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 1999
ASCE will mail paper-preparation kits (camera-ready) to authors of accepted papers.
Deadline for submission of paper drafts for review: October 1, 1999
Notification of acceptance: November 15, 1999
Deadline for papers in final form: January 30, 1999

Workshops and Short Courses:
Proposals for workshops and short courses should be sent directly to Charles Shackelford, Department of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523.

On behalf of the organizers:

For corrections, complaints, and praise, email to: