SOUTH EAST ASIA CONFERENCE ON “SOFT SOILS ENGINEERING AND GROUND IMPROVEMENT” advancement of research and practice for geotechnical solutions, Bandung, Indonesia October 21 – 23, 2014

Call for Papers
and Participation in Conference

Bulletin 1

advancement of research and practice for geotechnical solutions

Hosted by :
Parahyangan Catholic University – Indonesia
Universiti Tun Husein Onn – Malaysia

Supported by :
Indonesian Geotechnical Society (HATTI)
Bandung, Indonesia
October 21 – 23, 2014


The problems of soft soil in most parts of the South East Asian countries have been one of the major challenge for infrastructure planning and implementation. On the other hand, they posed opportunities in research and technology development for soft soils testing, modelings and ground improvement. Soil Improvement has grown substantially in the last two decades such as : Ground improvement (the use of wick drains, vibro compaction, dynamic compaction and grouting technique), Insitu Reinforcement (soil nailing, stone coulumn, micropiles, jet grouting, deep mixing method, and permanent ground anchor), Reinforcement of Constructed Earth and the Use of Geotextile for wall and embankment and for foundations and subgrade improvement, Chemical admixtures including the use of soil cement, lime columns and other miscellaneous methods.

Many universities, research institutions, contractors and geotechnical consultants mainly in South East Asia have gained experience and knowledge which are suitable for particular sites. Case histories are also of significant values for the state of the art practice. Hence the seminar is very important event for exchange of ideas and experience and for contribution among Asian countries and all over the world.

Conference Themes

  • Behavior Soft Soils and Organics
  • Characterization of Marine Clays
  • Insitu testing for identification and characterization of soft soils
  • Development of testings and determination of soft soil parameters
  • Modeling of Soft soils for Numerical Analysis
  • Problems of Long Term Consolidation Settlement and Creeps in soft clays and peats
  • Case histories of Soft soils problems during construction and long term
  • Design aspects for foundation on soft soils
  • Deep Foundation in Soft Ground
  • Dynamic Behavior of Soft Soilsduring Earthquakes
  • Landslides and Mudflows
  • Ground improvement for soft soils
  • Outlook for new technology in ground improvement
  • New directions in Placement and Improvement of soft soils

Call for Papers

You are invited to submit abstract and full papers of 6 pages for oral presentation. Papers must be original, unpublished work containing new and interesting results that demonstrate current research and case histories of soft soils. Selected good quality papers will be publised in South East Asian Geotechnical Journal.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All papers are to be submitted electronically in Word format. All papers will be peer reviewed by independent referees who are experts in each topic. Selected papers will be published in south East Asia Geotechnical Journal after extended.

Bandung is provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. Located at main island of Indonesia, the Java Island on a highland plateau 768 meters above sea level, at 6 55’S and 107 36’E. Bandung is surrounded by mountains and located in the middle of prehistoric lake, has nice weather with temperature 18 – 24 C and many attractions including Tangkuban Perahu (active volcano), hot spring at Ciater, local and traditional cultures. Some itenerary will be arranged for the participants and the accompany persons.  It is so hard to find a word to describe Bandung. Bandung is a cuisine’s heaven, shopping’s paradise, city of struggle, nature tourism, offices complex and a place where cultures are mixed. In the past, Europeans called Bandung as Paris van Java and Flower City due to the advancement of fashion and various exotic flowers in the surrounding area.

Keynote Speakers

1. Prof. Leung Chun Fai – National University Singapore

2. Prof. Dhong-Sheng Jeng* – Griffith University, Australia

3. Prof. Jian Hua Yin* – Hong Kong Polytechnic University

4. Dr. Nophadol Phien-Wej* – Asian Institute Technology, Thailand

5. Prof. Masyhur Irsyam – Bandung Institute of Technology

6. Prof. Devapriya Chitral Wijeyesekera – Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

7. Prof. Dato’ Dr. Ismail bin Haji Bakar – Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

8. Prof. Paulus P. Rahardjo – Parahyangan Catholic University

Abstract and Paper Submission
Can be submitted by email :

Indonesian Geotechnical Society (HATTI)-4

Conference Venue

The venue of the conference :
Jl. Merdeka No. 2
Bandung, West Java – Indonesia

Post Conference Tours (October 23 ,2014)

  • Cikampek – Palimanan Highway (116 km)
  • Jatigede Dam

Important Dates

Call for abstract : May 1st – July 30th, 2014
Abstract notification : July 15th – July 30th,2014
Date line for Papers submission : before August 31st , 2014
Notification of paper acceptance : September 15th, 2014
Revised paper for publication : September 30t,h2014
International Seminar : October 21 -22 , 2014
Technical site visit : October 23 , 2014
For further information, please contact SUSAN +6222-91358260

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